Below is the information you'll need in order to arrive here smoothly. Instructions vary depending on whether you're staying overnight or just commuting to the workshop by day.
All information related to overnight accommodations, including check in/out procedures, driving/parking instructions, can be found on the following page:Housing Policies & Information
You will walk from McMahon hall (your overnight accommodations) to the Allen Center. From McMahon Hall, follow Whitman Court until it hits Stevens Way. Continue straight (south) along Stevens way until you see the Paul G. Allen Center on your right. The walk takes 10-15 minutes. See the Allen Center section of this page for a campus map.
Permits are required to park anywhere on the UW campus and can be obtained from the manned gatehouse in the underground garage off of 15th AVE NE and NE 41st ST. It is Gatehouse #1 on this map. We have pre-arranged parking for all of you. Tell them the password we have provided via email to receive a permit and get directions to the underground parking lot located beneath Red Square, most likely you will park in C-5. Your permit is good only for the day, so you will have to get a new one each morning and cannot leave your vehicle overnight (unless you are staying in the dorms).
In the (rare) event of a mix-up in which the attendant does not allow you through with the password, you will be charged a $15 parking fee. PAY THE FEE and tell Crystal what happened. She will be able to give you a sticker that will allow you to be reimbursed on your way out.
If you would prefer to take the bus, there are several routes that come directly onto campus. Please see the CSE Bus Directions page and the Metro Transit guide for more detailed information. If you track your expenses we will reimburse your bus fare at the end of the conference.
A fairly complete set of driving directions to the garage lot that we will be using can be found on the CSE department's generic directions page.
There are campus maps linked on the page, with the Paul G. Allen center circled in red. This is where all workshop events will be held.