Winter 2019

International Welcome Weekend

Welcome to Winter Quarter at the University of Washington! FIUTS International Welcome Weekend officially begins on Friday, January 4, 2019, with additional activities through the weekend.

New international students starting in Winter Quarter 2019 are advised to arrive in Seattle before January 4. All new international students on F-1 or J-1 visas at the University of Washington are required to attend one Embark session, during which you will connect with other new and returning students, prepare for your cultural transition to the UW and U.S., and complete your compulsory immigration check-in process. Embark for Winter 2019 will be on Friday, January 4. Please register to confirm your attendance and share your preferred name.

In addition to attending Embark, you also need to update your local address and 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 International Welcome Weekend on topics such as Embark details, checking in at the UW, and transportation. These emails will also be archived online.

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

Winter 2019 International Welcome Weekend Schedule