UW Tacoma students can live on-campus in a community based living environment at our Court 17 Residence Hall. Court 17 offers various unit options for students to live in, including two bedroom/two bathroom, one bedroom/one bathroom and studio/one bathroom.
Court 17 also provides gender-inclusive housing and a living learning community.
Psychological and Wellness Services (PAWS) provides confidential mental health counseling and related services for currently enrolled UW Tacoma students at no additional costs. PAWS also provides consultation to faculty, staff, and university student families.
My student needs accommodations, where can those be requested?
Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the UW Tacoma campus.
Any enrolled student at UW Tacoma who has an appropriately documented physical, emotional, or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working), is eligible for services from DRS.
UW Tacoma believes that cost should never be a barrier to an education. We are proud to offer financial aid programs like the Husky Promise to ensure students can complete their degree.
To receive financial aid, students should compete the FAFSA or WASFA applications and include the UW School code: 003798. Additional information and contact information for the Office of Student Financial Aid can be found on their website.
Financial Aid offers are sent out to admitted Freshmen in March and admitted Transfer students in May. Students can view their UW Tacoma award in their MyUW Account and should accept the form of aid they wish to use. Financial aid begins disbursing the week prior to the first day of the quarter.
Campus Safety and Security is a non-commissioned department, that works as security liaisons with local emergency responders, including the Tacoma Fire Department, Tacoma Police Department and Pierce County Emergency Management.
The Campus Safety and Security website includes information on campus policies and laws, crime reports, and emergency response and preparedness.
Students may subscribe to UW Alert to be notified via text message about campus closures and delays due to inclement weather and emergency situations.
We are proud to be in the heart of downtown Tacoma. Our campus is surrounded by shops, restaurants, museum and culture. We encourage students and their families to explore all that the city has to offer.
University Academic Advising (UAA) serves first year and pre-major students. UAA provides support with choosing a major/minor, changing majors, registration and class schedule support, academic difficulty, and much more.
The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) works collaboratively with students in writing, math, science and statistics, helping them to develop the skills, strategies, knowledge and confidence necessary for academic success.
Information Technology (IT) serves students by providing access to innovative technologies, resources, platforms, and state-of-the-art computing and media facilities. IT assists students with UW account access, online learning, MyUW support, equipment checkout and much more.
My student is struggling to find resources on campus. Where can they go for assistance?
UW Tacoma Pack Advisors help new students make campus connections with peers, participate in activities and provide helpful resources. Each student will be assigned to one of four packs (Purple, Gold, Black or Gray). Students are notified of their pack assignments over the summer and are given opportunities before the school year to engage with their pack.
The Office of Student Advocacy and Support (OSAS) provides referral and support services to students. Using a case management model, students are assisted in navigating on and off campus resources. The purpose of OSAS is to assist students in developing strategies to overcome and address barriers that prevent them from achieving their educational and life goals.
My student will be using my VA educational benefits. Who can assist us?
The Veteran and Military Resource Center (VMRC) assists Veterans and their dependents in receiving their VA educational benefits and Washington State tuition waivers. They also provide additional direct services and programming to all military connected students.
Career Development & Education assists undergraduate, graduate students and alumni with developing, evaluating, and implementing career and educational decisions. They are committed to supporting our diverse student population in defining their career goals and objectives as they relate to future employment and graduate school opportunities.
The Career Development team provides resume and cover letter review, career coaching, mock interviews, career assessments, networking tips, LinkedIn support, and navigating career resources. They also hosts various events, career and internship fairs throughout the academic year.