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Driving and Parking Information

Directions to and parking at UW Tacoma

More transportation options

Lodging Information

We have negotiated a discounted rate for the nights of February 28 and March 1, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma Downtown. ($114 a night plus taxes and fees)
International Teams arriving early may use this same link and discount for the night of Tuesday, February 26.  (You will be responsible for paying this night's lodging)

  • Click here to make your reservations online. USE THIS LINK OR YOU COULD END UP AT THE WRONG HOTEL
  • Under "add special rate codes", enter the group code MIC to get the discounted group rate.
  • Reservation deadline for the block rate is Sunday, January 27.

The Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown is happy to arrange for ground transportation to/from SeaTac airport.  Contact the sales manager at 253.274.3995 for assistance and prices.


The nearest airport is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).  

Capital Aeroporter offers student discounts between SeaTac airport and UW Tacoma.  Book online in advance at  http://www.capair.com/discounts#.  

Other ground transportation options from SeaTac can be found here.
Sound Transit bus 574 goes regularly between SeaTac and downtown Tacoma. Schedules and fares are listed here
While in the Area

Some apps to help you navigate Seattle tourist destinations & transit:

There are multiple attractions within a 5-minute walk from campus or via the equally quick & free Link light rail.

Washington State History Museum
Museum of Glass
Tacoma Art Museum
LeMay: America's Car Museum
Other Tacoma area attractions