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Welcome to the arts at the university of washington.

We take pride in being the front porch of the University of Washington. Here you can partake in a wide range of rich artistic experiences side-by-side with students, faculty, and staff -- every single day.

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Visit Museums and Galleries:

Burke museum.

With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, at the Burke, you see—and feel—a world alive. The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle with a focus on dinosaurs, fossils, Northwest Native art, plant and animal collections, and cultural pieces from across the globe. Explore the Burke

Henry Art Gallery

The Henry is internationally-recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Visit Henry Art Gallery

Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery isan exhibition space within the UW School of Art + Art History + Design, committed to education, social justice, and experimentation. Visit the Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Founded upon student activism and empowerment, ECC is the largest and longest-standing cultural center on a college campus in the nation. Visit ECC

Meany Center for the Performing Arts

Through innovative performances, Meany Center advances public engagement, cultural exchange, creative research, and learning through the arts. Visit Meany Center

Upcoming Events

Sep. 30 - Aug. 25, 2024

Raúl de Nieves

Using the everyday materials of acetate and tape, the Brooklyn-based artist has custom-fit his signature "stained glass" to the three immense skylights that span the gallery.

Sep. 28, 2024

Ex Machina/Robert Lepage & Cirque FLIP Fabrique

Oct. 4, 2024

Ko Tonga Cheol: Weaving Music in the New Ireland

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Public art in Seattle’s light rail stations has a deeper backstory than you’d think

Public Art is a tough genre, which might explain why most of it is so perfunctory, but a tour of Seattle's light rail stations unearths some striking…

‘Fishing Was His Life’: Centering Black livelihoods in the fishing industry

Nina Chanel Abney explores inequity and identity through vibrant prints at the Henry Art Gallery.

A Dance Residency, Worth the Wait

During choreographer Ronald Brown's residency in the Department of Dance,  undergrads gained confidence while learning one of his high-energy…

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Take the Arboretum TRAM TOUR and visit six continents in one hour!

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This fully narrated 1-hour tour guides you through Seattle’s outdoor living museum:

  • Learn about plants from nearly 100 countries.
  • Discover the Arboretum’s connection with horses.
  • Understand which plants are part of a world-class collection!

PRIVATE 1-HOUR TRAM TOURS $220 plus tax (10-person max)

$200 plus tax (Senior Groups)


We are currently closed for public tram tours. Private tram tours are available April through September.

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Yes!  For private tram tours we need to ensure we have a tour guide available for you. Our 1-hour tour times are generally 11 to 12 and 12:30 to 1:30.

What about inclement weather?   Tours will run rain or shine. We ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted. In cases of high winds, snow, or impassable roadways, you will be notified in advance and refunded accordingly.

Are there bathrooms along the way?  No. Public restrooms are available at the beginning of the tour in the Graham Visitors Center.

Will locals enjoy the tour as well, or is it mostly for tourists? Absolutely! While you may be familiar with the Arboretum you will also have the opportunity to discover new things about Seattle!  Additionally, this tour is an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests.

Are tickets refundable?  All ticket sales are final.  If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact [email protected] , but please note this is answered Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm

Is the tour suitable for children?  Including children is up to the discretion of the adults accompanying the children.  Content is directed to adults, however. 

Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?   Unfortunately, no. The tram does not have room for a wheelchair or stroller.  If you are able to leave them in the Visitors Center and are able to sit on the Tram then yes, you can tour! Note: All mobility-impaired tram passengers must be able to climb aboard on their own, or with assistance from a professional caregiver that comes with them on the Tour.  A UWBG step stool is provided, but no physical assistance will be given from Tour staff.

Where does the Tour depart?   Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98122.  Check-in at the information desk located in the Graham Visitors Center anytime after 10AM.  Tours will begin boarding about 5 minutes before departure.

Is there public parking available nearby?  There are multiple parking lots for free near the Visitors Center.  On a busy day these can fill early! We also recommend taking public transportation and/or using resources such as Uber, Lyft, or bike-share programs.  We are about a 20-minute walk from the UW Light Rail Station.  Specific parking and public transportation directions will be included in the meeting location details after purchasing tickets.

