Visiting the Center

This is your travel guide for first time visitiors to the Center for Data Science.

Travel, lodging, and meals

Out of town visitors who fly in will likely use Sea-Tac airport which is a 30 minute drive from the University of Washington Tacoma urban campus.

Many lodging options are available. The closest (all within walking distance) are Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tacoma Downtown, Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, and Hotel Murano. A wide range of restaurant options are available nearby. Staff favorites include the Swiss Restaurant & Pub and Harmon Brewery and Eatery.

Finding the Center for Data Science

The Center is located in the Tioga Library Building. The street address is 1907 South Jefferson, Tacoma WA, 98402. Once inside the building look for us in the East half of the third floor in TLB 307C.


A host of local transportation options are available. For those that choose to drive here is a quick summary of parking options:

Metered On-Street Parking

  • 90 minute limit within UW Tacoma area (Pacific Avenue and Jefferson Avenue from 17th to 21st)
  • $0.75 per hour
  • Enforced Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Not enforced on Sundays or holidays

Free On-Street Parking

Available between Market Street and Tacoma Avenue, from South 21st to South 17th street and south of 21st street. For more information, please visit the City of Tacoma on-street parking page.

Free Off-Street Parking

Free parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Transit Station parking garage. The free Link light rail train runs from the garage to campus every 10 minutes. This garage often fills up early, so finding a space at mid-day may be difficult. Learn more about riding the Tacoma Link light rail.