Center for Orientation and Transition Programs

First Year Leadership Institute

  • First-year Leadership Institute (FLI)

    FLI starts with a three day immersion that will help you make new friends, learn about yourself and think about how to make a difference in your world. Whether or not you think of yourself as "a leader", this program is for you. We start with an on-campus retreat style program followed by a half-day ropes course. Following the immersion, participants continue with quarterly activities, a personal mentor and access to an active support network. We welcome participants from diverse experiences, abilities, communities and interest areas. Limited to 40 students.

    What should I bring to FLI?

    You will be staying on-campus in your assigned residence hall. Activity costs and meals (Wednesday dinner through Friday lunch) are included in your FLI registration. Dress is casual; you may want to wear layers, because Seattle weather in September can be unpredictable. Some students in the past have brought spending cash for optional Friday night activities. On Friday, our day on the ropes course, please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dusty and sturdy shoes.