Winter 2018 Orientation
Welcome to Winter Quarter at the University of Washington! FIUTS International Student Orientation officially begins on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, with additional activities the first week of the quarter and the following weekend.
New international students starting in Winter Quarter 2018 are advised to arrive before January 2nd. 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.
You will receive weekly e-mails starting approximately two months before orientation on topics such as orientation details, checking in at the UW, and transportation. These emails will also be archived online.
Tuesday, January 2nd
1 p.m., Meet in front of FIUTS Office, HUB 206
Exchange Students Session
2-2:45 p.m., The HUB Room 250
Orientation: Official Welcome to the University
3-5:30 p.m., The HUB Room 250
Speakers from campus offices, International Student Services (ISS) and FIUTS introduce you to UW resources and important immigration requirements.
Dinner with Current Students
5:30-7:30 p.m., Leave from Orientation
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.
Additional Events and Activities
Wednesday, January 3rd
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m, The HUB South Ballroom
A popular FIUTS tradition, Wednesday Lunch is a free lunch held each month. It is a great place to see friends and meet new ones! All UW students, staff, and Seattle community members are welcome to attend.
Thursday, January 4th
Tour of Odegaard and Suzzallo & Allen Libraries
Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Suzzallo & Allen Libraries are two of the most popular libraries on campus. Come learn about library resources and services for international students, personal library resources like subject librarians, and get a chance to tour Odegaard Library and Suzzallo & Allen Libraries.
Saturday, January 6th
Seattle Scavenger Hunt
12 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m., Meet at the George Washington statue
Explore Seattle's various neighborhoods! We'll divide you into groups and give you clues that will lead you to landmarks, shops and more! Get to know your new surroundings in the University District, and explore the famous Pike Place Market for sightseeing in America's oldest public market.
Sunday, January 7th
Ice Skating at Bellevue Downtown Park
11:30 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m., Meet at the George Washington statue
Enjoy an afternoon of ice skating at the region's largest open-air ice skating rink in Bellevue's Downtown Park. Warm up with seasonal food and beverages from the concessions stand and explore downtown Bellevue.