Event Logistics#


  • Tutorials and courses will occur in the University of Washington South Campus Center Room 221.

  • Doors open at 8:00 am each morning (Monday-Friday). We will start the morning sessions at 8:30 am sharp.

  • Due to space limitations, only registered participants will be allowed to attend the tutorials and open working sessions.

  • Participants are expected to attend all scheduled activities. Contact icesat2-hackweek@uw.edu if any circumstances prevent you from attending.


  • Dorms are all single/double rooms and each contain a private bathroom.

  • Participants who opt to will be staying at Oak Hall, in north campus. Please Check in after 2pm at the front desk on Sunday, August 6th.

  • Check out is by 11am on Saturday, August 12th. There will be a room where you can store your luggage if your flight leaves later that day. Please let us know immediately by emailing icesat2-hackweek@uw.edu if you plan on arriving/departing at an earlier/later date.

  • The front desk can direct you to the South Campus Center where the meetings and courses will be taking place.

  • Dorm guests are able to use their key cards to access any gyms on campus. For off-campus activities, guests have easy access to The Ave, which hosts a number of restaurants, late-night activities and retail establishments.

  • The dorms have coin-operated laundry facilities.


  • Catered lunches, coffee and snacks will be provided each day at a covered outdoor terrace adjacent to the location of the hackweek.

  • All participants are responsible for their own breakfasts and dinners.


  • 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 campus from the airport. It picks you up at the airport, comes about every 5-15 minutes, and drops you off right on the UW campus; just a 15-minute walk from the dorms you will be staying in.

  • 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 cost is $3.00 and can be paid in cash or with a credit/debit card. Take the northbound train toward Northgate to the University of Washington station (Note: do not get off at the University Street Station!).

  • 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.