Navigating Campus

Navigating UW Bothell’s campus

UW Bothell is committed to ensuring access and inclusion for all. This website is our information hub to help community members with disabilities navigate the campus. On this page, you can find:

Campus map and accessible routes

The campus map outlines the access routes from site arrival points (parking lots and transit stop) to accessible building entrances. These routes are noted on signage throughout campus. Due to the slope of campus there are section of access routes that use elevators within buildings to navigate the hills.

The following describes these interior sections of access routes. Please review the campus map for all access route information:

To Promenade from Campus Way NE

Two access routes to the Promenade from ADA parking on Campus Way NE 

  1. Enter Founder's Hall (UW1) accessible entrances located in the east or Campus Way NE side of the building, take elevator up to first floor and exit to Promenade on the west side of the building.
  2. Enter the LB2 external elevator by Campus Safety, take elevator up to first floor and exit to Promenade.

To Promenade from Discovery Hall (DISC) parking

Enter the west Discovery Hall entrance and take elevator to lower level, exit out the east Discovery Hall entrance to the Crescent Path, turn right (south) to connect the Promenade near Commons Hall (UW2) or turn left (north) to connect to the Promenade near Cascadia College.

Building information

All campus buildings are wheelchair accessible and connect to campus access routes via identified accessible entrances, sky bridges, and elevators. Every building on campus has accessible bathrooms, review the Campus Map for all accessible entrances and access route information. Building hours can be founds at uwb.edu/safety/hours.

Discovery Hall (DISC)

Discovery Hall houses the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) offices, faculty and staff offices, a 200-seat lecture hall, classrooms, science laboratories, student break out spaces, and a Makerspace.  The building is connected to Commons Hall (UW2) on the all floors at the southeast end of the building.

  • Accessible entrances on ground floor off Crescent Path, and West Campus Way from parking lot
  • Elevator located in center of the building on an access route and serve all floors 
  • Accessible restrooms for men and women are located on all floors, with gender - neutral restroom also located on the first floor
  • Closest ADA parking is off West Campus Way and South Garage 

Library buildings (LB1, LB2)

The Library/Media Center is the joint Library/Media building on campus. It is a joint use facility shared by UW Bothell and Cascadia College. The building houses administrative offices and support services, classrooms, and an Information Commons. LB2 houses the University Bookstore with the café “Food for Thought” on the Promenade Level, and Campus Safety on the street level. The combined building has 3-stories open to the public, and has enclosed sky bridges for accessibility. 

  • Accessible entrances on Promenade 
  • Elevators located in the LB1 lobby serve all floors
  • Accessible restrooms for men and women are located on all floors
  • Closest ADA parking is off Campus Way, and North or South Garage 

Library/Media Annex (LBA)

The Library/Media Annex houses UW Bothell and Cascadia College student support services, student organizations, and classrooms. Located on the third floor of this building is the library reading room. The reading room is accessible through the Library/Media Center (LB1) building. It is a joint use facility, shared by UW Bothell and Cascadia College.

  • Accessible entrances on Campus Way and Promenade 
  • Elevator serves lower level through first floor
  • Accessible restrooms for men and women are located only on the lower level of this building or on all floors of the adjoining Library/Media Center (LB1, LB2) building
  • Closest ADA parking is off Campus Way, and North or South Garage 

Commons Hall (UW2)

UW Bothell Commons Hall (UW2) houses STEM Graduate degree program offices, faculty and staff offices, classrooms and research/instructional laboratories, the Open Learning Lab, Writing Center and Quantitative Skills Center, and student breakout spaces. Located on the first floor of the building is the ‘Commons’ - a large gathering area - and the Common Grounds café.  The building is connected to Discovery Hall (DISC) on all floors at the north end of the building.

  • Accessible entrance on Promenade 
  • Elevator located in lobby near entrance, serves all floors
  • Accessible restrooms for men and women are located on all floors. Note that the lower level floor is a split-level (L1 and L2) ); there is no restroom on L1 and the restroom on L2 which is accessed via the elevator from L1 or from Discovery Hall
  • Closest ADA parking is in the South Garage 

Founders Hall (UW1)

UW Bothell Founders Hall (UW1) houses Student Affairs, the Student Success Center; Career Center, Diversity Center, Disability Resources for Students (DRS), DRS Testing Center, Veterans Resource Center, Husky Pantry, Reflection Space, and academic program offices including First Year & Pre-Major Program, Schools of Business, Educational Studies, Nursing & Health Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, and STEM’s Computing & Software Systems; faculty and staff offices; classrooms and computer labs, and student breakout spaces.x`

  • Accessible entrances on Campus Way NE and Promenade at the center of the building
  • Elevator located in lobby near entrances, serves all floors
  • Accessible restrooms for men and women are located on all floors
  • Closest ADA parking is off Campus Way or the South Garage 

Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)

The student Activities & Recreation Center (ARC) is the hub of student life on campus; it houses a fitness center, food alternatives, information desk, the Health & Wellness Resource Center, gaming alcove, student leader offices, meeting rooms, event and gathering spaces. The Activities and Recreation Center serves students of UW Bothell and Cascadia College.

  • Accessible entrances off Campus Way and via sky bridge from Promenade
  • Elevator located off lobby near entrances, serves all floors
  • Accessible restrooms for men, women, and gender- neutral are located on all floors
  • Closest ADA parking is in North Garage 

Report a physical barrier to access

If you or someone you know encounters a physical barrier that is preventing equal access to a University building or area, please report it to us. Physical barriers are conditions in any structural environment that prevent or impede an individual with a disability from efficiently navigating the setting.

REPORT A BARRIER TO ACCESS

Barriers to access can include:

  • non-functioning door openers
  • non-functioning elevators
  • damaged curb cuts
  • issues with accessible restrooms
  • weather related issues such as snow blocked paths

To report physical barriers on any UW Campus (Seattle, Bothell or Tacoma), complete the form using the link above or contact Customer Care. Once reported, the UW Facilities Customer Care Team will contact appropriate University resources from the specific campus to inform them of the report. This will initiate the process and our trained professionals will address your individual needs based on each set of circumstances.

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