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Friday, September 29, 2017
1 - 3 p.m.

Booth setup @ 12:30 p.m.

Gillenwater Plaza, UW Tacoma Campus

Get involved -- display a Convocation 2017 poster in your street-side window or register for a free table to promote your business during the Community Fair. Local businesses and nonprofits can share their wares, music, food and more.

Convocation 2017 is not only designed to make your business or nonprofit visible to the UW Tacoma campus community, it will help us continue a tradition for welcoming our new students. 

A list of all vendors featured at the fair will be added once businesses and community organizations begin confirming their attendance. 

Register your table for the Community Fair

If you are interested in also participating in the procession to campus please visit the Alumni and Community Members page.  

Serving food

If you plan on serving food, the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department requires a Temporary Food Permit. For more details and to apply please visit:

Note: Temporary Food Permits are due 14 days before the event date.

The Children's Museum of Tacoma believes that play is the right of every child. From Preschool, to Play to Learn, to the Museum's Pay As You Will program, the Children's Museum of Tacoma celebrates the power of play in the lifelong journey of learning.
FabLab Tacoma is a premier makerspace providing students, inventors, artists, and DIY enthusiasts easy access to cutting-edge design/prototyping equipment and educational opportunities.
First Night Tacoma is an annual community New Year's Eve event in the heart of downtown Tacoma that showcases music, art, fire and fun.
Indochine is a full service Pan Asian Thai restaurant serving the downtown community for special events and day in day out dining.
Indochine also has a full bar, a large Banquet Room, and smaller private dining areas throughout the 8,000 sq foot restaurant.
Revisioned - an Urban Boutique showcases local artists and provide locally crafted products. Co-located with the Productivity Parlour, we teaching sewing and provide alterations and bespoke designs.
Soma Qi Massage offers quality massage thereapy
Sound Credit Union is local and not-for-profit. Since 1940, we’ve helped Washingtonians buy dream homes and new cars, or save for rainy days.
United Way of Pierce County has been fighting for children and families for nearly 100 years. We unite caring people to tackle our community's toughest challenges with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty by removing barriers and focusing on long-term solutions.
U.S. Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in the United States, and its subsidiaries, U.S. Bank Wealth Management and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.. The company operates more than 3,150 banking offices and nearly 5,000 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
UW Tacoma and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties collaborated to build a full-service Y located on the university’s campus in downtown Tacoma. The facility is approximately 73,000 square feet and serves UW Tacoma students, faculty and staff, as well as all Y members.
Stocklist loves this city, and are working hard to bring you the best Tacoma has to offer. Fabulous gifts for everyone, souvenirs for folks near and far, beautiful jewelry and fantastic customer service. Located in the heart of Downtown Tacoma on UWT's campus. 
The Travel Tacoma + Pierce County team is a group of local experts available to help visitors and local residents explore and discover the unique qualities of Pierce County.
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is a leading regional performing arts center located in downtown Tacoma. The Broadway Center consists of three performing arts theaters, three studios, and the Tacoma Armory. Programs at the Broadway Center include musicals, theater, dance, opera, concerts, film, lectures, children's shows, and other arts events performed by touring and community organizations. 
The UW Autism Center Tacoma is a non-profit Center devoted to evidenced based clinical services and professional training and development for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.  We are proudly located in the MDS building (110) on the UW Tacoma campus.  We offer student volunteer opportunities, clinical practicum rotations, fieldwork placements, and are available for consultation on ASD related questions or concerns for faculty, staff, and students.  For more information call our clinic main line (253) 692-4711 or email us at:
The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, and their home, Cheney Stadium, is the best place to soak up the best vibrations the Pacific NW has to offer. Outrageously entertaining. Satisfying in every way. The perfect place to share a moment, make a memory, and catch nine innings of baseball.