Seattle Central College

Seattle Central College is located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood and is easy to reach from every part of the city.

Just minutes from downtown, the campus is easily accessible by public transit, car, walking or biking.

The majority of our Continuing Education classes take place on our main campus, including the Fine Arts Building and Mitchell Activity Center.

We also regularly offer classes at satellite locations such as North Seattle College, Seattle Maritime Academy, South Seattle College, the UW School of Art, and the Wood Technology Center.

Occasionally, we may offer classes and workshops at partner sites around the city.

Please confirm your class location during registration.



1701 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122

Please note that access after 7:00 PM to the Seattle Central College campus will be limited to the Broadway entrance across from the Campus Bookstore and in front of the Campus Security Office.

Security Staff will be available to let you into the Fine Arts building if needed.

By Bus

Several King County Metro Transit bus routes serve the college. For assistance charting your route to Seattle Central, use Metro's Trip Planner.

By Bike

Our campus is a 15–minute walk from downtown Seattle. Capitol Hill is bike friendly, with a dedicated bike lane on Broadway (the neighborhood's main thoroughfare) and plenty of bicycle parking on campus.

By Light Rail

If you live south of downtown, take Sound Transit's Link Light Rail to Westlake Center in downtown Seattle. From there, it is a short bus ride or a 15–minute walk to our campus. In 2016, Link Light Rail service will extend to Capitol Hill and onto the University District.

By Car

Seattle Central is just a few blocks from Interstate 5. Carpooling is encouraged as parking spaces are at a premium. There are private parking lots on Harvard Avenue and Broadway and also metered street parking. The college's garage at 1609 Harvard Ave has limited public parking during the day; generally there is ample parking in the evening.

Students can purchase an evening parking permit to be used in the 1609 Harvard Avenue Garage. The pass is $35 during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, and $25 during Summer quarter.

Driving Directions
From Interstate 5 Northbound:

  • Take Olive Way/Denny Way Exit 166 (under the Washington State Convention and Trade Center) and follow Olive Way east to Denny Way and turn right.
  • Go up the hill and turn right on Broadway.
  • Follow Broadway south to Pine, turn right, and go one block west to the Parking Garage located at Harvard and Pine.

From Interstate 5 Southbound:

  • Follow the Madison Street/Convention Center exit (#165), making a right hand turn onto Madison.
  • Get into the left lane and turn left at Boren. Follow Boren north until Pine Street, and turn right at Pine going east.
  • Follow Pine Street east until Harvard Ave. Turn left onto Harvard, then make an immediate left turn into the Harvard Ave. parking garage.
We are located in room BE 1140, which is in the Broadway Edison Building (the large brick building).

The most direct way to find the office is to enter on Harvard Avenue at 1716 Harvard, and walk straight back, veering slightly to the left. We are located on the very bottom floor, below the cafeteria or atrium.

Map of Seattle Central College

Satellite Locations

9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

Parking is available on site and is free on Saturdays. Students in weekday classes will receive a parking pass via email prior to the class.

4455 Shilshole Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Public parking available on site at no cost.

6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Daily parking passes are sold at ticket machines in the North, South, and Visitor parking lots. Quarterly passes are available for $25 and must be purchased from the Continuing Education office in Olympic Hall before 6:00 PM on weekdays.

1915 Chelan Ln
Seattle, WA 98105

Campus Map

Parking is available on the University of Washington campus. Enter off of NE 45th and 17th Ave NE and pay at the ticket booth.

2310 S. Lane
Seattle, WA 98144

Lot available on site; parking is $1 per day.