First Year Programs

First-year Seminar Course Reflection

We hope that you enjoyed your First-year Interest Group (FIG) GEN ST 199 course!  

How did the process go for you? What feedback do you have for your FIG Leader? By completing your FIG reflection survey, you will impact first-year students who take a FIG in the future. With your input and reflections, we will:  

  • Honor every voice and recognize that one size does not fit all

  • Learn about your experience as a new student at UW and in your GEN ST 199 course

  • Work toward improvements in the course and other programs for first-year students

Students will receive a link in your UW email a few days before your final FIG class from The title of the email will be "Complete the FIG Reflection." You can also access the survey here:

If you are unable to access the link, please contact our office, for support. 

General Information as you head into Break: 

If you are not planning on returning for the next quarter, please make sure that you have completed the following steps:

If you have questions about your visa status or travel abilities, please contact International Student Services (ISS) at 206-221-7857,, or visit Schmitz Hall 459.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA priority due date is February 28, 2024. The FAFSA application and delivery system is changing for 2024-25.
As a result, the application will not be available until December. More information for completing your FAFSA can be found here:

Spring quarter is a great time to start making plans for study abroad: 

Make a note to schedule an advising appointment in the first few weeks of the spring quarter! Talk to your academic adviser early to start making long-term plans!