UW Tacoma will resume normal operations on Thursday, Feb. 14. Classes will operate on a normal schedule beginning at 8 a.m.

As remaining patches of snowy slush melt and are cleared, please continue to exercise caution on campus walkways, and avoid traveling through areas that have been marked off with caution tape or orange pylons.


The UW Tacoma campus will open on a delayed schedule at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Use caution in alleys and streets around campus when parking, as untreated areas may be slippery. We recommend parking at the Tacoma Dome garage and taking Tacoma Link to campus.

Use individual discretion about your own local conditions before traveling to campus. Consult with your supervisor or instructor to make alternate arrangements if necessary.


UPDATE: 5:20 p.m., Feb. 11: UW Tacoma operations are suspended all day Tuesday, Feb. 12. All classes, events and activities are cancelled and buildings will remain closed. Conditions will be reassessed Tuesday evening regarding operations on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

UPDATE: 9:45 a.m., Feb. 11: Earlier network outages in Dougan, Snoquamlie Library and West Coast Grocery have been resolved. All campus network systems are functioning normally at this time.

Where to get information

The best and fastest way to learn about severe weather or other incidents that affect campus operations is by signing up for UW Alert. The system provides email and text notifications and you can sign up for notices about any or all of the three UW campuses.

UW Tacoma students are automatically signed up to receive e-mail UW Alert messages. Students must sign up to receive text alerts. Faculty and staff must sign up to receive text and/or e-mail alerts.

Focus on safety

Safety of campus users is our first priority. When campus is closed, we urge people to stay away. Even when campus is operational, please use your own discretion about your level of comfort in moving about and your own knowledge of local conditions before traveling to and from campus.

Normal operations on Wednesday, Feb. 6

The UW Tacoma campus returns to normal operations on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Commuters and pedestrians are encouraged to stay on main roadways and pathways to the extent possible, using extra caution to avoid patches of ice which remain hazardous until temperatures rise long enough to fully melt them.

Please use personal discretion in determining whether to come to campus based on local weather and road conditions.

UW Tacoma Late Start

UW Tacoma campus operations will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 5. Until further notice, classes and events beginning before 10 a.m. are cancelled.

Icy conditions are expected in the morning. We will reassess on Tuesday morning depending on conditions.

Learn more about the UW’s suspended operations policy here:

The inclement weather policy, adopted in conformance with state law, is available at

UW Tacoma operations suspended

UPDATE 9 a.m.: Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the UW Tacoma campus is closed for the rest of the day on Monday, Feb. 4. All classes, events and activities are cancelled. Updates regarding the status of the Tacoma campus will be provided on this page as they become available.

UW Seattle and Bothell campuses have suspended operations on Monday, Feb. 4, due to increased accumulation overnight of snow on and around campus. Any updates to Seattle’s operations can be found at, and Bothell’s operations at

Weather conditions vary throughout the Puget Sound region, therefore students, faculty and staff whose commutes could be unsafe or significantly challenging as a result of weather conditions are encouraged to work out arrangements with their instructors or supervisors.