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HUB Games FAQs

HUB Games Questions

Capacities in HUB Games

What is the capacity for the spaces in the Games Area?

  • Entire Place: 300 comfortably
  • Pool Hall: 150
  • Party Room: 40 | seated: 33
  • Arcade: 35 comfortably
  • Bowling Alley: 150
  • Table Tennis: 99
  • General Seating: 158 chairs/stools throughout entire HUB Games

Rates & Payments

Are HUB Games hourly prices prorated?

Yes. All HUB Games prices are calculated to the minute, therefore, walk-in customers will only be charged for the amount of time they actually play.

What methods of payment are accepted?

HUB Games accepts cash, Husky Card (non-dining account), UW budgets, checks, credit and debit cards.

Can a UW ProCard be used to pay for a HUB Games rental?

No. UW Fiscal Services prohibits payment by University ProCard for any campus services including HUB Games. UW departments and student government entities must use a UW budget to pay for HUB Games reservations. Personal reservations may use debit or personal credit card.

How is pricing determined? Do I qualify for student, faculty/staff, or general rates?

UW Student Pricing: Applies to any reservation, regardless of payment method, for gatherings meant only for UW students and student organizations and their members.

  • UW Students must be currently registered in classes
  • RSOs must be currently registered through SAO and listed in RSO Community
  • ASUW/GPSS entities must work with their SAO adviser for reservations & payments

UW Staff/Faculty Pricing: Applies to any reservation made by UW staff for official gatherings meant for their UW department and its staff -AND- paid via a UW budget.

Small Groups: Anyone reserving a few lanes, table tennis, or video games for themselves or a small group, regardless of payment method, will receive the pricing based on their status (student, staff, general).

Parties/Events: Any party (birthday, bar/bat-mitzvah, alumni, reunion, anniversary, retirement, social/happy hour, etc.) or event that is not affiliated with a student group or UW department (as defined above), or which is clearly open to non-UW community members, will be charged general rates regardless of the status of the person making the reservation.

Is there an alumni discount?

No. The UW Alumni Association offers many benefits to UWAA members but HUB Games is not one of them. Please refer to UWAA benefits webpage for additional information.

Bowling FAQs

Are shoes included in the bowling rates?

Yes. Bowling shoes are included in the bowling rate.

May I bring my own equipment? Is there a discount?

Yes. Customers may bring their own equipment to bowl (play pool, table tennis, or play video games). However, HUB Games is not responsible for damage to customer’s equipment included bowling balls, table tennis paddles, video game discs, etc.

No. Customers who bring their own equipment do NOT receive a discounted rate.

Does HUB Games have kid's bowling balls? Other accommodations?

Yes. HUB Games provides bowling balls as light as 5 pounds. HUB Games can also provide a ramp for first time bowlers or bowlers with limited mobility.

Does HUB Games have kid's bowling shoes?

Yes. HUB Games carries a large selection of children’s bowling shoes as small as size 10 youth.

Does HUB Games have bowling bumpers?

Yes. All 12 bowling lanes have bumpers. However, bumpers are intended for children who are bowling. Each bowler using a bumper lane is required to use an 8-pound (or lighter) bowling ball to keep from damaging the bumpers.

Parking

Where is the closest parking lot to the HUB?

The Padelford Parking Garage is the nearest parking lot to the HUB. It is located off of Mason Road.

Parking Lot N22, located just north of the HUB may be used for drop-offs, but parking in lot N22 is designated for vehicles with disability permits and valid N22 parking permits only.

Visitors MUST make parking arrangements at any one of the gatehouses upon entering campus or by contacting UW Transportation Services. Gatehouse attendants will direct guests to available parking lots based on current parking conditions.

PLEASE NOTE: HUB staff do not make parking arrangements and cannot resolve parking citations for visitors or guests.

How much does it cost for parking?

Parking is $15/day Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm. Evening weekday parking after 5pm is $5. Saturday parking rates are $5 from 7am-Noon. Parking after Noon on Saturdays through Monday mornings is free.

Visitors MUST make parking arrangements at any one of the gatehouses upon entering campus or by contacting UW Transportation Services. Gatehouse attendants will direct guests to available parking lots based on current parking conditions.

PLEASE NOTE: HUB staff do not make parking arrangements and cannot resolve parking citations for visitors or guests.

What about free weekend parking?

Parking is FREE on Saturdays after noon through Monday morning in most campus parking lots. However, it is the driver’s responsibility to read and abide by all parking lot signs. The closest free parking for Saturdays after noon would be in C19 (across the street under the University of Washington Club) or N16-N18 (Padelford Garage). Parking Lot N22, just north of the HUB, is free on Saturdays but vehicles in this lot still require a disability permit and valid N22 parking permit.

PLEASE NOTE: HUB staff do not make parking arrangements and cannot resolve parking citations for visitors or guests.

Is there a bus drop-off/pick-up location? Bus parking?

All bus parking arrangements and approvals are provided by UW Commuter Services. Visitors MUST submit a Bus Parking Request for approval, drop-off/pick-up instructions, and bus parking locations.

Please Note:

  • Buses are NOT allowed to drop off or pick up guests or park in Parking lot N-22 due to limited space and maneuverability for buses
  • Buses are NOT allowed to drop off or pick up guests or park in the HUB Loading Dock
  • HUB staff do not make parking arrangements and cannot resolve parking citations for visitors or guests

Miscellaneous

May I leave my child/children unattended at HUB Games?

No. Children under the age of 14 must be attended by an adult AT ALL TIMES while at HUB Games. Children are required to produce proof of age if requested by HUB staff.

What types of food are allowed in HUB Games for an event?

Food service in HUB Games must follow HUB Food Service policy. All foods must be prepared in advance and may be consumed in any room within HUB Games.

HOME PREPARED FOODS are NOT allowed in the HUB or HUB Games.

Food preparation must fall into one of the following three options:

  1. Commercially Prepared: Clients may provide their own food service, only when the food is commercially prepared (Subway, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, etc.) or clients may bring in prepackaged items purchased from a grocery store.
  2. Bay Laurel Catering: UW’s Bay Laurel Catering can provide food for catered events. Phone: 206-685-2051
  3. Alternate Caterer: Clients may choose another catering service, however the caterer must be reviewed and approved a minimum of 2 weeks in advance by the UW’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Please complete a Food Permit application and mail/email it to HUB Games at least 5 business days prior to the event date.

EH&S Online Food Permit

How should we unload items for our event or party?

Customers may utilize the HUB’s loading dock which is located on the east side of the building along Stevens Way. Customers may unload their vehicles from the loading dock if space is available, but must not leave a vehicle unattended or parked in the loading dock. After unloading, customers need to move their vehicle to an available parking lot. Gatehouse attendants will direct guests to available parking lots based on current parking conditions. Please review parking FAQs.

What pizza places deliver to the HUB Games?

Pagliacci’s, Dominos, Jet City Pizza, and Papa John’s all deliver to the HUB and HUB Games. Delivery instructions should direct them to the basement level of the HUB (Student Union Building).

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