The Marine Biology Quarter and the research apprenticeships run a full academic quarter (10.5 weeks).
Autumn classes require a full-time commitment and are held Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Students may depart on Friday, December 9 after 5pm or stay overnight at FHL on Friday and depart Saturday, December 10 after breakfast.
Thanksgiving Holiday 2017: No classes will be held on Thursday, November 23 or Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Students may choose to stay on campus during this holiday. The FHL Dining Hall will be closed after lunch on Wednesday (hot lunches will be served on Wednesday, but no dinner), through Sunday morning, reopening for dinner on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Students staying on campus will be given access to cooking facilities for these four days, if requested.
Credits for FHL coursework will be earned through the University of Washington, but you do not need to be matriculated at University of Washington.
Students must apply and be accepted by FHL before they can be registered for the Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ) or research apprenticeships. There are different registration procedures for University of Washington (UW) students and non-UW students.
Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ) Course Registration: FHL staff will provide Add Codes to UW-matriculated students so students can register themselves through MyUW. All non-UW students will be registered by FHL staff.
Research Apprenticeship Course Registration: All research apprenticeship students will be registered by FHL staff; UW students should not attempt to register through MyUW.
UW students with dorm contracts in Seattle should cancel their application and dorm assignment in Seattle within one week of confirming their attendance at Friday Harbor Labs. Log into the UW Housing & Food Services Application and Assignment Home Page and submit an Agreement Termination Notice (located under the Resident Resources header for the relevant academic year). On the HFS form, to answer the question “Where are you moving to?” please select the choice “off-campus house/apartment.”
UW students are encouraged to contact the Student Coordinators in their respective departments: