Undergraduate Academic Affairs

July 6, 2023

15 Seconds at a Time: First-Year Interest Groups [video]

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

In this video, Student Academic Services and First Year Programs executive director LeAnne Wiles takes on the challenge of explaining the First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) in less than 15 seconds at a time. “15 Seconds at a Time” is a series in which various Undergraduate Academic Affairs programs explain their work in bite-sized bursts.

First-year Interest Groups offer incoming first-year students the chance to take a group of classes together during their first quarter at the University of Washington. This cornerstone experience for new students supports their transition to the UW, through small, intentional learning communities.

FIGs help undergraduates create an academic community, develop a network and find a mentor.

Produced by: Ian Teodoro and Kirsten Atik
Edited by: Ian Teodoro
Thanks to: LeAnne Wiles