UW Tacoma campus buildings are currently closed to public access; you Husky Card is required to access most doors. While many physical offices remain closed, services are available by phone, email or online. See "Accessing campus services remotely" for details.
In order to protect the health and safety of our community, the University of Washington is requiring all students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with certain exemptions allowed. You will need toverify that you’ve been vaccinated or declare an exemption:
As soon as possible after the second dose of a 2-dose series or after a 1-dose vaccine, after they have decided to declare an exception, or by the start of autumn quarter on September 29, 2021, whichever date is earliest.
Students who are unable to get vaccinated until after arriving on campus may submit their form by November 5, 2021. If you haven’t been able to get a vaccine where you live, we will have vaccinations available when you arrive.
A hold will be placed on winter quarter registrations if your form has not been submitted by November 5, 2021.
We will soon be offering self-administered tests through the Husky Coronavirus Testingprogram, powered by the Seattle Flu Study – the group that was the first to report community spread of COVID-19 in the United States. Enrollment is encouraged for all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus regularly. Kits are available at the University Y Student Center (see sidebar for hours).
When should you report a case?
UW Environmental Health & Safety, in coordination with local and state public health agencies, responds to suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UW community and takes action to prevent further transmission.
The public health response activities include a case interview, risk assessment, providing guidance for self-isolation, notifications to those impacted and contact tracing.
The Husky Coronavirus Testing program has self-test kits available at the University Y Student Center. Finished tests can be placed in the dropbox there as well. The dropbox is available during regular UWY hours.
Kits are available for pick up Monday - Friday between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you are not already enrolled in the testing program, you can enroll in person during these times as well.
UW Tacoma is working with local partners to offer vaccination clinics on campus this fall. More information will be available soon.