Participant Information

Please note the information below is from the 2017 Summer Instiutes and should be used as reference only. Information for the 2018 Summer Institutes will be updated and posted in January, 2018.

We look forward to your participation in the 2017 Summer Institutes. Below please find information to help you plan your Summer Institutes experience. 

Modules for SISG, SISMID and SISBID run two-and-a-half days (all day Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday morning OR Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday/Friday). SISCR has one-day modules.

Daily Schedule

Check In: 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Monday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. For SISCR, registration takes place 7:30-8:30 a.m. each day.

Coffee/Tea: 8-8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday

Morning Break: 10-10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday (light refreshments)

Lunch Break: 12-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (on your own)

Afternoon Break: 3-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (light refreshments)

Reception (instructors and participants): 5-6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday

Module Materials Remember to bring your laptop. Printed copies of handouts and materials will not be available on-site so be sure to download everything you need to your laptop prior to arriving in Seattle (or print it out if you prefer hard copies).Course materials (handouts, datasets, software) will be available online before the start of a module. 

To view last year’s Summer Institutes materials, go to the Archive section of the Summer Institutes website: Click on the institute, then the module, and last year’s course materials will be listed under Assets in the far right column.

Registration Check- In

Location: South Campus Center, 1601 NE Columbia Rd, Seattle WA 98195. Current plans call for check in to be held in the 2nd Floor Portage Bay area; however, this is dependent on completion of a construction project. The exact location will be emailed to you prior to your arrival in Seattle.

Time: Check in runs 7:30-8:30 a.m. unless your module begins Wednesday afternoon, in which case it is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. You will only need to check in once, before your first scheduled module. At check-in you will receive your name badge, schedule with classroom locations, campus map, wireless instructions, and other materials.

Classroom Buildings. Classes will be held in one of the four buildings listed below and finalized classroom assignments will be emailed to you prior to your arrival in Seattle. The buildings are within a two-block area (map link below).

  • South Campus Center (SCC), 1601 NE Columbia Road, Seattle WA 98195
  • Magnuson Health Sciences Building (HSB), 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle 98195
  • Oceanography Teaching Building (OTB), 1503 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98195
  • Fishery Sciences Building (FSH), 1122 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98195Disability-Related Accommodations and Services

Disability-Related Accommodations and Services. If disability accommodations are needed to participate fully in this event (e.g., communication access, wheelchair access, alternate formats), please contact me at 206-685-9323 or


Online resources. The Participant Information section of the Summer Institutes website includes details about lodging, transportation, maps, and parking as well as area activities and family resources:

Connect with the Summer Institutes Facebook group. We invite you to join the Summer Institutes Facebook group where you can converse with fellow attendees. Look us up under Summer Institutes-UW Biostatistics and send us a request to join. For more broad-based information, follow the UW Department Biostatistics page.

Meals not provided. Meals are not included in your Summer Institutes registration fee, so please plan accordingly. Coffee/tea service will be available each morning and there will be light refreshment breaks at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will also be a reception each Monday and Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. where participants can interact and debrief first-day experiences with instructors and each other. See below for a link to a campus dining map.

Useful links: