Congratulations on your decision to attend UW Tacoma! You made a great choice!
Please note, the information on this page currently refers to students whose program starts in Fall quarter 2023. If you are a new student whose program starts in Summer quarter, your orientation will take place June 16, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:30 in William Phillip Hall. You will receive a separate email from email@example.com with more details soon.
For Undergraduate (Bachelor's) Students
If you are a new undergraduate (Bachelor's degree) student who is transferring from another college/university or attending college for the first time, please complete all of the following orientation requirements:
1. Register for and complete the required online steps for freshman students or transfer students, which is provided by New Student and Family Programs.
Note*: You won’t be able to register for an orientation session until you pay your New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF).
2. You will receive an email asking you to complete the New International Student Information Session (request form) in the ISSS Portal. You must complete this request form, including the three mandatory quizzes embedded in the form preferably before New International Student Orientation. The final deadline for this request form will be the third Friday of the quarter. The following topics will be covered in this mandatory Information Session:
F-1 Student Visa Status
Healthcare in the U.S.
Understanding US Culture and US Academic Culture
3. Attend New International Student Orientation on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 1:00 to 3:30 PM. If you are a new international student you will receive an email with more information. The following topics will be covered:
Getting to Know Other New International Students
Understanding U.S. Culture
UW Tacoma Campus Resources
Academic Culture at a U.S. University
For Graduate (Master's) Students
If you are a new graduate (Master's degree) student please:
Register and attend your departmental orientation
Complete the mandatory New International Student Information Session request form in the ISSS Portal. (See info above).
Attend New International Student Orientation on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 1:00 to 3:30 PM. If you are a new international student you will receive an email with more information.
Important Dates and Information
Please review important dates by accessing the Academic Calendar on the Office of the Registrar's website.