Visit the UW

Welcome to the University of Washington! We’re here to help you find the information you need. Whether you’re a prospective student, a UW alumni, a tourist or a Seattle local, connect with the Visitor Center to learn more about the UW.

Before you stop by, please review our office policies here.

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4p.m.

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Visitor resources

An interior view of the Visitors Center

Visitor Center

Campus map

Tours and information sessions

General resources

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Parents and families

Learn more about our Parent & Family Programs!

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General visitors


Accessible parking, routes, building entrances and other accommodations

Campus highlights

Red Square

Overlooking Rainier Vista, this large plaza connects the performing arts at Meany Hall with Odegaard and Suzzallo libraries, Henry Art Gallery and lecture rooms in Kane Hall.

Odegaard Undergraduate Library

In addition to offering research and writing services, Odegaard is home to By George Café. It’s also the only campus library that’s open 24 hours a day.

The Liberal Arts Quadrangle (the Quad)

The Quad is the primary gathering place on campus, especially when the Yoshino cherry trees bloom each spring.

Denny Hall

Built in 1895, Denny Hall is the oldest building on campus. Its copper-clad belfry contains the Varsity Bell, rung every year at Homecoming.

Suzzallo Library

The central library on campus, Suzzallo is renowned for its grand staircase and expansive Reading Room, known informally as “the Harry Potter Room.”

Husky Union Building

The HUB’s spaces were designed by students, for students. It’s all here, including study rooms, a bike shop, bowling alley, gaming lounge and restaurants.

Drumheller Fountain

The centerpiece of Rainier Vista, Drumheller Fountain was built to highlight our spectacular view of Mount Rainier.

Sylvan Grove

At the south end of this picturesque shady grove stand four columns — all that remains of the UW’s original campus in downtown Seattle.

Husky Stadium

With views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, Husky Stadium has been frequently voted the most scenic football setting in the U.S.

UW Botanic Gardens

Across the Montlake Bridge are the UW Botanic Gardens and Washington Park Arboretum, one of the oldest arboretums west of the Mississippi.

Students and fans cheer at the UW football game vs USC.

From football to crew, the Dawgs run — and row — circles around the competition. Our Division I athletes host their rivals in the Pac-12 conference and beyond at Husky Stadium and nearby Athletics Village, as well as on the Montlake Cut.

Husky Athletics

People visit the paleontology room at the New Burke

Explore contemporary art at the Henry Art Gallery and Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Interact with natural and cultural collections at the Burke Museum. Or attend a performance at Meany Hall to enjoy dance, drama and music.

Arts UW

Visitor Center fun corner

Questions? We’re happy to help!

Connect with us at or 206-543-9198.

Note: Each photograph above was taken following the appropriate safety protocols at the time.