Spring quarter classes to be held remotely
Spring quarter will begin as scheduled on March 30, 2020, with remote instruction that will continue through the end of the quarter. As country-wide social distancing requirements continue to increase and evolve daily, we believe this is the best course of action for reducing uncertainty and anxiety and establishing a reliable, high-quality method of instruction and academic progress for UW students through the spring.
Please see the relevant UW FAQs, a page with information for students about spring quarter and messages to the UW community for more information.
Campus buildings are closed
Effective March 18, 2020, UW Tacoma campus buildings are closed to public access. Most offices are still open and services available by phone, email or online. See "What is open and closed on the UW Tacoma campus" for details.
NEW: Beginning March 26 through April 8 (or longer if Gov. Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation is extended), campus buildings will generally only be accessible to critical personnel. Instructors may request periodic access to on-campus facilities as they prepare lectures and coursework for remote instruction. See "Resources for faculty" below for details.
If you think you have COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19:
- Stay home. Do not go to school or work. Avoid public places.
- Call your health provider and follow their advice. Students can also use CHI Virtual Urgent Care.
- Students: Email Dr. Bernard Anderson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life, at email@example.com, to learn of available support services and the procedure for academic accommodation.
- Staff and Faculty: Contact UW’s Employee Health Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-685-1026.
Student Health Services at UW Tacoma are offered in partnership with CHI Franciscan Health.
Much more information on health, wellness and prevention is available on the UW central coronavirus FAQ.
Resources for faculty
For all technology-related questions or issues, please send an email to email@example.com, or call (253) 692-HELP for assistance.
Resources for staff
For all technology-related questions or issues, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 253-692-HELP for assistance.
Frequently asked questions
What is open and closed on the UW Tacoma campus?
In compliance with state mandate, the campus is on restricted operations and all buildings require keycard access. Only faculty and staff identfied as critical should be on campus. Offices remain open but are operating remotely. You can reach them by phone or email but you cannot stop by in person. Many student-facing offices offer live chat or videoconferencing.
Note: This is not a complete list of UW Tacoma offices, only the ones that primarily serve students or the public.
||Virtual services available by phone, email or videoconference M-F 8AM-5PM; contact email@example.com for appointment requests
|Campus Safety & Security
||Available 24/7 by phone (253-692-4416); officers are on-duty but the office is closed
||Virtual services available by email M-F 9AM-5PM; online payment portal available
|Career Development & Education
||Available by email or for remote appointments M-F 8AM-5PM
|Center for Equity & Inclusion
|Center for Student Involvement
|Computer Lab/Help Desk
||Lab closed; help desk available by email, phone or live chat
|Computer Lab/Media Lab
||Available M-F 8AM-5PM by email or phone
|Copy & Mail Center
||Open M-F 10AM-2PM; no mail deliveries or pick up (can drop off or pick up in MAT 053)
|Counseling & Psychological Services
||We are offering teletherapy services via Zoom for the Spring 2020. For scheduling, email firstname.lastname@example.org
||Available M-F 8AM-5PM by email or phone
||Online services available
||Order online pre-packaged bag for pick-up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays
||Virtual services available by email or live chat M-F 8AM-5PM; contact email@example.com for questions
|Student Financial Aid
||Virtual services available by email, phone, live chat or Zoom M –Thu 8:30AM - 4:45PM and F 8:30AM - 4:30PM
|Student Advocacy & Support
||Available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Teaching & Learning Center
||E-tutoring options for writing appointments / Online quant tutoring using Zoom
|University Academic Advising
||Open but online, email, Zoom, phone or chat services only; for appointments, contact email@example.com
|University Book Store Tacoma
||Closed; online ordering available
|University Y Student Center
|Veteran & Military Resource Center
|West Coast Grocery Convenience Store