The e-Syllabus: Campus Information, Resources, Policies and Expectations

The e-Syllabus: Course Links to UW Tacoma Resources, Policies, and Expectations


Academic Calendar - Review course drop, withdrawal, instruction dates.

Academic Honesty - Review Expectations, Policies, Consequences.

Bias Incident Reporting Website - 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. -

Emergencies, Safety, and Evacuation

Inclement Weather - always check the UWT Home Page  Official campus closures or delays will be announced there first. Course Announcements and Email regarding assignments and expectations during a closure will follow once the severity of the situation is known.

Infants/Children in Class Policy - Approved by the Executive Council on 2/17/17. If you find yourself in a situation where you have no choice but to bring a child or children with you to class, you must seek permission from your course instructor prior to class. If permission is granted, you are responsible for seeing that the child or children are not disruptive to the class and for ensuring that all additional University policies and rules are followed by those that you bring. There are some classes where it may not be safe for an infant, child or children to be present, and in those cases an instructor may restrict an infant, child or children from being present in class. If you are breastfeeding an infant or expressing milk regularly, you may bring an infant or breast pump to class for this purpose, and do not require permission from the instructor, though it is best practice to discuss it with the instructor beforehand. Or if you prefer to breastfeed or breast pump outside of class, you may take time out of class to use the lactation room (GWP 410). You do not need permission from the instructor to do so, but it is best practice to let your instructor know ahead of time that you will need to leave class for this period of time.  -

Safe Campus - preventing violence is a shared responsibility in which everyone at the UW plays apart. The SafeCampus website provides information on counseling and safety resources, University policies, and violence reporting requirements help us maintain a safe personal, work and learning environment.

Technology Requirements – how to be a successful digital learner:

UW Tacoma Email Policy - Make sure you use your UW email for all University correspondence!


Academic Support

Numerous campus resources are available to support your academic success. Know your options and seek help and resources when needed.

Disability Resources for Students - resources and support for students with disabilities

Library  -  Tioga Library Building / Snoqualmie Building 

Research Support – get assistance starting  a research project

Subject Librarians - Make an appointment with a subject librarian to talk about library resources, research strategies, focusing a topic, evaluating information and more.

Student Success Mentoring Program - Connect with a faculty or staff mentor

Teaching and Learning Center - (TLC) 2nd floor of the Snoqualmie building 

Writing & Spanish support:  writing consultations, online tutoring, workshops & support

Quantitative skills support: peer tutoring available for math, science, statistics and more...

ESL Support - Help for students whose first language is not English

Technology Support - Labs, software, equipment checkout and help with Canvas, Google, email, logins, etc.

 Online Support for Your Course Work -

Self and Family Support

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Here are a few campus resources on campus to help you get through those challenging times. 

Counseling Center (Office of Student Success) - The Counseling Center offers short-term, problem-focused counseling to UW Tacoma students who may feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of college, work, family, and relationships. Counselors are available to help students cope with stresses and personal issues that may interfere with their ability to perform in school. The service is provided confidentially and without additional charge to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. To schedule an appointment, please call 253-692-4522, email, or stop by the Student Counseling Center (SCC), located in MAT 354. Additional information can also be found by visiting:

Student Health Center - LBH 102; 1742 Market Street, Tacoma WA, 98402 Basic services at Student Health Services (SHS) are provided at no cost to currently enrolled UW Tacoma students. However, you may incur costs for services provided off campus, such as lab tests, and for some on-campus services, such as immunizations. The SHS staff will identify any services that you would have to pay for.

Oasis CenterOasis transforms the lives of queer youth by creating a safe place to learn, connect, and thrive. Oasis envisions a world in which queer youth are valued in the community as strong, creative leaders. Oasis is the only drop-in and support center dedicated to the needs of LGBTQ youth ages 14-24 in Pierce County. We are a youth-adult partnership in which youth and adults come together for shared teaching learning and action!  Office Phone: 253-671-2838 Emergency Cell Phone: (253) 988-2108 

The Pantryto provide supplemental, nutritional, and culturally relevant food as well as hygiene items to all UWT students and their families. Location and information can be found by visiting:

Shelter for Young Adults (close to campus) - Beacon Center - Shelter for young adults 18-24, Open daily 6:30pm – 6:30am. Doors close at 10 pm. Located at:
Beacon Senior Center 415 South 13th Street Tacoma, WA. The shelter has 40 beds and serves young people ages 18-24. Please call 253-256-3087 for more information.

Short-term Loan Program - The Office of Student Financial Aid has funds available for short-term loans to assist students with temporary cash flow problems. Additional information can also be found by visiting: