Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the national summer institute, and back home.  

Arrival and Departure

Please plan to check in no later than 12:00 pm (Pacific Time) on Monday. The check-in process is being updated to accommodate health and safety protocols. Please check back for more updated information as the institute nears. 

During the institute, you will be spending nearly all of your time on campus. However, on Wednesday evening institute activities wrap up at approximately 5:00 pm, allowing teams an evening off. Restaurants in Olympia are 4-5 miles from campus. Local transportation options are described below.

The institute ends at approximately 8:00 pm (Pacific Time) on Thursday. Check-out of your room by 10:00 am (Pacific Time) on Friday

From SeaTac International Airport

The closest airport, SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma) International Airport, is approximately 55 minutes north of Olympia, WA. The drive from the airport to campus can take between 1-3 hours depending on traffic.

For transport from SeaTac, we recommend either renting a vehicle or using Premier Airport Shuttle . When booking, be sure to indicate your destination is A-Dorm in campus housing (4319 Indian Pipe Loop NW, Olympia, WA 98505). Renting a vehicle can be convenient if you plan to arrive on Sunday or explore the area on Wednesday night. 


Parking is available near the dorms. A parking pass for the week will be available at registration for those driving to campus with a personal vehicle or rental car.

Traveling with family or friends

Due to space limitations, we are only able to accommodate registered institute participants in campus housing. If you plan on traveling with a spouse and/or children please contact us for local hotel information.

Local Transportation

Bus Service 

Intercity Transit provides service between the college and downtown Olympia, with pickup at the Housing loop as well as the main campus entrance. For more details, visit the Evergreen state college website. Bus fare is free. 

Car services in our area include: