UW Graduate School

Tri-Campus Resources for Graduate Students

NOTICE

Due to public health concerns related to novel coronavirus, the majority of offices listed below are closed for in-person visits. Call or e-mail the appropriate staff person to schedule phone or online appointmentsor to inquire about virtual services, resources and events. The UW maintains an updated webpage of information and operational guidelines in response to COVID-19.

U501 | Seattle | Bothell | Tacoma

All UW graduate students have access to informational and consultation services from The Graduate School, regardless of where your graduate program is located.

Below is a list of general graduate student resources across the tri-campus University. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Due to student fee restrictions, some campus-based resources are available only to students enrolled at their particular UW campus.

U501

University 501 (U501) is a self-guided, online resource designed for graduate and professional students at all three campuses and is intended to help prepare you for your arrival to and start at the University of Washington. U501 is open to all incoming and current graduate students with a valid NetID and is divided into five (5) modules. Once you have joined the course, you can access any time from anywhere with an internet connection.

JOIN U501

Seattle

Academic Resources

Writing Consultations for Graduate Students

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) offers writing consultations for graduate students at the UW Libraries Research Commons, Health Sciences Library, and College of Education. Graduate students meet with experienced tutors who offer writing support, feedback, thoughtful questions and casual, peer-to-peer conversation. 

Read more about writing consultations

UW Libraries Research Commons

The UW Libraries Research Commons provides a collaborative environment in which students and faculty can come together to share and discuss research, as well as get support for all steps of the research process: searching, writing, publishing, funding. The Research Commons is a place to collaborate and connect with fellow students and faculty on research projects. It is a place for workshop and presentation opportunities, and a place to discover what your peers and colleagues are researching.

Consultation services include:

  • Citation Management Help
  • Design Help Desk
  • Digital Scholarship Project Help
  • and more!

Read more about the Research Commons

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is dedicated to supporting the UW teaching community, including graduate student Teaching Assistants and Instructors. Our services are grounded in research, draw on established pedagogical approaches, promote innovation, and are deeply collaborative in nature.

Read more about the CTL

Statistical Consulting Services

Faculty and graduate students in the Consulting Program of the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics offer free statistical advice to University of Washington faculty, staff, and students through scheduled 50 minute consulting appointments during academic quarters when class is in session. They provide assistance with:

  • the design of studies and experiments, including the preparation of grant proposals
  • data visualization and presentation
  • choice and application of statistical methods
  • development of specialized statistical methods in some cases

Read more about Statistical Consulting Services

Health and Wellness Resources

Health Insurance Information Webinar

Health insurance can be one of the most overwhelming and confusing parts of life as a grad student at the University of Washington. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP) or Graduate Appointee Insurance Plan (GAIP)
  • health insurance options if you’re not eligible for ISHIP or GAIP (UW does not offer other types of graduate student insurance)
  • resources on understanding your insurance benefits
  • ways to access health services on and off campus
  • services provided by UW Hall Health, UW HR and Public Health-Seattle King County (Note: Information shared in this webinar about the WA Health Plan Finder and Apple Care (Medicaid) is still relevant to UW students across tri-campus.)

Access the webinar (Recorded on 01/22/20)

After accessing the webinar, send any follow up questions to Patricia Atwater (Director of Health Promotion, Hall Health)

Health & Well-being

UW Seattle offers a wide range of health and wellness services, from exceptional medical care and counseling services to recreation classes, safety resources, peer health advocacy, trainings and more. Most services on this site are limited to currently matriculated UW Seattle students, while others are open to faculty, staff and the general public. Our goal is to support your health, safety and well-being so you can make the most out of your Husky Experience.

Read more about Health and Well-being

Recreation

Recreational activity and the ability to balance academics with physical engagement is paramount to the success of our students. Through our UW Rec programs, students strive to build communities and experiences outside of the classroom, control stress levels, and set healthy habits for the rest of their lives.

Read more about UW Rec

Waterfront Activities Center

The Waterfront Activities Center (WAC) is nestled on the shores of Union Bay, the gateway to Lake Washington. We are conveniently located on the south side of Husky Stadium, within a short walk of the UW Lightrail station. From spring through fall we rent kayaks, canoes, and rowboats. Our boat selection can accommodate a single paddler up to a group of four. Come solo, with a group of friends, or with the family!

