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Software and Hardware (Tacoma)

UW Tacoma students have several options to get software and hardware, sometimes at free or reduced cost through UWare. This includes:

  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
  • Sophos Anti-Virus
  • SPSS
  • Husky OnNet VPN Service
  • multimedia lab
  • laptop and media equipment checkout

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IT Services (Tacoma)

UW Tacoma Information Technology (IT) serves faculty, students, and staff by providing access to innovative technologies, resources, platforms, and state-of-the-art computing and media facilities, as well as strategic partnerships to create an environment conducive to teaching and learning. We are committed to providing these tools in an inclusive, and equitable environment.

UW Tacoma IT offers consultation and support on accessing:

  • how to use access and use MyPlan (academic planner)
  • how to access and use Canvas
  • setting up your UW e-mail
  • cloud services (UW Google/Office 365)
  • UW Tacoma network login
  • multimedia services

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University Y Student Center

The University Y Student Center (UWY) is UW Tacoma’s student recreation center. It is a fully operational YMCA, with recreation and fitness spaces, an NCAA regulation basketball court, cardio and weights equipment, indoor track, personal training, and locker rooms. Beyond the recreation center, the UWY serves as a social space for students too. Home to the Center for Student Involvement and student government, campus meeting and event spaces, and a game room, the UWY is a hub of student life at UW Tacoma.

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Psychological and Wellness Services

Psychological and Wellness Services (PAWS) provides confidential, intentional, and problem-focused mental health counseling, aimed at building better skills and exploring alternative ways of coping. Our services are for currently enrolled UW Tacoma students at no additional cost. Counseling & Psychological Services provides confidential crisis, individual, couples*, and group counseling; educational workshops and classroom presentations; consultation for students, faculty, staff, and student families; and referrals (when appropriate) to community mental health and social service providers and other UWT student services and resources.

*We are unable to provide couples counseling via teletherapy.

For students who are physically out of state and/or for any student (including in-state) who is in crisis, UW has partnered with My SSP to give students access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, 24/7 and in multiple languages. There are several ways to connect: 1-866-775-0608

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Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides you with access to the care you need. UW Tacoma Student Health Services partners with CHI Franciscan Health, a premier healthcare provider in the Pacific Northwest. 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.

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Bias Incident Reporting Tool (Tacoma)

Bias incidents are acts or behaviors motivated by the offender’s bias against any combination but not limited to identities such as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

While these acts do not necessarily rise to the level of a crime, a violation of state law, university policy, or the Student Code of Conduct, a bias act may contribute to creating an unsafe, negative, or unwelcome environment for the victim; anyone who shares the same social identity as the victim; and/or, community members of the University.

This reporting process is open to all who are the University of Washington Tacoma campus: Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors. 

This process will not replace existing structures on campus, nor should it be used in immediate or emergency situations. For immediate situations please call UWT Campus Safety at 253.692.4416 or for emergency situations please call 911.

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Office of Equity and Inclusion

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.

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Undocumented Students at UW Tacoma

It’s more important than ever for the University to recommit to engaging in efforts both seen and felt that embrace and affirm our DACA and undocumented students and respond with urgency to the many challenging issues that impact their sense of safety, belonging and thriving at UW Tacoma. President Ana Mari Cauce calls us to celebrate the strength of our undocumented students as they embody the vision, hope and promise of the type of society we hope our students will one day help build and sustain.

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