How many people will be on the tour?  Each tour is capped at 10 people per tour guide.

Do you offer private tours?  Yes!  Currently all of our tram tours are private. Private Tours (both walking and tram tours) are available year round . To schedule a private tour, please email [email protected]

By purchasing individual Tour tickets, or renting/buying-out the entire Tour, and/or by attending the Tour, the ticket holder, for itself and any children it is accompanying on the Tour under age 18, acknowledges and understands the hazards and limitations of the Tour in full and furthermore forever releases UWBG and its agents, employees or officers from all debts, claims, demands, and damages, actions, and causes of action, whatsoever, which You or Your Guests may now have, or may hereafter have, as a result of taking the Tour.  Further, the ticket holder, for itself and any children under age 18 it is accompanying on the Tour, shall indemnify and hold harmless UWBG for any theft, property damage, or injuries caused by the ticket holder while attending the Tour.  The Tour takes place in a 13-passenger tram that has lap belts but no sidewalls. Tours can travel up to 10 mph and make frequent stops as well as traveling over speed bumps and taking sharp turns.  All mobility-impaired tram passengers must be able to climb aboard on their own, or with assistance from a professional caregiver that comes with them on the Tour.  A UWBG step stool is provided, but no physical assistance will be given from the Tour staff.

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To schedule a tour, email us at [email protected] or call 206.543.8800

UW Botanic Gardens Tram Tour Tour departs from:   2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112

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Hello from the Biology Greenhouse!   We are open to the public for casual walk in browsing of our 4 collection rooms on non-holiday Thursdays-12:00-4:00 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month-10:00-2:00 pm .  through September 19th, 2024. Beginning on Wednesday September 25th, the start of Fall quarter, the weekday Open Public days will switch to Wednesdays 12:00-4:00 p.m. 

We offer docent-led tours for groups of 8+ people by arrangement.  We are now booking tours  for July and beyond.

The Greenhouse is located in the Lower level, southwest side of the Life Sciences Building, at 3747 W Stevens Way NE.  Map      There are several bus routes that stop nearby on Pacific Ave and Stevens Way. If you are driving, there is sometimes on-street pay station parking South of 15 th  & Pacific St., towards the waterfront ~ 2 blocks from the Greenhouse or see this link for more information on campus visitor parking permits-  campus gatehouses . 

Accessible parking-the gatehouse attendant will be able to direct you to the closest accessible parking to the Greenhouse. If your guest has an ADA placard that can be used, there is usually available ADA parking on the southside of Kincaid Hall, which is near the LSB Greenhouse entrance. ADA parking on campus is always on a first-come-first-served basis – guests with state-issued ADA placards can park in any ADA stall on campus as long as they have a valid UW parking permit. Even if you do not have ADA parking, you can still drop off your guest in the Kincaid lot for easier walking to the Greenhouse entrance nearby. 

We look forward to welcoming you for a visit soon!  Tour Request, Volunteer, Docent and Venue rental information is located under "contact" tab at bottom of the page. For all other inquiries, please contact Katie Sadler, Greenhouse Manager at: . Please visit our Instagram page  @uwbiogreenhouse  where we post beautiful pictures of our collection plants and updates.

For nearly 70 years, the Biology Greenhouse at the University of Washington has played a vital role in research and teaching. Whether focusing on plant-pollinator interactions, paleoclimatology, or other biological questions, our teaching collection has enhanced and inspired UW biological research.

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Register your international student group travel through UW Study Abroad.

Register Your Travel

What is a UW Student Tour?

UW Student Tours are short-term, non-curricular, international opportunities led by UW faculty/staff, with health and safety elements administered by the UW Global Travel Health & Safety program. Student Tours are designed to ensure that all UW-sponsored programs abroad have undertaken a minimum level of pre-departure preparation to support the health and safety of UW student participants.

How Do I Register a UW Student Tour?

