University of Western States

your new home

We are excited to welcome everyone to our new home and look forward to all the technological and learning advancements the new space provides! Main goals for the new campus include:

  • Bringing all employees and students together in a single building.
  • Expanding active learning spaces for students.
  • Providing modern and collaborative workspaces for employees.
  • Enhancing opportunities for departmental and programmatic collaboration.
  • Creating a healthy and sustainable campus for years to come.
  • Investing in a 21st century technology infrastructure that helps support our growing online student population as well as our on-campus students.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, campus information, course schedules and building hours and offering may be adjusted. Please visit the coronavirus resource webpage for up-to-date information.

Our new address is:
8000 NE Tillamook Street – Portland, Oregon 97213

Map of campus
Office number listings


The UWS campus will be open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Hours for specific areas are listed below. 

  • Campus Store: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday; coffee service ends a half hour before closing.
  • Student Commons and Patio: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Physical Library Space: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Quiet Study Area: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Front Lawn and Fountain Area: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Clinic (open to the UWS community and outside patients:
     7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • FITNESS CENTER: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

    View the full list of room closures and capacities here.


WiFi instructions
Employees at UWS will connect to UWS_Employees WiFi. Click on the connection and you will be prompted to enter a username and password.

  • Username is not your full email address (example ‘jsmith’).
  • Password is the same password you use to log into your computer, email and other UWS resources.

Students at UWS will connect to UWS_Students WiFi. Click on the connection and you will be prompted to enter a username and password.

  • Username is not your full email address (example ‘jsmith’).
  • Password is the same password you use to log into your computer, email and other UWS resources.

Guests at UWS will connect to UWS_Guest WiFi. Click on the connection and you will be redirected to a captive portal page. This page will have you agree to the terms of use. Once done, you will be able to browse the web using the guest WiFi. This connection is restricted and should not be used by employees or students.

Need more information? View this article about wifi access.

Printing and scanning on campus
The Papercut printing and scanning program at UWS has launched and when you get back to campus you may have some questions about how to use your badge to release a print order. Review these instructions anytime, which are found on ServiceHub, and will also be posted above the printers on campus.

Need help? Put in a ServiceHub ticket.


Key safety tips - Wear face covering, maintain 6 feet distance, wash hands, stay home if you are sick

Don’t forget your ID badge!
You will need it to get into spaces on campus, use the elevator and get into the parking garage.

View the new safety protocols in place for COVID-19.

Have a facilities related question or request, put in a ticket here.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, campus information, course schedules and building hours and offerings may be adjusted. Please visit the coronavirus resource webpage for up-to-date information.

Please familiarize yourself with the new campus information.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, campus information, course schedules and building hours and offering may be adjusted. Please visit the coronavirus resource webpage for up-to-date information.

Please familiarize yourself with the new campus information.

View our campus video tour here.


Read the full press release regarding the move.

Where is the new campus located?

We are relocating to a space approximately three miles away from our current campus and is in an urban neighborhood called Madison South in northeast Portland. Our new location is served by a TriMet bus stop adjacent to the site and a MAX Light Rail Station within one-quarter mile. The campus is also on the Tillamook Neighborhood Greenway bike route. The new UWS campus borders the neighborhoods of Sumner, Roseway, Parkrose, Cully, Montavilla and Rose City. Some landmarks and attractions in the neighborhood include the Grotto, Rocky Butte Natural Area, Rose City Golf Course, and Madison High School.

What is the neighborhood like?

Madison South is a thriving and diverse neighborhood filled with parks, schools, homes and businesses. It is also a short MAX ride, bus ride or drive to downtown Portland, to a number of other vibrant Portland neighborhoods, and to all the restaurants, coffee shops, housing and other amenities in these neighborhoods. Our new campus is a 10-minute drive to the Portland International Airport, less-than-30-minute drive to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and just an hour-long drive to Mount Hood.

According to 2016 data reported by Portland Monthly, Madison South has a 61 percent home-ownership rate, and 85 percent of residents lived in the same home the prior year. The median age of residents is 37, and the median income is $53,734. This area has experienced a great deal of growth and has seen significant investments as a designated urban renewal area.

Who will be the new occupant of our current campus? 

Carrying on the tradition of health sciences education, Linfield College will move its nursing program to the campus after UWS completes its relocation.

The new space is an increase in square footage, will we be using the whole space or sharing the new campus?

