8th Western Conference in Mathematical Finance
March 24-25, 2017 at the University of Washington

Travel Information

The following information has been compiled for conference participants commuting just a few miles or flying in. If you have questions or need assistance making travel plans, please let us know.

Child Care

The University of Washington maintains a listing of child care providers located on or near the UW campus in Seattle to help participants with children identify appropriate resources for their childcare needs.

Ground Transportation

The UW campus is well-served by Seattle Metro transit buses and light rail. The UW Husky Stadium light rail station provides direct service to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in under an hour. Please note that the Husky Station stop is a 10-minute (0.5 mile) walk from Mary Gates Hall, but around a mile away from campus hotels (some of which may offer a shuttle or pickup service from the station).

Seattle is served by taxis as well as both Uber and Lyft car service.

The free UW Health Sciences shuttle makes WEEKDAY ONLY laps around the University District, including a pickup at UW Tower across the street from the Marriott Residence Inn (also accessible to Hotel Deca guests about a block to the east), as well as a stop near the Watertown Hotel on Roosevelt Avenue.


For participants traveling from outside the Puget Sound area, please take note of the following hotels within walking distance of the UW campus:

Hotel Deca (4507 Brooklyn Ave NE)
Marriott Residence Inn Seattle University District (4501 12th Ave NE)
Watertown Hotel (4242 Roosevelt Way NE)
University Inn (4140 Roosevelt Way NE)
Some other nearby options have been used for orientation programs at UW

Food Options

A number of dining halls and cafes on the UW campus are open to the public. During lunchtime, most UW students will walk directly off-campus onto University Way ("The Ave"), which has a number of restaurants of varying price and quality. Yelp reviews of these restaurants can help you decide.