How to Contact Us
Our main contact email address is
206-221-5270 Front Reception Desk
206-543-3842 Fax Number
University of Washington
Department of Electrical Engineering
185 Stevens Way
Paul Allen Center - Room AE100R
Campus Box 352500
Seattle, WA 98195-2500
Building and Office Hours
The EE building and Paul Allen Center are open (and unlocked) from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Both are closed on weekends.
The EE office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, and from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
Note that building hours and office hours are subject to change.
Finding us on campus
The Department of Electrical Engineering is located in the new EE/CS Building on the central campus of the University of Washington. The following two maps will show you exactly where we are located.
If you wish to park a car on campus, visitor parking is $15.00 per day (evening parking is $5).
Getting here by train or bus
From downtown Seattle, Link Light Rail is the easiest and fasted way to campus. Excepting a few hours in the middle of the night, you can catch a light rail train in the Seattle Transit Tunnel every 6-10 minutes (northbound trains will display "University of Washington" on their display panel as they're pulling into each station). Sound Transit's web site is the best place to find more infomation including timetables, rider guides, and more.
From outside of Seattle, bus service to UW is available. In King County, busses are managed by Metro Transit. From Snohomish County, Community Transit runs many busses to UW. Additional options may be available to you from Sound Transit as well.
Getting here from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
There are three main options: Light rail, airport shuttle, or car.
Light rail: You can catch a light rail train from the station at SeaTac Airport - it's located at the north end of the fourth floor parking garage (there are signs in the airport and in the garage to help you find it). As of March 2016, you can ride the light rail train all the way to campus! Its final stop is the U-District station, which is right beside Husky Stadium.
Shuttle: We recommend that you use either a Taxi or Shuttle Express . Pick-up areas are at both the north and south ends of the terminal at ground level for Shuttle Express. To arrange for service, go to any hotel/transportation kiosk on the baggage-claim area.
Car: From the parking areas, follow the signs for "Freeways" and "Seattle". The airport access road will merge into Highway 518 eastbound. About three-quarters of a mile later, take the exit for I-5 North. Then follow the directions in the next section. Please be aware that traffic (and parking!) in Seattle is bad in general, and particularly problematic around UW.
Driving from south of Seattle
Get on northbound Interstate 5 (I-5). The University of Washington is located north of downtown Seattle and the Ship Canal. Take Exit 169, marked for NE 45th and 50th Streets and the University of Washington. You will turn right (eastbound) onto 45th. Approximately one mile later, you will cross 15th Avenue NE. Take the next right, at 17th Avenue NE. This is the main entrance to the University of Washington. The gate guard will give you further directions.
If you are taking the express lanes from downtown Seattle, take the NE 42d Street exit. Turn left (north) on 7th Avenue NE. Two blocks later, turn right onto NE 45th Street and follow the directions above.
Driving From north of Seattle
Get on southbound Interstate 5. The University of Washington is located north of downtown Seattle and the Ship Canal. If you find yourself crossing a body of water, you've gone too far. Take Exit 169, marked for NE 45th and 50th Street. Turn left (east) onto NE 45th Street. Approximately one mile later, you will cross 15th Avenue NE. Take the next right, at 17th Avenue NE. This is the main entrance to the University of Washington. The gate guard will give you further directions.
Driving from the east side
Get on westbound highway 520, and cross Lake Washington. Take the Montlake exit. Turn right onto Montlake Boulevard. Continue north, crossing the Montlake Bridge. Montlake will turn into 25th Avenue NE. You will pass Husky Stadium, the Hec Edmundson Pavilion and a large parking lot. At the next stop light, turn left onto Pend Oreille Road. The gate guard will give you further directions.