MHCI+D Visitors Day Details

We are so glad that you will be joining us for the MHCI+D Visitors Day April 6. Here are details to help make your visit easy.

Schedule and Locations

April 6 Agenda (subject to change)

Calendar Events for the day of activities and evening reception.

Location: MHCI+D Design Studio and Classroom, 1415 NE 45th, Suite 200
8:00 Arrival, coffee/tea, light breakfast
8:30 Welcome, introductions, Director’s talk: Axel Roesler, MHCI+D Interim Program Director
10:00 How we learn: Deep dives into what and how MHCI+D prepares you.
11:30 Lunch with current students
1:15 Career Outcomes
2:00 Conversation Stations: Life in the studio and Seattle
3:15 Student Q&A
4:00 Closing Remarks
4:30 Campus Tour (walk through campus to Link rail station)
Location: Substantial Design Studio, 900 E Pine St, #202
6:00 Reception – Talk with alumni, current students and community members over food and drink at one of Seattle’s top design agencies.
8:00 Adjourn

Additional Explorations

If you arrive on the weekend, you can join current students for a casual weekend gathering. Watch email or the Facebook group to find out what’s planned. It’s a great weekend to check out Seattle and the Puget Sound area!

If you stay over into Tuesday, you might want to check out some of these self-organized activities:

Transportation, Lodging, Meals

Travel Support

We offer up to $250 in reimbursement for travel expenses, such as airfare and lodging. See below for instructions on submitting receipts for reimbursement.

Please note that changes or cancellations of travel plans that are not initiated by the UW are the responsibility of the traveller.


After Visitors Days, send an email to the our fiscal group with electronic copies of each individual receipt attached.



Subject Line: MHCI+D Visitors Days reimbursement

Attention: SOA Fiscal Group

I attended the April 1, 2019 MHCI+D Visitors Day. I am requesting the maximum reimbursement amount of $250.00 [or your specific amount up to $250.00]. Individual receipts are attached.

Please mail the reimbursement check to [your name; if international, use the name on your passport] at [your mailing address].

Please note: [I shared a room, so am only claiming ½ of the room charge, or other exceptions and details, if any.]

Thank You,

[Your name]

[Your email]

Please check with us at if you have any questions about reimbursements.


While the University of Washington does not have any visitor housing on campus, there are a number of hotels nearby and private services with locations near campus.


We will provide coffee/tea and light breakfast in the morning and lunch mid-day. Within a block of our studio, you can get specialty coffees in at least 5 locations. The evening reception includes adult beverages and sparkling water as well as hot appetizers. Last year, some visitors explored the many dining and entertainment options nearby in the Capitol Hill district after the reception.

Local Transportation

We will be in and around the MHCI+D Design Studio and Classroom most of the day, walking through campus in the afternoon to the Link light rail for transit to the evening reception. We will provide a round trip ticket for light rail.

You are welcome to take your own car, but on-street parking is limited in the U District and on Capital Hill, so allow time to park. The Link station is just a few blocks from the reception site.

Further Details

What to Wear

Business casual is fine (we are quite casual in Seattle). Bring layers because the spring weather can be unpredictable and varied from morning to night.


The evening reception will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Substantial Design Studio, 900 E. Pine, #202. Your spouse/traveling partner is invited to this reception. Contact us if you will have young children with you. Also note, due to its historical character, this location requires the ability to walk up a flight of stairs; there is no elevator.

Contact Us

Call with questions: 206-543-8386

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