Applications Due February 1, 2018

Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications for Spring will be accepted beginning in October or November. Applications will be accepted after February 1 if space is available. To check on space availability after February 1, please email Bernadette Holthuis.

Spring Quarter

There are two program options available in Spring, 2018. They are as follows:

  1. Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ)
  2. Zoo-Bot Quarter (Zoo-Bot)

In addition to these two quarter-long courses, UW is offering a Marine Biology Weekend for undergraduates on May 5-6.

There are no FHL apprenticeships scheduled for Spring, 2018. The next research apprenticeships will be offered in Autumn 2018 (Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago Research Apprenticeship and Marine Sedimentary Processes Research Apprenticeship).  Research apprenticeship opportunities vary each year but are always scheduled in either spring, autumn or both, but are NOT offered in summer.

Important Dates to remember for Spring courses:

  • Classes begins Monday, March 26 and end Friday, June 1, 2018 (10 weeks)
  • Students should plan to arrive Sunday, March 25 after 3:00 p.m.
  • Students should plan to depart anytime after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1 but no later than Saturday, June 2 after breakfast.
  • First meal for students is dinner served on Sunday, March 25, 6:00-6:30 p.m. (This is one hour later than usual Sunday dinner time to accommodate students arriving on the evening ferry.)
  • Last meal for students is breakfast served on Saturday, June 2, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

Other non-FHL programs offered during Spring Quarter include:

  • Cornell Apprenticeship
  • Three Seas Program

1.Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ)

For the MBQ program, students select a combination of 3-5 courses for a minimum of 12 total credits:

Marine Biology Quarter Weekly Schedule

2. Zoo-Bot Quarter

For the Zoo-Bot Quarter program, students participate in a combination of 3 required courses, plus optional Marine Sciences Seminar, for a total of 16 or 17 credits:

Zoo-Bot Quarter Weekly Schedule (tbd)

Other courses offered during Spring

Cornell Apprenticeship (March 25 – May 4) For more information visit the Cornell website Class Roster.

Three Seas Program (7 weeks, March 18 – May 5)
Offered by Northeastern University at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Apply here.

Introduction to Marine Biology in the San Juan Islands
(FHL 101, 1 credit, 2 days, May 5-6)
Targeted to UW freshmen and sophmores only.

Spring Courses Details

The Marine Biology Quarter and the Zoo-Bot Quarter run a full academic quarter (10 weeks) and are targeted to undergraduates and post-baccalaureates.

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

Credits for FHL coursework will be earned through the University of Washington. Both UW and non-UW students can receive credit.

Students must apply and be accepted by FHL before they can be registered for the Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ) or the Zoo-Bot Quarter. There are different registration procedures for University of Washington (UW) students and non-UW students.

FHL staff will provide Add Codes to UW students so students can register themselves through MyUW. All non-UW students will be registered by FHL staff.

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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