Living In Seattle


Why consider coming to the UW and Seattle? In addition to working at a top-ranked research university, UW employees also have the opportunity to reside in one of the most attractive metropolitan areas in the U.S. Seattle offers a special combination of urban amenities (i.e., arts, business, cultural activities, social nightlife) and the natural splendor of mountains, forests and water with access to some of the most popular activities including camping, hiking, skiing and more! Learn more about what Seattle and the UW have to offer.

Networking in Seattle

Seattle offers many community and professional clubs and organizations aimed at getting people connected on professional, personal and civic levels. Examples include the Seattle Urban League Young Professionals, National Association of Asian American Professionals and Volunteers for Outdoor Washington.

What the UW Has to Offer

Enjoy the Arts at the UW

The UW offers many opportunities for employees and guests to enjoy the arts right on campus. UW staff members are able to go to the Burke Museum, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery for free! Performances at Meany Hall, the Jones Playhouse and the Penthouse Theatre are offered at a discounted rate. The Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre was the first theater-in-the-round built in the U.S., and the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse underwent a beautiful remodel in 2009.

UW Outdoors

UW is supportive of cyclists and partners with the Cascade Bicycle Club to encourage safe cycling and commuting, with seminars and events throughout the year. HFS has a number of teams that participate in the commuting challenges including one group that calls themselves "The Dirty Chain Gang." Ride in the Rain is a challenge that has continued over the last six years with participation topping 1,000 staff members. Many bike commuters join teams, while others compete solo. The Climbing Club consists of students, staff and faculty with an interest in hiking, climbing and backcountry skiing. The Husky Running Club offers another opportunity for staff to network while doing what they love.

UW Sports

There is something to be said about college sports. College sports fans can be some of the most passionate of all, and Husky fans are not an exception. The Washington Huskies have some of the best teams in the nation, including nationally-ranked softball, basketball and rowing.


Housing Support and Information: The UW offers resources such as home buying seminars, rental information and discounts on home loans to make your move a little easier.

Zillow: Use to find out what homes sell for in Seattle. You can even compare average home prices in various neighborhoods of Seattle and its surrounding communities.