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Division of Student Affairs



The Orientation staff is pleased to welcome you to the University of Washington Tacoma! Orientation will introduce you to the campus community with the information and tools you need to explore UWT's offerings, access important resources, learn about a wide range of activities and programs, and discover what it means to be a Husky.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Winter Orientation

(Registration has closed)

To sign up for an orientation, please contact the Office of Student Transition Programs at 253-692-4421 or uwtstp@uw.edu if your Enrollment Confirmation Fee has been paid within the past 24-48 hrs.

Orientation Schedule:

Time: Location:
8:00 am - 8:40 am

Check-in, Welcome and Overview of the day

Cherry Parkes Lobby (CP)
& William Philip Hall (WPH)
8:40 am - 11:15 am

Transition Resources and Campus Tour

William Philip Hall (WPH)
11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch, Resource Fair and Husky ID cards (students are placed in two groups)

William Philip Hall
& Mattress Factory
11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Family Orientation and Q&A

William Philip Hall
& Carwein Auditorium
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm


William Philip Hall (WPH)

Online Orientation:

Opens Monday, December 8, 2014 for Winter quarter students unable to attend an on campus orientation. Contact the Student Transitions Office for questions.

Important next steps:

Note: Information on how to register may be found on the Time Schedule & Course Registration website. A Guided Tour for course registration is also available Here.

Spring Orientation Date

International Student Orientation

Are you a F-1 International Student coming to UW Tacoma this Winter? Please be sure to stay for the Int'l Student portion of Orientation from 1:00PM to 4:00PM in William Philip Hall on your orientation day. Attendance is required. If you have any questions, please contact International Student Services Office by email: uwtiss@uw.edu or by phone: (253) 692-4762.

Important Contact Information:

New Student Orientation

Academic Advising Center

Enrollment Confirmation Fee


Financial Aid