For those driving, there are plenty of parking options for you near Alaska Airlines Arena.

Payment must be made when you park and we recommend guests use Pay by Phone. To register, download the PayByPhone app and enter your license plate, lot code and payment information, or go to the PayByPhone website to pay.

map of parking options


– Alaska Airlines Arena

map of campus parking lots – Parking entrance

– No entrance

– No parking

Public parking

E01 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123182
E18 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123182
E21 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123186
E12/E19 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123184

ADA accessible parking

E17 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123181

Limited mobility parking

E20 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123185

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Wear your wristband and comfortable shoes

You will receive a wristband at check-in before the welcome. Be sure to wear it for entry into buildings and access to tours that are only open to ASP participants. If you are unable to make it to the welcome, check in at the #NEWHUSKIES22 tent on Red Square.

The day will entail quite a bit of walking. The campus tour alone covers 0.8 miles and breakout sessions are located in buildings throughout campus. Wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared with a hooded jacket or umbrella, as the weather in the spring can change throughout the day. For the most up-to-date forecast, visit

Breakout sessions

Except for the residential hall tours, which require a timed ticket, breakout sessions and tours are open on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to the admitted student plus one guest. We recommend having some alternative sessions, tours or activities to explore in case your session is full. Some sessions are also available during our virtual programming in the weeks following the March 26 event.

Residence hall tours

Timed tickets are required for residence hall tours. Pick up your tickets at the tent outside the South entrance of the Alaska Airlines Arena before and after the welcome or at either North or West campus residence hall tour start location. To ensure we are able to serve as many visitors as possible, tours are limited to the admitted student and one guest. (Exceptions will be made for accompanying guests under the age of 17.)


Mask mandate

The UW currently has an indoor mask mandate for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.

Note: this mandate is set to be lifted on Monday, March 28 with the start of spring quarter.

If you are sick, stay home

If you are sick with any illness and especially if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please do not come to campus, even if you are vaccinated.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


Please be aware that this event will be photographed and the images may be used to promote the UW in the future.


I'll have my luggage with me, can I drop it off somewhere?

Yes! We’ll have luggage check available in the Jim Houston Boardroom, located on the west end of Husky Stadium, adjacent to the Dawg Pack entrance. Look for the “luggage check” sign under the marquee. Drop your luggage off in the morning before the welcome session and pick it up between 2 and 5 p.m.

I’ve already been to campus and only want to do a few sessions/tours. Do I have to participate fully in the program?

Nope! Pick and choose your schedule and make it your own.

Where can I find food?

Prior to the welcome, you can purchase food and beverages from the Starbucks truck located outside the South entrance to Alaska Airlines Arena or pre-packaged breakfast items and coffee from within the arena.

For lunch, check out the printed program with on-campus dining options or explore the U District.

What should I wear?

Seattle weather is typically mild. However, a hooded jacket or umbrella is a good idea in the spring as the weather can change throughout the day. Wear comfortable shoes. The campus tour alone covers 0.8 miles and breakout sessions are located in buildings throughout campus. For the most up-to-date forecast, visit

What should I bring?

Bring your questions! Admitted Student Preview is your time to connect with current UW students, staff and faculty. We’re excited to meet you and welcome you to the pack!

You may also want to come prepared when eating out in Seattle. Many restaurants and venues in our region require proof of vaccination which can often be a photo of the documentation on your phone or a negative coronavirus test result for entry. Be prepared, and carry your documentation.