Read more about WAC

Information Technology

Computing and IT Services

UW Seattle Information Technology (UW-IT) provides computing and information technology services to help students build a successful academic career. The information below will help you navigate the variety of resources available to you at the UW. Also, check with your local IT department for their technology recommendations and guidelines. Services include:

  • Learn about your UW NetID
  • Set up your e-mail
  • Connect to UW wifi networks on campus and in student housing
  • Access to central file storage, where you can save and access your files anywhere on or off campus
  • and more

Read more about computing and IT services for students

Software and Hardware

UW Seattle students, faculty and staff have several options to get both software and hardware, sometimes at free or reduced cost. This includes:

  • Software downloads (Sophos Anti-Virus, Microsoft Office 365, and Husky OnNet VPN Service)
  • Online and cloud-based software (such as G Suite)
  • Student Technology Loan Program (free to reserve laptops, audio recording equipment, projectors)
  • and more

Read more about software and hardware available to students

Career Development Resources

Career and Internship Center

The Career and Internship Center offers numerous resources open to grad students — workshops, events, career counseling and job fairs on campus as well as provides excellent online resources for putting together a job portfolio, networking, getting letters of support, etc. 

Read more about the Career & Internship Center

Core Programs

Through Core Programs, the Graduate School helps students develop the skills and capacities they need to flourish throughout graduate school and into their careers. Workshops and online content address topics such as how to find a mentor, selecting a lab, doing public presentations, and looking for a job in academia or industry.

Read more about Core Programs

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform to help you develop and enhance career skills. Free access to LinkedIn Learning is provided to all UW students, staff, and faculty by the Student Technology Fee.

  • Brush up on skills you might be asked about in an interview
  • Learn new skills to make you more competitive for jobs that interest you
  • Watch videos to help you more fully understand topics taught in your courses
  • Prepare for professional certification exams and earn CEUs

Read more about LinkedIn Learning

Accessibility Resources

Disability Resources for Students

The Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the Seattle campus enrolled in our undergraduate, graduate, professional, Evening Degree and Access programs for over 38 years. DRS serves 2,000+ students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. Students partner with our office to establish services for their access and inclusion on campus. 

Read more about DRS

Gender Neutral Restrooms

All individuals may use facilities such as restrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity; in other words, individuals may use the restroom of the gender they identify with. This is consistent with WAC 162-32-060.

Gender neutral restrooms are available for anyone to use, including people who are trans or genderqueer. They provide greater privacy for those who prefer it, and are accessible to persons with disabilities who have a caregiver of a different gender or to parents with a child of a different gender than themselves.

Read more about Gender Neutral Restrooms

Funding Information Resources

Graduate Funding Information Service

GFIS works with current and admitted graduate students, helping them identify and locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, conference and research travel. Students can visit GFIS during drop-in advising hours, schedule individual appointments, or request information by email. For up-to-date funding opportunities throughout the year, sign up for the GFIS blog.

Read more about GFIS

Office of Fellowships and Awards

The Office of Fellowships and Awards provides a number of services for the Graduate School, its departments, and students. Services may be grouped into administrative services and counseling/information services related to specific awards and fellowships (note: If you are seeking general search guidance for a range of funding opportunities, please refer to the Graduate Funding Information Service in the Research Commons).  The Office of Fellowships and Awards assists students by publicizing upcoming award deadlines, participating in the application process or administration of some campus-wide awards, and providing application support for a number of nationally competitive fellowships.

Read more about the Office of Fellowships and Awards

Student Leadership and Community-Building Resources

Graduate and Professional Student Senate

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) is the official student government representing the 15,000 graduate and professional students at the University of Washington. GPSS exists to actively support and improve all aspects of graduate and professional student life. GPSS provides and advocates for the tools needed to enhance personal and professional development, and safeguards the interests of the students it represents. 

Read more about the GPSS

UW Graduate Students Facebook Page

Join this group page to connect with fellow graduate students, learn about resources and events, and post or respond to housing opportunities.

Join the facebook group

International Student Resources

International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) provides support to UW international students so that they may reach their educational goals. Advisors can clarify the benefits and restrictions of F-1 and J-1 visa statuses, as well as other related questions. 

