Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Tent City 3 2017

The UW hosted Tent City 3 (from December 17, 2016 to March 18, 2017). This presented an unprecedented opportunity for our campus community to collaborate with residents and deepen our academic and personal understanding of homelessness–from the systemic and structural causes of homelessness to the deep impact that experiencing homelessness has on people.

Undergraduate Academic Affairs is coordinated academic engagements with Tent City 3 and the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center worked closely with the Tent City Collective over the last several months to shape service-learning and other academic engagement opportunities with Tent City 3 during their stay on campus. Drawing on the Carlson Center’s expertise in supporting ethical and thoughtful community engagement in academic courses across the undergraduate curriculum, we developed a Proposal for Academic Engagements with TC3.

Proposal for Academic Connections

Proposals were reviewed on a rolling basis by a committee comprised of faculty, administrators, students, and TC3 residents, with final approval for all proposals resting with the Tent City 3 leadership. Those interested in proposing a course-based activity with Tent City 3 completed the proposal form.

For questions about this process, please contact Kathryn Pursch Cornforth (Associate Director in the Carlson Center) at or 206.616.0784.

Non Academic Involvement with Tent City 3

Student groups and other University community members interested in donating a meal or collecting supplies for Tent City 3 residents should follow the process outlined at the Share/Wheel website to make those arrangements. UW community members interested in providing a service or activity for TC3 residents during their stay on campus can submit your proposal through this online form. Proposals submitted by Tuesday, February 7th will receive a response by Monday, February 13th, 2017.