Congratulations on being accepted to participate at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Site Competition on March 3, 2018.

Please continue to check this page for updates.

Your Site Leaders:
Carrie Evans, Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Education, evans77@uw.edu
Keeyon Scott, ‎Program Manager, Career Development and Student Affairs, keeyon@uw.edu

Bely Luu, Events Manager, belyluu@uw.edu
 
Your Technical Leader:
Erica Mills, Lecturer, enm@uw.edu
 
Introducing your Site Judges (others to be announced shortly!):
Please find below pertinent information about the student networking session on March 2 and travel and lodging. Students please remember to bring your own laptop computers to the competition. Tablets are NOT compatible with the simulation. 

The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance has built a reputation as one of the best public policy schools in the nation – recently ranked as the nation’s fourth best school of public policy and management. The school is defined by a tradition of rigorous study, innovative research, and, most importantly, a commitment to public service. Historic Parrington Hall, home to the Evans School, is centrally located on the picturesque University of Washington campus. The University of Washington (UW) is one of the world’s preeminent public university.

March 2nd Student Networking Event:
Please plan to join us before the competition on Friday late afternoon, beginning at 4:30 pm, for a networking mixer that will be held at Big Time Brewery, a local pub adjacent to our campus.  The Evans School will provide the first round of beer and give you a chance to meet your fellow student competitors!

We look forward to meeting and seeing you at the competition at the Evans School of Policy & Governance. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We are here to help and make sure you have a great experience at the University of Washington’s campus.

We look forward to meeting and seeing you at the competition at the Evans School of Policy & Governance. Feel free to contact your site leaders with any questions. We are here to help and make sure you have a great experience at the University of Washington’s campus.

TENTATIVE: March 3rd Competition Day Details (NASPAA-Batten will provide students/site leaders with final schedule in late Jan):
The competition site in Parrington Hall at 4105 George Washington Lane NE and will open at 8:00 a.m. for sign in. Program will begin at TBA. Light refreshments with coffee will be served before the competition begins. Lunch will be provided during the competition.

We look forward to meeting and seeing you at the competition at the Evans School of Policy & Governance. Feel free to contact your site leaders with any questions. We are here to help and make sure you have a great experience at the University of Washington’s campus.

Hotel Accommodations: 

  • University Inn (Recommended) – within 0.5 miles from UW Parrington Hall. To take advantage of the group rate of $149 per night, please book before Tuesday, January 2, 2017. Reservations can be made online or through our reservations department at 1-866-866-7977 by using the booking codeNASPAA. Please note the booking code and link will only work for check-in on March 2 and check-out on March 3. Guests that come in early or extend their stay will need to call our reservations department at 866-866-7977 or email at reservations@staypineapple.com.
  • Hotel Deca – within 0.5 miles from UW Parrington Hall. Complimentary wifi.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott – University District – within 0.5 miles from UW Parrington Hall.  Complimentary hot breakfast and wifi. Onsite amenities: Indoor pool, fitness center, business center, and guest laundry facilities.
  • Watertown Hotel – within 0.5 miles from UW Parrington Hall. Complimentary wifi, shuttle service, bicycle rental, and afternoon reception. Onsite amenities: Exercise room and business center.
  • Silver Cloud Inn – University District  – within 1.5 miles from UW Parrington Hall. Complimentary breakfast, wifi, shuttle service, parking. Onsite amenities: Fitness center, business center, and guest laundry facilities.
  • AirBnB – We also recommend for students to use AirBnB, as you may find more affordable options here.

Address, Transportation & Directions:
University of Washington
Parrington Hall
4105 George Washington Lane NE
Seattle, WA 98105
UW CAMPUS MAP – Parrington Hall
Visit here for driving directions

Parking:
Central Plaza Garage – $10/day (UW Garage closest to Parrington Hall)
Padelford Garage – $5/day (UW Garage closest to Parrington Hall)
Off-campus parking lots
Metered parking in the area

Ground Transportation:
Lyft (App)
Seattle Yellow Cab
Shuttle Express
Uber (App)
Zipcar

Public Transportation
King County Metro
Fares: $2.50 to $3.25 (exact change is required) depending on hours and zones

Sound Transit Link Light Rail Closest station – University of Washington Station: 3720 Montlake Blvd NE
Fares: $2.25 – $3.25 (exact change is required) depending on distance

Local Information & Dining Suggestions:

Seattle Local Attractions 
University Village – Seattle’s only outdoor lifestyle shopping center, offering a
unique mix of locally-owned boutiques, signature national retailers, and a
distinct collection of restaurants and eateries.
Pike Place Market – Seattle’s original farmers market and the oldest running
market in the US, since 1907.

Nearby Business Locations:
– Bank of America – 4622 25th Ave NE
– Chase Bank – 4501 University Way
– QFC – 2746 NE 45th St
– Rams Copy Center – 4144 University Way
– Safeway – 3020 NE 45th St
– Trader Joe’s – 4555 Roosevelt Way N
– University Bookstore – 4326 University Way NE
– US Bank (inside University Bookstore) – 4326 University Way NE
– Wells Fargo Bank – 4100 University Way

 Nearby Coffee/Tea:
– Café Allegro – 4214 University Way NE
– Café on the Ave – 4201 University Way NE
– Café Solstice – 4116 University Way NE
– Slate Coffee Roasters – 1309 NE 45th St
– Starbucks Coffee – 4147 University Way NE
– Starbucks Coffee (University Village location) – 4634 26th Avenue NE
– Starbucks Reserve (University Village location) – 2617 NE 46th St
– Tea Republik – 4527 University Way NE

Dining Options Nearby:
– Araya’s Place (Vegan, Thai) 5240 University Way NE
– Blue C Sushi (Sushi) 2675 NE University Village St
– CaliBurger (Burger) 4509 University Way NE
– Chili’s South Indian Cuisine (Indian) 4220 University Way NE
– Chipotle (Mexican) 4229 University Way NE
– Din Tai Fung (Taiwanese) 2621 NE 46th St
– EJ Burger (Burger) 4510 University Way NE
– Hokkaido Ramen Santouka (Ramen) 2626 NE University Village St
– JOEY Kitchen (American) – 2621 NE 45th St
– Mamma Melina Ristorante + Pizzeria (Italian) 5101 25th Ave NE
– MOD Pizza (Pizza) – 1414 NE 42nd St #103b
– Morsel (Breakfast) – 4754 University Way NE
– Noodle Nation (Thai) – 4232 University Way NE
– Rancho Bravo Tacos (Mexican) – 4241 University Way NE
– Pagliacci Pizza (Pizza) – 4529 University Way NE
– Portage Bay Café (Breakfast) – 4130 Roosevelt Way
– Ram’s Restaurant & Brewery (Burger) – 2650 NE University Village St
– Sizzle & Crunch (Vietnamese) – 1313 NE 42nd St
– Shultzy’s Bar & Grill (German) – 4114 University Way NE
– Thanh Vi (Vietnamese/Pho) – 4226 University Way NE
– Thaiger Room (Thai) – 4228 University Way NE