Note: Thank you for your interest in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering! Due to concerns about COVID-19, we are not holding group tours during spring quarter (March 30, 2020 - June 12, 2020). 

Prospective Students and Families

Families and students interested in our program should attend an Information Session, with a tour following.

If you are unable to make it to an information session, please sign-up to meet with a peer adviser here. Please indicate on the appointment scheduling page that you would like a tour of the building.

Group Tour Requests

We are more than happy to accomodate group tours requests with advance notice. Tours typically take 30-45 minutes, including time for questions.

Depending on availibility, we may also be able to schedule a visit to a research lab. Visiting a lab generally takes an additional 30 minutes, and can be a valuable experience to students of all ages. Note that we cannot guarantee that any particular lab will be available to host visitors on a specific day. If you are interested in seeing a lab, let us know in the Tour Scheduling Form. Also note that it is much less likely that we can schedule a lab visit for large (60+) person groups.

Logistics

Tour groups should arrive in our building at least ten minutes early. Please consider time to park and walk across our large campus.

If you'd like to find other activities before or after your Allen School tour, there are many sights to see on campus. Just north of our building is the Husky Union Building (HUB), a great place for food and to use as a central meeting spot. Northwest of the Allen Center are Drumheller Fountain and Rainier Vista (and a fantastic view of Mt. Rainier on nice days!). North of the fountain, you will reach Red Square and Suzzallo Library. Suzzalo is the largest library on campus with its famous "Harry Potter Room" at the top of the grand staircase.

The Office of Admissions also provides school group tours. You can learn more about their school group tours here.

Code of Conduct

Students, faculty, and researchers work in our building at all times of day. While you are in the building, please remain courteous and keep noise levels down. Stay with the tour guide at all times.

Scheduling a Tour

Please fill-out our group tour request form here.

Directions

Detailed directions on how to get to the Paul G. Allen School/UW are available here.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact outreach@cs.washington.edu.