Career Development & Education assists undergraduate, graduate students and alumni with developing, evaluating, and implementing career and educational decisions. Our staff is here to support students' endeavors toward a rewarding college experience and successful professional growth beyond UW Tacoma.
Career resources for undocumented students and alumni can be found in the Life After College Guide and individuals can also meet with career advisors using the contact information provided below.
When Do I Get my Diploma?
Diplomas are sent out approximately 2 months after the student's graduation quarter. For more information on diplomas, check out the Diplomas page on the Office of the University Registrar website.
Loan Information for Graduating Students
Graduating students who have borrowed federal student loans (including Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate Students, Federal Perkins Loans) for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree are required to complete online loan exit counseling when they graduate (or each time the drop below half-time enrollment or withdraw from school). To complete the online exit counseling session you will need your FSA ID and password used to complete your FAFSA. Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship website for more information.
Help with Student Loans
Before your loan goes into repayment you’ll need to select a Repayment Plan that best fits your financial situation. If you need assistance or further information, be sure to contact your loan servicer and use the online calculator to help you determine your payment amount. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship can answer your questions on paying back your student loans. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you need help managing your loan repayment plan.
UW Alumni Association
Welcome to the alumni community! Claim your gifit digital membership now as our reward for your accomplishments! Learn more and upgrade to a full annual or life membership and get the Class of 2023 UWAA grad box!
UW Tacoma provides a range of options to help you achieve your career and professional goals. From professional certificates and courses to test preparation programs and continuing education credits, you will gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to take your career forward. Visit the Professional Development Center for more information.
Choose from more than 80 certificate programs and pick up the practical skills and experience required of today’s workforce. You’ll learn from instructors who are leading industry professionals in their field.
Announcements & Gifts
Celebrate your big accomplishment in style! Check out graduation announcements, diploma frames, and more.