News and Events

Upcoming Events

Dec. 5th, 2019 – Argosy Cruises’ Christmas Ship makes a stop at the Shell House with a choir performance. Click here for the full schedule.

The Shell House in the News

Congratulations Melanie on receiving a Certificate of Excellence for The Boys of 1936 Tours!


Read more about the Shell House

Learn more about the Naval history of the Shell House in these articles provided by Lee Corbin:























Listen to Feliks Banel’s piece on the ASUW Shell House on KIRO Radio 97.3:







Articles by Knute Berger in the Seattle Magazine and Crosscut News:

                                               Seattle Mag: Sept. 2019 – The New ASUW Shell House Will Pay Homage to Its History Through a Restoration












Articles about the Shell House and Seattle rowing in The Sea Chest Magazine (Puget Sound Maritime Journal):





The UW student-run newspaper, the Daily:












University of Washington Magazine (formerly Columns Magazine):

                                                 June 2019 – ‘Cathedral’ on the Cut filled with history and meaning










Great articles written by legendary Seattle sports writer, Mike Gastineau, about the Shell House:




















Other News

July 27, 2019 – Young eagle spotted at the ASUW Shell House!

Want to cheer on your Husky Crew Teams? You can find their schedule here.

Recent Events

June 26, 2019

Seattle 4 Rotary hosted Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat; Judy Rantz Willman, daughter of Joe Rantz; and Melanie Barstow, founder of the Boys of ’36 Tours in a panel moderated by Sportswriter Mike Gastineau. Thank you Seattle Rotary for your support of bringing back the ASUW Shell House!

4/12 – 4/13: UW Parent and Family Weekend

5/4 – Opening Day, Windermere Cup, Willapa Spirit Canoe participates in the Seattle Yacht Club boat parade

5/31 – UW Class of 1969 50th Reunion

November 15, 2018

UW Recreation put on a reunion dinner inside the ASUW Shell House with 150 friends and family members of the 1936 Olympic Crew from UW.

UW Recreation partnered with UW Libraries and MOHAI and held a Armistice Day centennial celebration at the ASUW Shell House. Read more about the event here.

October 13, 2018