UW Faculty or Staff Program Director(s) should take the following steps to register their short-term programs:

  • Discuss program plans with your home department Chair or Director.
  • Recruit and select students.
  • Provide details about program activities and travel plans
  • Complete an online workshop including resources for supporting student health, safety, and security overseas
  • Submit a group travel waiver for high-risk destinations, if applicable
  • Submit emergency contact information before departure
  • Provide a list of your student participants
  • UW Study Abroad will register your students in our system and we will email them with information about their registration, pre-departure requirements, and a link to their online registration where they will complete all pre-departure requirements for UW Study Abroad.

What Services Are Provided?

UW Study Abroad provides the following services and resources to support student tours before departure and while overseas:

  • Register program directors and participants with the UW Global Travel Registry
  • Provide program director(s) with UW Study Abroad training resources on health, safety, security risk prevention, and student conduct expectations
  • Assumption of Risk form
  • Study Abroad Standards of Conduct agreement
  • Health survey
  • Pre-departure health, safety, and conduct orientation
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  • Share participant health survey, emergency contact, passport, and insurance information with program director(s)
  • Administer a group travel waiver for high-risk destinations, if applicable
  • Process non-matriculated registration for participants, if applicable
  • Provide emergency assistance while the program is overseas

Note: UW Study Abroad does not manage the finances of registered UW Student Tours.

What is the Cost?

UW Study Abroad charges a per-student administrative fee for the services described above as well as a fee for international insurance and emergency assistance. The fees can be charged directly to students or billed to the sponsoring department. If billed to a department, units have the discretion to collect this fee from students, use departmental resources, and/or use other funding to cover this expense. If billed to students, charging will take place a week before the start of the term of departure. All payments can be made via MyUW (student accounts).

Financial Aid: Students participating in a UW Student Tour are not eligible for federal Financial Aid to cover program expenses.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected] .

We look forward to supporting your travel overseas!

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UW Q Faculty, Staff & Allies Affinity Group

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Q Campus Walking Tour & Map

01:      Q Walking Tour Map | Q Walking Tour Map to download (Includes Gender Neutral Bathrooms)

02:    Q-Campus-Walking-Tour |Q Walking Tour Printable File to download

Q Campus Walking Tour @UW

Updated 6/9/2016

Welcome to the University of Washington.  I’m pretty sure you’ve had the obligatory official UW Tour as part of your newbie orientation, so we won’t bore you with another blah, blah, blah tour.  Instead, we’re going to Q-dfy you and show you some of the awesome things we’ve done to make your LGBTQ Life or as we like to say on campus, make your Q Life fabulous.

Let’s start with the Q Basics.  The UW, pronounced U-DUB, was established in 1856 on Denny’s Knoll (aka Denny Knoll) in downtown Seattle.  Don’t ask me who Denny was ‘cause that’s not part of this tour.  You’re at a university, go do some research!  What is on this tour is that did you know that gay life actually started in downtown Seattle?  Yup, it didn’t start on Capitol Hill which is the current gayborhood, but in good ol’ Pioneer Square.

The Casino was opened in 1930 and was the only place on the west coast where same-sex couples could dance and drag queens ran the show.  The Double Header, which still exists, was opened above the Casino in 1934 and which is today probably the oldest gay bar in the USA. Even with the Washington Sodomy Law of 1893 in effect, P-Square was a booming place for gays during the 1950s/60s.  You know how resourceful us gays are, a little bribe here, a little nudge and tug there is all it took to keep the cops away.

Did you know that Seattle has the 2 nd largest Q population in the United States after San Francisco?  What do you expect from a city where the current Mayor is openly gay and the county it’s in was named after a known “homosexual.”  King County was named after William Rufus de Vane King, an Alabaman politician who briefly served as Vice President under Franklin Pierce.  His “inseparable companion”, aka lover, James Buchanan was known as “Miss Nancy” at the White House.

This tour is going to last a Q hour.  What is a Q hour you ask?  Well depending on the amount of flirting you do with the campus eye-candy and the bathroom breaks and the “hey girl!” meet-ups, it could take a few Q seconds.

