CIRCLE

International Welcome Programs

To help all new international students transition into their lives at the UW and in Seattle, CIRCLE, in coordination with key campus partners, will lead the execution of the CIRCLE International Welcome Programs (IWP). The CIRCLE IWP will be offered from September 19 to September 30, 2022 and will showcase programs that vary in size and scope. As international students are able to arrive up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the academic year, students usually arrive at different times during these 30 days to get situated and settle their personal affairs before the beginning of the school year. With this in mind, the CIRCLE IWP complements First Year Programs’ Dawg Daze by providing new international students targeted and tailored programming to ensure they get the information or services that meet their unique needs. To help CIRCLE enhance this experience in future, please fill out the form in the button below to ensure new students have a great experience. Check out the schedule of events for the upcoming IWP.

CIRCLE International Welcome Programs RSVP

CIRCLE International Welcome Programs are Sponsored by:

IWP 2022 Schedule

September 19, Monday

Activity Location Time
Welcome Tent Red Square 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Campus Tours Depart from Welcome tent 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tips for a Successful First Quarter from UW International Master’s Students Savery 260 10:00 a.m.

September 20, Tuesday

Activity Location Time
Welcome Tent Red Square 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Campus Tours Depart from Welcome tent 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tips for a Successful First Quarter from UW International Doctoral Students Savery 260 10:00 a.m.
Amazing Race for International Graduate Students (meet at Welcome Tent) Red Square 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

September 21, Wednesday

Activity Location Time
Welcome Tent (Canceled due to air quality) Red Square 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Campus Tours  HUB entrance (by Dubs statue) 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Post Arrival Resource Fair: One Stop Shop for New International Huskies HUB North Ballroom 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
International Undergraduate Student Tips for a Successful First Quarter Savery 260 10:00 a.m.

September 22, Thursday

Activity Location Time
J-1 Student Orientation Lyceum 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Unite UW Instant Friendships Savery 131 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Post Arrival Resource Fair: One Stop Shop for New International Huskies HUB North Ballroom 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

September 23, Friday

Activity Location Time
New International Husky Family Reception HUB 214
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Unite UW Instant Friendships Savery 131
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 24, Saturday

Activity Location Time
New Husky Welcome Package Pick Up Mary Gates Hall North Lawn 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CIRCLE Welcome Tailgate (Washington v Stanford) Waterfront Activities Center 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

September 25, Sunday

Activity Location Time
New Student Convocation & Husky Kickoff Alaska Airlines Arena 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

September 26, Monday

Activity Location Time
Amazing Race for International Undergraduate Students Schmitz Hall 250 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Out of Country Mixer HUB 250 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Unite UW Instant Friendships Savery 131 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 27, Tuesday

Activity Location Time
Unite UW Instant Friendships Savery 131 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 30, Friday

Activity Location Time
Regional Connection Groups Reunion Denny Room in Oak Hall  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Immigration Orientation Sessions (Required)

All students studying at University of Washington on F-1 visas are required to attend an immigration session before their first quarter. The immigration sessions include important information about the F-1 visa status, enrollment rules, and employment option. These sessions will be hosted virtually by International Student Services in partnership with CIRCLE. You can find the dates and times of the session that is appropriate for you by clicking the button below.

Required Immigration Sessions

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for regional mixers, receptions and celebrations:
  • International Graduate Student Welcome Mixer (October 7, Kane Hall Walker Ames Room)
  • African International Student Welcome Reception (October 19, ECC)
  • Latin American International Student Welcome Reception (November 4, ECC)
  • Diwali Celebration (October 24, Intellectual House)
  • Middle Eastern and North African International Student Reception (November 9, ECC)
  • European International Student Welcome Reception (November 16, HUB)