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Conference Guests

Check-in and Checkout

Check in after 2 pm

Check out by 11 am

What to Bring

Guests are advised to bring:

  • Alarm clock
  • Lounge wear (appropriate for common living areas)
  • Shower slippers
  • Umbrella and/or raincoat

Seattle weather is generally mild, with temperatures averaging 70–80°F. Heat waves do occur periodically, and campus buildings, including the residence halls, are not air-conditioned. Be prepared for cooler evenings and occasional rain showers.

For those who prefer to bring their own linen and towels, choosing a color other than white or beige helps housekeeping to identify personal items.

The UW is a pedestrian campus, bring comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk.

For More Information

Please refer to our Guest Information Sheet (PDF) and our Guest FAQ (PDF) for more information concerning your stay including transportation, parking and driving directions.

Conference Housing

On-campus UW residence halls serve as conference housing and provide easy access to campus meeting spaces and services. All rooms are furnished with twin-size beds, desks, bedding, towels, a small fan, soap and drinking cups.

North Campus Residence Halls

Conference Desk in McMahon Hall
206-543-7107

Note: The rates listed on the building pages are not conference rates.

Conference guests will reside in double- or single-occupancy rooms. These residence halls include single-gender community restrooms, hardwired Internet in the sleeping rooms and easy access to our all-you-care-to-eat dining facility, The 8 at McMahon Hall. Wireless Internet access is available in the common areas and dining facilities. North Campus is home to the Husky Union Building's event and dining venues as well as a short walk from the Intramural Activities Building (our world-class fitness center) and Seattle's University Village.

West Campus Residence Halls

Conference Desk in Lander Hall
206-543-0235

Note: The rates listed on the building pages are not conference rates.

Conference guests will reside in double- or single-occupancy rooms with private baths, nightstands, dressers and toilet paper. These residence halls feature wireless Internet and close proximity to the Henry Art Gallery and the Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. West Campus also boasts our all-you-care-to-eat dining facility, Local Point at Lander Hall, our full-service restaurant Cultivate and campus grocery store District Market. For off-campus activities, guests have easy access to The Ave, which hosts a number of restaurants, late-night activities and retail establishments.

Residence hall rooms are arranged corridor-style by floor with each floor sharing a large lounge.

Guests from different conferences, both youth and adults, may share the same building, floor and dining room.

Mail and Parcel Delivery Addresses

Alder Hall Guest:
Guest Full Name
Conference Title
Alder Hall (room #)
c/o Lander Desk
1315 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98105

Elm Hall Guest:
Guest Full Name
Conference Title
Elm Hall (room #)
c/o Lander Desk
1218 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98105

Haggett Hall Guest:
Guest Full Name
Conference Title
Haggett Hall (room #)
c/o McMahon Desk
4000 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Hansee Hall Guest:
Guest Full Name
Conference Title
Hansee Hall (room #)
c/o McMahon Hall
4000 15th NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Lander Hall Guest:
Guest Full Name
Conference Title
Lander Hall (room #)
1201 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98105

McMahon Hall Guest:
Guest Full Name
Conference Title
McMahon Hall (room #)
4000 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Poplar Hall Guest: 
Guest Full Name
Conference Title
Poplar Hall (room #)
c/o Lander Desk
1302 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98105

Stevens Court Guest:
Guest Full Name
Conference Title
Stevens Court (room #)
c/o Lander Desk
3801 Brooklyn Avenue NE (Bldg.-Apt.-room #)
Seattle, WA 98105

What to do on Campus

Below are a few useful resources to assist you on planning your visit to the UW's campus.

First Time Visitors: Never been to our campus before? For more information check out the UW's Information and Visitor's Center.

Campus Events: Need ideas on what to do? Come see what is happening on campus. View the Campus Calendar of Events to discover current opportunities.

Self-Guided Tour: Take a walk around our beautiful campus on a self-guided tour.

The Arts: The UW supports all visual, literary, and performing arts with resources such as the Burke Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and more. Visit Arts UW to learn about current projects.

Sports: The Washington Huskies have a large variety of athletic opportunities! Go Huskies is the top spot for all of your athletic information.

Outdoor Activities: Have a picnic in the Quad, rent a canoe at the Waterfront Activities Center or bike on the Burke-Gilman Trail.