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Summer 2018 International Welcome Weekend

Welcome to Summer Quarter at the University of Washington!

Welcome to Summer Quarter at the University of Washington! FIUTS International Welcome Weekend officially begins on Friday, June 15, 2018, and activities continue throughout the weekend.

All new international students on F-1 or J-1 visas starting at UW for summer quarter are required to attend Embark on Friday, June 15. You do not need to register for the program in advance; you will be automatically registered for the session. You do need to submit your immigration documents to International Student Services (ISS) online when you arrive in the United States.

Friday, June 15

1:30-4:30 p.m., HUB (Husky Union Building) Room 250
Speakers from campus offices, International Student Services (ISS), and FIUTS introduce you to University of Washington resources and important immigration requirements.

Campus Tour and Dinner with Current Students
4:30-7:30 p.m., Leave from Orientation
Following a campus tour, join current students for dinner and conversation at a local restaurant in the University District. Family members and friends welcome. Bring $10-15 for dinner.

Saturday, June 16

All-Ages Happy Hour
Get to know other students in a casual environment at an all-ages bar and restaurant near campus. Bring money for food and beverages and your government-issued ID (passport or U.S. driver's license) if you are over 21.
Meeting Place: George Washington statue, 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 17

Fremont Fair*
Prepare to be amazed, delighted, and entertained! The annual Fremont Fair is unique and one of the most fun summer neighborhood festivals in Seattle. Visit local arts and craft booths, hear live music, try a variety of food, and see all kinds of people. This event is free, but you will want to bring cash for food and souvenirs! 
Meeting Place: George Washington statue, 12 p.m.

*Nudity and people with painted bodies are common at this event

Monday, June 18 - First Day of Classes


New international students will receive weekly e-mails starting approximately two months before International Welcome Weekend on topics like Embark details, checking in at the UW, and transportation. The pre-arrival emails will also be archived online.

Have a question about FIUTS International Welcome Weekend? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us!

Looking for more information and resources, as you prepare for life in Seattle, and as a University of Washington student? Check out FIUTS' handbook for international students.

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