College Tours for Families



October is Discover U Month! Tacoma Public School high schools will be hosting Discover U activities to help students discover the possibilities you have for post-secondary education, whether it be university, college, job or military.


For many students, attending a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school is a crucial next step on their path to fulfilling their career and life dreams. If you want to help your child meet their higher education goals, join us on our 3rd annual parent college tours.

From October 9th- November 1st Tacoma Public Schools is sponsoring tours of six outstanding local colleges. We will provide transportation to and from each institution. Each visit includes a customized tour and presentation from college staff on the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships and college life unique to each school.


Buses leave from the Central Administrative Building at 601 S. 8th Street, Tacoma WA, 98405 at the times listed below. Roundtrip visits will last 2-3 hours, depending on location. If you have 25 or more families, contact us to arrange pick up at your organization or site. Middle school families may be included.

Scheduled visits:

· Tues.,   October 9:    University of Washington-Tacoma (5:40 pm) * UWT BUS DIRECTIONS.pdf UWT Map.JPG *

· Thurs., October 18:   Pacific Lutheran University (4:45 pm) * PLU Bus Parking Pass.pdf PLU Parking Pass.pdf *

. Tues.,   October 23:  University of Puget Sound (5:30 pm)  * 1500 N. Warner Street (Cross street, Alder) Front of cafeteria. *

. Thurs., October 25:   Pierce College (5:30 pm)   * Park in front of main building CASCADE in vistor parking*

· Tues.,   October 30:   Bates Technical College (5:30 pm)  * South campus 2201 78th St *

. Thurs., November 1: Tacoma Community College (5:30 pm) * TCC Guest Parking.pdf TCC_map 2018.pdf *

      ​To register, please visit Register Here
If you have questions call the TPS Community Partnership Office at, 253-571-7980.