FIGs serve both freshmen and transfer students in their first quarter at the UW. In a FIG students can take classes with the same 20–25 students, so even lecture classes will seem small, and coordinating study sessions is a snap.
It simplifies the first quarter registration process – signing up for a FIG takes care of most or all of the students full-time credits. And FIG groups get first access to some of the most popular courses at UW.
Along with the primary FIG courses, students also will 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 students learn the ins and outs of UW and Seattle life.
Through participation in the FIG Program, students will...
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.