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FIUTS Events and Activities


FIUTS plans many events both around Seattle and the UW campus, as well as excursions in and around the greater Puget Sound region. These activities are a great way to make friends and get to know this beautiful area!

Our social programs are primarily designed for UW graduate and undergraduate students, as well as visiting faculty, scholars, and IELP students (Campus & Downtown). Both domestic and international students are welcome.

Trip details are made available at least 2-3 weeks prior to the event in the FIUTS office, at Wednesday Lunches and via our weekly

e-newsletter. Students and scholars can sign up in person in the FIUTS office (HUB 206). Many events do not require advance sign-up, and are open to non-students as well. For more information, and a look at our upcoming schedule, please see our online calendar of events.

Events & Activities: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I learn about upcoming events?

  • Read the FIUTS E-News! All FIUTS events and programming are announced in our weekly newsletter. You can register to receive the newsletter right here on the FIUTS website. See "Join the FIUTS Newsletter", sign-up on upper, right-hand corner of this page.
  • Stop by the FIUTS office (HUB 206) or come to Wednesday Lunch.

Show-up or sign-up?
Many events are free and do not require advance registration! Check the calendar for meeting time and location, and just show up. Each event requiring advance registration will list the date when sign-ups begin and the price. 

How do I sign-up? Advance sign-ups usually open 2-3 weeks prior to an event. To participate, come to the FIUTS office (HUB 206), register your name, and pay the event fee. Full payment is required at the time of sign-up. For Downtown IELP students, FIUTS staff will visit your campus weekly during the quarter.

How do I pay? FIUTS accepts cash, personal check, and credit/debit cards (Visa or MasterCard).

When is the deadline to sign up? FIUTS events do not usually have a deadline, but most have limited space. Sign up early to guaranteed your place.

If I cancel, do I receive a refund? Cancellations within 3 business days of the event will not receive a refund. Cancellations prior to that will be eligible for a 75% refund, unless otherwise noted. No refunds given to "no-shows."

Who can participate? Many FIUTS events are open to everyone. Due to the UW's vehicle use policy, only UW students can join events where transportation is provided in university vehicles. Check with the FIUTS office and consult the calendar details for the event you are interested in if you have questions about a particular event.

Can I sign up my friend? Yes, you can sign up one guest per event. Please come prepared with all of their registration and contact information: UW student ID (if necessary), full name, home country, email, and phone number.

Can I bring a friend who is not a UW student? Many FIUTS Events & Activities are open to everyone. Event details listed on the calendar will indicate if open only to UW students.

Questions? Email FIUTS at or visit us in HUB 206

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