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Living on-campus at UW Tacoma means you have easy access to a variety of transportation options. Having a car is not required to get around! Below is some information about parking for on-campus residents, as well as other transportation options that are available.

Parking for Residents

Residents may purchase a parking for the Court 17 parking garage (directly underneath Court 17 residence hall). This permit is billed quarterly at a cost of $231.00. Students interested in purchasing a permit will indicate this request on their Housing Application. The parking fees will be added to your student account and are payable through MyUW.   You will be notified when your permit is available for pick-up. 

If residents need to request or cancel a parking permit in the middle of the year, please submit your request in writing to Your request will not be processed until the beginning of the next month.

Additional Transportation Options


ZipCar is a car sharing program that allows you to rent a car on an hourly or daily basis. Every reservation includes a complimentary gas card, driver's insurance and up to 180 free miles per day. You must purchase an individual membership to ZipCar in order to access this service.


If you have questions about on and off-campus transportation options, please contact Transportation Services at