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.

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

Last updated: 9/30/2020 @ 4:46 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 bander48@uw.edu, 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

  • Academic advising: All academic advising offices offer remote advising options. Students can see availability and schedule appointments with their academic adviser through Navigate. Students unable to locate their advisor in Navigate should visit the UW Tacoma Guide to Academic Advising page and click through to their school or degree program information to find phone numbers, emails, and other contact options.
  • The Teaching & Learning Center is providing its services online:
  • Office of the Registrar: The Office of the Registrar is offering all services remoting. Visit the Office of the Registrar’s website for more information and to make appointments. You can also send them an email at reguwt@uw.edu.

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 uwtinfo@uw.edu 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 tcareer@uw.edu, 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 tachelp@uw.edu 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 uwtcaps@uw.edu
Disability Resources for Students Available M-F 8AM-5PM by email at drsuwt@uw.edu
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 reguwt@uw.edu 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 stusuppt@uw.edu
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 uwtuaa@uw.edu
University Book Store Tacoma Closed; online ordering available
University Y Student Center Open 7 am - 7 pm, M-F; 7 am - 1 pm, Sat. – Reservations required
Veteran & Military Resource Center Available by email at uwtva@uw.edu
West Coast Grocery Convenience Store Closed