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Tumwater University


Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Communities

At Tumwater University, you’ll get the chance to become a scholar on all of the important things that make Tumwater a special place to live. Learn about our City’s history, how the City functions in day-to-day operations, and our plans for future growth.

For three evenings, we invite members of local government, elected officials, and professionals who offer informative and interactive classes at Tumwater City Hall. All students receive a course book with resources and information to help choose their courses. At graduation, every student receives a Tumwater University diploma and t-shirt (students must attend all evening sessions to qualify).

To Register

Registration is limited each year and applicants are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. The only requirements to attend are: 

Be a resident of Tumwater  OR

Work or own a business in Tumwater OR

We will also consider interested citizens outside of Tumwater as alternates if space permits

You must be willing to commit to attending all three nights




QUESTIONS?  Please contact the City of Tumwater Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 252-5424 or volunteer@ci.tumwater.wa.us

Course Books & Classroom Materials

2018 Tumwater University Course Book

2017 Tumwater University Course Book pdf-icon

2016 Tumwater University Course Book pdf-icon-sm 

2015 Tumwater University Course Book pdf-icon-sm

2014 Tumwater University Course Book pdf-icon-sm (3.4 MB)

2013 Tumwater University Course Book pdf-icon-sm