Finding the UW
The University of Washington is about twenty miles north of Sea-Tac International Airport, three miles north of downtown and about half a mile east of the I-5 freeway.
Getting to the UW
Parking at the UW
From Sea-Tac Airport
Public Transportation to/from Sea-Tac Airport: Take Metro Transit Light Rail to downtown Seattle. Transfer to a #70, 71, 72, or 73 bus (refer to the schedules for information on where to make the transfer) to the University district. Note: you need to pay exact change (or show your transfer) as you enter a bus if it is going toward downtown. You pay as you leave a bus if it is going away from downtown. Riding the bus in the heart of the downtown area is free (“Ride Free Zone”) — you can get on and off any bus without paying so long as you don't leave the downtown area.
Airport Shuttle & Taxis: The Shuttle Express (206-622-1424) booth is located near Baggage Claim. They will take you to the exact address you request for around $30-40 one-way to the University district. Be forewarned that they may make several stops along the way. Direct service is also available to the University district via taxicab.
Private Automobile via I-5: Follow the signs out of the airport to Interstate 5 (do not get on the Express Lanes), then take the NE 45th Street exit following the signs to the University of Washington. The University is about a half mile east of the I-5 freeway. See also Directions to the Health Sciences Complex.
Finding the The Department of Biostatistics
The Department of Biostatistics is one of five departments within the School of Public Health (along with Epidemiology, Health Services, Environmental Health, and Pathobiology).
The main department office is located on the sixth floor of the F-Wing of the Magnuson Health Sciences Center (aka Health Sciences Building or HSB), with the Graduate Program Office located on the sixth floor of H-Wing.
The Health Sciences Building is on the southern end of the campus, overlooking Portage Bay and Montlake Cut, and attached to the University of Washington Medical Center. A campus map can be found here.
On-street parking around the UW campus is scarce. If you plan to drive regularly to campus, it is recommended you purchase your parking permit on the first day of the quarter. Please refer to the Transportation web page in this guide for more information on commuting and parking.
When you have found the Health Sciences Building, stay on floors 3 and 4. (Floors 1, 2 and 6 do not connect most wings.) When you have found F-wing, go all the way (avoiding the freight elevator) to the southern end of the hallway (towards the water) and take one of the two elevators to the sixth floor. The elevator will bring you directly to the Biostatistics Department office.Tue, 11/02/2010 - 2:00pm — Visitor