Washington Center

Building Resources

Bicycle Parking

If you bring a bicycle to the UC Washington Center, please make arrangements for parking through the Residential Life Office by submitting a Bicycle Application. All Bikes must be registered with the Center and may not be stored in other than designated areas and will be tagged for removal and impounded if they are not moved for a consecutive three-day period. For your safety, bicycles cannot be kept in apartments, lounges or hallways. The Center assumes no liability for a bike while parked on UC Washington Center property. 

Computer Lab

The 24 hour computer lab is located on the 3rd floor. The lab has printing and scanning services available which are linked to your UCDC ID. The Computer Lab is a designated quiet zone and no eating or drinking is allowed. If you have issues with login access, printing/scanning issues, or other concerns regarding the computer lab and equipment, contact the UCDC IT Helpdesk.

Items for Check-Out

There are a range of items (sports equipment, board games, course reserves, and bakeware) that are available for checkout from the 4th floor Residential Life Office. See the list of available items here

Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms are available for you to use in rooms 405, 605 and 1005. Machines may be operated with coins or credit/debit cards. The center does not have machines to dispense quarters. The average cost for one load (wash & dry) ranges from $2.00-2.50 depending on which settings are chosen.

Mail and Packages

Incoming Mail:

Your whole apartment is assigned a shared mailbox on the fourth floor. You will receive an email from ResidentialServices@ucdc.edu if a package arrives for you. Packages can be picked up at the Residential Life window during posted hours.

Your mailing address is:

Your Name

1608 Rhode Island Avenue NW Your Apartment Number

Washington, DC 20036

Note: The Center is not responsible for any perishable items nor do we have the capacity to refrigerate any items that you may have mailed to the center. Additionally, we do not forward mail at the end of the term - US Postal Service will not accept address forwarding cards from 1608 Rhode Island Avenue NW since it is a commercial building.

Outgoing Mail:

An outgoing US Postal mailbox is available on the first floor near the Multipurpose Room for envelopes 13 oz. or less (no boxes).

Alternatively, there is a US Post Office two blocks from the Center at 1050 Connecticut Ave NW.  It offers a full range of services including stamps, money orders, and mailing supplies.

Maintenance and Housekeeping

Our maintenance and housekeeping team helps keep our building running in tip-top shape. See more about their services here.

Mental Health Services

UCDC partners with Parkhurst Associates to provide on-site counseling services. See more information here

Metro Guide

We provide a DC Metro how-to guide. See more information here

Parking/Garage Access

There is a garage below ground in the UC Washington Center. If space is available and circumstance requires it, you may request a parking permit on a monthly basis at the established rate. See Student Parking for additional information.

Recreational & Study Spaces

The Center provides several spaces for you to enjoy. The main lounge, Avenue C (room 401), provides an accessible market and entertainment center for you within steps of your apartment. In addition to Avenue C, there are spacious 24/7 study rooms available in rooms 317, 705, 805, and 905.

An indoor fitness center is open on the 4th floor equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights, and weight machines. For your convenience the fitness center also includes private restrooms/showers. Please be mindful of quiet hours when using the fitness center.

In addition to indoor spaces, outdoor space is available on the 4th floor terrace.


The UC Washington Center is monitored by Sektek Security 24 hours a day. Additional information regarding safety and security may be found here

Shopping Carts

Shopping carts are available at the Security Desk for your use in the local area. Leave a valid photo ID Card at the Security Desk to check out a shopping cart for two hours. Shopping carts are not to be taken on the Metro. Outside shopping carts from stores are not permitted inside the Center.

Wired "Ethernet" Network Access

There are network outlets in each bedroom. Information on how to access the internet is available here.

Wireless "WiFi" Network Access

Wireless access is available throughout the building. Information on how to access the internet is available here.