The University of Washington Tacoma fosters a thriving and equitable society by educating diverse learners and expanding knowledge through partnership and collaboration with all our communities.
As an urban-serving university, we:
Expand access to higher education in an environment where every student has the opportunity to succeed
Foster scholarship, research and creativity to address the challenging problems of our time and place
Partner and collaborate for common good
Catalyze the economic and social vitality of the region
UW Tacoma is the anchor tenant in Tacoma’s historic downtown warehouse district, across from Union Station, the Washington State History Museum, the Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Art Museum. The campus is part of a vibrant neighborhood, with street-level space on Pacific Avenue reserved for retail use.
The material in this catalog has been compiled and organized to provide the reader with a comprehensive view of the programs and courses at the University of Washington Tacoma. It includes academic requirements and procedures necessary for admission and graduation. Because UW Tacoma’s programs and policies are rapidly evolving, changes will occur during the period this catalog is in circulation. Students should assume the responsibility to contact their advisors or program for the most current information. The registration website (tacoma.uw.edu/register) gives information on courses offered, class hours and classroom locations and has the latest calendar dates, fees and details on registration. The content of this catalog is subject to change without notice and does not constitute an agreement between the University of Washington Tacoma and the student.
The catalog is produced by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Washington Tacoma, Andrea Coker-Anderson, Registrar.
Disclaimer: The University and its colleges and schools reserve the right to change the fees, the rules, and the calendar regulating admission and registration; the instruction in and the graduation from the University and its various divisions; and any other regulations affecting the student. The University also reserves the right to withdraw courses and programs at any time.
It is the University’s expectation that all students follow University regulations and procedures as they are stated in the General Catalog. Appeals may be filed with the student’s dean or with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in non-academic matters. Students are expected to observe the standards of conduct contained in the Student Conduct Code (WAC 478-121).