Resources for students during the Coronavirus pandemic

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In compliance with state mandate, UW Tacoma is currently in restricted operations. Approximately 85% of UW Tacoma classes are being offered remotely for autumn quarter. All student services are being offered online.

Check the main COVID-19 page for latest news announcements.

Below you will find a list of resources and services available to students from UW Tacoma.

Last updated: 1/19/2021 @ 12:47 p.m.

Coronavirus FAQs

Coming to campus?

If you are coming to campus for an in-person class or to study, you must complete the Student Wellness Check-in first. This must be done every time before you come to campus.

Learning Resources

Health and wellness resources

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.
Email Dr. Bernard Anderson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life, at, to learn of available support services and the procedure for academic accommodation.

Much more information on health, wellness and prevention is available on the UW central coronavirus FAQ.

Financial assistance and emergency aid

The Office of Financial Aid is providing all services remotely. Below you will find coronavirus-specific resources regarding financial assistance during this time of crisis:

Academic support & advising

Accessing campus services remotely

See building hours and which buildings are open to students.

Note: This is not a complete list of UW Tacoma offices, only the ones that primarily serve students or the public.

Admissions Virtual services available by phone, email or videoconference M-F 8AM-5PM; contact for appointment requests
Campus Safety & Security Available 24/7 by phone (253-692-4416); officers are on-duty but the office is closed
Cashier’s Office Virtual services available by email M-F 9AM-5PM; online payment portal available
Career Development & Education Available by email at, remote appointments, hosting virtual programs
Center for Equity & Inclusion Available by email
Center for Student Involvement Available virtually M-F 8am-7pm. Open in person Wednesdays and Thursdays 8am-5pm by appointment only.
Computer Lab/Media Lab Closed; contact for assistance
Conference Services Available M-F 8AM-5PM by email or phone
Copy & Mail Center Open M-F 10AM-2PM; no mail deliveries or pick up (can drop off or pick up in MAT 053)
Counseling & Psychological Services Teletherapy services via Zoom available. For scheduling, email
Disability Resources for Students Available M-F 8AM-5PM by email at
First-Generation Student Initiatives Available by email, hosting virtual programs
Human Resources Available M-F 8AM-5PM by email or phone
Library Online services available
The Pantry Order online pre-packaged bag for pick-up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays
Registrar Virtual services available by email or live chat M-F 8AM-5PM; contact for questions
Student Financial Aid Virtual services available by email, phone, live chat or Zoom M –Thu 8:30AM - 4:45PM and F 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Student Advocacy & Support Available by email at
Teaching & Learning Center E-tutoring options for writing appointments / Online quant tutoring using Zoom
University Academic Advising Online, email, Zoom, phone or chat services only; for appointments, contact
University Book Store Tacoma Closed; online ordering available
University Y Student Center UPDATED: Closed to in-person access; all student involvement activities are occuring remotely.
Veteran & Military Resource Center Available by email at
West Coast Grocery Convenience Store Closed