Travel Logistics


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport offers a range of connections to the University of Washington Campus. The Link light rail is an easy, great way to get to the UW from the airport. It stops by the airport about every 5-15 minutes and has its fi nal stop at the UW campus, just a 15-minute walk from the venue. From the arrivals hall at Sea-Tac Airport, follow the signs for Link Light Rail; the station is a short walk from the terminal on the far side of the parking garage. Tickets must be purchased at the station before boarding. The fare cost is $2.75 which can be paid in cash or with a credit/debit card. Take the train to the last stop (UW). Taxis and Uber/Lyft are also available from the airport. Note that for Uber/Lyft you will meet the car in the 3rd floor parking lot for pick up.


Participants are responsible for paying for and making all travel and lodging arrangements. Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, please do not book any travel until early August 2020. You are responsible for making your travel and lodging arrangements. Please plan to arrive in Seattle by Sunday, August 30th and be here until the evening of Friday, September 4th in order to participate fully in Waterhackweek.

Options for lodging: All participants have the option of being randomly paired with another participant of the same sex in a double dorm for $65 per night at Lander Hall. They can also stay in a single dorm for $105.50 per night. If you prefer either of these options, you must let us know by emailing by May 15th to be added to the list. Those who sign up will later receive a link to pay online for their stay. Hotels that are close to the UW campus include the Marriott Residence Inn , Watertown Hotel and the University Inn. You are also welcome to book an Airbnb or making other lodging arrangements.


The nearest parking garage is the South Campus Garage, which is conveniently attached to the event location, the South Campus Center. To get a pass, you will need stop by thenearby gatehouse on NE Columbia Road. Rates are available at this link. There are self-serve parking lots that tend to be cheaper, but are not as close. In particular, the E18 and E1 lots are 20-25 minute walk to the SouthCampus Center.


If you’d prefer not to drive, there are public transportation options available. The event is a 15-minute walk from the last stop on the Link light rail: the University of Washington Station. Furthermore, there are a wide range of King County Metro bus routes that serve the campus area. Bus fare costs are available here. Please note that drivers do not carry change.