Read more about ISS

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students

FIUTS connects university students through local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural communication, and informed leadership. FIUTS programs create a community of International and American students, members of the local community, and alumni around the world. As a center of international culture that links campus with community, FIUTS delivers programs to a diverse range of constituents that promote cross-cultural understanding, global culture, and respect for diversity. 

Read more about FIUTS

Student Veteran Resources

Veterans Education Benefits

Our office serves military veterans and their dependents during their time as students at the UW. The Veterans Education Benefits staff provides students with information about VA educational benefits, certifies GI Bill® benefits, and answers questions about financial aid. The Veterans Education Benefits office also has resources for students who need help making their academic pursuits as successful as possible. 

Read more about Veterans Education Benefits

Student Veteran Life

Student Veteran Life is a unit founded by student veterans, for student veterans. As such, in order to build on the strength of organic and authentic community building and effectively bridge the civilian-military divide on campus, Student Veteran Life is led by a team of experienced and diverse veterans. Our unit serves a diverse community of scholars who have served their country and now want to advance their lives and education at the University of Washington.

Read more about Student Veteran Life

Student Parent Resources

Childcare Assistance Program

The Childcare Assistance Program (formerly known as Student Parent Resource Center) is designed to assist UW Seattle campus students in covering the costs of licensed childcare for their children (ages birth – 12 years old) while enrolled in an eligible program of study.  This award is funded by Student & Activity fees paid by students attending the Seattle Campus.

Read more about the Childcare Assistance Program

Lactation Stations

The UW provides private, secure, and clean lactation stations to support nursing mothers in buildings across campus, at the medical centers, and other UW offices.

Read more about lactation stations across the University

Housing and Commuter Services

Graduate Student Housing

As a graduate student, your apartment living options are many and varied. You can live right next door to campus or just a short bus ride away. Our furnished and unfurnished apartments are available to students who are single, married, registered same-sex domestic partners, as well as students with families.

Read more about Graduate Student Housing

Off-Campus Housing Information

Below are sites that provide off-campus rental listings for apartments and houses:

Seattle Rentals | Craigslist | Apartments.com

Transportation Services

Whether you are a visitor to the campus or a regular commuter, it’s easy to get to the University of Washington by bus or train. More than 60 bus routes serve the University District, including many that drive onto the campus itself.

Read more about Transportation Services

U-PASS

The U-PASS is a bus pass plus more. Loaded right onto the Husky Card, the U-PASS provides members with unlimited rides on regional buses, commuter trains, light rail and water taxis as well as discounts on vanpools, carpools and other special offers. Most students on the Seattle campus are automatically U-PASS members, while faculty and staff must opt in to the program. Students and employees not eligible for one of the standard U-PASS products may buy equivalent products from Transportation Services.

Read more about U-PASS

Sexual Assault and Campus Safety Resources

Sexual Assault Resources

The University of Washington offers free advocacy and support for students and employees affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. Advocacy is a safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students and employees affected by these issues. Meeting with an advocate will not automatically trigger any kind of investigation by the University or the police. 

Read more about Sexual Assault Resources

Campus Safety

You have a right to live, work, study and socialize in an environment that’s free of violence and harassment. If you have concerns about your or another person’s wellbeing, these services can help.

Read more about Campus Safety

Conflict Resolution Resources

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud serves the entire University of Washington community by providing a collaborative and confidential environment to discuss concerns or conflicts regarding academic work, employment, or other university-related issues. The role of the Ombud is to listen and understand difficult situations, help talk through and consider options to resolve concerns, and develop a plan for the future. We encourage making an appointment early in a conflict, as we can be a sounding board for you and provide suggestions that can help challenging situations be resolved before getting worse. The two Ombuds are available to meet at any of the UW campuses: Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma, Harborview, or the UW Medical Center.

Read more about the Ombud

Bothell

Academic Resources

Writing & Communication Center

The Writing & Communication Center (WaCC) supports students of all abilities, at any stage of the reading, writing, or presentation process. Our goal is to help you become a stronger, more confident writer and communicator.

