The HUB is open with limited operations. We will be providing answers to the most frequently asked questions here, but please contact individual offices for more information. 

For the latest information on UW’s response to COVID-19, please visit uw.edu/coronavirus.

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Operations/Access

Is the HUB open? Are offices operating?

The HUB is open with limited operations as an informal learning space for UW students, faculty, and staff to comfortably access WiFi for classes, studying, and work. Reservations are not required for UW students, faculty, staff to visit the HUB. Learn more about visiting the HUB.

Most HUB offices remain available remotely. Please contact individual offices for information.

Who has access to the HUB?

Access is limited to UW students, faculty, and staff. Non-UW guests can only access the HUB by reservation/appointment for HUB services (HUB Games, Scissor’s Edge, U.S. Bank, etc.).

The HUB is only accessible with a Husky Card during specified hours of operation. Non-UW guests with previously scheduled reservations/appointments can call the HUB Building Manager at 206-499-3220 for access when on site. Learn more about visiting the HUB.

What are the building policies for visiting the HUB?

Along with our normal Building Access & Use Policies and Community Standards, and as a part of our COVID-19 Prevention Plan and Safe Start requirements, we have implemented additional building policies to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

Husky Card

  • Have your Husky Card available at all times.
  • The HUB is only accessible with your Husky Card during specified hours of operation.

Feeling sick? Stay Home!

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are optional if you are fully vaccinated.
  • Face coverings are required at all times if you are not fully vaccinated.
    • Coverings should cover your mouth and nose.

Be Respectful

  • Others may be unable to be vaccinated or their medical conditions put them at higher risk of infection
  • Others may have different comfort levels with physical distance.

If you are not following building policies for COVID-19 prevention, you may be asked to leave the HUB. The HUB Building Manager on duty has the authority to enforce these policies and deny facility access.

How is the HUB cleaned?

The HUB follows COVID-19 Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols and uses peroxide-based EPA-registered disinfectants. Our daytime custodial team focuses on high-touch surfaces (door knobs/handles, light switches, counter tops, stair handrails, banisters, and elevator controls). Our evening custodial team conducts a building-wide clean each night.

Is the Information Desk open?

The Information Desk is not currently open. Please text or email the Information Desk with questions and our staff will respond to you as soon as we are able.

Text: 206-594-2325
Email: hubres@uw.edu

Is the Lost & Found operating?

Lost an item?
Browse found items and submit a claim online.

Found an item?
Individual items can be dropped off at the Check-In Table at the North Entrance (near the N22 parking lot) during the HUB’s operating hours. Multiple items and department drop offs require a drop-off appointment. The HUB cannot currently accept face masks, face coverings, scarves, or bandannas.

Lost & Found Sale
The next Lost & Found Sale is scheduled for September 22 from 9:00am-2:00pm at the HUB Information Desk. Beginning October 6, the Lost & Found Sale will return to the first Wednesday of every month.

Do employees who work in the HUB have access to their offices?

Employees with neighborhood offices/workplaces in the HUB are permitted to come to work in the HUB, as long as they are not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms and follow HUB Building Policies.  UW requires telework for all employees who can do so without hampering critical operations.

For access after-hours, please contact Taylor Church, Associate Director for Facilities, Operations, and Special Projects (tchurch@uw.edu).

Is the HUB still receiving mail/packages?

USPS and Campus Mail will continue to be delivered to the HUB daily. Mail will be picked-up and sorted between 10:30am-12:30pm, Monday-Friday, and available in the Student Activities Office (SAO), HUB 232. Work-related Amazon, FedEx, and UPS deliveries will occur daily between 10:30am-12:30pm. Please make sure you indicate a specific delivery time to the HUB loading dock. Instruct delivery services NOT to leave packages on the loading dock. SAO will only be open to retrieve mail between 10:30am-12:30pm, Monday-Friday. This process will be used until we resume normal operations.

Events/Reservations

Will the HUB be open for meetings and events?

