Welcome to the University of Washington Tacoma!
Welcome Huskies! We are excited for you to join the UW Tacoma community and hope you are, too! We know joining a new campus community can be challenging. Orientation can help the transition go smoother and enhance your connections to campus.
Here are steps you need to complete to support your transition.
Required Online Steps
**Multi-Factor Authentication: The UW requires 2FA for your UW NetID account. You’ll need Duo for 2FA, then you’ll enable 2FA for your UW NetID to access UW online systems, such as Canvas, Zoom, MyUW and others. Enable 2FA here.
- Immunity Verification: You are required to show that you have been vaccinated against or are otherwise immune to measles, mumps and meningococcal meningitis. The deadline is the first day of the quarter. Submit documentation and learn more here.
- Take any placement tests
Many students need to take a Math Directed Self Placement and all Admitted Freshmen will receive information about completing the self-directed writing placement reflection. If you plan on taking any Spanish language courses at UW Tacoma, there is also a Spanish Placement.
Freshmen & Running Start Fall admits are required to meet with an Academic Advisor during one of the advising and registration sessions before registering for classes. Information will be shared to your UW email. In-Person Sessions: June 20 | June 26; Virtual Sessions: June 21 | June 22 | June 28 | June 29 | July 5 | July 6 You will receive an email from University Academic Advising to sign up for a session.
Transfer students are also encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor, but first let's connect you to the right person!
Visit our page on How to submit transcripts.
In-person orientation registration.
Join your fellow new husky classmates for a 4-hour session to learn more about what to expect, hear about vital resources and where to find your classes, participate in the challenge coin tradition and student passport, meet staff and learn where key offices are.
- Freshmen & Running Start Students are required to attend our annual in-person orientation. Please contact email@example.com if you have a hardship and need to request an exemption. In person dates for Fall admits are September 20 | September 21. Sign-up for an orientation session
- Online Orientation is a requirement for all admitted students to complete. There are important must do elements included such as, Submit your Husky ID card photo and complete the Husky Prevention and Response Course. You will also discover academic and social support resources. The Husky ID can be picked up during your selected orientation date. Online orientation will be sent to your UW email beginning early August.
Learn more about and engage with your Pack Advisor!
Transfer Student In-Person Group Orientation
Transfer Students are not required to attend our in-person orientation; however, we highly encourage you to attend so you will be able to meet your fellow new husky classmates as well as receive all of the benefits we offer at our annual in-person orientation. We hope to see you there!
In-person Transfer Orientation Date for Fall Admits
September 19 Sign-up for orientation
Orientation isn’t just for students— family members play a crucial role in the success of college students. We invite you to participate in a Family Orientation program, designed to help you become familiar with resources and guide you through your student’s transition process. The Family Orientation experience takes place during the student orientation and will allow you to:
- Gain more of a feel for the campus community
- Learn about Campus resources
- Connect with staff, faculty and current students
- Learn what it means to be a Husky
Check your UW email often for more information, and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
If you are an international student, visit the International Student & Scholar Services website for additional orientation requirements: www.tacoma.uw.edu/oga/isss-orientation
Disability Resources for Students
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least 10 days in advance to an event. To request an accommodation, including American Sign Language interpretation, contact the office of Student Transitions & Success at 253-692-4421 or by email at email@example.com.
The University of Washington has been taking actions to support the region’s efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak. For current information about campus operations, please read the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Facts and Resource: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/chancellor/resources-students-during-coronavirus-pandemic
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to provide your first name, last name and student ID number in your email.