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The FIG program began in 1987 as a means of creating small, intentional learning communities within the large university setting. Over its 30+ year history, it has become a cornerstone experience for new students to support their transition to the UW. FIGs have linked clusters of courses to seminar GEN ST 199 facilitated by peer instructors.

FIG Enrollment Questions? 

Sometimes things change! If you are needing or wanting to adjust your class schedule as it relates to FIG courses, follow this link & get support for FIG Enrollment! 
 FIG Enrollment Help 


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What's in a FIG? FIGs are built to be flexible — so you can select a full FIG or add classes to a FIG. Watch this short video to get an idea of how FIGs work.

Meet the FIG Leaders

Make an effort to attend campus events that you are interested in or ones that you think would push you. There are an immense amount of resources on campus and taking advantage of them will really help you get the most out of your time at UW. You never know who you will meet or what you will learn if you don't try new things!

—Erin Skrobut (she/her), FIG Leader