The HUB is not currently accepting reservation requests. Reservation requests will reopen on August 16th. We are reviewing new event guidelines from the University and conducting a staff assessment as we prepare for in-person services. In addition, we are installing video conferencing equipment in our meeting rooms to expand capacity for hybrid meetings. If you have an existing fall reservation, our office will be contacting you to discuss event details.

We appreciate your patience as we work to best support your needs. If you have questions, please contact HUB Event & Information Services at hubres@uw.edu.

Can I live stream or record events in the HUB?

In addition to adhering to Section 14 of the HUB Building Access and Use policy in regards to Photography and Filming, any persons wishing to use HUB space to live stream or film during during limited operations must also adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Speakers must keep their masks on at all times.
  • Given the reliance of ASL speakers on facial expression, only those providing ASL services will be allowed to remove their mask.
  • Should you need to film with your mask off, we will work with you to set up a space in which the speaker is in a room alone.
  • Any filming in the HUB without masks must be pre-approved. You will need to add a disclaimer to your pre and post production that states “unmasked pieces were filmed in a closed room, or with significantly increased physical distancing/barriers.”
  • Total number of participants in production is limited 50% of room occupancy and is subject to change based upon current University and State guidelines.

If you are interested in reserving a HUB space for filming, please contact HUB Event & Information Services at hubres@uw.edu.

Can students reserve private space?

Students can reserve a private conference room for scheduled interviews, mental health services/appointments, or non-departmental testing by completing this form.

Reservations are required to use the space and can be submitted two weeks in advance. Students may request one reservation of up to two hours per week.

HUB Games

Is HUB Games open? What activities are available?

HUB Games activities are open by reservation for the UW community. Reserve your spot online at hubgames.uw.edu, email hubgames@uw.edu, or call 206-543-5975.

HUB Games is now accepting reservations for UW and general public events.

Available activities

  • Bowling
  • Console Gaming
  • Esports Arena
  • Pool
  • Table Tennis

Unavailable activities

  • Air Hockey
  • Coin-Op Gaming
  • Foosball 
  • Giant Games

For more information, visit HUB Games FAQ’s, email hubgames@uw.edu, or stop by the HUB Games counter.

Can I access my HUB Games locker? How can I rent a locker?

Locker access is available during specified HUB hours of operation. Learn more about visiting the HUB.

Locker rentals are restricted to UW students, staff, and faculty. Your Husky Card is required at time of rental. Visit the HUB Games counter during business hours to rent a locker.

Abandonment: If your locker is empty, or you no longer need the contents of your locker, please contact hubgames@uw.edu with notification that we may cut your padlock and dispose of any contents.

Expired Locker: No locker padlocks will be cut from lockers until September 1, 2021 even if a locker rental has expired.

Student Organizations

Are Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), ASUW, and GPSS operating?

RSOs, ASUW, and GPSS are operating! Browse the RSO Directory to check out various student organizations and find your community.

RSOs must register to remain active for the 2020-21 academic year. Learn more about registering your organization and find session dates, times, and webinar sign-up information on the HUB Trumba calendar.

Is the Student Activities Office providing advising for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), ASUW, and GPSS?

The Student Activities Office (SAO) continues to provide advising for RSO, ASUW, and GPSS activities remotely. Contact advisors directly, or email sao@uw.edu.

During UW Phase 2 Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines, SAO can sponsor, guide, and support on-site event requests that are in compliance with EH&S policy. SAO staff will not be present for on-site staffing of events during Phase 2 of EH&S COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines. This policy is subject to change based on updates and information from EH&S.

Other

Is emergency aid available for students?

Students with urgent financial needs resulting from issues related to income loss, lack of access to appropriate technology, medical issues, housing, etc. can apply for Emergency Aid. Funds are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

How can I help?

Now more than ever, we need each other. We encourage you to engage in your community. Even while physically distancing, you can support UW efforts/students, carefully donate much-needed blood to a blood bank, contribute to your local food bank, buy gift certificates from small businesses, and more. It’s our collective effort that will help us overcome the widespread impact of COVID-19. Learn more at washington.edu/together.

Contact Information

General

Events/Reservations

HUB Games

Student Activities (RSOs, ASUW, GPSS)

Resource Center

HUB Neighbors/Offices