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Urban Studies Resources
The Graduate Program Advisor is responsible for helping students with the technical pieces of graduate student life — deadlines, forms and formal procedures. Registration, course scheduling, graduation requirements and grade issues are all areas where the graduate advisor can assist you. The graduate program advisor also functions as a liaison to the Graduate School . You may contact the Graduate Program Coordinator if you have any specific needs or are experiencing any academic difficulty.
Graduate Program Coordinators:
Master of Arts in Community Planning
Dr. Anne Taufen Wessells
Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies
Dr. Matthew Kelley
Graduate Student Listserv: uwt-[program]
Your UW email address has been automatically added to a program-specific listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). You will receive weekly(ish) emails from the Urban Studies department containing relevant information related to your program, the university, career and community opportunities, and department events.
Urban Studies supports two student organizations: CIVITAS and GIS Society. Both are open to graduate and undergraduate students.
CIVITAS promotes education and networking for a better understanding of current urban issues. The organization strives to increase active participation among UW Tacoma students, faculty, alumni and the local community in order to make positive impacts in Tacoma and the surrounding communities. Founded in 2001, Civitas has invited civic leaders, public officials, and academics to discuss topics such as homelessness, public safety and immigration. Civitas actively engages in the local community, promoting food and clothing drives. https://tacoma.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/civitas and on Facebook.
GIS Society exists to promote student education on and off campus; to establish a connection with the GIS community; to promote group activities and field trips to increase knowledge of GIS and its relationship to our world. https://tacoma.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/GISSociety and on Facebook.
Graduate School Resources
As a UW graduate student, you are not only a part of the Urban Studies family and the UW Tacoma campus community; you also have access to the resources of the UW Graduate School.
- General Graduate School policies and procedures: http://grad.uw.edu/policies-procedures/
- On-leave status: http://grad.uw.edu/policies-procedures/general-graduate-student-policies/graduate-on-leave-status/
- Requesting your master’s degree - Submit a Master's Degree Request Now
- U 501: Graduate School Orientation
- University 501 (U501) is a self-guided, online resource designed for graduate and professional students at all three campuses and is intended to help prepare you for your arrival to and start at the University of Washington. U501 is open to all incoming and current graduate students with a valid NetID and is divided into five (5) modules, which you can access any time from anywhere with an internet connection. Log In to U501 Now!
- Core Programs
- GOMAP: Founded in 1970, the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) is at the heart of the Graduate School’s commitment to expanding graduate education to underrepresented minoritized (URM) communities.