Q Center (The HUB)

Ok, let’s start the tour.  Our first stop is the Q Center on the 3 rd Floor of the HUB (Husky Union Building). Discussions to build the HUB started in 1919 but only completed in 1949. Between 2010-2012, the entire HUB received a new facelift and the Q Center was plopped right in the middle of it on the 3 rd Floor. The Q Center is the HUB of Q Life.  This is where you can be yourself and get away from the hectic campus.  Come and lounge for a bit or if you need to study or print out your term paper, they’ve got it all for you.  There’s a Q library for you as well as Q Advisers and even a Q Mentoring program if you’d like to be paired with a Faculty/Staff/Grad.  If you’ve got a question, there’s someone here that can probably help.  Who knows you might even meet “the love of your life” here.

The Dorian Society, the First group in Seattle to support Gay rights was also founded here in 1967.  UW’s own professor Nick Heer founded this group whose namesake were the Doric Hellenic warriors of Ancient Greece who considered homosexuality glamourous.  The Dorian House began providing counseling services to gay and lesbian students and non-students on Capitol Hill with UW students in 1969. This counseling service later expanded and is now the Seattle Counseling Service that resides on Capitol Hill.  It was probably during this time when the gays began moving up to Capitol Hill.

The Dorian Society made way for other LGBTQ groups to form.  In 1969 came the Gay Student Association & the Gay Liberation Front-The more radical student group.  The Gay Liberation Front even though it was a more radical group opened the first Gay Community Center in 1971 with the help of the Seattle Gay Alliance and the Gay Student Organization.

Department of Minority Affairs and Diversity (Mary Gates Hall)

As you have already guess from the name, Mary Gates Hall arises from the Mary Gates Endowments for Students bestowed to the UW from the Microsoft clan.  That includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates Sr. & Mary Gates and of course Paul Allen. Once called the Physics Building, now hosts the Office of the Dean and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMAD). OMAD began with the first #BlackLivesMatter movement at UW when the Black Student Union (BSU) and their supporters staged a sit-in at the office of UW President Charles Odegaard and submitted a list of demands among which was the demand to increase minority student enrollment at UW and to establish a Black studies program here.

OMAD also established the various UW Faculty/Staff Affinity Groups of which Q Faculty, Staff and Allies (QFSA) is a part of and guided by the Diversity Blueprint which is a 4 year initiative with six goals encompassing major areas of emphasis for diversity: leadership and governance; student, faculty and staff diversity; curriculum and research; and institutional and classroom climate.

  • Botany Greenhouse

Our next stop is the Botany Greenhouse.  As people of impeccable taste in fashion and design, once you buy a house, you’ll realize that besides interior design, you’ll start being a regular at the neighborhood greenhouse.  Plus, it’s pretty and calming among the flowers, that is until the Corpse Flower or Amorphophallus titanium; the name makes me giggle because all I see is “amor phallus titanium”  lol;  begins to bloom. Native to the Indonesian Island of Sumatra, the blooms smell of rotting flesh to attract carrion beetles & flies to pollinate the plant. Anyways, take a whiff and let’s move to our next stop. It isn’t the Garden of Allah which was a famous drag show cabaret in Pioneer Square opened in 1946 but it will keep you entertained for a bit.

Performance Art Center (Meany Hall)

Any Q Tour would not be complete without showcasing a performance art hall.  Meany Hall can set up to 1,206 people.  It hosted the Seattle Men’s Chorus’ first Holiday performance in 1980.  Diverse Harmony, the nation’s first gay-straight youth chorus alliance that is based in Seattle has also performed in this hall.  Who knows you might see the next new music group like Nirvana, Sound Garden, Foo Fighters just to name a few bands from Seattle.  Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis are also Washington natives..  Ryan actually graduated from the UW while Mackelmore got his from the Evergreen State College. You might also see Jinkx Monsoon from RuPaul’s Drag Race, who lives in Seattle and is a NW native.

  • Henry Art Gallery

Besides the Performance Art Center, we have the Henry Art Gallery just right next to it.  We’ve had many a great q Celebes come from Seattle.  Frances Farmer was a famous actress of the 30s/40s that went to the UW.  We have our famous Dale Chuhuly glass sculptor who hails from Seattle.  Bruce Lee also went to the UW.

