First Year Programs

First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) and Extra Seats

Step 1: Freshman or Transfer?

Register for a FIG! Students will have the opportunity to enroll in FIGs during their A&O session during their scheduled course registration. 

Search for a FIG

If a FIG you wanted to enroll in is "Under Construction" - please complete the form below to be notified when the FIG you are interested in is open and ready for you to register yourself for the FIG. 

FIG Alert 


Step 2: Is the FIG full?

This could change. Use Notify UW to receive free notifications about closed and open course sections via email or SMS text alerts.

Notify UW

Step 3: Extra Seats

Seat requests will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis. All seats that are still open will be available on the first day of the quarter. 

Incoming first-year students, please wait until the full A&O program is completed at 5:00 pm PST to request an extra seat to ensure you complete your advising during your session. We want to ensure that you have had comprehensive guidance from your academic adviser. 

Current students can request an extra seat at any point. 

Extra Seats 

Questions? Email