International Welcome Programs – Winter Quarter

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) for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. The CIRCLE IWP for the Winter quarter will be offered from January 3 to January 13, 2023 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 Winter Welcome by providing new international students targeted and tailored programming to ensure they get the information or services that meet their unique needs.

CIRCLE International Welcome Programs are Sponsored by:









IWP 2023 Schedule

January 3, Tuesday

Activity Location Time
Open a Bank Account with US Bank Schmitz Hall 250 1:00-3:00 p.m.

January 4, Wednesday

Activity Location Time
F-1 International Student Orientation HUB 145 3:00-6:30 p.m.

January 5, Thursday

Activity Location Time
F-1 International Student Orientation HUB 145 3:00-6:30 p.m.
Bowling for all new students HUB games 6:00-8:00 p.m.

January 6, Friday

Activity Location Time
J-1 International Student Orientation HUB 250 2:00-5:00 p.m.
New and Continuing Graduate Student Happy Hour Big Time Brewery 4:00-7:00 p.m.

January 9, Monday

Activity Location Time
Immunization Verification Schmitz Hall 250 1:00-5:00 p.m.

January 10, Tuesday

Activity Location Time
Ice Skating for New Students Kraken Community Iceplex 3:30-5:30 p.m.

January 11, Wednesday

Activity Location Time
Board Games & Pizza for New and Continuing Undergraduate Students HUB 334 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Set-up phone plan with AT&T HUB 334 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Required Information Session for all F-1 Students

All students studying at the University of Washington on an F-1 visa are required to attend a Required Welcome Session on either January 4 or 5, 2022. This Required Welcome Session will include important information on your F-1 visa status, enrollment rules, and employment options as well as other information to help you succeed at the UW. This program is sponsored by CIRCLE and ISS. To register for this and other International Welcome Programs please click the button below:

Winter 2023 IWP Welcome Program Registration

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for regional mixers, receptions and celebrations:
  • African International Student Welcome Reception (Date TBA)
  • Latin American International Student Welcome Reception (Date TBA)
  • Middle Eastern and North African International Student Reception (Date TBA)
  • European International Student Welcome Reception (Date TBA)