UW Counseling Center (Schmitz Hall)

One of the things you’ll notice about the UW is that is an enormous campus.  Sometimes you may feel like you’re just a tiny fish in this big pond.   Combined with Seattle’s “Winter Blues” which starts in October when the sun hibernates for a few months until March, you may need to visit or talk to someone at the UW Counseling Center.  It’s normal and most non-Washingtonians are sometimes shocked to realize how much it does affect them.  In winter time, you may want to join the local group and do some winter sports; take on snowboarding or cross-country or skiing to help you get outside.  Just like in the Wizard of Oz, you need to not go to sleep and hibernate in the winter time because it will take you down.  Fight it, meet up with people at the Q Center and begin to enjoy the rain and just be “Singing in the Rain.”

Women’s Center (Cunningham Hall)

The Women’s Center is housed in the first building built for women in Washington in 1909.  It has been instrumental in helping women’s suffrage in this state.  Washington was the fifth state in the union to allow women to vote in 1910. If you think the Seattle Seahawks is the best team in Washington, you haven’t seen our women’s basketball team, the fierce Seattle Storm, play.  Since their beginning in 2000, they’ve made it to the WNBA Playoffs in 11/16 seasons ending in 2015 and actually winning the championship in 2010 & 2004.  Our own Megan Rapinoe who plays for the Seattle Reign FC helped the US team win the Women’s World Cup in 2015. Speaking of women, did you know that Barack Obama’s mother attended the University of Washington and so our 44 th President actually lived in Seattle during this time before they moved back to Hawaii.

  • Burke Museum History & Culture

Hailed as the oldest public museum in Washington the Burke Museum is a research and collections based museum with over 16 million objects.  It currently houses the 60 million year old remains of the largest snake in the world, measuring 48 feet long and weighing close to 2500 lbs.  If you want to know about the history of Washington, go to the Burke to see over 500 million years of geological history from lethal lava to rampaging reptiles or immerse yourself in the culture of the native people of the Pacific Northwest. Dixie Lee Ray, who was our 17 th Governor of Washington, was a professor from the UW and was also rumored to have been family.

The Quad / Music, Art & Communications Building

The most beautiful and elegant space on the UW Campus has to be also the place where you’ll find what’s most important things regarding Q Culture:  Music, Art & Communications.  In late march, the Yoshino cherry trees blossom for around 3 weeks. During this time you’ll see tons of gaiety among the pretty pink flowers. Artists will be aplenty.  You’ll see artists painting in the Quad and haunting music from the Music building like sirens seeking their muses. In the Communications Building houses also the Daily Newspaper which keeps the student population informed.  In 1967 the Daily did a series on the gay community which was one of the first time that gays were put in a positive light.  Dan Savage who is a Gay columnist also hails from Seattle.  He became popular with Savage Love which he started as a column in the Seattle Stranger Newspaper.  Savage Love was a Sex Advice Column by a Gay to heterosexuals.  He also started the It Gets Better Project.

Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (Padelford Hall)

If you have a chance, take a class in the Sexuality and Queer Studies.  You can even obtain a graduate level certificate in it or one of the few Feminist Graduate Program leading to a Ph.D.  Reach in and bring out your lumbersexual self because Seattle and UW will change you and soon, you’ll be talking about equality, organic and protection of we, the minority.

Hall Health Mental Clinic (Hall Health)

The hardest times for most LGBTQ people are during their first years of college.  This is the first time that they’re away from home and so there is a sense of freedom, but with that is also a sense of loneliness. You’re moving away from friends and family and are for the first time away from your safety net.  It’s a new chapter in your life and sometimes it can be very daunting.  Hall Health is here to help you some of those life transitions. Besides helping you with those “oops I did it again moments” with their Hall Health STI/HIV testing, they can help if you just want to talk about transgender/LGBTQ issues.  Let them be your safety net until you can get back to enjoying your Q Life at UDUB.

