The FHL stockroom provides most reagents, labware, photographic materials, and small items of equipment at a nominal charge to students or investigators. Special orders can be placed for materials not on hand, large quantities or special equipment, preferably prior to arrival at FHL.
At FHL there is a local UW library branch with marine and biological science books and publications in-house, along with online access to all UW libraries.
Researchers, Scholars, and Guests (see below) will be charged a Facilities Use Fee unless they are students or have a lab space (the charge for which covers the Facilities Use Fee).
During quiet periods on campus, we sometimes have extra housing units available to accommodate visitors who are not coming as Researchers or Whiteley Scholars, but as Guests of staff, researchers, scholars, or students at FHL. All such visitors will be charged the Guest rate and a Facilities Use Fee for their housing units.
Research and Teaching Laboratories
The research and teaching laboratories at FHL include eight one-story buildings of about 1,500 square feet each and three larger two-story research buildings. Running sea water free from metallic contamination is delivered to plexiglass aquaria and water tables through polyethylene or PVC pipes and fittings. Walk-in cold rooms, a microtechnique room, and a shop are available.
Analytical equipment for general use includes centrifuges, computers, scintillation counter, particle counter, a high performance liquid chromatograph, nucleotide sequencer, PCR thermocyclers and other equipment for molecular biology, spectrophotometers, culture chambers, fluorescence microscope, video equipment, scanning laser confocal microscope, and electrophysiological equipment. A scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope may be used by investigators who have or can obtain appropriate training.
Various lab equipment is available for common use. To use the following equipment, please contact the person listed below.
Note that many more items not on this list may be available in the FHL Stockroom.
Housing for Faculty and Researchers
The following facilities with kitchens are available for rent to faculty and visiting scientists: twelve (studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom) apartments, twelve two-bedroom cottages, and eight (one- and two-bedroom) duplex units. Note that there is only a single three-bedroom unit on campus.
For graduate students pursuing independent study or working as research/teaching assistants, we have three Graduate Dorm buildings, each of which has five-six single bedrooms, two shared bathrooms, and a shared kitchen.
All units with kitchens include basic furniture and are equipped with major appliances, dishes, silverware, pots and pans. Units are assigned as available, with course instructors having high priority.
Housing for Enrolled Students
Students enrolled in FHL courses or research apprenticeships will be assigned to Standard (non-graduate) Dormitories or Huts, generally in double occupancy rooms. These units do not have kitchens, and during Spring, Summer and Autumn Quarters, residents must subscribe to Full Meal Plans at the Dining Hall.
Shared restroom and shower facilities in two of the three dorm buildings serve residents of the nearby Huts as well as all the dorm rooms. Dorm rooms are mostly double occupancy with a few single occupancy; each room is furnished with beds (single regular length), dressers and desks. Ample lighting is provided. There is also space to store belongings.
Electrical appliances such as refrigerators, hot plates, microwaves and space heaters are not allowed in the dorm rooms. Small fans are permitted. For student use, a communal refrigerator is available behind Dorm B; a microwave is set up in the Dining Hall for student use.
The 15 Huts are small buildings, each approximately 125 square feet, furnished with one or two beds, a small desk, dresser, and electric heater. The Huts are a short walk from washrooms and toilets in the dorm buildings.
The Dining Hall is located in the center of the campus. People in units with kitchens may choose to sign up for a full meal plan during their stay, or they can enjoy an occasional meal when desired. Please sign up at the Dining Hall one meal prior (earlier, if possible) in advance for occasional meals.
NEW – reserve meals online at bit.do/fhlmeals. Please note that effective June 10 we will no longer have the clip board in the Dining Hall for reservations.
Meals are served at follows:
Common-Use Computer Facilities and E-Mail
There are 30 iMac computers that can boot into Mac OSX or Windows 7. These are available for common use by students or researchers in three locations:
All of these computers have access to networked black-and-white postscript printers. All machines are equipped with CD/DVD burners. Flash drives and writeable DVDs and CDs can be purchased in our stockroom. Digital cameras, video projectors, and two scanners are also available. Some computers can perform video capture with available firewire or USB adapters.
Software installed on the common use computers include Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, web browsers and various analysis programs.
FHL is linked to the Internet via a fiber cable that goes through the main campus at the UW. All buildings including housing units have wireless access. Ethernet connections are available in nearly all lab buildings.
Local e-mail accounts are not provided. Visitors are encouraged to use web-based mail accounts through their parent institution, or a commercial provider such as gmail.
Technical support is provided by two part-time technicians who are available weekdays. Contact Alan Cairns for more information
Laundry facilities include coin washers, dryers, irons and ironing boards.
Because the laboratory grounds are a biological preserve, cats and dogs are not allowed. Those who wish to bring pets must seek housing off-campus or board their pets at local kennels.