Read more about the WACC

UW Bothell Library

Library staff are leaders in user-centered services, assessment, collaboration, online learning, and innovative pedagogies. Each graduate program, or department, has a dedicated UWB librarian to support it’s students. Please check each program’s website to find out more about the dedicated librarian.

Read more about the UW Bothell Library

Health and Wellness Resources

Health Insurance Information Webinar

Health insurance can be one of the most overwhelming and confusing parts of life as a grad student at the University of Washington. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP) or Graduate Appointee Insurance Plan (GAIP)
  • health insurance options if you’re not eligible for ISHIP or GAIP (UW does not offer other types of graduate student insurance)
  • resources on understanding your insurance benefits
  • ways to access health services on and off campus
  • services provided by UW Hall Health, UW HR and Public Health-Seattle King County (Note: Information shared in this webinar about the WA Health Plan Finder and Apple Health (Medicaid) is still relevant to UW students across tri-campus.)

Access the webinar (Recorded on 01/22/20)

Health & Wellness Resource Center

The Health and Wellness Resource Center (HaWRC) is a one-stop hub connecting students with on-campus and community resources to help you thrive. The Bothell campus does not have an on-site healthcare clinic. Here is a link to information about local healthcare services.

Read more about HaWRC

Recreation & Wellness

Recreation and Wellness will meet the diverse needs and interests of the UW Bothell community by providing programs and facilities that are current, inclusive and exceptional in quality. By creating opportunities that educate about good health, Recreation and Wellness will inspire individuals to pursue an enhanced quality of life.

Read about Recreation & Wellness virtual offerings

Counseling Center

The UWB Counseling Center offers short-term counseling free of charge to currently enrolled students. The role of the Counseling Center is to provide mental health related services to facilitate students’ adjustment to college and their personal and psychological growth in becoming high functioning and socially responsible adults. The Counseling Center promotes student learning about their emotional and psychological development and increase academic success by positively impacting academic and personal decision-making. Our staff work to help students resolve problems that interfere with personal, social, and academic functioning while also emphasizing prevention, development, adjustment, and wellness. 

Read more about the Counseling Center

Information Technology Resources

UW NetID

UW NetID stands for University of Washington Network Identification. Your UW NetID and password are your account for accessing your UW information and other online services.

Steps to create your UW NETID

Information Technology

UW Bothell Information Technology (UW-IT) provides computing and information technology services to help students build a successful academic career. These include the following resources:

  • Access Canvas using your UW NetID
  • UW Zoom video conferencing system
  • UW Microsoft Office 365
  • UW Google G Suite for Education

Read more about these resources

Software and Hardware

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

  • Free or reduced cost software for students (Sophos Anti-Virus, Microsoft Office 365, and Husky OnNet VPN Service)
  • Media equipment circulation service
  • The Open Learning Lab

Read more about these resources

Career Development Resources

Career Services

Career Services has developed resources for graduate students for professional development, and has extensive resources specific to each school and program. The career counselors work closely with Graduate School Advisors to make sure the content is relevant to student needs.

  • Graduate Student Advising
  • Continuing Education
  • Graduate Resumes, CVs, Cover Letters
  • Job & Internship Search Strategy
  • Interviews
  • Portfolio Development

Read more about Career Services

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform to help you develop and enhance career skills. Free access to LinkedIn Learning is provided to all UW students, staff, and faculty by the Student Technology Fee.

  • Brush up on skills you might be asked about in an interview
  • Learn new skills to make you more competitive for jobs that interest you
  • Watch videos to help you more fully understand topics taught in your courses
  • Prepare for professional certification exams and earn CEUs

Read more about LinkedIn Learning

Accessibility Resources

Disability Resources for Students

Embedded in the core values of the University of Washington is a commitment to ensuring access to a quality higher education experience for a diverse student population. Disability Resources for Students (DRS) recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. DRS serves as a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all University of Washington students.

Read more about the DRS

Gender Neutral Restrooms

All individuals may use facilities such as restrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity; in other words, individuals may use the restroom of the gender they identify with. This is consistent with WAC 162-32-060

Gender neutral restrooms are available for anyone to use, including people who are trans or genderqueer. They provide greater privacy for those who prefer it, and are accessible to persons with disabilities who have a caregiver of a different gender or to parents with a child of a different gender than themselves.

