Visit the UW

Gorgeous architecture. Ten thousand trees. Views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier. The UW is a scenic oasis in an urban setting, where you can study under cherry blossoms, paddle a kayak after class, watch a waterfront football game or read all afternoon in a spectacular library that may remind you of Hogwarts.

  • Drumheller Fountain, #1 Most Picturesque College Fountain in the U.S.
— LawnStarter, 2015

    Drumheller Fountain

    #1 Most Picturesque College Fountain in the U.S. — LawnStarter, 2015

  • "This campus should be on a postcard.", 8 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the U.S.A.
— Travel & Leisure, 2018

    "This campus should be on a postcard."

    8 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the U.S.A. — Travel & Leisure, 2018

  • #2 MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS IN AUTUMN, — Best College Reviews, 2021

    #2 MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS IN AUTUMN

    — Best College Reviews, 2021

  • HUSKY STADIUM,

    HUSKY STADIUM

    The most scenic venue in college football Is also one of the largest and loudest.

  • WƎⱢƎBʔALTXʷ – INTELLECTUAL HOUSE , A longhouse-style learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff — and the broader UW community.

    WƎⱢƎBʔALTXʷ – INTELLECTUAL HOUSE 

    A longhouse-style learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff — and the broader UW community.

  • THE QUAD, The glorious Yoshino cherry trees are so famous, they have their own live cam and Twitter account.

    THE QUAD

    The glorious Yoshino cherry trees are so famous, they have their own live cam and Twitter account.

  • RAINIER VISTA, The view of "The Fountain and The Mountain" from Rainier Vista is unmatched for its grandeur and beauty.

    RAINIER VISTA

    The view of "The Fountain and The Mountain" from Rainier Vista is unmatched for its grandeur and beauty.

  • PACCAR HALL, Housing the Foster School of Business, PACCAR Hall embodies the school’s focus on leadership development, strategic thinking and collaboration.

    PACCAR HALL

    Housing the Foster School of Business, PACCAR Hall embodies the school’s focus on leadership development, strategic thinking and collaboration.

  • Suzzallo Library, This Gothic-style library is an architectural marvel. It may not truly be Hogwarts, but it sure is magical.

    Suzzallo Library

    This Gothic-style library is an architectural marvel. It may not truly be Hogwarts, but it sure is magical.

  • RED SQUARE, The epicenter of campus life, Red Square takes its name from the reddish-brown bricks that compose it.

    RED SQUARE

    The epicenter of campus life, Red Square takes its name from the reddish-brown bricks that compose it.

  • THE QUAD, In the fall and spring, it's the perfect place to relax or play.

    THE QUAD

    In the fall and spring, it's the perfect place to relax or play.

  • WILLAM H. GATES HALL, Home to UW Law, with six stories of naturally lit space, art collections, the largest library in the Northwest and high-tech "smart" classrooms.

    WILLAM H. GATES HALL

    Home to UW Law, with six stories of naturally lit space, art collections, the largest library in the Northwest and high-tech "smart" classrooms.

  • MEMORIAL WAY, Lined with 58 London plane trees commemorating those who died in WWI, Memorial Way is a majestic entrance to campus.

    MEMORIAL WAY

    Lined with 58 London plane trees commemorating those who died in WWI, Memorial Way is a majestic entrance to campus.

  • WHERE IT'S ALL HAPPENING, From outdoor adventure to the cutting edge of new tech, the UW campus is a springboard for everything Seattle has to offer — and beyond.

    WHERE IT'S ALL HAPPENING

    From outdoor adventure to the cutting edge of new tech, the UW campus is a springboard for everything Seattle has to offer — and beyond.

  • THE HUB, The Husky Union Building is a bustling center of student activities, games, student services, food and much more.

    THE HUB

    The Husky Union Building is a bustling center of student activities, games, student services, food and much more.

Campus tours

Come see for yourself! Whether you want to visit in person or take a virtual tour, we have three ways to show you around.

  • IN-PERSON TOUR
    Sign up for a 75-minute student-led tour to see all the campus highlights.

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  • VIRTUAL TOUR
    Experience 360° virtual tours of the UW campus.

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  • VIDEO TOURS
    View videos featuring campus highlights, housing and student perspectives.

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Tour guides

What’s it really like to attend the UW? Our guides will show you campus from the student’s perspective.

Meet the tour guides

Events

Looking for other ways to connect with the UW? Find out about upcoming events through the Office of Admissions.

Save the date! October 11–14, 2021, is Husky Preview.

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