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.
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Once you're on campus, explore the city. Don't get stuck within the university. Find the places that make Seattle, and not just UW, feel like home.—Alisha Foster (they/them), FIG Leader