Applications Due February 1, 2019

Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be accepted after February 1 if space is available. For more information, contact Bernadette Holthuis.

There are two program options available in Spring, 2019. They are as follows:

  1. Spring Marine Studies (SMS)
  2. Zoo-Bot Program (Zoo-Bot)

In addition to two quarter-long programs, UW will be offering a one weekend, one credit course for undergraduates at Friday Harbor Laboratories: Introduction to Marine Biology in the San Juan Islands at Friday Harbor Laboratories for undergraduates (2 days, 1 night, May 4-5, 2019).

There are no FHL apprenticeships scheduled for Spring, 2019. The next one will be offered in Autumn 2019: Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago. Research apprenticeships 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 begin Monday, April 1 and end Friday, June 7, 2019 (10 weeks)
  • Students should plan to arrive Sunday, March 31 after 3:00 p.m.
  • Students should plan to depart anytime after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7 but no later than Saturday, June 8 after breakfast.
  • First meal for students is dinner served on Sunday, March 31, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Last meal for students is breakfast served on Saturday, June 7, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

1. Spring Marine Studies (SMS)

For Spring Marine Studies, students select a combination of 3-5 courses for a minimum of 12 total credits:

Spring Marine Studies Weekly Schedule tbd

2. Zoo-Bot Program

For the Zoo-Bot Program, students enroll in the following 3 required courses, plus the optional Marine Sciences Seminar, for a total of 16 or 17 credits:

Zoo-Bot Program Weekly Schedule tbd

Spring Quarter Details

Spring Marine Studies and the Zoo-Bot Program 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 register for Spring Marine Studies (SMS) or the Zoo-Bot Program. 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.

There will be no financial penalty for moving out of a dorm contract in Seattle if UW students cancel their application and dorm assignment 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). 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.”

UW students are encouraged to contact the Student Coordinators in their respective departments:

Other courses offered at FHL during Spring (follow links for more information)

Cornell University Ocean Biodiversity Research Apprenticeship (dates tbd, tentatively March 23 – May 3 2019)

Northeastern University Three Seas Program (7 weeks, dates tbd, tentatively beginning mid-March, 2019)

UW Introduction to Marine Biology in the San Juan Islands
FHL 101, 1 credit. Two days, one night: May 4-5
Priority given to University of Washington Freshmen and Sophomore Marine Biology Majors and Minors.

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