Following is some useful information for guests who are officially registered at one of the programs contracting to use our campus, but who are not staying in university-owned housing. If you have a suggestion for information that you feel we should include, please let us know!
- Internet Access
- Applying to the university
- Signs and Decorations
- Telephone Service
If you bring your laptop to campus for your program and wish to connect to the campus network, please stop by the Conference Services office in Wheelock Student Center room 004. Instructions on how to connect your computer, along with a login name and passcode, will be given to you upon positive confirmation that you are officially attending the program. In addition, university computer labs will be available for persons who wish to use Macintosh or PC computers for internet access or short-duration computer work. Contact the Conference Services office for a login name and password. There is no charge for internet access.
Applying to the University of Puget Sound
If you are interested in the University of Puget Sound and would like more information on our campus and academic or athletic programs, there are a number of different resources for you!
You are invited to stop by the Office of Admission in Jones 115, open all summer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tours and individual appointments. Student-led tours are available every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You may call 253.879.3211 (3211 from any campus phone) or 800.396.7191 with any questions.
Admission brochures are located in the foyers and lounges of residence halls. Simply fill out the card inside and send it to us for placement on our mailing list.
At the last regular meal your group has scheduled on campus, you will be given a Conference Services evaluation to fill out. There is a place to fill out your name and address and request admission information on the form.
The University of Puget Sound has a northwest style coffee and espresso bar, Diversions Cafe in the Wheelock Student Center. It is open for limited hours in the summer, usually Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Actual hours will be posted.) Coffee, espresso drinks, Italian sodas, juices and a variety of pastries are available for purchase. The University of Puget Sound is very proud that Diversions Café is managed by students, who are responsible for staffing, purchasing and general management of the venue.
If you are shipping large boxes or materials for your program, please see the information on shipping below.
If you are going to be a participant of a program and wish to receive mail during your program, it should have a clear return address and be addressed as follows:
Program or Group Name
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner Street
Mail is delivered to the University of Puget Sound mailroom only Monday through Friday. Please allow an additional day for delivery over and above your expected delivery date. Once mail is received at the university, it will be delivered to the organizer of the program that you are attending for distribution. Items that arrive after a group's departure will be returned to the sender.
Meals are served in Wheelock Student Center, and are automatically provided to all group members who are staying in on campus residences. If you are commuting to the program, ask your program organizer if a meal plan has been set up for your program. If not, you may pay for individual meals at the door.
The entrance is through the Diner, in the main lobby on the west side of the Wheelock Student Center building facing the plaza. On any given day, there will be various stations (or "venues") open with a number of choices. The following venues will be offered at varying times: Tomassito's Italian Station, Casa Ortega Mexican Station, Pacific Rim Asian Station, the Grille, and the Deli. Most stations will have vegetarian options in addition to choices in regular fare. There are also self-serve fresh fruit and salad bars, beverages and desserts. Meals are all-you-can-eat; however, we ask that you take one entrée only for each trip through the Diner. You are welcome to go through the Diner as many times as you wish. Food may not be taken from the dining area for health code reasons. More information on dining may be found at our Meals page.
In the past, the university assigned meal times to each program. In response to requests from our guests, we have changed our system to open up meal times to suit our guests' schedules. Breakfast is offered from 7 - 9 a.m.,lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., and dinner from 4:30 - 7 p.m. These hours go beyond the times we were customarily open in the past.
Only those guests 21 years of age and older are permitted to consume alcoholic beverages in private rooms of residences only. Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed in lounge areas of residence halls or anywhere else outside the residence halls, except in arranged program events.
No one may park on any residential streets near the campus. There is no charge for parking on campus or at any campus-owned residence. We ask that you park only in designated locations (those with white or unpainted curbs, and not those with red, yellow, or blue curbs). Vehicles parking in spaces designated for faculty, staff, carpool or disabled guests will be cited.
Wallace Pool, during lap and free swim hours, and the Fitness Center, during regular hours, are available to any registered guest at no charge. You may check with the Conference Services office for information on specific hours of availability. Also available are a lighted running track, indoor basketball courts and racquetball courts, and an outdoor sand volleyball court. Availability varies, so check with the Conference Services office to see when they are accessible. In addition, a limited quantity of sports equipment (including basketballs, volleyballs, frisbees, footballs, etc) is available by calling the Conference Services office. A signed waiver is required for any person who wishes to use either the Fitness Center or Wallace Pool. There is no charge to use either facility for officially registered program participants.
Conference Services cannot receive shipments or mail for any program earlier than two weeks prior to its arrival on campus. Due to limited storage space, shipments received more than two weeks in advance may have to be returned to the sender, and a handling fee may be assessed. All requirements listed in our shipping policy must be met by shippers.
Materials used to post or display any signs must be approved in advance by Conference Services. Our Posting & Decorating Policy outlines what materials may be used to post signs.
If you have questions about anything not addressed here, please feel free to contact the Conference Services office at 253.879.3483, or via e-mail.