Venue, Campus, Parking, Food & Seattle Tips

Conference Venues

The 2023 REECAS Northwest Conference Keynote Speech and panels will take place at the University of Washington’s Husky Union Building, better known as the HUB

The HUB, a.k.a. the Husky Union Building

Campus Maps

Interactive Map

This interactive map allows users to search the campus map by building, department, student organization, facilities, residential colleges, athletic fields and parking lots.

Printable Map

For a pdf map of the University of Washington campus, please click here.


Accessibility Map

The University’s accessibility map (.pdf) shows accessible buildings, walkways and parking areas. For more specific information about accessibility, please see the UW Access Guide, contact Transportation and Parking Servicesor contact the Office of Disability Services.



Visitor parking is available at multiple locations on the University of Washington campus. First time visitors to campus will probably find the UW Central Plaza Garage to be most convenient. The underground garage is accessed from 15th Avenue NE and is located directly under Red Square in front of Suzzallo library. More information about parking at UW is available on the UW Visitor Parking webpage.

Getting around Seattle

The University of Washington is well connected to SeaTac Airport and Seattle’s downtown via ground transportation.

SoundTransit’s Link light rail U District Station is brand new and located about one block from the Graduate Hotel and other University District hotels. Please note that this is NOT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON STATION, which serves Husky Stadium and is about a mile from the Graduate Hotel. SoundTransit’s Link light rail is by far the fastest way downtown.

Buses also depart for downtown from from 15th Avenue NE in the University District next to the UW campus.

Seattle is additionally served by Uber, Lyft, and taxis.

We do not recommend renting a car unless you plan to take trips outside of Seattle. Most everything you need is within walking distance from your hotel, and parking on the UW campus and downtown can be difficult and expensive.

Get the Apps
One Bus Away – Download the One Bus Away app for your cellphone to see bus routes near you as well as real-time arrival information and schedules.
Uber – Download and get set up with the Uber app in order to take advantage of Seattle’s large ride sharing fleet.
Lyft – Download and get set up with the Lyft app in order to take advantage of Seattle’s large ride sharing fleet.

Public transportation from the University District

Sound Transit Link Light Rail (University District to Downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport)

70 Bus Route (University District to Downtown Seattle)
43 Bus Route (University District to Montlake to Capitol Hill to Downtown Seattle)
49 Bus Route (University District to Capitol Hill [Broadway] to Downtown Seattle)

We recommend Uber or Lyft over traditional taxi cabs in Seattle, but Orange Cab (206-522-8800) is a local taxi.

Eat and Drink

Seattle is a city known for its fresh seafood, authentic cuisine, and highly developed microbrewery scene. Below, we list some recommended restaurants in the University District, nearby University Village, and in Seattle’s downtown. These include everything from pizza parlors to waterfront dining featuring salmon and crab from Puget Sound and even Alaska.

Conference attendees will find food and drink options in three locations on and around campus:

  • At the University Village Mall
  • On University Way (commonly known as “the Ave”)
  • Downtown Seattle

University Village – A bit upscale

University Way (“the Ave”) – Popular with students

  • Big Time Brewery (Casual brewery and pizzeria, popular with students. )
  • Byrek and Baguette (Mediterranean restaurant with salads, byrek/burek/borek, and more)
  • BB’s Teriyaki Grill (a “Chipotle-style” approach to teriyaki)
  • Sizzle & Crunch (a “Chipotle-style” approach to banh mi sandwiches and a Vietnamese grill)
  • Chipotle (Fast-casual Mexican food. You’ve heard of it.) Map.
  • MOD Pizza (Pizza by the pie. Not Chipotle-style.)
  • Café Solstice (Cool cafe with coffee, tea, beer, and food options.)
  • Café on the Ave (Surprise! It’s a cafe on the Ave with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.)
  • Starbucks on the Ave (Turns out Seattle is known for its coffee. A large and aesthetically pleasing Starbucks in a historic building but honestly not that historic.)
  • Café Allegro (Seattle’s oldest espresso bar. So authentic it’s in an alley.)
  • Thai Tom (Cozy and casual with limited, diner-style seating. Seattle-famous Thai cuisine that will impress. Wait likely. Also a chance of fire on the stove.)
  • Thaiger Room (Get it? It’s Thai cuisine. More seating, less chance of a stove fire than at Thai Tom. Also less chance of a wait.)
  • Portage Bay Cafe – Roosevelt (Breakfast and brunch. Wait possible.)

Downtown – Upscale

Things To Do

Ferry at Dusk