As you are exploring graduate studies, we recommend visiting within a year timeframe of applying to or starting our MMA program, as there may be slight changes to our curriculum, faculty availability, and courses offered.
We host visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which allow for the most availability of our current students, faculty, and staff. Visits on other days of the week may be possible with advance notice.
It is highly recommended that you visit while classes are in session, so you have the best opportunity to connect with current students and faculty.
Due to COVID-19, we are currently hosting virtual prospective student visits via Skpe, Zoom, or phone call.
General Directions to the University District and SMEA
From I-5, going north or south, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Head east on NE 45th Street.
To get to SMEA, turn right (south) on Brooklyn Ave NE. Go the end, we are in the last building on the right; the Marine Studies Building.
From Sea-Tac airport you can take the lightrail to Westlake Station. From that stop take the #71 or #73 buses Northbound and exit at NE Campus Pkwy & 12th Ave. Go west a half block to Brooklyn Ave. NE and make a left. SMEA will be 3 blocks down on the right in the Marine Studies Building.
3707 Brooklyn Ave NE – on the corner of Brooklyn Ave NE and NE Boat St. (Lake Union is across the street). Look for the concrete building with a stained glass ‘seascape’ on the front. Go straight through the lobby into SMEA; Our Graduate Program Advisor is located in room 107.
Parking can be difficult in the University District. There are meters on NE Boat St. just south of our building; parking is $3.00/hr with a 2 hour maximum – bring lots of quarters or use a debit/credit card. Two hours may not be long enough if you are planning to attend a class. The link to visitor parking at the UW is here. The spaces for visitors usually fill up early. There are a couple of private lots in the general area, the closest is about a block west of SMEA on Boat Street.
Map of the University of Washington campus can be found here.
Map of the Marine Studies Building (code-MAR) and surrounding area can be found here.
A great tourist website for Seattle can also be found here.
Below are a variety of accommodations near the UW and SMEA. Please contact accommodations for their most up-to-date rates.