Applications for Spring, Summer A and Summer B will be accepted beginning early November. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be accepted beyond the Applications Due date if space is available. To inquire, please email Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator.
You are expected to arrive at FHL after 3:00 p.m. the day before classes begin. We encourage you to attend the first meal served, normally dinner the evening before classes begin. If you prefer, you may choose to arrive later, after dinner time. But, make sure that you are prepared to begin classes the next day at 8:30 a.m. The remote location of FHL makes it nearly impossible to make it to your early morning class without spending the prior night here. Learn more about How to Get Here.
Dinner is usually served Monday-Saturday 6:00-6:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 5:00-5:30 p.m. The first dinner of the quarter, when on Sunday, may be rescheduled a little later to accommodate the ferry schedule. There are no other activities scheduled after dinner the evening before classes start; this evening is set aside for you to unpack and settle into your dorm room.
If you need to arrive on campus earlier than 3:00 p.m. the day before classes start, you may store your belongings at FHL until dorm rooms are available. If you need to arrive a day or more earlier, please contact us to ask if housing will be available and, if not, you may need to stay in a hotel in Seattle, Anacortes (from where the ferry departs on the mainland) or in Friday Harbor. For information about FHL housing availability and costs, please email FHL Facilities Coordinator, Bernadette Holthuis .
On the final day of the term you may be asked to move your belongings out of the dorm rooms before breakfast. This is because another group of students is scheduled to arrive soon. Your luggage may be stored on campus until you depart later that same day.
FHL courses and research apprenticeships require a full-time commitment, normally all day Monday-Friday in Spring and Autumn Quarters, Monday-Friday plus Saturday mornings for summer courses. It is not possible to commute daily from Seattle, and traveling to Seattle for the weekend can be very time consuming (and expensive) and we do not encourage travel during the term, although an occasional weekend away may be possible.
Thanksgiving Day is always celebrated in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday of November. Over the Thanksgiving holiday week, classes will not be held Thursday or Friday. The FHL Dining Hall will be closed beginning after lunch on Wednesday (hot lunches will be served on Wednesday, but no dinner), Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, reopening for dinner on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. You can decide to stay on the FHL campus over the four-day Thanksgiving holiday. We will give you access to cooking facilities during these days. However, most students do choose to spend this time elsewhere.