Participant Information


Getting here. Seattle’s traffic is often difficult so we recommend that you avoid driving a vehicle. Your best bet is to travel via commercial operator (e.g., shuttles, taxis) or public transportation. Learn more about airport and area transportation. On-campus parking is extremely limited and we do not provide parking for participants. If you plan to drive to campus, please read through UW Transportation Services parking information.

Bring your laptop. Module materials will be distributed electronically via the website (lecture notes, datasets, software, etc.). When you log in to your account and click on a module title, any course materials will appear on the right-hand side under Assets. Please note some instructors will post information 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the module, some a few days prior, and others won’t post any information but will distribute materials during class. To view last year’s Summer Institute materials, go to the Archives section in the left menu.

Classroom buildings. Classes will be held in the four buildings listed below (they are within a three-block area - map link below). The daily schedule outlines class periods and breaks.

  • South Campus Center (SCC): 1601 NE Columbia Road, Seattle WA 98195
  • Health Sciences Building (HSB): 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle 98195
  • Oceanography Teaching Building (OTB): 1503 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98195
  • Fishery Sciences Building (FSH): 1122 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98195

Meals not provided. Meals are not included in your Summer Institutes registration fee, so please plan accordingly. Coffee/tea service will be available each morning and there will be light refreshment breaks at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will also be a reception each Monday and Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. where participants can interact and debrief first-day experiences with instructors and each other. Information about campus area restaurants and grocery stores will be included in your registration packet. A link to campus dining locations can be found above.

Diversity Networking Events. The Summer Institutes will again host Diversity Networking Events each week. Information about these events will be posted late June.

Disability-related accommodations and services. The Summer Institutes is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. If you are in need of accommodation to participate fully in this event (e.g., communication access, wheelchair access, alternate formats), please contact me at 206-685-9323 or

Connect with the Summer Institutes Facebook group. We invite you to join the Summer Institutes Facebook group where you can converse with fellow attendees. For more broad-based information, follow the UW Biostatistics Department page.