Read more about gender neutral restrooms

Funding Information Resources

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards, located in the Student Success Center, promotes competitive, merit-based scholarship opportunities on the Bothell campus and mentors qualified students through the application process. Working in close collaboration with Financial Aid, the Career Center, Undergraduate Research, First Year and Pre-Major, and the Office of Fellowships and Awards on the Seattle campus, we offer general scholarship information sessions and conduct one-on-one advising with students applying for competitive, merit-based awards. 

Read more about the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS)

The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) works with current and admitted UW graduate students, helping them identify and locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, conference and research travel. Although based on the Seattle campus, Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle graduate students schedule virtual appointments or request information by email. Sign up for the GFIS blog, to receive the latest funding information opportunities!

Read more about GFIS

Student Leadership and Community-Building Resources

Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell

Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB), are the official representative voice for all students within the university. They exist to empower our student body through the following measures: Seeking to enhance the entire student experience by supporting and/or drafting policy that promotes student interests, needs, and welfare. They serve as a liaison between the students and faculty, staff, alumni, and administration. 

Read more about the ASUWB

UW Graduate Students Facebook Page

Join this group page to connect with fellow graduate students, learn about resources and events, and post or respond to housing opportunities.

Join the facebook group

International Student Resources

Center for International Education

The Center for International Education (CIE) provides international students with admissions guidance, immigration advice, cultural adjustment assistance, and resources to navigate the Bothell campus and community. 

Read more about the CIE

Student Veteran Resources

Veterans Services

Veterans Services is committed to assisting our veterans as they transition out of the military into academic life. We serve as your liaisons to the Department of Veterans Affairs so that you may receive your educational entitlements in addition to providing you with guidance and resources to foster success. 

Read more about Veterans Services

Student Veteran Transition & Adjustment Resources

Veterans Services curates a list of informational resources on topics related to community engagement, career search, healthcare services for PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and local facebook groups dedicated to supporting veterans.

Read about veteran transition & adjustment resources

Student Parent Resources

Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program is designed to assist UW Bothell Campus students in covering the costs of licensed childcare for their children (newborn – 12 years old) while enrolled in an eligible program of study.  This award is funded by Services & Activities fees paid by students attending the Bothell campus.

Read more about the Child Care Assistance Program

Lactation Stations

The UW provides private, secure, and clean lactation stations to support nursing mothers in buildings across campus, at the medical centers, and other UW offices.

Read more about lactation stations

Housing and Commuter Resources

Student Housing

Student Housing at UW Bothell offers all the conveniences of apartment style living coupled with residence life programming, a vibrant community of learners, and a safe environment to facilitate student success. Applications are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Read more about student housing

Off-Campus Housing Information

Below are sites that provide off-campus rental listings for apartments and houses:

Apartmentlist.com | Craigslist | Seattle Rentals

Commuter Services

Commuter Services provides additional transportation resources to the campus community to assist in reducing single-occupancy vehicle trips to UW Bothell and Cascadia College.  We provide extensive bicycle and pedestrian access to campus, transit accessibility, UPASS, Community Van outreach, and UCAR.

Read more about commuter services

U-PASS

The U-PASS is a bus pass plus more. Loaded right onto the Husky Card, the U-PASS provides members with rides on regional buses, commuter trains, and light rail.

Read more about U-PASS

Sexual Assault and Campus Safety Resources

Sexual Assault Resources

The University of Washington offers free advocacy and support for students and employees affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. Advocacy is a safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students and employees affected by these issues. Meeting with an advocate will not automatically trigger any kind of investigation by the University or the police. 

Read more about advocacy and support services

Campus Safety

Our department provides professional security and campus safety services to UW Bothell and Cascadia College. To enhance the teaching and learning environment for the entire campus community, we are committed to creating and maintaining safety as well as a sense of security. Campus Safety Officers actively patrol the campus to get to know our community members.

Read more about Campus Safety

Conflict Resolution Resources

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud serves the entire University of Washington community by providing a collaborative and confidential environment to discuss concerns or conflicts regarding academic work, employment, or other university-related issues. The role of the Ombud is to listen and understand difficult situations, help talk through and consider options to resolve concerns, and develop a plan for the future. We encourage making an appointment early in a conflict, as we can be a sounding board for you and provide suggestions that can help challenging situations resolve before getting worse. The two Ombud are available to meet at any of the UW campuses: Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma, Harborview, or the UW Medical Center.

