Student Affairs Resource Website

Study Spaces, Equipment, & Technology

Places to Study

The following is an abridged list of places that are convenient for medical students to study:

  1. Search for a good study space with UW’s Space Scout: You can use the “filters” tool  to indicate your ideal features of a study space. (Learn more at
  2. South Campus Center – There are ample study spaces at South Campus Center on both the upper and lower levels. A list of all the study spaces, with photos, can be found at:
  3. Health Sciences Library – Your building access card gives you 24/7 access. More information about reserving a study room at
  4. T-wing, 4th floor – T-443 is a study space located adjacent to the T-439 classroom. T-469 is a Health Sciences student lounge/study space, located across from the coffee cart and bathrooms.
  5. A-300 student study area – This area has several tables, large white boards, and a smart board
  6. T-wing, 5th floor – There are several booths along the windows outside the medical student lounge
  7. T-5 small group rooms – contact to reserve a T-5 room (remember that T-5 classrooms are used very frequently by courses).
  8. Suzallo Library – This large library is located on Main Campus, on Red Square. Study rooms can be found at
  9. Other libraries on campus are abundant with study spaces. A list of study spaces at each library can be found at

Electronics Registration

Most crimes on campus are thefts—mostly of unattended or improperly secured items. A laptop left on a library table while you use the restroom. A purse left in your unlocked office while down the hall talking to a colleague. A backpack left on the seat of your car. Love Your Stuff? Keep it safe, secured and out of sight. Register your electronics with UW Police Department at


Having technology issues?

School of Medicine Academic Learning Technologies (SOM-ALT):


Contact them with problems related to:

  • Laptop Requirements
  • Course Websites/Canvas
  • Video streaming
  • Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Office 365 – OneDrive & OneNote

Other technology issues that are outside of SOMALT’s purview:

 Dean of Medicine Information Technology (DOM-IT):

Call: 206.221.2459

Contact them with problems related to:

  • UW Exchange Email
  • Device Encryption

 UW Information Technology (UW-IT):

Call: 206.221.5000

Contact them with problems related to:

  • UW Networks
  • UW NetIDs
  • UW-licensed Software

UW Medicine IT:

Call: 206.543.7012

Contact them with problems related to:

  • UW Medicine Account
  • UW & HMC Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) systems (ORCA & EpicCare)
  • SumTotal LMS system

Free and discounted software for UW students

Download software at reduced or no cost, thanks to various license agreements with software vendors, including all Microsoft software, statistics, graphics, anti-virus, etc.

Student Technology Loan Program

The Student Technology Loan Program allows enrolled UW students to check out electronic equipment for free! Loan periods range from 2 days to 1 quarter.
Location: Health Sciences Building, I-Wing, Room 146
Contact: 206.543.3465

Available equipment to borrow include:

  • laptops
  • cameras
  • projectors
  • video cameras
  • photo shoot equipment
  • digital voice recorders
  • chargers
  • tablets
  • audio equipment
  • hard drives
  • PowerPoint remotes
  • and more!