As UW Tacoma is an urban campus, parking can sometimes be a challenge. There are a number of paid parking options on or near campus, but free street parking can be hard to find. You can use this site to explore your options and keep up on the latest parking news.
Parking News and Reminders
Student Autumn Quarter 2018 Permits Go on Sale September 12th at 9am.
Autumn Quarter 2018 parking permits for all UW Tacoma and Community Partner lots will be available for purchase online starting at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Steptember 12th at 9am.
Community Partner Parking Resources
UW Tacoma has partnered with Republic Parking Northwest and Diamond Parking Services to offer UW Tacoma customers parking permits at significantly discounted rates for the Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters. Products offered include both restricted and unlimited parking options.
Dead Battery? Flat Tire? Locked out? Use the “We Care” or the "Five Star" Program!
The Diamond Parking We Care program is available to customers using any of the following lots: WT31, WT32, WT44, WT48, and WT89. Republic Parking NW offers the Five Star program in Cragle, Pinkerton, and the Court 17 garage. We Care and the Five Star programs offer customers help with dead batteries, flat tires, locked cars, and even cars out of gas. Just call Bill’s Towing at 253-272-9393 and identify yourself as a We Care customer or part of the Five Star program.
The Five Star program is NOT AVAILABLE currently in these Republic Parking lots: Vision Duece Lot, the Convention Center garage, or the Museum of Glass garage.
Off-Campus Parking Options
In addition to on-campus lots, there are additional pay-to-park lots across Pacific Avenue at the Washington State History Museum and Tacoma Art Museum and also north of 17th Street at the Tacoma Convention Center. Several of these offer discounted quarterly passes to UW Tacoma students.
Free parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Transit Station parking garage. The free Link light rail train runs from the garage to campus every 10 minutes. This garage often fills up early, so finding a space at mid-day may be difficult. Learn more about riding the Link to campus.