UW Bothell is committed to ensuring access and inclusion for all. This website is our information hub to help community members with disabilities navigate the campus. On this site, you can find:
- Campus map and accessible routes
- Building access information
- How to report physical barriers encountered on campus
- Campus resources related to disability access
- UW ADA transition plans for built environments
The campus map outlines the access routes from site arrival points (parking lots and transit stop) to accessible building entrances. These routes are noted on signage throughout campus. Due to the slope of campus there are section of access routes that use elevators within buildings to navigate the hills.
The following describes these interior sections of access routes. Please review the campus map for all access route information:
To Promenade from Campus Way NE
Two access routes to the Promenade from ADA parking on Campus Way NE
- Enter Founder’s Hall (UW1) accessible entrances located in the east or Campus Way NE side of the building, take elevator up to first floor and exit to Promenade on the west side of the building.
- Enter the LB2 external elevator by Campus Safety, take elevator up to first floor and exit to Promenade.
To Promenade from Discovery Hall (DISC) parking
Enter the west Discovery Hall entrance and take elevator to lower level, exit out the east Discovery Hall entrance to the Crescent Path, turn right (south) to connect the Promenade near Commons Hall (UW2) or turn left (north) to connect to the Promenade near Cascadia College.
To North Creek Events Center (NCEC) and the Activity Recreation Center (ARC) from the Promenade
Enter the LB2 external elevator by the Bookstore, take the elevator down to the lower level and exit on Campus Way NE. Cross the street via the crosswalk and enter the ARC at level 1. Use the ARC elevator to negotiate floors. The NCEC is accessible via the ARC level 2.
If you or someone you know encounters a physical barrier that is preventing equal access to a University building or area, please report it to us. Physical barriers are conditions in any structural environment that prevent or impede an individual with a disability from efficiently navigating the setting.
Barriers to access can include:
- non-functioning door openers
- non-functioning elevators
- damaged curb cuts
- issues with accessible restrooms
- weather related issues such as snow blocked paths
To report physical barriers on any UW Campus (Seattle, Bothell or Tacoma), complete the form using the link above or contact Customer Care. Once reported, the UW Facilities Customer Care Team will contact appropriate University resources from the specific campus to inform them of the report. This will initiate the process and our trained professionals will address your individual needs based on each set of circumstances.
- Office of the University’s ADA Coordinator
- Disability Resources for Students – for visitors and enrolled students
- Visitors resource page
- Campus construction projects