Freshman Information Session + Campus Tour

Your visit to the University of Washington will include a Guided Campus Tour, led by a UW student, and a Freshman Admission Information Session, led by an admissions counselor.

Our team is happy to ensure that your questions are answered. We want you to walk away with an understanding of the distinctive college experience the UW offers. Your ability to visit campus and learn more about the admissions process is sure to make a difference in your college search.



When you register, you will be able to select the time and date that works best for your family. Please note that Freshman Information Sessions and Campus Tours sometimes fill to capacity. If a time or date is not listed, it is either unavailable or has already reached capacity.

We offer the following programs for prospective freshmen and families:

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  •  Freshman Info Session and Campus Tour
  •  Campus Tour Only
  •  Transfer Thursday
  •  Residential Life Tour

Exceptions: no morning freshman information sessions or campus tours on November 4, 5, 11 (holiday), 12, 18


Husky Union Building (HUB), Admissions Welcome Center, Room 106.


Daily Visit is free. Registration is required. Due to capacity restrictions, we recommend that families register at least four weeks in advance.

If possible, we recommend visiting on a Wednesday. It’s a great way to see a typical day on campus. By contrast, the following days are extremely popular and therefore fill up quickly: Mondays, Fridays, state in-service days, and the days surrounding three-day weekends.

What else can I do?

  • Sit in on a class. After you’ve registered for your tour, select a class to visit.
  • Pre-Business students. The Foster School of Business offers special information sessions. Please learn more and sign up.
  • Check out our Plan Your Visit page, loaded with helpful tips for where to eat and stay, how to wear for our climate, and what to do while you're here.