College Tours for Families

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Congratulations! You have a student who is digging into algebra, reading great works of literature and drawing closer to graduation. But do you know what’s ahead for your student?


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 family tours.


From March 28th–May 16th, Tacoma Public Schools is sponsoring tours of eight 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, 98401 at the times listed below. Roundtrip visits will last 2-3 hours, depending on location.

Scheduled visits:

· Tue.,     March 28: Pacific Lutheran University (4:45 pm)

· Tue.,     April 11: Pierce  College Fort Steilacoom (5:30pm)

· Thurs.,  April 13: Evergreen State College (5:40pm)

. Wed.,   April 19: University of Puget Sound (5:30 pm)

. Mon.,   April 24: Clover Park Technical College (5:40 pm)

· Wed.,   May 3: Tacoma Community College (5:30 pm)

· Tues.,   May 16th:  Bates Technical College (5:40 pm)

· Wed.,   May 17th: University of Washington-Tacoma (5:30 pm)

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