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University of Washington

Housing and Food Services Central Office, Terry Hall
1045 NE Campus Parkway, Box 355603

Seattle, Washington 98195-5603

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The University of Washington, located in Seattle, offers the perfect setting for your next meeting or conference. Here you will find old brick and new “green” buildings set among carefully landscaped grounds—an urban oasis located just minutes from the vibrant downtown of Seattle. Both the campus and surrounding city boast numerous opportunities for exploration and entertainment. Contact us to learn more about our meeting space, dining options, and overnight accommodations.

Did you know... Seattle is nicknamed the “Emerald City” for its lush, year-round greenery. While we do have the frequent precipitation to thank, it’s not always raining—Seattle enjoys an average of 152 sunny days per year, and most of them are during the summer conference season! Come explore the beauty and vast amenities at University of Washington in Seattle!

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Downtown Seattle - 3
Bellevue - 5
Tacoma - 38
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Seattle-Tacoma International / 25
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University of Washington offers overnight rooms: available mid-June to early September. Meeting facilities and catering services: available year-round.
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Our Seattle campus residence halls have single and double occupancy rooms as well as Residence Apartment-style Suites
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Shared single-gender, Semi-private, Private
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University of Washington has free wireless Internet available throughout campus, and high speed Internet connections are either plug-and-play using Ethernet access or wireless in overnight rooms.
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Seattle area sustainable dining is emphasized throughout our dining facilities. In addition to numerous retail dining options, including a fleet of cutting edge food trucks, we offer an All You Care to eat option as well as catering on campus through award winning Bay Laurel Catering.
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Let our Seattle area experts create custom designed housing and dining packages to meet your group's specific needs. Special long-term, visiting student and youth rates are available.
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Party
Youth Retreat/Camp

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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Alder Commons Alder Commons, located in brand new Alder Hall, has four meeting/breakout rooms, a 222-seat auditorium and a foyer area (The Commons) suitable for departmental meetings, banquets, lectures, events and conferences. Located in the core of West Campus, Alder Commons is close to Cultivate and the District Market. The foyer area is perfect for receptions, banquets, and open presentations such as career fairs.

Alder Auditorium 222 fixed desktop seats with movie quality projector, surround sound audio, blackout curtains, and outlets throughout.

Alder 103 Breakout room off of the Alder Commons. Seats 38 in standard classroom set and has built in A/V capabilities with dry erase and tack board walls. Has removable wall that opens into Commons foyer area to expand the space.

Alder 105 and 106 Small breakout rooms off of Alder Commons. Has built in A/V, dry erase and tack board walls, and natural lighting. Seats 28 in standard classroom set.

Alder 107 Largest breakout rooms off of Alder Commons. Has built in A/V, dry erase and tack board walls, and natural lighting. Seats 52 in standard classroom set.

Haggett Cascade Room The Haggett Cascade Room is large banquet hall that features natural lighting, 2 breakout rooms, and versatile room sets.

Haggett Rainier The Rainier Room is a small meeting space with moveable furniture, projection and audio capabilities, and an abundance of natural light. It can serve alone as a conference room for up to 34 guests in its standard classroom set to accommodate small meetings, or be used as a breakout space adjacent from the Haggett Cascade Room.

Haggett Olympic The Olympic Room is a large meeting space with moveable tables and chairs and forest views. It can serve alone as a general meeting space or be used as a breakout space adjacent to the Cascade Room.

McMahon Pompeii Room Tucked away next to the McMahon Hall restaurant, this space is perfect for meetings or banquets. Equipped with A/V capabilities and natural light.

McMahon Glass Room The Glass Room is located on the main level of McMahon Hall. It is the perfect setting for board meetings or staff gatherings. This room features a whiteboard, outlets and Ethernet ports. It is conveniently located above The 8 dining facility for easy access to an array of delicious entrées.

Poplar 105 Poplar 105 is a small meeting room adjacent to the Poplar 106 meeting room and equipped with a projector and audio system with a laptop hookup. The moveable chairs and desks make this room perfect for any type of event or meeting.

Poplar 106 Poplar 106 is a small meeting room adjacent to the Poplar 105 meeting room and across from the Poplar 107 meeting room. This room is equipped with a projector and audio system with a laptop hookup. Moveable chairs and desks make this room perfect for any type of meeting or event.

