Puget Sound is a residential college, with roughly 70 percent of students living on campus and the remainder within walking distance. Students who live on campus become part of an intellectual community that doesn't disperse at 5 p.m. or go home on the weekends. Residence halls are varied, and all rooms offer port-per-pillow high speed Internet access (and you can access wireless Internet service throughout campus). Students largely govern themselves through an active student government ("ASUPS"), and the atmosphere is conducive to learning and having fun. Students have theme living options as early as freshman year, and can select from suite-style living and college-owned houses as early as sophomore year.
Puget Sound's athletic facilities contribute to the college's position as one of the strongest overall Division III athletic programs in the West. While Puget Sound students often take advantage of the recreational offerings in the Cascades and on the Sound, they train for those excursions on Puget Sound's climbing wall, track, swimming pool, and weight room. The facilities are intended for the varsity athlete, the intramural sport enthusiast, or the student taking ballet, SCUBA, or Tai Chi as an activity credit.