Jul 14 – 16, 2022
US/Pacific timezone


Please let us know as soon as possible if you need an invitation letter for visa purposes.

Location of the Physics/Astronomy Building

The Physics/Astronomy building is located on the North-East corner of the intersection of 15th Ave NE and NE Pacific Street. The physical address of the building is 3910 15th Ave NE  Seattle, WA 98195-1560. The Physics main office is located in C-121.

Campus Maps


We booked a block of rooms at University Inn for July 13-16. Use the link and code below to book: 

UW Summiting the Unknown 2022
Block Code: 220714UWSU

Deadline to use this code is June 14.


University Inn – (206) 632-5055
4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Approximately 15 minute walk from the INT offices. Restaurant, a seasonal heated outdoor pool, guest laundry, and free on-site parking. Access to fitness facility at Watertown (see below). Free hotel-wide Wi-Fi internet access. A deluxe room has a coffeemaker, microwave and small refrigerator. Premiere rooms have the same amenities as the deluxe as well as a sitting area with queen size sleeper sofa. Continental breakfast included.

Watertown – (206) 826-4242
4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Approximately 15 minute walk from the INT offices. Fitness room, guest laundry, and free on-site garage parking. Free local phone calls, high-speed internet access and Wi-Fi in each room. Free loaner bicycles available to guests and free local shuttle service available by reservation. A studio room has a coffeemaker, microwave, small refrigerator, and an “a la carte” special amenity selection (see website for descriptions). Nightly wine tastings. Breakfast not included, but there is a café on site.

Residence Inn by Marriott – (206) 322-8887
4501 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
New apartment-style lodging (open Sept 2015), approximately 15-20 minute walk from the INT offices. All suites have fully equipped kitchens, separate living areas, and balconies. Underground parking available for $20/night. Continental breakfast buffet included, complimentary coffee and dessert each evening. Fitness room with indoor pool/whirlpool/sauna. Free local phone calls, coin-operated guest laundry. Rates available upon request.

Silver Cloud – (206) 526-5200
5036 25th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Approximately 25 minute walk (or 10 minutes by bicycle) from the INT offices. University Village Shopping Center is nearby. Indoor pool, spa, fitness center, guest laundry, free local phone calls, internet access, on-site parking and local area shuttle. Refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. Hot breakfast included.

Graduate Hotel – (206) 634-2000
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Approximately 15-20 minute walk from the INT offices. Hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access, 32″ flat panel TVs, DVD players, and iPod docking stations in every room. Free shuttle to the University of Washington between 7:15 am and 10 pm.

College Inn Guest House – (206) 633-4441
4000 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Approximately 5 minute walk from the INT offices. A 1909 European-style Bed & Breakfast Inn on the National Register of Historic Places; simple period furnishings; no private bathrooms. Room rates start at $100 per night (single) including continental breakfast. All rooms are non-smoking. American Express credit cards are not accepted. Please note that there are many stairs and no elevator. 48 hour cancellation policy.

Transportation from Sea-Tac Airport to the UW

Sea-Tac International Airport is located about 20 miles from the University. Driving from the airport to the University or vice-versa usually takes less than a half hour.

Sound Transit has a light rail option that goes from Sea-Tac Airport all the way to the University of Washington.  The cost is approximately $3.25 and takes about 45 minutes.  

A taxi ride from the airport to the University usually costs approximately $50.

Seattle has a great bus service, refer to Metro Transit buses.

If you rent a car (or bring your own) please refer to UW Parking Services for parking permits and information.

Shuttle Express provides 24-hour door-to-door van service to and from the airport. Courtesy phones are available at Sea-Tac airport for Shuttle Express.

Family Resources

For more information check out the main UW Visitors Page