Hello and welcome to the University of Washington Tacoma! It is a pleasure to greet UW Huskies, prospective Huskies, family members, and community friends.
The Division of Student Affairs is a collection of programs and services designed to assist students in their academic endeavors and extend learning beyond the classroom. With more than a dozen units ranging from admissions to first-generation initiatives and post-prison pathways to career development, and veterans and military services, many resources exist to support student access, student success, and social mobility.
Our campus is smaller than all the "U-Dub" campuses, and that helps to foster a sense of belonging and exciting connections among students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
See for yourself! I invite you to get acquainted with us and learn how to apply, visit, and connect with our campus communities.
In 2022, the Division of Student Affairs embarked on a strategic thinking and planning process. The resulting plan, developed with input from students, staff, and faculty, aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan 2022-2027 and will serve as the road map that ensures we focus on the most critical needs of current and future students.
HuskiesCare is a Virtual Resource Hub. Managed by the Office of Student Advocacy and Support, HuskiesCare will help you find resources for your basic needs and any other concerns you might be experiencing.
Student Affairs is dedicated to MOVING STUDENTS FORWARDand assisting students through their journey at UW Tacoma. From students' experiences considering and applying to UW Tacoma, to their time growing academically and professionally at UW Tacoma, to their transitions into their dream jobs, the Division of Student Affairs exists to support our many and diverse students and ensure they are prepared for a successful and fulfilling career.
In this episode of the podcast we're joined by UW Tacoma Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Bonnie Becker, and Senior Director, Student Transitions and Success, Amanda Figueroa. You may have already guessed (judging by their titles) that Becker and Figueroa do a lot of work around student success. We'll talk about what we mean when we say "student success." We'll also get into why college is important to individuals and to society. Research suggests that having a college degree impacts everything from social mobility to health. Becker and Figueroa will also outline UW Tacoma's revamped approach to student success including the importance of HIPs (no, not the thing connect to your torso).