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Visiting information

Thousands of people come to the UW’s Seattle campus to witness the iconic cherry trees in peak bloom. Plan your visit — and consider alternate modes of transportation. Campus visitors can expect significant traffic congestion, limited parking and street closures.


Take public transit

Campus is served by many bus routes and two Link light rail stations: U District (closest to the Quad cherry blossoms) and University of Washington (Husky Stadium).

Get to campus


Driving to visit the blossoms

Parking lots


We recommend cherry blossom visitors park in the Padelford Garage, Lot E01 and Lot E18.


In addition to the lots listed above, we recommend the Central Plaza Garage.

Hours and rates vary by location.

See all parking details


The UW is committed to ensuring access and inclusion for all. There are two accessible entrances to the Quad, one at each end. Accessible parking is available in Lot N22.

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Street closures

Stevens Way NE between Memorial Way NE and Pend Oreille Road and Memorial Way NE south of Stevens Way NE will be closed to vehicle and transit traffic on the following dates: April 1–2, April 8–9 and April 15–16.

Campus maps

This map highlights the best walking routes to the Quad from the recommended parking lots. Download the PDFs below for additional maps and driving directions to these parking lots. Translated maps are available in Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese.

walk to the quad from designated parking lots

Download walk to Quad map

Download weekday parking map

Download weekend parking map

Download translated parking maps

**The translated parking maps are in Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese


The UW is committed to ensuring access and inclusion for all. Our access guide is our information hub to help community members with disabilities navigate the campus. It highlights accessible parking areas, walking routes, building entrances and other resources.

There are two accessible entrances to the Quad, one to the southwest between Savery Hall and Gowen Hall and one to the northeast between Raitt Hall and Miller Hall. The southwest entrance is closest to Red Square. The northeast entrance is closest to accessible parking, Lot N22.

To get to the Quad from Lot N22, take the pathway between the Communications Building and Clark Hall, then use the path between the Music Building and Miller Hall to enter the Quad.

A state-issued disability placard must be displayed when parking in Lot N22. Regular parking rates apply. See the Transportation Services website for more information on accessible parking at the UW.


Portable restrooms will be available near the Quad April 1–April 16. Restrooms in campus buildings are open to visitors during normal business hours on weekdays but closed to visitors on weekends.