Northwest Neighbors

Life in the Pacific Northwest


Without a doubt, one of the things that makes the UW special is our spectacular surroundings.

An abundance of natural beauty is just a short drive away — from the breathtaking peaks of the North Cascades, to a pristine high desert lake, rolling farmlands or an untouched rainforest.

A little closer to home we enjoy the distinctive character of our local neighborhoods — walk out your door to a favorite local coffee shop, trendy nightclub, farmer’s market or world-class museum.

Year after year, Seattle is listed as one of the most livable cities in America. So, it’s no surprise that many world-leading organizations — like the UW — are based here.


UW and University District Resources

Visit the UW

University of Washington Columns Amphitheater

Want to have your finger on the pulse of the UW? Come and visit us! The UW Visitors Center is located on the ground floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

Sound Transit Construction

Arial view of construction for Husky Station

Information on the Sound Transit light rail and transit station construction located near Husky Stadium.

UW in the Neighborhood

View of the University Bookstore on The Ave

The University Community Urban Center Plan encourages the community to seek an active partnership with the university for positive change in both residential and business concerns.

Using UW Resources

Denny Hall at the University of Washington

Students, faculty, staff or alumni are eligible to rent UW facilities and use some library services. In addition, non-university individuals and organizations may rent facilities if the use is consistent with regulations.


More Useful Resources

Center for Experiential Learning

EXP is home to seven programs, each of which connects UW undergraduates to compelling and invigorating real world opportunities to expand and enrich their learning.

Office of Regional Relations

Serves as a link between the university, surrounding neighborhoods, civic groups and local government.

UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics

A network of primary care clinics with seven neighborhood locations throughout the greater Seattle area.

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