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Amenities for residents

Friends watching videos in Maple Hall

Building perks

Free Wi-Fi: in all public areas of the residence halls. Most rooms have Wi-Fi in residential areas, while the legacy buildings (Haggett, Hansee and McMahon) have high-speed internet via ethernet connection that you can hook up to a personal Wi-Fi router.

Ethernet: is available in every room, with a high-speed connection that enables residents to use UW computing resources and includes access to the Internet and email.

Cable TV: included with every room—with access to HuskyTV, a satellite television service operated by UW Communication Technologies. HuskyTV offers a variety of channels, including HBO and HBO GO.

Fully furnished: Room layouts can be found on each building's web page.

Kitchens: Each building has a shared kitchen with a sink, stove, oven and microwave (except McMahon Hall).

Smoke- and vape-free: The Seattle campus is smoke- and vape-free, with the exception of designated smoking areas. All residence halls including outside areas are smoke- and vape-free.

Rick’s CafĂ©

Rick's is a student-managed ice cream shop featuring $1 ice cream, located in Madrona Hall

Fitness and recreation

Explore the variety of memberships, programs, and spaces by visiting our Perks & Recreation page.

Maker space, music and video labs and gaming can be found in Area 01 in Maple Hall. A community-focused collaborative learning space.

Fitness Center West: located in Elm Hall, is a large facility open to HFS residential students only. FCW offers cardio equipment, free weights and strength equipment. Classes including yoga and circuit training are available in the two large fitness studios. Explore FCW classes.

Maker space and engineering lab: The MILL in McCarty Hall is a hands-on workspace where the UW community comes together to imagine, discover, innovate and create.

McMahon Hall Fitness Room: located in the North Tower lobby level of McMahon Hall, the fitness room includes elliptical machines, treadmills and table tennis.

Maker, games and study space in The 8. A newly renovated area featuring a multi-use community center where students can create in the makerspace, hit the books in the study lounge, or play in the games area.

Meeting rooms and study spaces

HFS facilities contain a number of meeting rooms. Residents may use the rooms casually for studying or group activities as long as there is not a prior reservation for the space.

Reserve a room: If you are in need of a space for a gathering and would like to make a reservation, HFS residents can reserve a meeting room at no charge.

The Learning Resource Center: in Madrona Hall has study rooms, lecture halls and offices for RCSA and HFS residential educational leadership.