Campus Life

Main page content

Set in a restored warehouse district, UW Tacoma is urban enough to offer funky hangouts, serious enough to give you a world-class education, and small enough that you'll feel at home. Explore the many facets of the UW Tacoma experience.

Get Involved

Student clubs and organizations at UW Tacoma reflect the diversity of our student body and the unique mission of our urban-serving campus. From academic, to cultural, to social, there are more than 80 different clubs on campus.

There is also a student newspaper, The Ledger, and a literary arts publication, Tahoma West.

You can also make a difference in the community by volunteering through the Center for Leadership & Service. Students groups have helped feed the homeless in Tacoma, build homes with Habitat for Humanity and raise money for disaster relief in Haiti and Japan.

Check out the Office of Student Involvement and a full list of clubs and organizations. Or think about starting your own!

Living On Campus

UW Tacoma's Court 17 Apartments offer all the conveniences of apartment-style living coupled with residence life programming, a vibrant community of learners, and a safe environment that facilitates academic success.

Academic Experience

Your diploma says "University of Washington" so you get the same rigorous, highly-rated academic experience but with a small-campus feel. Professors and staff can help you excel but be ready to work for that degree!

Recreation and Fitness

Stay in shape or participate in intramural sports at the University Y Student Center — the first full-service YMCA located on a college campus. Get outside and walk, run or bike through Point Defiance Park, one of the largest urban parks in the nation. Also, you’ll find hiking, skiing, camping and a range of winter and summer activities at stunning Mount Rainier National Park, less than an hour away.

Not feeling well? Get better and stay healthy with a visit to Student Health Services, a partnership with Franciscan Medical Group.

Graphic with the text '33 issues of the Ledger published annually'
Graphic of 3 stick figures with the text '90+ Student Organizations'
Graphic depicting a shopping bag and the text '26 stores and restaurants leasing space on campus.'