International Student Orientation
Welcome to the University of Washington! FIUTS provides an orientation for all new international students and scholars at the UW, including graduates, undergraduates, exchange students, and visiting scholars.
At orientation, you will learn about important resources available to you as a UW student, U.S. customs and lifestyles, and visa and immigration essentials; have an opportunity to meet other local and international students; and discover Seattle! FIUTS International Student Orientation is designed to make your transition to the UW as smooth and rewarding as possible.
If you are a freshman or transfer student, you should attend FIUTS Orientation AND participate in an Advising & Orientation (A&O) session with UW First Year Programs (both online and on-campus options are available to new international freshmen).
If you have any questions about International Student Orientation, please email us or call the FIUTS office at 1-206-543-0735.
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FIUTS International Student Orientation Calendar
When will you begin your studies at the UW? Click on the quarter below for more information about the FIUTS Orientation schedule that applies to you!
Early Fall Start Orientation
August 20, 2017
Freshmen participating in the Early Fall Start program must attend this mandatory international student orientation.
Fall 2017: International Welcome Weeks
September 11-22, 2017
All new international students must attend a mandatory International Student Orientation Session during International Welcome Weeks (or on Sept. 26 for new undergraduate transfer students). Registration for these sessions will open in May 2017.
Special thanks to one of our FIUTS sponsors for supporting the Fall 2017 International Student Orientation: