UW Bothell offers three broad categories of classrooms: General Purpose, Specialized, and Lab Spaces.
General Purpose Classrooms
General Purpose classrooms are designed to meet the requirements of multiple teaching modalities. These classrooms may also be used for non-class related activities such as meetings, seminars, orientations, and other campus events. Currently, UW Bothell offers 2 different types of General Purpose classrooms, the Classic Classroom and the Flexible Classroom. General Purpose classrooms make up the largest classroom inventory on campus.
These classrooms vary in size from 18-person classrooms to 60-person classrooms. The classic classroom has a default seating configuration (usually rows), and the room must be returned to this configuration at the end of each use.
Currently, UW Bothell has 5 flexible classrooms, ranging in capacity from 30 to 60. The default seating configuration in these rooms is set up for groups. Tables and chairs are on wheels which easily allow room configuration changes.
Specialized Classrooms are comprised of three different types of classroom spaces: Performing Arts, Art Studios, and Tiered Classrooms. Specialized Classrooms may be used for highly specialized classes, but many can also be used for more general purpose courses if necessary. Specialized classrooms vary greatly in size and can accommodate classes from 24 – 200 students.
The Performing Arts space is designed specifically for courses that need open studio space. Currently, UW Bothell has one Dance Studio that accommodates up to 60 students.
There are currently 2 Art Studios that accommodate up to 24 students.
Tiered Floor Classrooms
There are 7 tiered floor classrooms: 3 classrooms have seating for up to 48 students, the other 4 can accommodate 60, 96, 100 or 200 students. Seating in these rooms is configured as rows or u-shape, depending on the room.
Lab spaces are the most restrictive classroom spaces on campus as they have been designed for very specific teaching and learning activities. These spaces include computer labs and STEM Dedicated Science labs.
Computer labs may be used for more general courses and can also be preferenced by specific academic programs. They are also often requested on a session by session basis by faculty. Currently, UW Bothell has 5 computer labs. Computer labs vary in size from 32-person to 36-person labs and each lab may have different hardware and software depending on its use.
STEM dedicated science labs offer hands-on learning spaces with equipment for class and research use. These labs contain various equipment appropriate for the following curricular areas: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering. There are 2 STEM dedicated science labs located at Cascadia College CC1 and CC2 and 16 between the UWB Beardslee and Discovery Hall buildings.