As you are exploring graduate studies, if you wish to visit, we recommend attending an information session (or visit) no earlier than 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.
Due to COVID-19, we are currently planning for Virtual Information Sessions on three separate dates this fall. Individual appointments can be arranged in extenuating circumstances, please contact Leah Quinn directly (email@example.com).
All Information Sessions will include introductory information with our Graduate Program Advisor, the opportunity to connect with and ask questions of faculty members, and a panel of current students.
Virtual Information Session Date
Start Time (all times Pacific)
Friday, October 2nd
Tuesday, October 13th
Tuesday, November 17th
To attend a Virtual Information Session please complete this form.
If you have questions that need a response before the Information Sessions take place, please feel free to reach out to our GPA, Tiffany Comtois-Dion (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions, which might be helpful in your information gathering.
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.