Viking Launch FAQs

Yes, you can, as long as there is space available in the VL seminar you want to register for.

It is not recommended that you wait. There are limited spaces available in Viking Launch and in specific courses, so waiting until one of the Fall Advising & Orientation sessions in August may be too late. July 1 is the priority application deadline for Viking Launch; applications will be accepted on a space available basis after July 1. As noted above, you can always request to switch your Viking Launch course after your summer Fall Advising & Orientation, as long as there is still space available in that course.

Yes. Viking Launch seminars count as elective credits.

Yes, you will receive undergraduate credits for the successful completion of your Viking Launch FYE course.

Please email us at to let us know you want to stay and we will process your partial refund. 

Please email your cancellation request in writing to so that we can process your refund and withdraw you from your class. (Otherwise you might receive a “fail” for the course.) 

Due to the switch to a remote/virtual program, on-campus housing will not be provided for Viking Launch this year. 
If you would like to change your Housing status for fall quarter, you must indicate one of the following two options in the

Fall Status Change Survey:

  • You want to cancel fall but may want Housing winter/spring quarter
  • You want to cancel Housing for the 2020-21 academic year

Incoming residents must change their Housing status prior to Sept. 4 to avoid losing $200 Housing Deposit.

Please review the University Residences frequently asked questions to see how the evolving nature of COVID-19 impacts on-campus housing.

For information on other early-start programs and orientation events for incoming first-year students, please follow the link to the First-Year Orientation and Programs page.

Have questions about Viking Launch? Please contact us via email to submit your question and we will get back to you.