Off-Campus Notable Mentions

Now that you’ve been acquainted with some campus Q notables, don’t forget to check out some of the Q notables that are off campus.  What Q man would be whole without the IMA which is our university gym.  Lots of eye-candy to help motivate you to work out that body.  There are also some fun classes and not to mention Skating Fridays.  Close to the IMA is the Waterfront Activity Center (WAC) where you can rent out some canoes/rowboats and go rowing on Lake Washington.  You’ll go through the UW Washington Park Arboretum. Be careful when you row your boat close to shore on the northwest end of the park because you may see some nude sun bathers.  Unless it is a sanctioned event like the Fremont Solstice Parade where you’ll see blocks of nude cyclists, there is Washington State’s indecent exposure law against “obscene” behavior so you may get arrested for partaking.

Besides the outdoor activities, there are also several child care centers that will help if you have kids.  If you decide to adopt or foster a kid, Washington State has hundreds of LGBTQ parents.  It has the only LGBTQ Adoption/Foster care Advocacy group in the nation called, Families Like Ours.  Once you get your kid take them to the UW Medicine’s Center for Adoption Medicine at Roosevelt Medical Center.

Last of least, if you want the comradery of a fraternity, join the Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity for your Q Frat experience.

Thank you for taking our Q Tour.  If you notice any misinformation, please let us know.  If you’d like us to add a stop on the tour, please send us a note.

-Welcome to the University of Washington

Site stops (see our website for contact info):.

  • The HUB | Q Center
  • Mary Gates Hall | Department of Minority Affairs and Diversity / Affinity Groups
  • Meany Hall | Performance Art Center
  • Schmitz Hall | UW Counseling Center
  • Cunningham Hall | Women’s Center
  • The Quad | Art Building, Music Building & Communications Building
  • Padelford Hall | Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS)
  • Hall Health | Hall Health Mental Health Clinic

Off-Campus Notable Mention

  • IMA | WAC | Washington Park Arboretum
  • Washington Park Arboretum
  • Radford Court, Laurel Village & West Campus
  • UW Children’s Center at Harborview Medical Center
  • Center for Adoption Medicine @ Roosevelt Medical Center
  • Delta Lambda Phi

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University of Washington Tours 12+

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This self-guided tour will give you a preview of campus, as well as a peek into the Husky Experience. Listen to student stories and explore campus, whether you’re here in person or miles away.

Version 2.4.0

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  1. Tours and information sessions

    Virtual Indigenous Walking Tour; Libraries tour; UW in 360° Virtual Experiences. Experience life as a student at the University of Washington in Seattle through interactive 360° videos. Husky Stadium in 360° Suzzallo Library in 360° Burke Museum in 360° The Quad in 360° UW Rowing in 360° UW Symphony in 360° Video tours

  2. Visit the UW

    Visit. the UW. Gorgeous architecture. Ten thousand trees. Views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier. The UW is a scenic oasis in an urban setting, where you can study under cherry blossoms, paddle a kayak after class, watch a waterfront football game or read all afternoon in a spectacular library that may remind you of Hogwarts.

  3. Plan your visit

    The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in our services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations for a campus tour, please email [email protected] at least 10 days in advance of your visit. Back to top.

  4. Visit the University of Washington

    About the UW Visitor Center. Address: Odegaard Library: 022 Odegaard, Seattle, WA 98195-5502 (Find on campus map); Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed on UW holidays.; Phone: 206-543-9198; Email: [email protected]; Before you stop by, please review our office policies. Visitor Center Guide

  5. Upcoming Tours

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  6. Campus video tours

    Get to know our university, our student communities, and our beautiful campus with this curated collection of videos. The UW is more than one of the world's leading public research universities: We're a community of students and faculty united by a drive to serve the public good. But our campus is pretty amazing, too.

  7. Visiting the Visitor Center

    What to expect during your visit at the Visitor Center. A UW student will be at the front desk to help you with any questions when you visit during in-person office hours. Please note that many offices and buildings on campus are still closed and/or operating remotely. If there is a specific office/department that you would like to connect with ...

