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For the health and safety of our students and community, Early Fall Start 2021 will be offered exclusively through remote learning.

For more information, see Why Attend Early Fall Start Online.

Student Resources

Early Fall Start students have access to most of the UW resources that are available during the academic year.


The UW has one of the best university library systems in the country. The Odegaard Undergraduate Library features a Writing & Research Center, tutoring, computer help, study spaces and other amenities to help you make the grade.


The Undergraduate Academic Affairs office is open during Early Fall Start. UAA Advising is a general advising office that can assist students as they explore majors, plan course schedules, and better clarify their academic goals. Students affiliated with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity can access advising through OMA&D Academic Counseling Services.


Learn more about your parking and transportation options on the Early Fall Start page of the UW Transportation Services website. 

Student Life and Unite UW

The Division of Student Life at the UW serves as a hub for a variety of programs and services that help support students and enrich the Husky Experience.

Offered by Student Life’s CIRCLE office, Unite UW is an official UW program that brings together students from different cultural backgrounds and life experiences, to help you build a family-like community and find your best college friends. The Early Fall Start Unite UW program offers four weeks of fun activities and a judgement-free environment so that we can celebrate diversity and embrace our own unique identities. For Early Fall Start 2021, we will mostly be virtual, but we may offer some in-person activities based on university guidelines. Learn more and apply. EFS 2021 Unite UW application opens in mid-June.

Access to the IMA

Early Fall Start students who would like to use the IMA (Intramural Activities Building) before their fall quarter membership kicks in on September 13 will need to email with their name, student ID # and UW NETID. A Husky Card is needed for IMA access. Access to the IMA is free for EFS students through the summer. For more information or questions, contact

Note: The IMA will be closed September 4–12.

International Student Organization

FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) is an organization on the UW campus that offers weekly activities, trips and lunches. International students can meet Americans and fellow students from all over the world while participating in fun social activities.

Disability Resources for Students

The Disability Resources for Students office strives to make the UW community more accessible for all. If you are a student seeking accommodation for a temporary or permanent disability, contact the office for more information and assistance.