Most general information for students can be found on the UW Tacoma website.
Office of the Registrar
For important registration information for current students, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.
UW Net ID and MyUW Instructions
MyUW is a customized Web portal site for use by students, staff and faculty of the University of Washington. Students can register for classes, check their grades, check their student loan status, apply for short-term loans and get online assistance through the site. A UW NetID is required to access MyUW.
UW Net ID
Your personal UW NetID (and its password) provides access to many UW online services including MyUW and UW Email. Your UW NetID verifies who you are, ensures the privacy of your personal information, and restricts the use of UW resources to authorized users.
Create a UW NetID by accessing the About UW NetIDs page.
Once you have created your UW Net ID, Login to MyUW using your UW NetID and password to register for classes.
From the Student Personal Services menu, select REGISTRATION.
To register for courses, click on Registration. Enter the SLNs for the courses you wish to take, along with entry code (not required for all courses) for each course. NOTE: If your course requires an entry code - codes can only be used once. Messages will appear on the right side of the screen to alert you to any problems. Make any necessary revisions and resubmit.
Husky Card (Student ID Card)
A Husky card is required for a variety of transactions and services on campus. In addition to identification, the Husky card also serves as a library card and U-PASS (if students sign up for it). Lost ID cards can be replaced at the Office of the Registrar. A non-refundable $20 fee is charged for replacement ID cards. Husky cards can be used in the library, the campus copy center, the West Coast Grocery convenience store. The easiest way to add funds to an account is through the Online Card Office using Visa or MasterCard. Students may also open an account or add funds to an existing account with cash in the following locations: WG108 computer lab or UW Tacoma Library.
UW Tacoma Email Account
Every person who has a UW NetID has a default email address of firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (they are equivalent). Official messages from the University are sent only to your UW email address. You can keep your UW email address after you graduate or no longer attend UW. For questions about UW email, visit the Email webpage on the Information Technology website, or contact the IT help desk at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 253-692-HELP (4357).
UW Email Policy
The following policy statements concern the conditions under which faculty, staff, and students are expected to use the University of Washington email system. They do not prevent faculty, staff, or students from also using that system for other purposes ( e.g., limited private use).
For more information, visit the webpage regarding Appropriate Use.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
To be considered for any type of financial aid, including scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The FAFSA can be completed at any time, but for priority consideration, you should make sure you submit it by January 15th. If you complete the FAFSA after this date, we will still try to meet your financial needs, but first priority goes to those who complete it by January 15th.
To learn more, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.
The University of Washington Libraries is an extensive system sharing materials, resources, and services across the three campuses that comprise the University of Washington. UW Tacoma students have access to the entirety of the UW Libraries’ collections, electronic resources, and digital images.
Subject Librarians for all disciplines are available to provide instruction in class, for groups and individuals. From the UWT Library home page, students can access Research Guides that provide links to article databases, electronic journals, pertinent websites, search techniques, and other information to orient you to the research process.
Teaching and Learning Center
Request the graduate writing support person from the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC).
Information Technology Help Desk
The Department of Information Technology provides computing, media and academic technology support across the UW Tacoma Campus.
The campus is conveniently located near the Tacoma Dome Transit Station, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit Express, and Downtown Connector buses stop along Pacific Avenue, right in front of campus. Click here to learn more about travel to campus.
UWT students are eligible to purchase discounted quarterly parking permits. For more information, contact the Office of Finance and Administration at 253-692-5660.
In the event of inclement weather, take the following steps for determining whether the campus is open and if classes will be held as scheduled:
Call (253)-383-INFO to find out if the campus has been closed. Information will also be posted on the UW Tacoma Home Page.
Sign up for UW Alert. The UW Alert system is designed to immediately notify students and employees about emergencies that affect normal campus operations. Notifications will be displayed on the UW Tacoma website and sent via email. You can also sign up to receive alerts as text messages to your cell phone. In addition to emergency or crisis situations, the system will provide information about suspensions or delays in campus operations due to inclement weather.
Campus Safety and Security
Campus Safety and Security is located in the Dougan Building, Room 180B. Safety and Security Services works closely with the Tacoma Police Department in providing law enforcement and security for the campus community. Some of the services available include:
What To Do In An Emergency
If you have an emergency, dial 911 from any public telephone or dial 9-911 from any campus telephone. Review the Emergency Response for more information.
Non-Emergency Business: Please report all campus thefts, property losses, vandalism, or suspicious activity to Campus Safety and Security, 253-692-4416.
First Aid Stations
The main First Aid Station is located in DOU-180 Safety & Security Office. First Aid Stations are also located in each office suite on Campus, including the Library, Computer lab and the Harmon Building.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services has expanded to provide you with more ways to access the care you need. With dedicated healthcare providers in downtown Tacoma, additional walk-in locations throughout the Puget Sound, and 24-hour virtual urgent care, we’re making it easier than ever for you to stay Husky and healthy.
Know Before You Go! Visit the Student Health Services website.
The Office of Equity and Inclusion was created to help cultivate an institutional vision and commitment to diversity while ensuring an equitable environment for all members of the UW Tacoma community. This means paying attention to policies and practices involving management, leadership, communication, resources, scholarship, and community. It includes focusing attention on the demographic composition of UW Tacoma and our surrounding community of the South Puget Sound to be certain that we know who are our students, faculty, staff, and community partners in order to better serve and work with all.
To learn more visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion website.
Bias Incident Reporting
Is a resource for anyone who needs to report an incident of bias or wants to explore and better understand issues like bias and discrimination, and how to effectively respond.
To learn more visit the Bias Incident Reporting website.
Disability Resources for Students
Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the UW Tacoma campus.
To learn more visit the Disability Resources for Students (DRS) website.
The Pantry exists to provide free supplemental, nutritious, and culturally relevant food as well as hygiene items to all UWT students on campus. In an effort to support our students who may be lacking basic needs for themselves and their families, the CEI partners with Nourish Pierce County to provide nutritional and accessible items to all UWT students on campus. In addition the CEI has partnered with several other organizations on campus to do annual Pantry Drives to help support The Pantry.
To learn more visit The Pantry website.