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View the UW's response to COVID-19. Our services and staff are available remotely and by phone. Because of the on-going situation, Advising & Orientation sessions have moved to a remote platform. For more information, view our Remote Advising & Orientation Updates page. (updated 5/6/2020) 

First Year Programs

What is General Studies 199: The University Community?

General Studies 199 is a course facilitated by an experienced undergraduate student, and designed to help you adjust to life on campus both socially and academically. Every FIG contains a section of this course. Students enrolled will be completing a variety of activities and experiences. Visit our page on GEN ST 199 for more information.