Summer quarter Full and A term classes being held remotely
Summer quarter Full and A term classes, which start on June 22, will be held through remote instruction. A decision on B term classes, which start July 23, is expected in the first week of June.
Spring quarter classes being held remotely
Spring quarter is being held as planned through remote instruction. With the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the governor's stay at home order extended through May 31, 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
UW Tacoma campus buildings are currently closed to public access. Most offices are still open and services available by phone, email or online. See "Accessing campus services remotely" for details.
Through May 31 (or longer if Gov. Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation is extended again), 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 the "Campus Facilities" section of our FAQ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn of available support services and the procedure for academic accommodation.
- Staff and Faculty: Contact UW’s Employee Health Center at email@example.com or 206-685-1026.
Much more information on health, wellness and prevention is available on the UW central coronavirus FAQ.
Frequently asked questions
Accessing campus services remotely
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.