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New Student Orientation

The University of Washington has been taking actions to support the region’s efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak, including avoiding large, public gatherings. As a precaution to help prevent the spread of the virus, orientation will take place virtually.

For current information about campus operations, please read the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Facts and Resource:

Your student must complete these items to fulfill the orientation requirement:

  1. Watch the New Student Orientation Playlist on YouTube:
  2. Complete the Transition course, your online orientation introduction to UW Tacoma (open November 16):
  3. Submit all immunization paperwork:
  4. Submit your Husky Card photo:

International Students

If your student is an international student, visit the International Student & Scholar Services website for additional orientation requirements:

Disability Resources for Students

To request disability accommodation, including American Sign Language interpretation, contact the Disability Resources for Students office at 253-692-4508, or submit a request at, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.


If you have any questions, email