Shopping in the area

The Old Main Market in the Anderson University Center (AUC) 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 along Pacific Avenue to 112th.

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, Nordstrom, 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 Towne Center

Take Bus #55 from the Parkland Transit Center to 112th Street and then transfer to Bus #4 to get to Lakewood Towne Center. 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 #4 from 112th Street. 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.