Communications & Computing



All correspondence from the department will be sent to your UW email account. It is important that you check your account regularly, or have it forwarded to an account you do use.  Important graduate student information will be sent only to your UW email account.


The department has a fax machine located in More 206 for official university business only. Instructions for sending a fax are located near the fax machine. An authorization code is required to send a long distance fax.  If you are sending a long distance fax, see your faculty advisor to obtain the authorization code. If you are expecting a fax, please ask the sender to be sure your name is on it. If a fax arrives for you, you will be notified to pick it up in the Main Office. If you are expecting a fax and you have not been notified, check at the reception desk in the Main Office.

Mail & Shipments

Incoming mail & shipments - University Mailing Services delivers incoming mail once a day, (usually by 10:00AM), to the Main Office in More Hall. Mail is then distributed to faculty, staff and student mailboxes, typically before noon. Graduate student mailboxes are located in More Hall in the first floor
hallway, (with the exception of Dennis Lettenmaier’s group, which are located in Wilcox). Please check your mailbox regularly. Also, please remember that mailboxes are not secure. If you have a package delivered that is too large for your mailbox, you will receive notification to pick it up in the Main Office. Please do so at your earliest convenience, as space to store packages in the Main Office is limited.

Outgoing mail - Mailing Services picks up the outgoing mail at the same time the incoming mail is dropped off (usually by 10:00 AM). 

Shipments - The department has a contract with Fed-Ex. To place a shipment via Fed-Ex, bring your package with the following information to the reception desk in the Main Office by 3:00PM in order to be shipped that day: Name of company or agency, contact person, complete delivery address (must be a street address – not PO Box), recipients phone number, budget number, package dimensions and weight, and contents. Additional information may be required for international shipments.

To have something mailed or shipped to the department, please use the appropriate address below.

The mailing address by postal mail is:

<Your Name>

University of Washington

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Box 352700

Seattle, WA  98195-2700

To have a shipment delivered (i.e. Fed EX, UPS, etc), use the following address:

<Your Name>

University of Washington

Civil & Environmental Engineering

201 More Hall

Seattle, WA  98195

Campus mail - The department mailbox number is 352700. To send something via inter-office mail to another location on campus, the recipient’s name and box number is required. The outgoing campus mail bin is located on top of the mailbox cabinet located in the Main Office.


To place an on-campus call - Campus telephone prefixes are 543, 685, 616, and 221. To place a call from an on-campus phone to another on-campus phone, dial the last five digits of the phone number you are calling. For example, to call 206.543.2391, you would dial 3-2391.

To place a local call outside the UW - dial 9 + area code + seven-digit telephone number.

To place a long distance call - An authorization code is required to make a long distance call. If you are an RA or TA and need to make an official business long distance call from a campus phone, contact your faculty advisor for the authorization code. To make a long distance call with an authorization code, dial 77 + 1 + area code + seven-digit telephone number. When you hear a “beep”, enter the authorization code. Note: Your advisor will receive a record of all calls made using the authorization code, be sure calls are only for official business.


Thanks to Student Technology Fee funding, all UW-Seattle students, including students who graduated in June 2010, can download Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2010, Office 2008 for Mac, and Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade. All institution-owned computers designated for a student's exclusive use, such as classroom computers, student labs, and computers checked-out to a student are also covered by this agreement. Software available through the Microsoft Student Option:

  • Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2010

  • Office 2008 for Mac

  • Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade 


Computer Labs
The department has two computer labs available for student use, More 001 and More 320. The labs are open to CEE students during More Hall's posted building hours, M-F, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m, Sat-Sun, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More Hall is closed on holidays. The total number of desktop computers located in the More 001 computer lab is 75 machines. Software is updated quarterly.  Any computing questions should be directed to The support team will respond as soon as possible.  For access to the computer lab, bring your Husky card to Nicholas Burmeister, More 011.