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Students busy working in The Mill

The MILL is a hands-on workspace where the UW community comes together, both formally and informally, to imagine, discover, innovate and responsibly create.

The MILL makerspace is the result of a programmatic and monetary investment by UW Housing & Food Services, supported by the UW College of Engineering.

The MILL, located in McCarty Hall, is open to all UW students, UW residents, as well as UW students enrolled in courses taking place in The MILL.

Support and education

With varying degrees of support, provided by two full-time staff members, university faculty, and trained student staff, users of The MILL will get help and knowledge transfer from entry-level all the way to professional and research level. Workshops and trainings will be available throughout the year.

The UW College of Engineering is a partner of The MILL, utilizing the space for several course offerings and for student project development and creation. The university’s Student Technology Fund helps purchase equipment for The MILL and creates access for the entire UW student community.

Easy to access

Using the space is easy, as all signups and safety trainings can be done online.

UW faculty and staff can purchase quarterly memberships to gain full access to the space. 

All new and prospective MILL users must complete our user agreement, which includes an online safety training and quiz. Please note that certain machines and equipment require additional training. These trainings help to ensure that members can use the space safely.


Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–midnight
Saturday and Sunday, 1pm–midnight

Take a tour

Tours of The MILL happen 11:15 am–11:45 am, Monday–Friday. Tours are led by the Office of Admissions. Meet at the front desk.

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