William W. Philip Hall offers a flexible event space that can accommodate lectures, meetings, performances, dinners, or fairs. The James A. Milgard Family Assembly Room provides a comfortable meeting space for large groups and can be expanded to include the Jane Thompson Russell Student Commons for larger events. The Columbia Bank Lobby offers a stunning view of Pacific Avenue, Union Station, the Washington State History Museum, and Mount Rainier (Tahoma). The Judith Graubard Kopp Gallery provides areas for tables, displays, or socializing.
Located on the beautiful UW Tacoma campus, the University Y Student Center is more than just a recreation center. From small meeting rooms, to the 375-person Student Assembly Room, the University Y Student Center offers a variety of spaces that are able to be reserved for student, department and community use. Additionally, YMCA-managed spaces, such as the court and multipurpose rooms, may be available for reservation.
The Keystone and Science Buildings were the first new-construction buildings erected on the UW Tacoma campus. A sky bridge joins the two buildings, spanning the original terminus of the transcontinental railroad line. When the buildings were constructed, the line brought daily trains through what is now the university campus. The line was deactivated in 2003.
LMN Architects of Seattle, the building designer, received an Award of Merit from the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects for this triangular-shaped “keystone” building. Surrounded by historic buildings, the Keystone Building is faced with brick to blend with its older neighbors.