FHL is a University of Washington satellite campus dedicated to education and research in the marine sciences. It has an international reputation for high quality courses held in a research-intensive atmosphere.
Autumn, Winter, and Spring
During these seasons, FHL holds quarter-long programs: students enroll in a full load of 3-5 undergraduate courses or in a 15-credit research apprenticeship (the latter geared toward post-baccalaureate as well as upper level undergraduate students).
In summer, we hold two, 5-week sessions (Summer A and Summer B); students can enroll in either or both. During a session, students take a single, 9-credit undergraduate or graduate course.
FHL courses and research apprenticeships require a full-time commitment, normally all day Monday-Friday in Spring, Winter, and Autumn Quarters; Monday-Friday plus Saturday mornings for summer courses.
Location & Travel
Due to our remote location, students must live on the island and they generally stay on the FHL campus (as do most course instructors): the living arrangement is convenient and efficient, with housing and full dining services offered a few steps away from classrooms, laboratories, and the shore. It is possible, though very time consuming and expensive, to travel off the island for an occasional weekend.
Follow the submenu items on the right for information on how to pay and register for courses, student living at FHL, arrival day procedures, and more.