Kane Hall 110 230 seat auditorium with installed equipment including podium with fixed gooseneck microphone, choice of handheld or lapel wireless microphone, desktop computer, (1) 16mm film projector.

Kane Hall 120 440 Fixed seating; Seats with tablet arms in tiered rows.Installed equipment includes podium with fixed gooseneck microphone, choice of handheld or lapel wireless microphone, desktop computer, (1) 16mm film projector.

Kane Hall 130 720 fixed seats. Double-width screen viewable by ground level and balcony. Seats with tablet arms in tiered rows. Installed equipment includes podium with fixed gooseneck microphone, choice of handheld or lapel wireless microphone, desktop computer, (1) 16mm film projector. Includes Wi-Fi connectivity.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Alder Hall 300 570 Residence Halls Private no
Poplar Hall 140 260 Residence Halls Private no
McMahon Hall 550 1000 Residence Halls Shared no
Haggett Hall 400 800 Residence Halls Shared no
McCarty Hall 300 600 Residence Halls Shared no
Hansee Hall 300 300 Suite/Apartment Style Shared no


  • Bay Laurel Catering
    From boxed lunches to lavish banquets, boardrooms to ballrooms, Bay Laurel is your award-winning UW campus caterer. With Bay Laurel Catering, you can expect creativity, flexibility, and excellence--as well as the best local and season products that Washington has to offer.  For menu ideas and more information visit Bay Laurel's website.

    >>> menu (PDF)


  • 8 at McMahon
    The 8 is a collection of dining destinations under one roof with cozy booths and great views of Lake Washington: Broiler Zone, a gourmet burger concept; Wild Greens, a deli and salad bar; award-winning Pagliacci Pizza; Abundo, which offers a rotating menu of regional and international dishes, a pasta bar and satisfying breakfasts; and Joe Haus, an espresso bar with homemade desserts. Meals are presented in an All-You-Care-to-Eat (AYCE) style.
  • Cultivate
    Serving one of the "Best Burgers Around Puget Sound", Cultivate is a special destination for guests who want to experience full-service dining with a nod to locally-sourced fresh food and a community feel. The menu celebrates new discoveries and memories of food, and features a Pacific Northwest twist on regional comforts. Features a small private dining area for groups and events. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
  • UW Street Food
    UW Street Food is a collection of UW food trucks created to bring the authentic, affordable and tasty street food experience to campus. Look for them on Red Square. Trucks include Motosurf, tasty bites of Hawaiian, Korean and Pacific island street foods, Red Square BBQ & Hot Dawgs, and Signos serving street tacos.
  • District Market
    District Market is a neighborhood market with fresh produce, meats and seafood, groceries, breads and baked goods, a full-service deli with chef-prepared side dishes, salads and entrées, and a rotating menu of hot foods ready to take home and eat. District Market also includes Husky Grind, a full café with espresso and desserts, and both internal seating and a convenient walk-up window for street access.


On Campus Bike Shop The ASUW Bike Shop is located on the first floor of the Husky Union Building and is open during the summer months while UW classes are in session. Visit their website at:

On Campus Hair Salon Located on the ground floor of the Husky Union Building, Scissor's Edge is a full salon that offers services that range from a standard cut and color to intensive conditioning treatments and perms. Visit their website at, or make an appointment by calling 206.543.5984 .

Registration Services Our professional staff is available to provide you with a variety of conference registration services. We feature two packages, Purple Standard and Gold Standard, to provide optimum service to you and your registrants. We'll work with you to customize a plan that fits the needs of your conference!

Conference Management The UW Conference Management team will provide the professional support you need to organize and present conferences, workshops, symposia and institutes. Their team is eager to manage all the details and to simplify your role as host. They provide the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to ensure a successful conference. Visit their website at:

Audio/Visual Classroom Technology and Events (CTE) provides comprehensive media support and services to students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington, and Conference organizers. Conference Services will be happy to assist in ordering audio-visual equipment on behalf of the Conference. However, the Conference takes full responsibility for the equipment once on site. Equipment insurance can be purchased as a safeguard against theft, vandalism and loss. Contact CTE at:

Fitness Facility The UW IMA, the campus fitness facility, has a broad range of services available for a nominal fee per use, such as an indoor pool, cardio center, and weight rooms.

