SENDING THINGS AHEAD? You may wish to send some items, or order items sent, to FHL ahead of your arrival. Anything you send should be in your name to the address below. If you are sending linens ahead, be sure to write “LINENS” in obvious lettering on the box, and we will try to get that box to your room for your first night here!
UW Friday Harbor Labs
620 University Rd
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Think LAYERS and WATERPROOF.
Long sleeve shirts
Socks (wool are excellent for warmth)
PJs, underwear, etc
Baseball or brimmed hat
Sturdy pants to wear in the field (for muddy, rocky, and shipboard adventures)
Jackets (at least one WATERPROOF jacket)
Sturdy closed toe shoes or boots, ideally waterproof
Rubber knee-high wading boots
Your bed at FHL will come with a pillow and light blanket.
A set of sheets (top and bottom) – we will let you know what size.
Bath towel and/or beach towel
Reusable water bottle
Flashlight and/or headlamp
Reusable thermos or travel mug
Reusable lunch sack (for lunches in the field)
You will receive specialized course materials information directly from your instructors, but this list will provide a starting point. Our stockroom sells writing utensils and notebooks, so you can wait to buy those here or pack your own.
Laptop & charger
Textbooks, if required by course instructors
If your phone and case are not waterproof, ziploc baggies for wet fieldwork