International Student Services

Shopping in the area

The Old Main Market in the University center (UC) sells food items, some stationary and hygiene products. If you are looking to buy a few snacks or toiletries and laundry detergent off-campus, Walgreens is located conveniently at the intersection between 121st Street and Pacific Avenue.

At the intersection between 112th Street and Pacific Avenue there is a QFC (grocery store), McDonald's, and Little Caesars Pizza . Located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) away from campus, it is within walking distance. If you don't feel like walking, the bus 1 will also take you from Parkland Transit Center to 112th and Pac Ave.

Shopping Malls:

Tacoma Mall

Take bus 55 from Parkland Transit Center on 121st Street, and it will take you directly to Tacoma Mall. At the mall they have a variety of clothing stores (such as Forever 21, H&M, JC Penny, Nordstroms, Macy's and more), a food court and many other stores. (P.S. there is no grocery store located in the Tacoma Mall area)

Lakewood Townecenter

Take bus 204 to get to Lakewood Townecenter. The center is a collection of several large department stores such as Target (household goods), Old Navy (clothes), Michael's (craft supplies), and Ross (clothes & household goods). 

South Hill Mall

South Hill Mall is located in Puyallup, and you can get to the mall by taking bus 410. It has more than 120 stores, five restaurants, and a cinema. 

During International Student Orientation, we will take you to a couple of malls based on the group's needs and interests.