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Summer 2017 Orientation

Welcome to Summer Quarter at the University of Washington! FIUTS International Student Orientation officially begins on Friday, June 16th and activities continue throughout the weekend.

New international students starting in Summer Quarter 2017 are advised to arrive before June 16th. While you do not need to register for the orientation program in advance, you do need to submit your immigration documents to International Student Services (ISS) online when you arrive in the United States.

, June 16

Orientation: Official Welcome to the University
2-4:30 p.m., HUB (Husky Union Building) Room 334 (Please note the updated room!)
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.

Sunday, June 18

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 19 - First Day of Classes

Pike Place Market Scavenger Hunt, 5-9 p.m.
Explore Seattle's famous Pike Place Market! We'll divide you into groups and give you clues that will lead you to landmarks, shops and more. Get to know America's oldest public market. Bring your U-PASS, comfortable shoes, plus spending money for food.
Meeting Place: George Washington statue, 5 p.m.


New international students will receive weekly e-mails starting approximately two months before orientation on topics like orientation details, checking in at the UW, and transportation. Did you miss one of our orientation pre-arrival emails? Find them here.

Have a question about FIUTS International Student Orientation? 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.

Are you beginning your studies at the UW in Autumn 2017? Please visit the Fall International Welcome Weeks page!

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