If you are a student and want to run ArcGIS Desktop on a computer that is NOT owned by the UW (e.g., your own personal computer), you are eligible to install a 1-year timeout version of ArcGIS. Click this link: Ask your professor to provide you with a license to install ArcGIS for specific information. Note the software will only run on Windows machines; if you have a MAC or Linux machine you will need to be able to run Windows either in dual boot mode or within a virtual environment.
If you are a student and want to run ArcGIS on a Window-based computer owned by the UW, ask your advisor or professor to have ArcGIS installed on that machine.
ArcGIS sofware is also available in a number of computing labs at many UW campuses and facilities. A few of those facilities are:
The College of Arts & Sciences Instructional Computing Lab is located in rooms B022 and B027 of the Communications Building and is open to all UW students. Room B022 is a drop-in lab containing twenty-seven Windows 7 systems. Room B027 is a classroom lab containing twenty-eight Windows 7 systems, a PC-attached projector, and an overhead projector. The maximum occupancy for either room is 30 people. The lab also offers remote access for UW students via a terminal server.