The UW Tower Fitness Center and Locker Rooms are located on the
basement level of Buildings C and S, near the mail center. There is no charge to use these facilities, but neither room is staffed and access is limited to UW employees who work in the Tower. Assigned and unassigned lockers are available at no charge both inside and outside the locker rooms.
The Fitness Center is open from Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Available equipment includes elliptical machines, treadmills, upper and lower body machines, bikes, stepping machines, free weights and yoga equipment. Cleaning spray and paper towels are provided. Please be considerate of others and wipe down equipment after use.
If you notice supplies are running low, or a machine seems to be malfunctioning, please contact UW Tower Operations at 206-685-5648 or by emailing
email@example.com. There is also an emergency phone in the room that connects directly to Tower Security in the event of a medical emergency.
The men’s and women’s locker rooms include showers and both assigned and unassigned lockers. Access to the locker rooms is controlled by Husky Card. To request access to the locker rooms, please use this form:
Request locker room access
Unassigned lockers: The grey lockers outside the locker rooms and the tall lockers inside the locker rooms can be used at any time without an assignment. You must supply your own locks. Share the space! Please only use the unassigned tall lockers while you are working out or showering. Locks left on lockers for more than 24 hours will be cut off and items removed.
Assigned lockers: All small lockers inside the locker rooms and the purple and gold/rider lockers outside the locker rooms are assigned. You must supply your own locks. Due to high demand, these lockers must be used at least twice a week in order to retain your assignment. Failure to respond to regular emails from UW Tower Operations about your locker may lead to it being emptied and reassigned. To get added to the locker waiting list, contact UW Tower Operations at 206-685-5648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your employee ID number and box number.
Interested in sustainability? Want to volunteer or just learn more about how we’re greening the Tower? Got an idea for a totally new project? Email
email@example.com to get started.
Green Square: An urban food garden right in front of the Tower, supported by the Campus Sustainability Fund.
Sustainability Film Series: Watch a thought-provoking film and then take part in a discussion led by a sustainability organization that works on related issues. The Tower Green Team and the UW Combined Fund Drive are co-organizers.
Lactation and baby changing areas
Baby changing stations are available in the men’s and women’s restrooms on the Mezzanine level (4th floor), across from the UW Tower Auditorium.
Lactation stations for visitors: There are two private, curtained-off areas located in the lounge area of one of the women’s restrooms on the Lobby Level. They do not require a key or reservation to use and come with access to power and nearby sinks.
Directions: From the security desk near the skybridge (garage) exit, take a left and follow the hallway past the C-02 Plaza North & South Conference Rooms. The lactation areas are in the women’s room next to the drinking fountain at the end of hall.
Lactation stations for workers: Four private rooms are available on the Lobby Level for employees who regularly work at the UW Tower and wish to sign up for specific time slots in advance. Each room is lockable and includes a refrigerator, a comfortable chair, access to power and a sink. One of the four rooms also has a pump.
Before receiving a key, each employee must fill out the
UW Tower Lactation Station Agreement form. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability.
list of UW Seattle lactation stations for other options on campus.
Mail and other deliveries
How you receive letters, packages and other deliveries depends on how it is sent:
U.S. Postal Service: UW Mailing Services receives and distributes all U.S. Postal Service mail addressed to the University of Washington, including offices in the UW Tower. All UW offices have a six-digit box number, which is used instead of a street address. Instructions on how to address envelopes to the UW are at the UW Mailing Services website.
UPS, FedEX, DHL, etc.: Packages delivered by private companies are processed by UW Tower Mail & Receiving and then delivered to your office throughout the day. Items that arrive after 4 p.m. will be held at lobby security until the next day. People sending you packages should include BOTH the UW Tower street address of 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE and your UW box number. Note that the last four digits of the zip code are the same as the last four digits of your box number. Here is an example:
University of Washington
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle WA 98195-xxxx
Trucks, furniture & other large deliveries: If you are awaiting a large shipment, you may use the street address of 1208 NE 43rd St., Seattle WA 98105 as a drop location. Please note this is NOT recognized by USPS as a valid mailing address.
UW Moving handles all UW department moves, big and small. Planning tips, billing information and a FAQ are all available
online. They are very familiar with the UW Tower and will assist in making your move to, from or within the building safe and easy.
Freight or furniture may not be hauled on passenger elevators without permission from UW Tower Facilities. Temporary staging of furniture and/or equipment in public areas is not permitted. Only furniture that can be put in place at the time of the move-in should be brought to the site.
If you don’t use UW Moving, please make sure your contractors follow these
moving procedures (pdf).
The UW Tower complex has limited electrical capacity due to the age of the facility. To avoid overloading the system, a circuit breaker failure and most importantly, to prevent fire in the workplace,
do not bring personal household appliances to work. Restricted items include, but are not limited to: space heaters, fans, coffee makers, toasters, microwaves and refrigerators.
Using electrical appliances not designed for commercial use can cause potential safety hazards, business interruptions, and damage to office equipment or property. Safety is the responsibility of every employee. Please help us to keep your work environment safe.
In some cases,
personal desk lamps can be approved for use. If you would like to request permission to use a personal desk lamp, please email email@example.com with a description. Also please tell us whether additional task lighting (such as under a shelf or bin) would take care of your need for extra lighting. Lamps that fail to meet the requirements below will not be approved.
Desk lamp requirements:
Must have original tags from UL (Underwriters Laboratory Standards for Safety) or CSA (Canadian Standards Association for product testing)
Line cords and plugs in good condition
60 watt maximum wattage on bulbs
Limit of one additional desk lamp to a workspace
No Halogen bulbs, floor lamps or combustible shades