University Seminars are discussion-based courses that maximize student interactions with staff and/or departments. Seminars are offered Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters. These seminars allow staff, graduate students, and department to explore and introduce new academic material to entering students or to examine a discipline or current event from creative or interdisciplinary perspectives. University seminars provide an important forum to introduce content in an intimate setting to students who are contemplating what their majors will be.
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.