First-Year Interest Groups

Welcome, Western first-year students!

Get your college experience off to the right start by enrolling in a FIG. The First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) Program at Western Washington University presents an exceptional opportunity for new college students. Learn more!

Students who register for a FIG will enjoy many advantages:

  • Lock in the most popular classes early.
  • Get a guaranteed basic schedule.
  • Meet some of the best professors.
  • Make new friends.
  • Get help from experienced Western student advisors.
  • Learn new technologies.

In response to Covid-19 we have expanded FIG offerings and have reduced class sizes to permit social distancing and to make it easier for students to make friends and build a learning community. We have also provided both face-to-face and online/remote options. These will be synchronous in that they will be held live at the scheduled class time for at least one session a week so that students can engage directly with their peers and FIG professor.

Join us in Fall 2020 for our 21st successful year of the program and share the rave reviews of hundreds of other students.