As part of our strategic planning process, we want to look to the future of UW Tacoma. Not just five years from now, but 10, 20, even 30 years ahead. Knowing what we want our campus to become can shape the decisions we make today.
The Office of the Chancellor is hosting a series of panel discussions that look at different aspects of our growth and what will influence the future state of UW Tacoma. We hope you will join us and add your voice to these Conversation on the Future.
Additional events are being scheduled.
Open Public Spaces – June 13, 2023
Public spaces are the glue that holds cities together. They provide a space that is open and accessible for everyone to enjoy. A successful public space should serve as a gathering point and provide visitors with a sense of arrival. Building on our March 8 discussion, this conversation will be about open public spaces, their role in a thriving urban environment, and UW Tacoma’s potential role to be downtown Tacoma’s outdoor “living room.”
On The Edges – March 8, 2023
What does the future hold for the neighborhood that borders our campus? How is it expected to grow and change? How do we want the surrounding neighborhood to grow and change? Join us for the first in a series of conversations on the future at UW Tacoma, and how we plan, grow, and contribute to a downtown that’s thriving and accessible.
As an urban-serving university campus that centers community engagement, our plans for growth—in terms of size and physical presence—can impact the city’s own growth and development, just as the city’s ongoing growth and future development can impact the university’s. We hope this is the first of many collaborative convenings between UW Tacoma and the City of Tacoma as we work together towards a vision of Tacoma that’s inclusive, equitable, and just.
Vision 2050 – December 13, 2022
These conversations started at the Chancellor's Town Hall in December 2022 where panelists, Linda Hurley Ishem (emeritus faculty in Urban Studies), Rubén Casas (Assistant Professor, SIAS), Cheryl Greengrove (Associate Professor, SIAS and AVC for Research) and Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange discuss how the campus should grow over the next 25 years.