General Catalog 2015-16


The University of Washington Tacoma is a catalyst for our region, providing access to students in a way that transforms families and communities. As an urban-serving university, we impact and informa economic development through community-engaged students and faculty. We conduct research that is of direct use to our community and region. And, most importantly, we seek to be connected and relevant to our community's needs and aspirations.

UW Tacoma is the anchor tenant in Tacoma’s historic downtown warehouse district, across from Union Station, the Washington State History Museum, the Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Art Museum. The campus is part of a vibrant neighborhood, with street-level space on Pacific Avenue reserved for retail use.


The University and its colleges and schools reserve the right to change the fees, the rules, and the calendar regulating admission and registration; the instruction in and the graduation from the University and its various divisions; and any other regulations affecting the student. The University also reserves the right to withdraw courses and programs at any time.

It is the University’s expectation that all students follow University regulations and procedures as they are stated in the General Catalog. Appeals may be filed with the student’s dean or with the Vice Chancellor for Student & Enrollment Services in non-academic matters. Students are expected to observe the standards of conduct contained in the Student Conduct Code (WAC 478-120).

Questions?  Contact the Office of the Registrar.