Applications Due July 1, 2017; May 15, 2017 for early review

Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be accepted after Febraury 1 if space is available. For information, please contact Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator.

Autumn Quarter

There are two program options available in Autumn, 2017. They are as follows:

  1. Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ)
  2. Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago Research Apprenticeship (PEF)

Important Dates to remember:

  • Classes begin Wendesday, September 27 and end Friday, December 8, 2017 (10.5 weeks)
  • Students should plan to arrive Tuesday, September 26 after 3:00 p.m., and plan to depart no later than Saturday, December 9 after breakfast.
  • Students may depart anytime after 5:00pm or may choose to stay overnight at FHL on Friday, December 8, departing on Saturday morning, December 9.
  • First meal for students is dinner served on Tuesday, September 27, 6:00-6:30pm.
  • Last meal for students is breakfast served on Saturday, December 9 7:45-8:15am.

1. Marine Biology Quarter 2017 (MBQ)

For the MBQ program, students select a combination of the following courses for a total full-time enrollment (12 or more credits).

* Note: Due to schedulng issues, it will not be possible to take the followng courses together:
– Marine Biology AND Comparative Animal Physiology
– Marine Biology AND Research in Marine Biology

Marine Biology Weekly Class Schedule

2. Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago Research Apprenticeship (Ocean 492 A, 15 credits)


Autumn Courses and Apprenticeships Details

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:

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