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Facilities and Infrastructure

Room & equipment reservation   Prototype shops  Keys  Mail & shipments  How to get rid of stuff  Room and desk assignment  Supplies

Conference room, classroom and equipment reservation

Instructions on how to reserve building spaces and IT equipment.

Prototype shops

Find hours, rates, policies and more of our prototype shops.


Mechanical Engineering keys are given out to faculty, staff, graduate students and some undergraduate students. Those needing keys should fill out the key request form, and after completing the form, print it out and give it to their advisor, supervisor or professor for signature. Turn in the completed form to either 143A or 132. The key will be ready within three days of drop-off. An email will be sent out when they keys are ready for pickup. Keys may not be transferred to another person. Keys being used by any unauthorized person will be confiscated. See Building Permits for information on after hours building access.


You may register for lockers during the first two weeks of an academic quarter. Go to room 143A or 132 to fill out a locker request form and receive a locker number and combination. Lockers are issued to ME / IE students on first come, first served basis. Locker fee is $5.00 for a small locker and $10 for a large locker, exactly, as we cannot make change!

Lockers are rented per academic quarter. You may register in advance, up to maximum of four academic quarters, beginning autumn quarter. Lockers must be cleared out after summer quarter ends. If your locker is not renewed by the renewal date, we will remove your belongings and charge you a $5.00 storage fee. Confiscated items will be held in room 132 until discard date. If you remove a lock, and lose it, you will be charged $5.00.

Mail & shipments

Incoming mail & shipments

University Mailing Services delivers incoming mail once a day, (usually by 11:00AM), to the Main Office in MEB. Mail is then distributed to faculty and staff mailboxes, typically before noon. Graduate students will be emailed if they have any mail. Please check your mailbox regularly. Also, please remember that mailboxes are not secure.

If you have a package delivered, you will receive notification to pick it up in MEB 132. If you are picking up a package that you bought through the University, please be sure to fill out the packing slip left on top of your package so the appropriate budget can be reconciled. Please pick up your mail at your earliest convenience, as space to store packages is limited.

Outgoing mail

Mailing Services picks up the outgoing mail at the same time the incoming mail is dropped off (usually by 11:00 AM).

Faculty, staff and graduate student mail

The mail room is open to faculty and staff only. Incoming mail for faculty or staff can be placed in the "Faculty Mail" box located in MEB 143. Please be sure to put the recipient's name on all incoming mail.

Students do not have mailboxes. If mail gets delivered and no mailbox is found, person will be emailed and notified that they have mail in the front office.


The department has a contract with Fed-Ex and UPS. 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
3900 E Stevens Way NE
MEB Box 352600
Seattle, WA 98195-2700

To have a shipment delivered (i.e. Fed EX, UPS, etc), use the following address:
(Your Name)
University of Washington
3900 E Stevens Way NE
MEB 132
Seattle, WA 98195-2700

Campus mail

The department mailbox number is 352600. 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.

How to get rid of stuff

Room and desk assignments

TAs are assigned rooms and desks through the Graduate Program Coordinator in MEB 143C on a space-available basis. RAs are assigned rooms and desks largely through their faculty sponsors, also depending on the availability of space. Read more about graduate student desk assignment guidelines.


Supplies are stored in MEB 264 and copy room (MEB 264) are expressly for instructional purposes and not for personal, private, or research use. Cupboards and drawers with supplies are labeled for easy access. If supplies appear to be low or are missing, please notify the front desk. Staplers, scissors, tape, pens, white-out, paper, etc. are available for use.