New Student & Family Programs is available to all students and their supporters! Whether you are a new student or have been at UW Tacoma for multiple quarters, New Student & Family Programs is a comfortable place to find professional staff who can assist with understanding the University departments, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions.
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To get started at the University of Washington Tacoma, you will need to complete new student orientation. Many components of orientation are required of all new students and it is where you will be introduced to academics, student life, and extracurricular opportunities.
In your first year, you will be assigned to one of four packs (Purple, Gold, Black or Gray). Your pack will help you get to know other students, participate in activities and be provided with helpful resources.
The transition into the academic, cultural, and social environments of UW Tacoma is a year-long process that requires strong partnership across the campus. We partner with faculty and staff from every department at UW Tacoma.