Resources for students during the Coronavirus pandemic

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In compliance with Governor Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" mandate, UW Tacoma has moved to restricted operations. All UW Tacoma classes are being offered remotely for spring quarter.  All student services are being offered online. Only staff and faculty who have been designated as critical should be on campus. 

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

Last updated: 8/6/2020 @ 9:02 a.m.

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.

Learning Resources

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

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 ay tcareer@uw.edu or for remote appointments M-F 8AM-5PM
Center for Equity & Inclusion Available by email
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
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 Closed but offering limited virtual services
Veteran & Military Resource Center Available by email at uwtva@uw.edu
West Coast Grocery Convenience Store Closed