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West Lake Union Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why do we have a West Lake Union Center office?

The West Lake Union Center office is CWU’s Seattle administrative headquarters that

  • brings CWU 90 minutes closer to community college partners, alumni, and donors in the Puget Sound area.

  • provides an office, with inspiring wildcat décor, for meeting with prospective CWU students.

  • offers conference rooms for CWU related business meetings with students, faculty, staff, administrators, state, and local government agencies in the Puget Sound area.

Where is the office located?

Our office is located on Westlake Avenue N (½ mile north of Mercer Street on the west side of Lake Union. A popular landmark is the AGC building on South Lake Union).

Our address is 1505 Westlake Avenue N, Suite 1010, Seattle, Washington (in the West Lake Union Center). Read Directions to the West Lake Union Center Office from Ellensburg and the greater Seattle area (including Metro bus stops).

There are east and west elevators.  Which one do I use?

Use the west elevators.  The east elevators do not come to the 10th floor.

Is there a mailstop?

No, we do not have a campus mailstop. Mail envelopes and small packages to 1505 Westlake Avenue N, Suite 1010, Seattle, Washington 98109. Be sure to include the suite number.

How do I contact the West Lake Union Center office?

You can call Viesta Morris, office manager, at 509-963-9378 (WEST) or ext. 9378 within CWU.

Is there a fax number?

No, fax is not available. However, you can email documents to Viesta at morrisv@cwu.edu

 What are the office hours?

Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What CWU departments are located at the West Lake Union Center office?

Admissions, University Advancement, Alumni Relations, and Engagement/Events Outreach departments have offices at the site.

Where do I park?

There is a five-level parking garage underneath the building. Off-street parking is also available. Appropriate parking rates apply.

We can issue parking validation (stickers) to cover the cost of parking when you are on official university business or attending an event. Please bring your parking ticket to the office and give us the project id so we can cross charge your department.

Is there meeting space is available?

Yes, we have two conference rooms. The small conference room is suitable for a small two-to-four person meeting.

The large conference room accommodates 20 people. There are two 10 foot long conference tables and two 3 foot long tables that can be easily rearranged into different configurations. The room is equipped with a conference telephone (with two speakers), easel/whiteboard, interactive Panaboard, computer, and wireless keyboard. There is coffee/tea service and a cabinet unit for placing refreshments.

We have had great success organizing meetings for groups of 20 people including day long staff retreats.

We’re here to make planning your meeting at our Westlake Office easy! Do you want to provide a continental breakfast, boxed lunches or a buffet lunch? That’s not a problem! We’ll provide you with a list of local caterers to choose from.  Once you decide on the caterer, call the caterer of your choice to place your prepaid order and schedule the delivery date and time. Be sure to give the caterer our Suite number (1010).  Also call or send Viesta an email with the name of the caterer and delivery time. She’ll accept your catered order on your delivery date.

How can I reserve a conference room meeting space?

Call Viesta Morris, office manager at 509-963-9378 (WEST) or ext. 9378 within CWU, or send an email to  morrisv@cwu.edu with the name of the meeting group, requested date(s) and time(s). You will receive a calendar invite once the date(s) and time(s) are reserved.

Is there a charge for the conference room meeting space?

No.

How do I cancel a scheduled meeting?

Call Viesta at 509-963-9378 (WEST) or ext. 9378 within CWU, or send an email to morrisv@cwu.edu to cancel your meeting.

Can the West Lake Union Center office accommodate events?

Yes. The West Lake Union Center office is another CWU location and uses the same procedures already in place to schedule the Grupe Center, University House, or Welcome Center.  Requests to schedule events must go through the Events Outreach office first.

Call Karen Shaw at 509-963-1959 (ext. 1959 within CWU), email her at shawkj@cwu.edu, or use the  Events Outreach Request Form.

Are computers and Wi-Fi available for staff or student use?

Yes. There are two networked computers available for staff or student use. Wi-fi is also available.

Still have questions?

Call Viesta at 509-963-9378 (WEST) or ext. 9378 within CWU.