Addressing letters to the UW
UW address format
Name, Title (or student)
Department (or Hall) / University of Washington
Building / Room Number
Street Address (if there is one available.
Check the online department’s website or
ask the person you are sending mail to)
Seattle, WA 98195-XXXX
Each UW department (or building, such as a residence hall) has its own USPS campus box and ZIP+4 code. If you are sending mail or shipping packages using the USPS, you will use campus box numbers with the format above. If you are using another shipper, use the format above without the campus box number.
The best way to guarantee that you have the correct address is to contact the addressee via email or telephone first and request their address.
Most frequently requested addresses
- UW Departments – A list of UW Departments that have provided their information for inclusion in the UW Directory.
- UW Faculty/Staff/Student Directory – Some people op-out of the main directory and/or may be found in their own departmental directories online.
- Telephone and email contacts – A phone and email list of contacts at the UW.
- Visitors Center
UW box numbers
The University of Washington, in cooperation with the USPS, uses a six-digit box number format. All UW box numbers begin with 35____. The last four digits are unique to each office and comprise the last four digits of the ZIP code. UW Box numbers for faculty and staff are listed in the UW Faculty/Staff/Student Directory. UW Box numbers for departments are listed in Departmental Box Numbers.
A complete UW Seattle campus ZIP code is 98195 + the last four digits of the box number. For example, the zip code for box number 352700 would be: 98195-2700
Frequently requested contacts
Office of Admissions (Seattle undergraduate)
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle WA 98195-5852
Office of the Registrar
225 Schmitz Hall
Campus Box 355850
Seattle, WA 98195-5850
Generic address for forms: 1410 NE Campus Parkway Seattle, WA 98195
If you need additional assistance with UW addresses, contact the Visitors Information Center at 206-543-9198, firstname.lastname@example.org