Frequently Asked Questions

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Once you register for the Festival, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite with your e-ticket(s) attached. You will need to exchange your printed or mobile e-ticket(s) at check in (located in the PACCAR Atrium in the Pigott Building) for your access pass. More information will be sent via email the week of April 27th. If you are having any technical ticketing-related issues with your order, contact Eventbrite. For all other registration questions please email

This year we will be hosting a party on the Seattle University campus immediately following the final session on Saturday. Enjoy a beer garden, music and the opportunity to mingle with your fellow attendees. 

No, all panels/sessions are first come, first served.

Yes! There will be time for audience Q+A built into all sessions.

The first session will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday. 

Paid parking is available in the Seattle University garages, noted on the campus map. These garages have signage stating you must have a permit to park there, but this is inaccurate and it is open to the public. There is also metered parking available on Broadway and two hour street parking available on the side streets around campus. We recommend taking ride sharing services or public transit whenever possible.

Student tickets are open to all students, whether they are in school in Washington or elsewhere. Anyone with a student ID (high school, college, grad school) is permitted to purchase these discounted tickets.

VIP Pass

  • Includes access to VIP reception, priority entry at all Seattle University venues, access to the VIP lounge including complimentary catering and coffee and all Friday and Saturday activities. 

Full Pass

  • Includes access to all Friday and Saturday activities.

Friday Only

  • Includes access to all Friday activities only. 

Saturday Only

  • Includes access to all Saturday activities only. 

Student Full Pass

  • Includes access to all Friday and Saturday activities. Must have a valid student ID. 


  • Includes access to all Saturday activities only. Must have a valid student ID. 

Seattle University and all Crosscut Festival venues are ADA compliant. If you require assistive services or technology to access this event, please contact no later than March 4th. Late requests are subject to availability.

Yes! We are always looking for volunteers from the community! Please click here to sign up. All volunteers will receive a Crosscut Festival t-shirt and the opportunity to attend any sessions outside of your scheduled volunteer hours.

Panelist names and session topics will be released in March on this page. Sign up for the Crosscut Festival newsletter to make sure you receive the most up to date information.

We all know Seattle weather is unpredictable, and you will be required to walk between venues, so we suggest planning ahead and wearing comfortable shoes that you can walk in.

Event is rain or shine and portions of the event will take place outside so please dress accordingly.

The Crosscut Festival will take place on the Seattle University campus. A schedule of all venues will be available in the spring. 

Yes! Attendees age 60+ receive 10% off their ticket purchase with the code SENIOR. Must be able to present an ID at check in. 

If you are interested in obtaining a Press Pass to the Crosscut Festival please email with your name, email address, number of passes requested and media organization. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate all requests.