Public Transport Public transportation runs directly through UW Campus, connecting you with every neighborhood in Seattle and surrounding cities such as Redmond, Tacoma, and Bellevue.


Public Address, Sound Equipment Portable floor lectern with light and built-in sound system, Seville Portable PA system with lectern and microphone Sound/PA system Wireless Handheld Microphones Wireless Lapel Microphones Tabletop/Handheld Microphones Laser Pointer | Laser Pen

Projectors & Video Equipments Overhead projector with pens with AV cart Slide Projector with carousel and AV cart Data projector [mac or pc laptop may be requested] VHS video player with color monitor with cart VHS video player with dual monitors with cart DVD/VHS video player with color monitor with cart DVD/VHS video player with color dual monitors with cart Projection Screen - 9' x 12' Projection Screen - 70" x 70"

Additional Furnishings AV cart 26", 34", 42" Poster Easel Presentation Easel (flip chart) with paper pad and pens Chalkboard in 316 or in addition to whiteboard in meeting room Floor lectern with light Table top lectern Sign standard Wooden pointer Telephone Telephone Ethernet connection

Area Attractions

The Henry Art Gallery Since its founding in 1927, the Henry Art Gallery has served the Pacific Northwest as a pioneer in bringing contemporary art and ideas to the region. The Henry Art Gallery is located on campus.

The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Dinosaurs, fossils, Native American masks, Asian cultural costumes, bugs and birds! Get the inside story on Washington State natural history and Northwest Native American culture. Check out state-of-the-art exhibits on subjects ranging from fossils to wildlife photography right on campus.

Woodland Park Zoo Come visit the Woodland Park Zoo! Woodland Park Zoo exhibits nearly 1,100 animals representing almost 300 different animal species—from tiny insects to the largest land mammal on the planet, the African elephant. Only fifteen minuets from campus.

Seattle Aquarium Visit the Seattle Aquarium & See playful otters, incredible octopus, flashy fish, and other amazing sea creatures in award-winning exhibits. Touch live sea stars, urchins and more in the Life on the Edge exhibit where you experience Washington's wild outer coast and Seattle's inland seas.

Professional Sports Stadiums Seattle is home to many professional sports teams, from the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Sounders, to the Seattle Mariners. Spend a day enjoying CenturyLink Field, the Guinness World Record book's loudest stadium!

Ride the Ducks You haven't seen Seattle until you've seen it from a Duck! Travelers of all ages love Ride the Ducks! Our hilarious, Coast Guard-certified maritime Captains will take you on a fun-filled, musical tour of the Emerald City. Amphibious World War II vehicles will show you Seattle from both land and water!

Underground Tour History with humor. Walk below Pioneer Square sidewalks, past abandoned 1890's storefronts, with exceptional tour guides telling tales of Seattle's frontier past. Learn how our Founding Fathers' squabbling let to Seattle's complicated street system, and how the solutions to our plumbing problems affected the town's elevation. You'll hear the first part of the tour seated in Doc Maynard's, a restored 1890's public house.

Chinatown Discovery Tours You are invited to enjoy a intimate, lively, personal guided tours with Chinatown Discovery that is true to the daily cultural life of the Asian Community. The tour covers the history, traditions and customs of Asians highlighting aspects of Seattle's current Chinatown community

University Village Located a 5 minute walk from UW campus, University Village is an open-air lifestyle shopping center which offers a unique formula of locally-owned boutiques and signature national retailers. U Village is a regional destination for home furnishings, popular fashions and unique gift items with a distinct collection of restaurants and eateries.


  • "The food selection is extraordinary!"
    Jorjan W., Cheer Camp Conference

  • "I have never stopped advertising your campus to my friends who are all eager to spend next summer there. More French people coming!"
    Evelyne C., French Academic Conference

  • "The Chinese judges are happy with their accommodations and so is everyone else. This is wonderful to be able to use the new dorms!"
    Kathy K., Intellectual Property Conference

  • "I wanted to let you know how outstanding the students were who manned the front desk during my stay. They were so polite and helpful and went above and beyond to help in every situation."
    Katherine W., Banking Conference

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