Rates for University of Washington Field Trips

A UW Field trip consists of instructors with a group of students, visiting FHL as part of a credited course or program at University of Washington or other Washington State public university. Field trips from other institutions should refer to the Rates for Non-UW Field Trips, Workshops, Retreats, & Research Groups.

Rates listed here are for expenses paid on a UW budget.  For any group paying otherwise (*regardless of UW affiliation*), University of Washington institutional overhead and state/local taxes will be incurred, for a final cost that is 23.7% greater.

Housing (per unit)

Participants are charged for housing according to unit prices listed for researchers.  Field Trip students will generally be assigned to shared (double) dorm rooms or huts. However if dorms/huts are not available, they will be assigned to shared cottages. To allow organizers to budget reliably for student expenses, FHL will honor the shared dorm room rate ($28.25/night), regardless of where students may ultimately be housed.

Bedding: Housing rates include two flat sheets (fitted sheets not available), a pillow with pillowcase, blanket and a towel per bed.  Weekly linen exchange (on Fridays, 8-8:30 am) provided free of charge.

Facility Fee (per Instructor, TA, or Coordinator)

All participants except for course students will be charged a Facility Fee.

  • Daily $7
  • Weekly $40
  • Monthly $126


Field trip participants are expected to purchase full meal plans. Organizers should contact Laurie Spaulding to arrange for meals.

Meals, Non-Student:

  • Breakfast $12
  • Lunch $16
  • Dinner $20.50
  • Brunch $28

Meals, Student1:

  • Breakfast $10
  • Lunch $13
  • Dinner $17.50
  • Brunch $23

Full Meal Plans (daily rates only):

  • Non-Students: $48.50/day
  • Students: $40.50/day

Meeting Spaces (including labs)

No additional charges for field trips paid on UW budgets.

Boat Use

  • For RV Centennial and ROV rates, please contact Captain Jakob Bueche.
  • Rowboats2: free of charge
  1. A student is any person enrolled in a university, college, or K-12 school.
  2. Use of rowboats requires a rowboat orientation. For orientations scheduled after hours, there is a $50 charge. For more information, please contact Kristy Kull.




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