Summer quarter classes being held remotely
All summer quarter classes — including Full and A term classes which start on June 22 and B Term classes which start July 23 — will be held through remote instruction. There may some exceptions for courses requiring in-person clinical experiences to satisfy accreditation and licensing requirements.
Autumn quarter 2020
In light of current and expected coronavirus case counts in Washington, 85% of all class sections on the Tacoma campus will be held online. Only those classes that cannot be taught remotely will be held in person, with all appropriate safety measures and physical distancing in place. The UW Tacoma time schedule has been updated and indicates whether courses and sections will now be taught in person or remotely. Additional changes may occur and these will be updated in the time schedule.
With a few exceptions based on academic program, students have the option to choose an entirely online schedule if they wish. We urge students to address their questions about their course schedules to their academic advisors and course instructors. While we have every expectation that this will be the schedule in place at the beginning and throughout autumn quarter, we have all seen that the trajectory of the pandemic can change rapidly. Further revisions to our plans could occur if, for example, state or local governments re-introduce more restrictive health measures.
Read more about plans for Autumn 2020
Statement of values
UW Tacoma follows established public health and safety guidelines intended to reduce the impact and spread of COVID-19 in the broader community while at the same time understanding that individual decisions have collective impact. We strive to ensure maximum feasible access for students, and to recognize student academic work so that any disruption as a result of a UW Tacoma decision does not disadvantage their future academic progress, including admission to their preferred major in the months or years to come.