At UW and in Seattle


The official 2019 West Coast Model EU Hotel is the Graduate Seattle Hotel, located at 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. This hotel is only about a 10 minute walk from the Model EU venue. (See “Coference Venue” below for a walking map).



Campus Maps

Printable Map

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

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.

Handicap Accessibility Map

The University’s accessibility map (.pdf) shows accessible buildings, walkways and parking areas. For more specific information about accessibility, contact the office you are visiting, Transportation and Parking Services or the Office of Disability Services.


Conference Venue

Freshly renovated, historic Denny Hall is the oldest building on the UW campus.

Please note that the 2020 Model EU venue is different than previous years’ venue. The West Coast Model EU will take place in Denny Hall at the University of Washington. This building is located on the upper UW Campus only about a 10 minute walk from the Graduate Seattle Hotel (map).

Getting around Seattle

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

Buses depart from 15th Avenue NE and subway trains depart from the new Link Light Rail station at Husky Stadium. The Link Light Rail is by far the fastest way downtown and the station is located only an 11 minute walk from the conference venue on the UW campus. Please note, however, that the Link station is at the edge of the UW campus and a 2o minute  walk from hotels. 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)

Link Light Rail  (UW Husky Stadium to Capitol Hill to Downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac Airport – NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A 12 MINUTE WALK FROM THE EVENT VENUE BUT A 20+ MINUTE WALK FROM CONFERENCE HOTELS.

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

University Way (“the Ave”)


Things To Do

Ferry at Dusk