Read more about the Office of the Ombud

Tacoma

Academic Resources

Writing Center

The Writing Center at the Teaching and Learning offers writing consultations. These consultations are collaborative—we work with you to support your ongoing learning of the writing process. We are here to help you improve as a writer on many different language and communication projects.

Read more about the Writing Center

UW Tacoma Library

The UW Tacoma Library is a catalyst for the UW Tacoma community. We offer services, infrastructure, and environments designed to help students achieve their dreams and faculty to create new knowledge that positively impacts the local community and beyond. We provide a place for the community to come together around shared interests to learn, achieve, create, and reflect.

Read more about UW Tacoma Library

Health and Wellness Resources

Health Insurance Information Webinar

Health insurance can be one of the most overwhelming and confusing parts of life as a grad student at the University of Washington. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP) or Graduate Appointee Insurance Plan (GAIP)
  • health insurance options if you’re not eligible for ISHIP or GAIP (UW does not offer other types of graduate student insurance)
  • resources on understanding your insurance benefits
  • ways to access health services on and off campus
  • services provided by UW Hall Health, UW HR and Public Health-Seattle King County (Note: Information shared in this webinar about the WA Health Plan Finder and Apple Care (Medicaid) is still relevant to UW students across tri-campus.)

Access the webinar recording (Recorded on 01/22/20)

Student Health Services

A partnership with CHI Franciscan Health, Student Health Services (SHS) is committed to providing compassionate, convenient, and affordable healthcare services for University of Washington Tacoma students, from care for illness and minor injury to preventive medicine and women’s health.

Read more about Student Health Services

Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual, couples, and group counseling, educational workshops and classroom presentations, support groups, consultation with students, faculty, and staff, and referrals, when appropriate, to community mental health and social service providers. 

Read more about CAPS

University Y Student Center

The University of Washington Tacoma and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties have partnered to develop a comprehensive student center and recreation facility on the UW Tacoma campus. The 73,000 square foot facility includes new recreational and fitness spaces, a NCAA regulation gymnasium, cardio and weight training equipment, indoor track, and locker rooms. Beyond the recreation and fitness programs, the facility is also a student center, including student lounge and social spaces, programming and event spaces, and student organization space.

Read more about the University Y Student Center

Information Technology Resources

Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology provides computing, media and academic technology support across the UW Tacoma campus.

  • UW NetID
  • UW E-mail
  • Login to Canvas
  • Cloud Services (UW G Suite and Microsoft Office 365)

Read more about these resources

Software and Hardware

Read more about these resources

Career Development Resources

Career Development and Education

The Career Development and Education office assists undergraduate, graduate students and alumni with developing, evaluating, and implementing career and educational decisions. Our staff is here to support students’ endeavors toward a rewarding college experience and successful professional growth beyond UW Tacoma. 

Read more about the Career Development and Education office

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform to help you develop and enhance career skills. Free access to LinkedIn Learning is provided to all UW students, staff, and faculty by the Student Technology Fee.

  • Brush up on skills you might be asked about in an interview
  • Learn new skills to make you more competitive for jobs that interest you
  • Watch videos to help you more fully understand topics taught in your courses
  • Prepare for professional certification exams and earn CEUs

Read more about LinkedIn Learning

Accessibility Resources

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. Any enrolled student at UW Tacoma who has an appropriately documented physical, emotional, or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working), is eligible for services from DRS.

Read more about Disability Resources for Students

Gender Neutral Restrooms

All individuals may use facilities such as restrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity; in other words, individuals may use the restroom of the gender they identify with. This is consistent with WAC 162-32-060.

Gender neutral restrooms are available for anyone to use, including people who are trans or genderqueer. They provide greater privacy for those who prefer it, and are accessible to persons with disabilities who have a caregiver of a different gender or to parents with a child of a different gender than themselves.

Read more about gender neutral restrooms

Funding Information Resources

Student Fellowships and Awards

Student Fellowships & Awards, within the Office of Global Affairs, is here to support engaged students like you in their applications to nationally competitive fellowships as well as some UW-wide opportunities.

