There is an informational binder with useful guest information in every residence room. It contains detailed information on everything here, as well as local businesses, dining, and instructions for connecting your computer to our network, among other things. If you have a suggestion for some information that we should be including, please let us know!
- Internet Access
- Applying to the University
- Signs and Decorations
- Telephone Service
In the event of an emergency, persons may call 253.879.3483 during the summer and reach a university representative--never a machine--seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Each residence hall room is wired for high-speed internet access. Instructions on how to connect your computer are located in the binder in your residence room. 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. 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.
In most residence halls, towels may be exchanged by leaving used towels outside your door before 9 a.m. Other linen items are only exchanged on a weekly basis. If linens are being provided for your program, they include: 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, 1 blanket, 2 flat sheets, 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 washcloth. Bedclothes are placed on each bed prior to registration; participants make up beds.
In Trimble Hall, beds are made prior to registration by university staff. Enough towels for the duration of the program are left in each bedroom. Participants may contact Conference Services to reqeust additional towels at any time.
If you need any items in addition to what is provided, we encourage you to bring your own.
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 St., CMB 1093
Tacoma, WA 98416-1093
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. Items that arrive after a group's departure will be returned to the sender.
Meals are served in Wheelock Student Center. The entrance is through the Diner, in the main lobby on the west side of the 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. We ask that you take one entrée only for each trip through the Diner. Food may not be taken from the dining area for health code reasons. More information on dining may be found on our Meals page.
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 - 6:30 p.m.
No facilities are air-conditioned. However, our climate is mild, and air-conditioning is generally not needed. There is very little humidity in the area, so most days are comfortable for our guests.
The following items unfortunately cannot be provided by Conference Services, so you may wish to bring your own:
Alarm clocks, fans, hangers, reading lamps, mirrors (mirrors are provided in the restrooms and most hallways, but not in all individual rooms).
Note: As most bathrooms are shared facilities, you may wish to bring a bathrobe and slippers with you.
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 parked in spaces designated for faculty, staff, carpool or disabled guest 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 (check your room or call Conference Services 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 Conference Services to see when they are accessible. In addition, a limited quantity of sports equipment (including basketballs, volleyballs, frisbees, footballs, etc) is available by calling Conference Services. 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.
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.
Signs & Decorations
Materials used to post or display any signs must be approved in advance by Conference Services. Our posting policy outlines what materials may be used to post signs.
Smoking is not allowed in any campus buildings, including residence hall rooms, bathrooms, and lounges. Because of a Washington State Law that went into effect on December 8, 2005, smoking is also not allowed within 25 feet of any building entrance, including windows that open.
Each residence room has a telephone with free local access. Long distance may only be accessed via calling card or by calling collect. Detailed instructions for all telephone services are provided in the binder in each residence room.