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What to expect during your visit at the Visitor Center

A UW student will be at the front desk to help you with any questions when you visit during in-person office hours. Please note that many offices and buildings on campus are still closed and/or operating remotely. If there is a specific office/department that you would like to connect with, we are happy to provide you with their contact information!

Campus Tours

If you are you looking to register for an in-person campus tour, you can sign up here! For any questions about in-person campus tours, please contact our Office of Admissions, either through livechatphone, or email (

Office policies

As part of our COVID-19 Prevention Plan, we have implemented additional office policies to ensure the safety of our visitors, students, staff, and faculty.

Anyone not following these COVID-19 prevention policies, may be asked to leave the Visitor Center office.

Feeling sick? Stay home!

  • If you are sick or experiencing mild symptoms of illness (even if you are fully vaccinated), you are not permitted in the Visitor Center office.
  • We will be happy to assist you with your question(s) through phone (206-543-9198) or email (

Face coverings

  • All individuals are required to wear a face covering indoors, regardless of vaccination status, when on site at a University of Washington location. This requirement is applicable indoors when other people are present and in all public and common areas, including, but not limited to lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, elevators, and in shared vehicles.
  • Consistent with state regulations, individuals who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a face covering indoors at all UW campuses and facilities, in accordance with the UW Face Covering Policy. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should also consider wearing face coverings outdoors when distancing is not possible. Coverings should cover your mouth and nose.
  • Outdoors, face coverings are optional, regardless of vaccination status. However, a face covering is recommended when in outdoor crowded settings and in settings where there is a decreased ability to consistently maintain a physical distance between others.

Physical distancing and room capacity

  • Based on state guidance, UW has lifted both indoor and outdoor distancing and COVID-19 capacity requirements, though distancing is still recommended for unvaccinated individuals.

Cleaning and disinfecting

  • Our custodial team cleans the office weekly. Additional cleaning throughout the day is in place with an emphasis on highly touched surfaces.

Hand sanitizer and cleaning station

  • A hand sanitizer dispenser is available at the entrance of the Visitor Center office. A cleaning station with additional supplies and PPE is also available for visitors to use prior to entering the office.

Food and drink

  • Food and drink can only be consumed outside of the Visitor Center office.

Access to the office

The Visitor Center office is located on the ground floor of Odegaard Undergraduate Library. You can only enter the ground floor through the west entrance and the south entrance.

  • The entrances are only open during business hours. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Learn more about getting to campus here!


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