Participant Information 2018


Getting Here.

Airport and area transportation information can be found at

Seattle’s traffic is often difficult so we recommend that you avoid driving a vehicle while here. Your best bet is to travel via commercial operator (e.g., shuttles, taxis) or public transportation. 

Registrant Check-In.

Check-in will be held in the Portage Bay Area on the second floor of the South Campus Center (SCC), 1601 NE Columbia Rd, Seattle WA 98195. Check-in time is 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Monday unless your module begins Wednesday afternoon, in which case it is from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  For Week 3, SISCR check in will be held 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday as well. Please have your four-digit order number with you in case we need to access your registration.

At check-in you will receive your name badge, schedule with classroom locations, campus map, wireless instructions, and other materials.

Scholarship recipients should check in before each module. All other registrants need only check in once before their first scheduled module.

Remember to bring your laptop as module materials will be distributed electronically via the Summer Institutes website (lecture notes, datasets, software, etc.). To access course materials, log in to your account and click on a module title. Course materials will appear on the right-hand side under Assets. Please note that some instructors will post information prior to the start of the module while others may not post any advance information but will distribute materials during class.

Diversity Networking Events

The Summer Institutes will host a Diversity Networking Event each Wednesday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Program details are being finalized and each week may feature a speaker, round table discussion, and/or opportunities for participants from other underrepresented groups to interact with peers and instructors.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP via


Coffee/tea service will be available every weekday starting at 7:30 a.m. with refreshment breaks at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Service will be provided at both the SCC and the Fishery Sciences Building (FSH). Meals are not included with your Summer Institutes registration so please plan accordingly.

Institute-wide networking events will be held each Monday and Wednesdayfrom 5-6 p.m. at the SCC. This is a great opportunity for participants to interact and debrief with instructors and each other. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

A reminder that meals are not included in your Summer Institutes registration fee, so please plan accordingly. Information about campus area restaurants and grocery stores will be included in your registration packet. Campus Dining Map:

Daily Schedule

Check-In                       7:30-8:30 a.m.       Monday           SCC 

                                     12:30-1:30 p.m.    Wednesday      SCC

Coffee                           7-8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday          SCC

                                     7-8:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday          FSH 

Break                           10-10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday       SCC & FSH

Lunch Break                Noon-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday   (On your own)


Networking Event        12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday         SCC

Break                           3-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday          SCC & FSH

Summer Institutes       5-6 p.m. Monday                            SCC

Networking Event        5-6 p.m. Wednesday                      SCC

Other Information

Disability-Related Accommodations and Services.  If you are in need of accommodation to participate fully in this event (e.g., communication access, wheelchair access, alternate formats), please contact Deb Nelson at 206-685-9323 or

Certificates of Completion. Participants must complete the Summer Institutes evaluation in order to receive a certificate (evaluations are confidential). Certificate PDFs will be available for download through your registration account.

No Smoking. Smoking is prohibited in all university indoor and outdoor facilities except in designated outdoor areas.

UW Safe Campus. The University community is committed to providing a safe campus for everyone. Please do not walk alone at night. For further information and tips on how to stay safe, go to: UW SafeCampus. Note there is a no smoking policy for the entire UW campus.

Recreational Facility. Summer Institute participants may use the university’s Intramural Athletics Building (IMA) for a daily fee of $12 payable via debit/credit card (cash is not accepted). Please present your name badge and photo ID.

Departure Information. If you plan to depart from the South Campus Center using commercial transportation, the standard pick up location is the Health Sciences Building G-Wing Loading Dock located across NE Columbia Road from the South Campus Center.

You may store luggage in the Information Desk supply room until 5 p.m. Please note that we cannot guarantee the area will be staffed at all times and so are not able to assume responsibility for lost or stolen items.

On site contact. Deb Nelson,, 206-685-9323.

Useful Links

Participant Information. Information about lodging, frequently asked questions, area activities, etc. can be found on the Summer Institutes Participant Information pages: 

UW Campus Map:

Health Sciences Map:

Campus Dining Map:

Health Sciences Shuttle:

Airport & Area Transportation:

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.