Othello-UW Commons

Othello-UW Commons

The Othello-UW Commons

Community-informed work is at the heart of the UW’s partnerships in Southeast Seattle.

Learning and leading together

The Othello-UW Commons is a learning and collaboration space for faculty, staff, students and community partners. The Commons will prioritize sustained partnerships that embrace the UW’s commitment to learning from and with local communities.

Academic departments at the UW are committed to sharing resources and classes that can help address needs and hopes identified by people in Southeast Seattle, from community health and youth development to lifelong learning and social policy. Conversations with local residents inform the vision for the Othello-UW Commons. The University will continue to ask and to listen, and to shape programming that supports Southeast Seattle’s vision of sustaining an equitable, inclusive and welcoming community.

Othello-UW Commons core principles

  • Involve and engage community partners, prioritizing community-informed work that aligns with the mission of the University of Washington
  • Foster and engage in just and equitable relationships between the community and the UW
  • Be transparent and accountable in a spirit of mutuality and solidarity

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Rooms at the Othello-UW Commons may be reserved by UW-affiliated organizations and community partners.

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For questions about the Othello-UW Commons, contact othellocommons@uw.edu.

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About the Othello-UW Commons facility

Located approximately 9 miles south of the UW’s Seattle campus, the Othello-UW Commons is next to the Othello Link light rail station. This accessible 2,200-square-foot facility includes room for meetings, teaching, learning, leadership and community and professional development.

Address: 4200 S. Othello St. Suite 117, Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: 206-685-3023

Email: othellocommons@uw.edu