For more than 30 years, First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) have helped students to seamlessly transition to life at the UW. FIGs allow first-year freshman and transfer students to enroll in the same schedule as 22 other new students. In addition to the same schedule, FIG students also participate in a seminar taught by trained FIG Leader and designed to position new students to take full advantage of the UW.
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.