University of Washington campus – SOUTH CAMPUS CENTER

Driving and Parking Directions – and More

  • If your REKINDLE SCHOOL class lists UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON as its location, it meets in a building called SOUTH CAMPUS CENTER (SOCC).
  • SOCC is currently the only building we use on the UW campus. 
  • See the ADDRESS and DRIVING DIRECTIONS below.

“WHAT ROOM IS MY CLASS IN?”

You should receive two emails when you sign up. One has the ROOM NUMBER for your class. If you don’t see this email, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, feel free to contact us and we’ll resend it.

(Please contact us before the day of the class, as many classes are on weekends when our office may be closed.)

If you still can’t find the ROOM NUMBER, we’re actually easy to find! If your class is in SOCC, it will be in one of these four rooms

  • ROOM 342
  • ROOM 346
  • ROOM 322
  • ROOM 224

So if you can’t find the room number, check in the rooms above. Your class will be in one of them.


ADDRESS AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS

  • South Campus Center is actually two blocks away from the main campus, but is still considered part of the UW. (You will pass through a U.W. parking gate to access the building.) (See “Fees for Parking” at the bottom of this page)
  • The street address is 1601 NE Columbia Road, Seattle, WA 98195
  • Like all U.W. buildings, this building is wheelchair accessible. Based on experiences of previous students, we recommend that students with accessibility concerns park on the MID-LEVEL of the parking garage in front of the building and enter through mid-level doors. Then take the elevator to the third floor. 
  • There’s a University of Washington parking garage (S1) right in front of SOCC. For weekend classes, or classes starting after 6 pm, be sure to park on the MID LEVEL of the S1 garage, not the upper level, and enter through the mid level doors. (The upper doors may be locked.) You can then walk right from the garage, into the building. (No crossing a dark campus at night.)

IMPORTANT: Some GPSs may not work for this building, because of the unusual way UW buildings are numbered. So we recommend printing out and using the directions below, just in case.

DRIVING AND PARKING DIRECTIONS

DRIVING NORTH ON I-5:

  1. Take the NE 45th street exit.
  2. Turn RIGHT onto NE 45th. Drive for about ten blocks.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto 15th Avenue NE. Drive for several blocks.
  4. IMPORTANT: Do NOT TURN RIGHT ONTO Pacific Street; drive through it.
  5. At the end of 15th NE, turn left onto Boat Street.
  6. You’ll see the parking gate ahead of you. On Saturdays, parking costs $5. On Sundays it’s free.
  7. Just past the parking gate you’ll see the building and PARKING GARAGE S-1, on your right hand side. (As you’ll see in this map, Garage S-1 fronts up against
  8. Park on the MIDDLE LEVEL of the parking garage, not the upper or lower level.
  9. (The middle level doors will be open on weekends; the upper and lower level doors may be locked.)

DRIVING SOUTH ON I-5

  • DRIVING SOUTH ON I-5:
  • Take the NE 45th street exit.
  • Turn LEFT onto NE 45th. Drive for about ten blocks.
  • Turn RIGHT 15th NE. Drive for several blocks.
  • IMPORTANT: Do NOT TURN RIGHT ONTO Pacific Street; drive through it.
  • At the end of 15th NE, turn left onto Boat Street.
  • You’ll see the parking gate ahead of you. On Saturdays, parking costs $5. On Sundays it’s free.
  • Just past the parking gate you’ll see the building and parking garage, on your right hand side. Park on the MIDDLE LEVEL of the parking garage, not the upper or lower level.
  • (The middle level doors will be open on weekends; the upper and lower level doors may be locked.)

COMING FROM STATE ROUTE 520:

Directions to South Campus Center coming from the east via State Route 520

  1. From State Route 520, take the Montlake Boulevard ext.
  2. Turn right and continue north on Montlake Boulevard crossing the drawbridge.
  3. Turn left (west) onto NE Pacific Street at the first traffic light after the drawbridge.
  4. Continue west on NE Pacific Street to 15th Avenue NE and turn left (south).
  5. At the bottom of 15th Avenue NE bear left onto NE Boat Street.  Travel a short distance on Boat St. onto Columbia Road.
  6.  The campus gatehouse (Gate #6) will be straight ahead.  Continue to Gate #6 and stop there for directions and a parking permit.
  7. Park on the MID-LEVEL of the parking garage and enter through the mid-level doors, not the upper level.

UW map - SCC

Fees for parking on campus:

  • On evenings (after 5 p.m.), and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon, it costs $5 to park on the U.W. campus. You pay the fee as you drive onto the campus, and get a parking permit to put in your window. Ask to park in  the parking lots listed above if possible (C-12, C-15 and C-17).
  • Parking is also free on Sundays (all day)
  • Parking is free on Saturdays after noon.

IMPORTANT: WHAT TO DO IF BUILDING IS LOCKED!

On Saturdays and Sundays, the building is sometimes locked. The mid-level doors will be open. So park on the mid-level, not the upper level.