Friday Harbor Labs info sessions

Spend fall quarter studying at the UW’s marine field station in the San Juan Islands. Get started by attending one of our info sessions this quarter.

INFO SESSION I: Marine Biology and the Humanities

When: Tuesday 4/12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Where: Thompson Hall, Rm 234


Start here if you want to learn more about courses in the humanities and introductory courses in marine biology for students of any major. Hear about the courses and living experience from faculty and students including creative writing professor and award-winning poet Richard Kenney, FHL Associate Director Megan Dethier, and FHL alumnus and English major Zack Bivins (winner of this year’s Oceans 180 competition).


INFO SESSION II: Marine Biology and Research

When: Tuesday 4/26, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Where: Ocean Sciences Building, Rm 425


Start here if you are interested in research relevant to science majors. Learn about 15 credit ‘research apprenticeships’ in marine sediment and the pelagic ecosystem (PEF) from Oceanography Professor Andrea Ogston and PEF staff Rachel Wold.
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Why Study at Friday Harbor Labs?

  • Explore the marine environment of the Salish Sea where your classroom is a marine preserve, and the boats are just steps away from your dorm.
  • Fall courses for students at all levels and majors: intro marine biology, creative writing, environmental literature, and oceanography are just some of the topics.
  • Get to know your teachers with class sizes frequently less than 20 students.

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Explore FHL


“A Very Sticky Fish”: award winning video created by autumn 2015 students in the FHL 305: Biology of Fishes course.

Student profile of Susan Harris (’15) and her experience with FHL


Working and Living at Friday Harbor Labs

Information about the town of Friday Harbor

Autumn 2016 course list


UW Marine Biology Adviser: Joe Kobayashi:

Friday Harbor Labs Adviser: Stacy Markman:


Courses may be applied to a Minor in Marine Biology. Check with your major adviser to see if they can apply to your major.

Application deadline for autumn quarter is May 15.