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

Our 24/7 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. 

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 cost per load is $1.00 per wash and $1.25 for 45 minutes of dry time.


Incoming Mail:
You are assigned a mailbox in the building for the delivery of personal, non-perishable mail by apartment.   Mailboxes are located on the 4th floor and your apartment key will also open your mailbox.  You will receive an email from Residential Services if you have received a package. Packages can be picked up at the Residential Life window during posted hours.

Your mailing address is:

UC Washington Center
Your Name
1608 Rhode Island Avenue NW Your Apartment Number
Washington, DC 20036

Note: The Center does not forward mail at the end of the quarter/semester.  The US Postal Service will not accept address forwarding cards from 1608 Rhode Island Avenue NW.

Outgoing Mail:
An outgoing US Postal mailbox is available on the 1st floor near the auditorium for envelopes 13 oz. or less (no boxes).

Alternatively, there is a US Post Office two blocks from the Center at 1800 M Street NW.  It offers a full range of services including stamps, money orders, and mailing supplies.

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.

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 checkout 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.

Additional Student Services and Resources

Safety & Security

While personal safety is ultimately your responsibility, the Center strives to make your experience in DC as safe and secure as possible.

The security desk in the lobby is staffed 24 hours a day and everyone entering the Center is required to show identification every time they enter the building. Additionally, surveillance cameras are located in the common areas of the building, with exterior cameras that monitor outside areas.

Clery Disclosure information is available at Residential Life.

Mental Health Services

UCDC Counseling Services are provided by Parkhurst Associates Mental Health Services, a private practice group of professionals located at 1755 S Street NW, at the corner of 18th Street and S Street NW.

On-site counseling is available at UCDC on a limited basis and at no charge in Room 359. Walk-ins are welcome Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (866) 551-1456 or (202) 234-7738 or via e-mail at ucdccounseling@gmail.com.

Assessment needs, medication management, and on-going psychotherapy are available at 1755 S Street NW, and may be covered by your health insurance policy. Please ask a counselor for help in determining costs and benefits for services other than the short-term counseling provided by UCDC. Visit www.parkhurstassociates.com for more information. All mental health services provided are strictly confidential.

Sexual Assault Resources

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are a number of options available to you. Below is a list of procedures to assist you while living in the UC Washington Center.

Procedures to follow if a sexual offense occurs:

  • Get to a safe place. Call a friend or someone else to be with you.
  • Call a CSD for advice or a referral. They can be reached 24 hours a day at (202) 415-9275.
  • If you want to report the incident to the police, call 911 and say, “I want to report an assault.” You will need to give your name and other information.

If you are not sure what you want to do, call the DC Rape Crisis Hotline at (202) 333-7273. You do not have to give your name. The advocate will talk with you about your options, rights, and choices.