First-year Interest Groups (FIGs)

Get connected in your first year at the UW! Fulfill general education requirements and meet new Huskies in a FIG! 

FIGs serve both freshmen and transfer students in their first quarter at the UW. In a FIG you can take classes with the same 20–25 students, so even lecture classes will seem small, and coordinating study sessions is a snap. Don’t be surprised if your new classmates’ interests are a good match for yours — after all, you chose to register for the same courses!   

Your first quarter registration will be simple – signing up for a FIG takes care of most or all of your full-time credits. And FIG groups get first access to some of the most popular courses at UW, and guarantee you a spot – once you’re signed up.

Along with your primary FIG courses, you’ll also be automatically enrolled in GEN ST 199: The University Community.  It's a two-credit course taught by a returning undergraduate student, and specially designed to help you learn the ins and outs of UW and Seattle life.

CHECK BACK ON JUNE 23RD FOR THE COMPLETE LISTING OF FIGS

If you need more information about FIG Classes, please email cluster@uw.edu. For general information about the program and connecting with peer educators or first year students email fyp@uw.edu

UW First Year Programs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs
University of Washington

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Box 352825
Seattle, WA 98195-2825

Hours: 8am–5pm (PST)
Phone: (206) 543-4905
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