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Getting to Campus

Traffic around the university can be challenging to navigate and parking very limited; however, the campus is well served by local and regional transit services. For more information on how to arrive to campus through various modes of transportation, please visit the Commuter Services website. Please see below for specific parking and loading directions.

Directions to Kane Hall

Click here for a campus map which shows the location of Kane Hall.

  • Driving North: Heading north on Interstate 5, take the NE 45th Street exit. Turn right onto NE 45th Street and continue east to 15th Avenue NE. The UW campus begins at the corner of NE 45th Street and 15th Avenue NE.


  • Driving South: Heading south on Interstate 5, take the NE 45th Street exit. Turn left onto NE 45th Street and continue east to 15th Avenue NE. The UW campus begins at the corner of NE 45th Street and 15th Avenue NE.

Central Plaza Parking Garage

To park in the Central Plaza Parking Garage, take a right onto 15th Avenue NE. Continue south on 15th Avenue NE until you reach NE 41st Street. The parking garage entrance will be on your left. Stop at Gate 1, pay attendant and park where directed. Once you have parked in the garage, find the corridor labeled "Kane Hall" (northeast corner of the garage) and take the elevator to the appropriate floor (1st floor for Rooms 110, 120, 130, 2nd floor for Rooms 210, 220, Walker-Ames).

Please note that prorated refunds are available with Visa, MasterCard or cash payments. Depending on other other events taking place on campus, a special event parking rate may be in effect when you arrive. For complete details on parking at the University of Washington, please visit the Commuter Services website. Also, please do not hesitate to call Commuter Services for more information. Staff can be reached at ucommute@uw.edu or 206.221.3701. Phone hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday -– Friday.

Alternatives to the Central Plaza Parking Garage

To enter through the north entrance of campus keep heading east on NE 45th Street to 17th Avenue NE and turn right. Stop at Gate 2, pay attendant and park where directed.

Unloading At Kane Hall

To load/unload at Kane Hall, continue on NE 45th Street to 17th Avenue NE and turn right. Stop at Gate 2 for a load/unload permit and a parking permit if needed. Continue south on 17th Avenue NE and it will turn into Memorial Drive. Follow Memorial Drive until it turns into George Washington Lane. At the base of the hill, turn left into the Odegaard and Kane Hall loading docks. To reach Kane Hall's loading dock, drive all the way back through the underground drive to the dock. Please remember to move your vehicle to a designated parking area after unloading.