The campus of FHL has three dormitory buildings as well as numerous other housing units of various sizes and kinds.

The dormitories consist of eight single-occupancy and 25 double-occupancy rooms, for a total of 58 single beds. Each dorm room has one or two beds, dressers, and desks. Two of the three dorm buildings have men’s and women’s restrooms with showers; the third has access to bathrooms through a covered breezeway to the other dormitory buildings. The 15 Huts are small buildings with electric light and heat; each is approximately 125 square feet and furnished with one or two beds, a small desk, and a dresser. The Huts are a short walk from restrooms and showers in the dorm buildings.

Other housing units include twelve (studio, one-, and two-bedroom) apartments, twelve two-bedroom cottages, and eight (one- and two-bedroom) duplex units. All of these units include kitchen, bathroom, living/dining area, and basic furniture, and are equipped with dishes, silverware, pots and pans. These units are available when the dorms and huts are occupied or for those conference participants with families or special needs.

For additional information, please email fhlconf@uw.edu.

FHL Grounds

FHL grounds are not available for use due to potential damage to the flora and fauna of the biological preserve.

Food Service

The FHL Dining Hall provides full meal service. Conferences and field trips generally have their meals in the Dining Hall except during the occasional times when the Dining Hall is closed. After a group has secured space in our housing facilities, group organizers work with FHL Food Services to arrange for meals (see instructions for group organizers. If the Dining Hall is closed, small groups staying in the dorms or huts will be given access to the Commons kitchen for food preparation.

Groups may receive permission to hold meals in the Commons, in which case the meals may be catered by FHL or other food service providers. In the Dining Hall, food may only be provided/catered by FHL. In all cases, food services must follow UW Environmental Health and Safety criteria.

Alcoholic beverages: If a group plans to serve alcoholic beverages at FHL, the organizers are responsible for obtaining the required University of Washington approval AND Washington State permits.

Meeting Rooms

Equipment available for use in our meeting rooms includes: LCD projector, slide, and 17mm projectors; PA system; ten bifold poster kiosks, each one with four spaces (47″ wide x 41″ high) for posters; and VCR/Monitor.

The Commons is a large room adjacent to the dormitories, with a maximum occupancy of 75. It has blackboards, projection screen, large folding tables, chairs and a small kitchen. The room can be darkened. If you would like to use the Commons, please let us know in your application how you’d like it to be set up for your meeting: classroom style (table and chairs), stadium style (chairs only), etc.

The Lecture Hall is located next to the Dining Hall, and has a maximum occupancy of 75. It has a whiteboard, projector, screen, and table/chairs. The room can be darkened.

The Dining Hall has a maximum occupancy of 150 people. It is equipped with round tables, chairs, fireplace with upholstered seating, piano, ping pong table, projection screen, and pull-down shades to darken the room.

The Computer Room is in a building adjacent to the Fernald Building. The room easily seats 18 people at tables, and has 15 student iMacs, a larger presenter iMac, projector, and screen. Light from windows is minimal.

The Fernald Classroom is a small room in the Fernald Building that seats 14 around a large table. It has a projector and whiteboard. Light from windows is minimal.

The Conference Room is also in the Fernald Building. It is furnished with couches, a large table that can seat 12, and a projection screen. It can be set up with a projector, and has curtains to darken the room.

Teaching Laboratories

The teaching laboratories at FHL include several buildings of about 1,500 square feet each. In each building, running sea water free from metallic contamination is delivered to plexiglass aquaria and water tables through polyethylene or PVC pipes and fittings.  Chairs and tables/desks accommodate as many as 20 students in a building.  Studnet microscopes and other equipment can be borrowed from the stockroom for use in the labs.

Marine Equipment

A research vessel is available for groups. It is equipped for dredging, net hauls, ROV and CTD deployment and water sampling, and has a total capacity of 15 people. For additional information, contact FHL Marine Operations (maritime@uw.edu).

Rowboats are also available to groups after they have received a rowboat orientation from the FHL Boat Safety Officer.

Campus Tours

Tours of FHL may be available during your visit, depending on availability and weather. Please contact Michelle Herko for more information and to schedule a tour.

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