Contact the University of Washington

Contact us by phone

  • UW Police
    • Emergency: 911
    • Non-emergency: 206-685-UWPD (8973)
  • UW Bothell: 425-352-5000
  • UW Seattle: 206-543-2100
  • UW Tacoma: 253-692-4000
  • UW Medical Center: 206-598-3300
  • Harborview Medical Center: 206-744-3000
  • UW Seattle hotline/campus status
    • In Seattle: 206-897-INFO (4636)
    • Outside Seattle: 866-897-INFO (4636)

Common phone numbers and emails

Contact us by email

If you would like to reach us using email, contact us at help@uw.edu.

Send an email

Contact us by postal mail

To address postal mail to a person or department, follow this format:

Name, Title (or student)
Department (or Hall) / University of Washington
Building / Room Number
Box 35XXXX
Street Address (if there is one available; check the 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.

Addressing letters to the UW