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. 

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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 open on June 28, 2022 and 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. 

Questions? Email