Applications Due May 15th (early review and notification) & July 1st, 2020.  As long as space is available, applications will be accepted after July 1st.

We welcome applications from non-UW as well as UW students, and encourage you to apply as early as possible.  We review applications as we receive them, and are often able to notify students of their admission very quickly. For more information, contact Abigail Ames.

FHL is offering three programs in Autumn 2020, all targeted to undergraduates and post-baccalaureates:

  1. Autumn Marine Studies (AMS)
  2. Pelagic Ecosystem Function Research Apprenticeship (PEF)
  3. Marine Sedimentary Processes (MSP)

Important Dates for Autumn Quarter:

  • Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 30th and end Friday, December 11th, 2020
  • Students should plan to arrive on Tuesday, Sept. 29th after 3:00 p.m.
  • Students should plan to depart between 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11th and 9:00 am on Saturday, December 12th.
  • First meal for students is dinner served on Tuesday, Sept. 29th.
  • Last meal for students is breakfast served on Saturday, December 12th.


Autumn Marine Studies (AMS) 

For Autumn Marine Studies, students select a combination of courses from the following selection (for a minimum  of 12 total credits):

Autumn Marine Studies Weekly Schedule TBD

Pelagic Ecosystem Function of the San Juan Archipelago

Marine Sedimentary Processes


Autumn Quarter Details

Autumn classes require a full-time commitment and are held Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm.

Both University of Washington (UW) and non-UW students will earn UW credits for FHL coursework.  We encourage students to contact their academic advisors to understand how these credits will transfer to their home institutions (if not UW) and how they might apply to the student’s degree requirements.

Students must apply to and be accepted by FHL before they can register for FHL courses. After a student is admitted into a program, we will provide instructions on how to register.

There will be no financial penalty for moving out of a dorm contract in Seattle if UW students cancel their application and dorm assignment soon after 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). You will be asked if you will still be enrolled at UW, to which you should answer, “I will be participating in a study abroad/internship.”  You will then be asked where you are moving to, and should select the choice “off-campus house/apartment.”


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