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Spring Advising & Orientation (Spring A&O) is for new first-year (Freshmen/Running Start) and transfer students, and supports your transition to campus with an academic advising and campus orientation program.

For new Freshmen and Transfer students, Spring 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.

For new Post-baccalaureate students, rather than a formal advising session, Postbacc students are invited and encouraged to schedule an individual advising appointment prior to Spring quarter registration.

Spring Advising & Orientation 2020 dates:

  • Friday, February 21 (Transfer Students)
  • Friday, February 28 (Transfer Students)
  • Monday, March 30 (Freshmen & Transfer Students)

Spring 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. Spring Quarter 2020 classes begin on Tuesday, March 31.

Reservations for Spring A&O 2020 will open the week of January 13, 2020!

If you have any questions about the Spring A&O program or getting started at Western, contact New Student Services/Family Outreach at (360)650-3846.