Interested in transferring to the UW? Transfer Student Preview Day is a program for students (and their families) to learn more about UW programs and services, including an admissions and financial aid overview.

Our 2020 event will be virtual. Dates coming soon!

Document your day #UWTransferPreview

Harry the Husky and student

Get social

Grab some props and take a photo with a friend during check-in.

admissions overview

Admissions overview

Learn how to be a strong transfer applicant.

Academic session

Academic sessions

Attend an academic session.

Counselor table

Ask a Counselor

Get your questions answered at the “Ask a Counselor” table.

Families on campus tour

Campus tour

Take a campus tour and see some of the most loved and important sites in the center of campus.

Dubs statue

See Dubs

Find Dubs outside the northwest entrance of the HUB, and give him a pet for good luck.

Schedule

Full schedule, including departmental options, available during check-in.

Time Event Location
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check-in HUB South Ballroom
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Welcome HUB South Ballroom
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Transferring to UW HUB South Ballroom
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Undergraduate Academic Advising
Capacity-constrained majors HUB South Ballroom
Minimum requirement & open majors HUB 250
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Student Services Resource Fair HUB Main Street
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own Explore food options on campus or the Ave.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Breakout sessions
Please note that times for breakout sessions, info sessions and drop-in advising may overlap.
International Admissions HUB 334
Transferring if you do not attend a Washington state community college HUB 340
Writing the personal statement HUB 332
Departmental info sessions & drop-in advising See info session & drop-in advising table below for details.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Breakout sessions Please note that times for breakout sessions, info sessions and drop-in advising may overlap.
Financial Aid HUB 334
How to apply: Submitting the application HUB 337
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards HUB 340
Transfer Transition: Tips for Navigating the UW in the First Year HUB 145
Writing the personal statement (repeat) HUB 332
Departmental info sessions & drop-in advising See info session & drop-in advising table below for details.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Breakout sessions Please note that times for breakout sessions, info sessions and drop-in advising may overlap.
Financial Aid (repeat) HUB 334
How to apply: Submitting the application (repeat) HUB 337
Transfer Transition: Tips for Navigating the UW in the First Year (repeat) HUB 145
Transferring if you do not attend a Washington state community college (repeat) HUB 340
Departmental info sessions & drop-in advising See info session & drop-in advising table below for details.
12:00, 1:00, 2:15, and 3:30 p.m. Campus tours Campus tours will depart from the Husky statue outside the northwest HUB entrance.
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Undergraduate Academic Affairs general/pre-major advising Mary Gates Hall 141
4:30 p.m. Program concludes

Info sessions & drop-in advising

Please note that times for breakout sessions, info sessions and drop-in advising may overlap.

Department Program Time Location
American Indian Studies Drop-in advising 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Padelford C-514
Applied & Computational Mathematical Sciences Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Padelford C-036
Architecture Info Session 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Gould Hall 110
Asian Languages & Literature Drop-in advising 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Gowen Hall 225
Astronomy Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Physics/Astronomy
Bldg.
C337
Atmospheric Sciences Drop-in advising 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Atmospheric Sciences
Bldg.
416
Biology Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Hitchock Hall 318
Built Environments, College of Info session 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Gould Hall 110
Business Info session 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. HUB 214
Chemical Engineering Drop-in advising 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Benson Hall 137
Chemistry & Biochemistry Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Bagley Hall 303
Classics Drop-in advising 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Denny Hall 262B
Communications Info session 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. HUB 337
Community, Environment & Planning Drop-in advising 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Gould Hall 208Q
Comparative History of Ideas Drop-in advising 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Padelford C-B-102
Computer Science Info session 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. HUB South Ballroom
Construction Management Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Architecture Hall 120
Drama Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Hutchinson Hall 129
Early Childhood & Family
Studies (College of Education)
Drop-in advising 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Miller Hall 206
Earth & Space Sciences Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Johnson Hall O65
Economics Info session 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. HUB 214
Education, Communities & Organizations (College of
Education)
Drop-in advising 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Miller Hall 206
Engineering, College of Drop-in advising 2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Electrical Engineering Bldg. 303
Engineering, College of Info session 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. HUB South Ballroom
English / Creative Writing /Cinema & Media Studies Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Padelford A-2B
Environment, College of Drop-in advising 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Ocean Sciences Bldg. 200
Environment, College of Info session 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Ocean Sciences Bldg. 203
Environmental & Forest
Sciences
Drop-in advising 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Anderson Hall 116
Environmental & Forest
Sciences
Info session 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Anderson Hall 116
French & Italian Studies Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Padelford Hall C-254
Geography Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Smith Hall 415B
History Info session 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Smith Hall 315
Informatics Info session 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Allen Library Auditorium
Informatics Drop-in advising 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Mary Gates Hall 420
Integrated Social Sciences Online Info session 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Cunningham Hall 112
Integrated Social Sciences Online Drop-in advising 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Cunningham Hall 208
Law, Societies & Justice Info session 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Smith Hall M261
Mathematics Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Padelford C-036
Music Drop-in advising 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Music Bldg. 124
Nursing Info session 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. HUB 214
Oceanography Drop-in advising 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Ocean Teaching Bldg. 108
Political Science Drop-in advising 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Smith Hall 109
Psychology Info session 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. HUB 332
Public Health, School of Drop-in advising 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Raitt Hall 229
Social Work, School of Drop-in advising 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Social Work/Speech & Hearing Sciences Bldg. O23
Sociology Drop-in advising 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Savery Hall 203
Statistics Drop-in advising 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Padelford B-313A

Plan your visit

Getting to campus

The UW is located in the University District in Seattle. With Light Rail, bus, Uber and Lyft options, there are many ways to get to campus that don’t require bringing your car. Review all your options before finalizing your plans.

Check-in for Transfer Student Preview Day events will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Husky Union Building (HUB) Lyceum.

Parking

Parking permits may be purchased at any gatehouse location and are sold via a pay-on-entry system. When you purchase a permit at a gatehouse, you’ll be asked how long you will be on campus, and you will pay for that amount of time in advance. Gatehouse staff accept cash or Visa/MasterCard.

For disability parking and building access information, please ask the Parking Specialist at the gatehouse.

Dress

Dress comfortably and check the forecast — Seattle weather can vary greatly. We recommend you dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. You will be walking a lot, and you’ll want to look up at the sights, not down at your sore feet.

Hotels

Go to Visit Seattle for a list of hotels in the Seattle area.

FAQ’s

May I bring more than two guests?

You are welcome to bring more than two guests to the event. However, seating in breakout sessions is limited, so we ask that you limit your guests to two during those times.

I require an accommodation. Who do I contact?

Please email the Campus Visit Program at visituw@uw.edu.

Is internet access available?

Guests who need temporary access will be provided with a login and password at check in.