Read more about Student Fellowships and Awards

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS)

The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) works with current and admitted UW graduate students, helping them identify and locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, conference and research travel.  Although based on the Seattle campus, Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle graduate students can schedule virtual appointments or request information by email. Sign up for the GFIS blog, to receive the latest funding information opportunities!

Read more about GFIS

Student Leadership and Community-Building Resources

Associated Students of the University of Washington Tacoma

The Associated Students of the University of Washington Tacoma (ASUWT) is the elected student government of UW Tacoma. We are here to listen to your concerns and ideas relative to technology, various academic resources, and general needs as a student of the University. Our primary concern is being a resource to make your voice heard to the administration and the legislature.

Read more about ASUWT

UW Graduate Students Facebook Page

Join this group page to connect with fellow graduate students, learn about resources and events, and post or respond to housing opportunities.

Join the facebook group

International Student Resources

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is a part of the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) at University of Washington Tacoma. The work of ISSS is comprised of three functional areas: F-1 Student and J-1 Scholar Advising, Programming & Outreach.

Read more about International Student and Scholar Services

Student Veteran Resources

Veteran and Military Resource Center

The Veteran and Military Resource Center at UW Tacoma is here to help military veterans and their dependents access their VA educational benefits and Washington state tuition waivers. Our benefits advisors can provide you with general benefit information as well as certify your educational benefits. We also serve as a resource for students providing support and referrals throughout campus and in our community. We look forward to assisting you with any questions and needs. 

Read more about the Veteran and Military Resource Center

Additional Support and Resources for Veterans

The Veteran and Military Resource Center curates a list of resources on topics related to community building, entrepreneurship, career search, and support for students with disabilities.

Read more about additional support for student veterans

Student Parent Resources

Childcare Assistance Program

The Childcare Assistance Program at UW Tacoma offers students with dependents financial assistance to cover the cost of childcare (ages: birth – 12 years and 11 months) while attending classes.  Students who apply and meet the eligibility requirements will receive financial assistance on a quarterly basis. The program is offered Autumn through Spring. Funding for Summer Quarter is not available.

Read more about the Childcare Assistance Program

Lactation Station

The UW provides private, secure, and clean lactation stations to support nursing mothers in buildings across campus, at the medical centers, and other UW offices.

Read more about the lactation station

Housing and Transportation Resources

Student Housing

UW Tacoma offers students the opportunity to live on-campus in a community-based living environment. As a resident in UW Tacoma’s Court 17 Residence Hall, you will have the opportunity to live with other UW Tacoma students in a vibrant and engaging community.

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Off Campus Housing Information

Below are sites that provide off-campus rental listings for apartments and houses:

Apartments.com | Craigslist | Point2Homes

Transportation Services

Transportation Services offers information and services related to commuting like public transportation, rideshare, parking, biking and more.

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U-PASS

The U-PASS is a bus pass and more. It gives faculty, staff and students access to a complete package of low-cost transportation options — from buses and commuter train service to discounted vanpooling. The U-PASS allows you to ride the bus anytime, anywhere without paying fare — it is even good on the Sounder Train! More than a dozen Pierce Transit routes serve the UW Tacoma campus.

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Sexual Assault and Campus Safety Resources

Sexual Assault Resources

The University of Washington offers free advocacy and support for students and employees affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. Advocacy is a safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students and employees affected by these issues. Meeting with an advocate will not automatically trigger any kind of investigation by the University or the police. 

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Campus Safety

Campus Safety & Security operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 a year to provide a safe and secure educational environment for the University. We are a non-commissioned department. We work as security liaisons with our local emergency responders including Tacoma Fire Department, Tacoma Police Department and Pierce County Emergency Management.

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Conflict Resolution Resources

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud serves the entire University of Washington community by providing a collaborative and confidential environment to discuss concerns or conflicts regarding academic work, employment, or other university-related issues. The role of the Ombud is to listen and understand difficult situations, help talk through and consider options to resolve concerns, and develop a plan for the future. We encourage making an appointment early in a conflict, as we can be a sounding board for you and provide suggestions that can help challenging situations resolve before getting worse. The two Ombud are available to meet at any of the UW campuses: Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma, Harborview, or the UW Medical Center.

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