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Winter Advising & Orientation (Winter A&O) is for new first-year (freshmen/Running Start), transfer, and post baccalaureate students and supports your transition to campus with an academic advising and campus orientation program. Winter A&O offers a streamlined process for new students to meet with campus staff to learn about critical campus and advising resources, receive academic advising support to build class schedules, and prepare for the class registration process. You’ll also have time in the day to visit the Associated Students Bookstore and other campus resource offices and support services.

Winter Advising & Orientation 2020 dates:

  • Friday, November 8 (Transfer & Post-bacc Students)
  • Friday, November 15 (Transfer & Post-bacc Students)
  • Monday, January 6 (First-Year, Transfer & Post-bacc Students)

Winter Advising & Orientation is designed to help you begin your Western experience with confidence and success. Your participation will help you feel more comfortable and prepared to begin your career at Western. We encourage you to explore this website to help you prepare and to make your reservation.

New students are assigned a time and date for class registration based on the number of credits, and the Registrar’s Office website listing the Registration Schedule is a helpful resource. Winter Quarter 2019 classes begin on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Reservations are now open for Winter Advising & Orientation