The new campus is a 150,000 square foot property. In the future, we may share some of the space with another entity that aligns with our mission and values. However, no decisions have been made at this time.

Will there be amenities such as a gym or dining area?

The new campus has a large fitness center with modern locker rooms and showers. There is a dining area with an adjoining outside deck area. Green space surrounds a fountain and reflection pool. Neighborhood parks and trails are accessible for recreation and sports.

Will the new location have green space?
Our new campus has an expansive front lawn area with a fountain and reflection pool, providing students an opportunity to study, socialize, rest and relax in an outdoor setting. There are several parks adjacent to the new campus including Glenhaven Park, Montavilla Park, Hancock City Park, Rocky Butte Natural Area and the Gateway Green, 25 acres of open space newly developed into a world-class recreation destination.

The new campus space also has expanded indoor areas for students to study and socialize. The building will feature a contemporary interior with versatile and active learning classrooms, diverse study spaces, a dining area with an adjoining outside deck, and a well-designed fitness facility. The entire campus is located in a secure site that is completely fenced and gated.

Will there be sufficient parking/public transportation options?

The new campus is readily accessible by car, public transportation and bike, and has a street level and underground parking lot. The university, in compliance with City of Portland regulations, will continue to charge nominal rates for parking. There is additional street parking around the new campus, and there are no neighborhood regulations that restrict street parking.

Our new campus is in walking distance to the 82nd Street MAX transit station. The university will continue to provide TriMet passes to students and full-time employees who wish to use public transit. The area is served by the 72 bus line, which runs about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day.

The new UWS campus is immediately adjacent to the east-west Tillamook Neighborhood Greenway bike route, which connects East Portland to neighborhoods in inner Portland.

What’s happening with the clinic? 

The clinic facility located at the Tillamook campus will provide increased access for patients due to its enhanced community visibility, proximity to public transportation and overall improved location. The university is establishing community partnerships in the area to attract a broad and diverse patient base.

This move presents UWS with a unique opportunity to engage as a vital member of the neighborhood and to further enhance our clinic and our student clinical experience as we serve the community. We are surveying neighborhood stakeholders to determine how we can best support our new neighbors and community.

Will the campus be safe and secure?

Yes, the campus has a fenced and gated campus with a central building entrance. A reception desk will manage access, and entrances are key-card-access controlled. There is secure underground parking and security cameras that monitor the entire perimeter of the building.

Will there be enough parking?

The new UWS campus has the same number of parking spaces as on the current campus. The new campus originally had approximately 45 more spaces, but as a part of the permitting process, the City of Portland required us to plant more trees in the parking lot causing us to lose these additional spots.

Access to TriMet at our new campus is significantly better at the Tillamook campus. We encourage students to take advantage of this access to be environmentally friendly and ease traffic congestion. We will monitor parking and transportation management closely once we are in the new campus.

What are the storage options for student belongings? 

There are more than 200 cubbies spread throughout campus. There are 72 day-use lockers in each of the locker rooms in the fitness center for students and staff using the gym. You will need to provide your own lock. Clinic interns will have 86 lockers in the intern work area. From a security standpoint, best practice is to keep your items with you. As we move into the new space, we will be gathering feedback on how students use the storage and will make adjustments if necessary.

Will there be gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes, gender-neutral restrooms are available at our new campus. One is near the front entrance of the building as you turn left toward the clinic. There are three additional gender-neutral restrooms located in the back of the clinic, and one on the north end of the building, near the commons.

What will the adjusting lab experience be like?

The move provided the opportunity to improve the student lab experience. The new adjusting lab is a large room with capacity for 100 students. It can be divided into smaller rooms when needed. When the room is being used for the larger capacity it will be staffed with multiple faculty and teaching assistants. Some of the features of the new lab set-up include:

  • The ratio of students-to-faculty will be consistent with the ration in the current adjusting lab. 
  • The experience will be enhanced by the team teaching of the faculty, increasing consistency of instruction. 
  • Having a larger population of students to practice on under supervision provides an increased opportunity to improve student skills. 
  • There will be more consistency of TAs, which will help in a consistency of teaching and training.
  • Instructors will have microphones to ensure students hear instructions and there will be four projects and four plasma TVs in the large classroom. 

If students encounter barriers to their learning, they may contact the office of student services to discuss strategies and services. Students with documented qualifying conditions may be eligible for accommodations to reduce learning barriers.