Important: If you have not met the COVID-19 vaccine immunization requirements, you will not be able to register for winter 2022 classes until the requirement has been satisfied. Click here for details about all required immunization requirements at UW.
Congratulations on your admission to UW Tacoma as an undergraduate student! We are happy to invite you to become a UW Tacoma Husky.
Below are important first steps as you begin at UW Tacoma.
Your admission offer will not transfer to a future quarter. If you cannot attend UW Tacoma for the quarter for which you have been offered admission, please contact the Admissions Office for options. To secure your spot as a new UW Tacoma Husky, please submit your non-refundable New Student Enrollment and Confirmation Fee (NSEOF).
To accept your offer of admission to the University of Washington Tacoma for the quarter for which you have been admitted, a non-refundableNew Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF) is required. This fee will be used to confirm your intention to enroll at UW Tacoma and for programs benefiting a successful transition for new students.
You must complete your NSEOF enrollment confirmation before you will be allowed to register classes and sign up to attend your New Student Orientation Programs.
You can pay the fee one of two ways:
Click the button below to pay the NSEOF online using a credit card or web check (please have your personal bank account information and routing number on-hand). In order to accept your offer, you will need to log in with your UW NetID. If you have not created your UW NetID yet, please follow these instructions.
2. IN PERSON: If you are unable to confirm and pay your enrollment online, you may do so in-person on campus. Pay the NSEOF with cash at the Cashier's Office in Carlton Center (CAR 400)*, 1551 Broadway, 4th Floor. Visit the Cashier's Office website for current information about in-person services and open hours. *Please note that while the Cashier's Office window is closed for in-person payments and the CAR 400 suite is accessible by appointment only, payments are being processed daily. Payments can be made online or deposited in the drop box located across Dougan room 176. Receipts will be emailed for all drop box payments.
To decline your offer of admission to the University of Washington Tacoma, use the online NSEOF tool to submit your decision. You will need to log in with your UW NetID; if you have not created your UW NetID yet, please follow these instructions.
Students attending classes at the University of Washington are required to provide proof of immunity as a public health measure in accordance with Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Students enrolled in online programs are subject to this requirement.
The University of Washington requires verification of measles (rubeola) and mumps immunity. If you are under the age of 22 as of the first day of classes, you must also provide evidence of immunity to meningococcal meningitis A, C, W and Y.
Beginning on July 7, 2021, all students will need to verify their COVID-19 vaccination or declare an exemption.
If you are matriculating at UW for the first time, you must prove that you are immune to certain diseases. Your requirement depends on your program of study and your age. Visit the Hall Health website to Find Your Requirement that pertains to you.Questions regarding these immunization requirements should be directed to the Hall Health Center.
If you do not submit your immunizations prior to your second quarter registration date, a hold will be placed on your registration until your documentation is received. Incomplete records may cause delays in your future quarter registration process.
Summary of requirements:
Two (2) vaccinations, both administered after the age of one and given at least 28 days apart OR a positive blood (IgG titer) test result. The Rubeola measles IgM titer (blood) test is not accepted.
Students born before January 1, 1957 are considered to be immune to measles and are therefore NOT required submit proof of immunity for measles.
In the event of a measles outbreak on campus, students who have not previously submitted proof of immunity to measles may be barred from classes and other campus activities until health officials determine that there is no risk of them transmitting the disease to others.
Two (2) vaccinations, both administered after the age of one and given at least 28 days apart OR a positive blood (IgG titer) test result. The Mumps IgM titer (blood) test is not accepted.
The best way to meet the requirement is to take the UW Immunity Verification form to your health care provider to complete together, or you may provide immunization records or blood test reports from a doctor, clinic, state, pharmacy, or lab. The documents must have the doctor or medical facility listed, in addition to the vaccination dates. Hall Health will not accept self-reporting documentation or vaccination booklets without the address or location of the administering clinic documented next to the date of the vaccines. Please ensure the UW Immunity Verification form and your immunization record are complete. It is helpful to put your name, date of birth and student number on all photocopies of immunization records.
How to look up immunization records from a state immunization registry
If you were immunized in another state, visit the CDC web page to locate your state health department.
For documents in languages other than English
Students may translate documents themselves to English before submitting. They should hand-write all pertinent information (vaccine names, dates, student name, date of birth, provider name, provider contact info) on their documents.
Where can I go to obtain records, vaccines or tests?
Immunizations, blood tests and shot records may be obtained at your regular physicians office.
As an enrolled student, you may also visit one of the CHI Franciscan Prompt Care Offices that serve current/enrolled UW Tacoma students during regular business hours. Staff there can help you access your records, get you immunized, or perform (titer) lab tests to see if you are immune. For more information about CHI Franciscan Prompt Care locations and hours, see our Student Health Services page.
In addition, there are many pharmacies that will give out immunization shots. Please check with them for pricing and availability as prices do vary by location.
Newly admitted students must upload proof of their COVID-19 vaccine or the medical or religious exemption forms to be able to register for winter quarter courses. Otherwise, a registration block will be placed until the requirement is met.
Students verify their vaccination status through the secure online form linked below. You will use your UW NetID and password to log in. If you are in the Social Work program, you should follow the processes and deadlines of the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP), instead of completing the Hall Health Center verification.
Early Access to Student Health Services for Required Immunizations
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) is a local healthcare provider that is contracted to provide a range of free healthcare services to UW Tacoma students, known by UW Tacoma students as Student Health Services. UW Tacoma students can access Student Health Services starting the first day of their first quarter at UW Tacoma, though to increase access to immunizations, Student Health Services can provide the required immunizations to newly admitted UW Tacoma students who have registered for classes prior to the start of their first quarter. Undergraduate students who have completed new student online orientation for the upcoming quarter must request early access at the link below prior to visiting the clinic. All other covered student health services begin at the start of the quarter.
For questions about Early Access to Student Health, email firstname.lastname@example.org.