  8. Tour guides

    Our tour guides can tell you. Join us for a Husky Hangout, and connect with two current UW students for a 30-minute virtual hangout (Zoom) to get your student life questions answered. Can't make a Hangout? Email [email protected], and a tour guide will reply. For questions about the admissions process, join us for an online freshman information ...

  9. Visits

    Attend Admitted Student Day. April 20, 2024 - This one-day, on-campus event is designed specifically for admitted students and their families — learn more about the Husky Experience and get answers to your questions about what it's really like to be a student at the UW. Admitted Student Day Details.

  10. Plan Your Visit

    Burke Museum. With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, at the Burke, you see—and feel—a world alive. The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle with a focus on dinosaurs, fossils, Northwest Native art, plant and animal ...

  11. Tram Tours

    To schedule a tour, email us at [email protected] or call 206.543.8800. UW Botanic Gardens Tram Tour. Tour departs from: 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112.

  12. Travel

    With UW Alumni Tours, curiosity doesn't end with your degree. Since 1975, UW Alumni Tours has offered the most enriching and engaging adventures in popular and lesser known destinations around the globe. Join fellow alumni, faculty, and friends to explore and discover with the Husky family. Our trips are memorable, and so are our travelers.

  13. Take a Virtual Tour

    Welcome to the University of Washington and the College of Arts and Sciences. The College is the heart of the UW's academic experience. If you can't make it to an in-person tour, our virtual tour is the next best thing. Skip to main content ... University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-3765 (206) 543-5340

  14. UW Admissions

    Student tour guides and Admissions representatives at the University of Washington interact with more than 37,000 campus visitors each year. In addition to daily tours and operating the Welcome Center, staff are called upon to lead separately scheduled tours, speak at events, and assist the Office of Admissions with recruitment and outreach ...

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    Enjoy the sights and sounds of Seattle from the water on this comfortable, 2-hour, cruise along Lake Union. Watch seaplane arrivals and departures and see landmark Seattle locations like the iconic Space Needle, Seattle Great Wheel, the Fremont Bridge, Gas Works Park, the University of Washington and much more — plus a plethora of floating homes, including the one from the popular movie ...

  16. School group tours

    Office of Admissions. Visit the UW. School group tours. We believe that showing students the opportunities a higher education can provide is an important step in helping them prepare for their journey to college, so we welcome school groups as young as 8th-graders. Please note that we are unable to accommodate requests for groups to sample a class.

  17. Events

    Washington Wednesday: Meet the UW, Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell: 06-26-2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Yvonne Chiu: Washington Wednesday: What does holistic review mean at the UW? 07-10-2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Yvonne Chiu: Washington Wednesday: Dual credit and the UW application: 07-17-2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Yvonne Chiu: Washington Wednesday: Admission ...

  18. University of Washington Campus Tour

    Check out the University of Washington's main campus, with a look at the natural beauty and architectural wonders that make the campus a Seattle treasure. Pl...

  19. UW Alumni Tours

    UW Alumni Tours. With UW Alumni Tours, curiosity doesn't end with your degree. As a UWAA member, you are eligible to participate in the UW Alumni Tours Program. Since 1975 it has offered enriching and engaging adventures in popular and lesser known destinations around the globe.

  20. UW Biology Greenhouse

    UW Biology Greenhouse. Hello from the Biology Greenhouse! We are open to the public for casual walk in browsing of our 4 collection rooms on non-holiday Thursdays-12:00-4:00 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month-10:00-2:00 pm. through September 19th, 2024. Beginning on Wednesday September 25th, the start of Fall quarter, the weekday ...

  21. UW Student Tours

    UW Student Tours are short-term, non-curricular, international opportunities led by UW faculty/staff, with health and safety elements administered by the UW Global Travel Health & Safety program. Student Tours are designed to ensure that all UW-sponsored programs abroad have undertaken a minimum level of pre-departure preparation to support the ...


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  25. University of Washington Tours 12+

    ‎This self-guided tour will give you a preview of campus, as well as a peek into the Husky Experience. Listen to student stories and explore campus, whether you're here in person or miles away. ...