During autumn quarter, 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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Is the HUB open? Are offices operating?

The HUB is open with limited operations as an informal learning space for individual UW students, faculty, and staff. There are more than 200 seats available for UW community members 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, staff, and non-UW guests with previously scheduled appointments. The HUB is only accessible with a Husky Card during specified hours of operation. Learn more about visiting the HUB.

Non-UW guests with previously scheduled appointments can call the HUB Building Manager at 206-499-3220 for access when on site.

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.

Symptom Self-Attestation

  • You must sign a symptom-free attestation document when you enter the HUB.
    • UW employees – Workday online
    • All other guests – HUB Attestation Log at entrance
  • If you are sick or experiencing mild symptoms of illness, you are not permitted in the HUB.

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are required at all times within the HUB.
  • Coverings should cover your mouth and nose.

Physical Distancing

  • Practice physical distancing regulations of 6-feet.
  • Lounge seating is set for physical distancing and furniture is not permitted to be moved.
  • No more than two people may ride in an elevator at the same time, facing the same direction. Individuals using assisted mobility devices have priority.
  • Follow building signage for instructions, including capacity, line management, seating options, and traffic flow.

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 custodial team uses peroxide-based EPA-registered disinfectants.  During the closure, the HUB custodial team has performed a building-wide deep disinfection throughout the open areas, with a heavy focus on frequently touched surfaces (door knobs/handles, light switches, counter tops, stair handrails, banisters, and elevator controls), HUB equipment regularly used by guests, and all furniture/upholstery. Additionally, HUB administration is working with our service providers such as HUB Games, the RSO Resource Center, and the Husky Den Food Court, to ensure similar disinfectant procedures are taking place.

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 open? Will there be a Lost & Found sale?

The Lost & Found is operating remotely, but sales are not currently being held.

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.

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. Offices must limit occupancy to 25% and no more than 5 people at a time can be in an office suite. 

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.


Will the HUB be open for meetings and events?

The HUB is currently not accepting reservations for Winter or Spring quarter. All reservations in Winter quarter have been cancelled. Existing reservations in Spring quarter will remain in place.

If you are searching for space for essential University business, please contact HUB Event & Information Services at hubres@uw.edu. If you would like to be notified of any updates regarding HUB reservations please complete this form.

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 will open on Monday, September 28th for the UW community by reservation only.  Reserve your spot online at hubgames.uw.edu, email hubgames@uw.edu, or call 206-543-5975.

Available activities

  • Board Games
  • 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 30, 2020 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 over 1,000 student organizations and find your community.

RSOs must register to remain active for the 2020-21 academic year. Fall registration sessions are held alternating Monday and Thursday afternoons and every Saturday at 11:00am, beginning Monday, September 21 through Saturday, October 31. Session dates, times, and webinar sign-up information can be found on the HUB Trumba calendar.

RSOs registering this fall must complete all registration requirements, including requested changes, by 11:45pm Saturday, October 31, 2020.

In-person meetings and events will be permitted if they comply with the Safe Start phase at the time the meeting or event is scheduled to be held and meet facility requirements. The Student Activities Office (SAO) will work with RSOs, ASUW, and GPSS to continue student engagement through online methods.

SAO advisors are available remotely. You may contact advisors directly, or contact sao@uw.edu.


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



HUB Games

Student Activities (RSOs, ASUW, GPSS)

Resource Center

HUB Neighbors/Offices