Student Calendar 2013
Friday Harbor Laboratories

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Student Calendar 2013

Spring Quarter, Summer A Term, Summer B Term, and Autumn Quarter



STUDENT APPLICATIONS REVIEW BEGINS* TERM BEGINS** TERM ENDS** 2013 HOLIDAYS
(classes not held)
SPRING
QUARTER
(10 weeks)

January 25th

Classes begin Monday,
April 1 at 8:30 a.m.


Students should arrive Sunday,
March 31 after 3:00 p.m.

First meal for students served Sunday, March 31 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Classes held
Mon-Fri
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Classes end Friday,
June 7 at 5:00 p.m.


Students depart Friday night or Saturday morning, June 8 after breakfast (served 7:45 am - 8:15 am)

Monday, May 27
(Memorial Day)
SUMMER
Session A
(5 weeks)

February 1st Classes begin Monday,
June 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Students should arrive Sunday,
June 16 after 3:00 p.m.


First meal for students served Sunday, June 16 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Classes held
Mon-Fri
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., plus Saturday 8:00 a.m.-noon (except final week, no Saturday class held)
Classes end Friday,
July 19 at noon.


Students depart
after lunch served 12:15-12:45
Thursday, July 4
(U.S. Independence Day)
SUMMER
Session B
(5 weeks)
February 1st Classes begin Monday, July 22, 8:30 a.m.

Students should arrive Sunday,
July 21 after 3:00 p.m.

First meal for students served Sunday, July 21 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Classes held
Mon-Fri
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., plus Saturday 8:00 a.m.-noon, except final week, no Saturday class held)
Classes end Friday,
August 23 at noon
.

Students depart
after lunch served 12:15-12:45
N/A
SUMMER WORKSHOP:

MARINE BIOACOUSTICS WORKSHOP
(4 weeks)

February 1st Classes begin Monday, July 22, 8:30 a.m.

Students should arrive Sunday,
July 21 after 3:00 p.m.

First meal for students served Sunday, July 21 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Classes held
Mon-Fri
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., plus Saturday 8:00 a.m.-noon, except final week, no Saturday class held)
Classes end Friday,
August 16 at 5:00 p.m.


Students depart Saturday, Aug. 17
after breakfast served 7:45-8:15 a.m.
N/A
LATE
SUMMER:

SCIENTIFIC
DIVING COURSE
(12.5 days)

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 6th Classes begin Monday Aug. 12

Students should arrive Mon., Aug. 12 before noon.

First meal for students is lunch served 12:00-12:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12

Class will begin Monday afternoon, Aug. 12.

Students may move into the dorms after 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12 and will store luggage on campus until dorms are available.


Students depart Sunday afternoon, August 25
N/A
AUTUMN
QUARTER
(10.5 weeks)
July 1st

Plus one early review date for Marine Biology Quarter:
May 15th
Classes begin Wednesday,
September 25 at 8:30 a.m.


Students should arrive Tuesday,
September 24 after 3:00 p.m.


First meal for students served Tuesday, September 24, 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Classes held
Mon-Fri
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Classes end Friday,
December 6
at 5:00 p.m.


Students depart Friday night or Saturday morning, December 7 after breakfast (served 7:45 am - 8:15 am)
Monday, Nov. 11
(Veterans Day)

Thursday-Sunday,
Nov. 28- Dec. 1
(Thanksgiving)***



* Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be accepted beyond the dates stated and reviewed on a space-available basis.



Please email Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator, to inquire.

**ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Accepted students are expected to arrive at Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island after 3:00 p.m. the day before classes begin. Some students will not be able to arrive until later in the evening. The first meal included in the meal plan will be the night before classes begin. Dinner is served Monday-Saturday 6:00-6:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 5:00-5:30 p.m.

If a student needs to arrive on campus earlier than 3:00 p.m. the day before classes begin they may store belongings at FHL until dorm rooms are available. If a student needs to arrive a day or more early they may contact FHL to ask if housing will be available and, if not, may need to stay in a hotel in Seattle, Anacortes (from where the ferry departs on the mainland) or in Friday Harbor. For information about FHL housing availability and costs, please email FHL Facilities Coordinator, Vikky Dauciunas at: fhlfac@uw.edu At the end of the term students may be asked to move their belongings out of the dorm rooms before breakfast on the final day (luggage may be stored on campus until departure) if another group of students is scheduled to arrive.

TRAVELING TO FRIDAY HARBOR: If flying into Seattle please allow sufficient time for the last leg of your journey from Seattle to Friday Harbor (by commuter aircraft or float plane on Kenmore Air, or on the Washington State Ferries from Anacortes, a town ~two hours drive north of Seattle). You may need to schedule your arrival in Seattle in the morning or early afternoon the day before classes begin, or plan to spend the night in Seattle the day before you travel from Seattle to Friday Harbor. Again, please plan to arrive in Friday Harbor the afternoon or evening on the day before classes begin. Click here for more information about traveling to Friday Harbor: Directions to FHL

CLASSES ARE FULL-TIME: Courses and apprenticeships require a full-time commitment, normally all day Monday-Friday in Spring and Autumn Quarters, Monday-Friday plus Saturday mornings for summer courses. Please contact faculty to confirm the expected schedule for any particular course or apprenticeship. It is not possible to commute daily from Seattle, and traveling to Seattle for the weekend can be very time consuming (and expensive) and we do not encourage travel during the term, although an occasional weekend away may be possible.

***THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY: Over the Thanksgiving holiday in November classes will not be held Thursday through Sunday, and the FHL Dining Hall will be closed beginning after lunch on Wednesday (hot lunches will be served on Wednesday, but no dinner), Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, reopening for dinner on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Students may choose to stay on the FHL campus over the Thanksgiving holiday and can be given access to cooking facilities for these four days. (For other observed holidays, please refer to the table above.)

HOW TO APPLY?
Go to Application Information for instructions and an online form.

HOW TO REGISTER?
Students much be apply and be accepted by Friday Harbor Labs before they can register for FHL courses or reserach apprenticeships. There are different registration procedures for spring, summer and autumn quarters at FHL, and for University of Washington (UW) and non-UW students.

To register for the FHL ZooBort Quarter (a combination of courses in spring) or the FHL Marine Biology Quarter (a combination of courses in autumn) UW students accepted by FHL will be provided with Add Codes by FHL staff so students can register themselves through "MyUW" in the usual way. All non-UW students will be regiered by FHL staff.

To register for FHL Research Apprenticeships in Spring or Autumn Quarter, all students will be registered by FHL staff through UW Professional and Continuing Education (UWPCE). UW students may not register themselves for research apprenticeships.

To register for FHL Summer Courses, FHL staff will assist all students to be registered through UW Professional and Continuing Education (UWPCE). Students, including UW students, may not register themselves for FHL summer courses without assistance from FHL staff.

 


E-mail us at fhladmin@uw.edu if you can't find the answer to your question.


Application Deadlines for Independent Researchers

Researcher Applications Due
Spring February 1
Summer (any part) February 1
Autumn August 1