UW Tacoma General Catalog 2019 -20

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The University of Washington Tacoma fosters a thriving and equitable society by educating diverse learners and expanding knowledge through partnership and collaboration with all our communities.

As an urban-serving university, we:

  • Expand access to higher education in an environment where every student has the opportunity to succeed
  • Foster scholarship, research and creativity to address the challenging problems of our time and place
  • Partner and collaborate for common good
  • Catalyze the economic and social vitality of the region

UW Tacoma is the anchor tenant in Tacoma’s historic downtown warehouse district, across from Union Station, the Washington State History Museum, the Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Art Museum. The campus is part of a vibrant neighborhood, with street-level space on Pacific Avenue reserved for retail use.


The University and its colleges and schools reserve the right to change the fees, the rules, and the calendar regulating admission and registration; the instruction in and the graduation from the University and its various divisions; and any other regulations affecting the student. The University also reserves the right to withdraw courses and programs at any time.

It is the University’s expectation that all students follow University regulations and procedures as they are stated in the General Catalog. Appeals may be filed with the student’s dean or with the Vice Chancellor for Student & Enrollment Services in non-academic matters. Students are expected to observe the standards of conduct contained in the Student Conduct Code (WAC 478-120).

Questions?  Contact the Office of the Registrar.