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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will not be processed until the beginning of the next month.
Additional Transportation Options
The University offers free bike storage to students who have a U-PASS transportation card.
All others can purchase a Bike Storage Pass for $10 per quarter on your student account.
The U-PASS is a bus pass and more. It gives faculty, staff and students access to a complete package of low-cost transportation options — from buses and commuter train service to discounted vanpooling.
The U-PASS allows you to ride the bus anytime, anywhere without paying fare — it is even good on the Sounder Train! More than a dozen Pierce Transit routes serve the UW Tacoma campus.
TrainThere are a variety of train transportation options available to residents.
- Link Light Rail
- Sounder Commuter Rail
- Seattle Link Light Rail
If you have questions about on and off-campus transportation options, please contact Transportation Services at email@example.com.