Venue, UW Campus, Seattle Tips


The 2023 West Coast Model EU will take place in the Atrium of Mary Gates Hall located here on central campus. Mary Gates Hall is only about a 15 minute walk from the Graduate Seattle Hotel.

Campus Maps

Google Maps

Many UW buildings are searchable by name on Google 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.

Accessibility Map

The University’s accessibility map 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.

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 Seattle 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 Seattle 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

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

Downtown – Upscale

Things To Do

Ferry at Dusk