When campus is "closed" for inclement weather, there is still a lot going on behind the scenes to keep classes on track and prepare for reopening.
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For sophomore Chase Powell, who plans to major in criminal justice, a course on the American legal system affirmed his career plans.
Senior Pranab Baidya, who is studying information technology, decided to become a resident advisor at Court 17 this year as a way of sharing with others his "amazing" campus experience.
Paola Soto, a first-year and first-generation student from central Washington, wants a degree in criminal justice and plans to become a homicide detective.
Lexi Powers, a first-year student considering an education or psychology major, credits her desire to help people to the inspiration of a former teacher.
The conversion of Court 17 to an on-campus residence hall was approached through careful planning and analysis.
Once an apartment building, now a residence hall, the purchase of Court 17 this past summer ushers in a new era at UW Tacoma.