Housing Selection for Continuing Students
For the first time starting spring 2016, students will be able to self select their housing assignment via myPugetSound.
February 15 - March 25, students will be able to self-select their housing from any internet capable device in the following order:
Rising juniors and seniors
Approved groups (4-8 students)
In the above order, students will be able to choose their own housing assignment on first-come, first-served availability within their selection time. Students who are interested in living on campus should start planning now by reviewing the various housing options Puget Sound has to offer.
More Information About Housing Selection
- February 15: Self-service opens for all rising juniors and seniors
- February 15: Housing application due (group registration)
- March 1: Approved groups self-service opens
- March 22: Self-service opens for all rising sophomores
The Housing Contract
The 2016-2017 housing contract is formally electronic and must be accessed through myPugetSound to formally accept and complete. The housing contract and all terms and conditions set forth are binding for the entire academic year upon selecting a housing assignment. This contract applies to all student residents of university-owned facilities.
Students will need to electronically sign their housing contract prior to selecting housing. Similar to Terms and Conditions prior to class registration, a housing hold will be placed on student accounts meaning self service (picking a specific housing assignment) will not be available for students who have not already agreed to the terms set forth by the housing contract. The housing contract is void until a housing assignment is made. Students must choose a housing assignment to complete their housing contract. Once a student confirms their housing assignment selection in myPugetSound, their contract is binding for the full academic year.
As a continuing student you have several housing options to choose from. The chart below summarizes your options based on class standing and room type. Note that some housing options require applications (such as Theme Houses and themed flats in Commencement) and may not be available for self-selection.
Please note: unaffiliated flats in Commencement will be available via self-service.
If applying for group registration, each group will need to select one individual to apply on behalf of the group. The group coordinator will be asked to select specific suites and/or houses they group is interested in living in for the following year. For details regarding the number of single and/or double rooms in each house, please visit the campus houses Web page.
Groups applications will be reviewed by Residence Life and selected for a specific location that meets the needs of that group. Housing is co-ed by room, and unless specifically requested and approved by Residence Life, students assignment to a double, triple, or quad room must be of the same gender. Students interested in a single-gender living community (i.e. suite or house) may indicate this preference on their housing application.
Residence Life is only able to support and sponsor a limited number students for group registration before housing inventory is opened up to the general lottery. The group process can be competitive, and students are encouraged to consider several housing options (multiple suites and houses) in their application. Groups of seven or eight are strongly encouraged to have a back up option due to a limited number of housing options that can accommodate a group of that size.
Group registration applications are due by 11:59 p.m. February 15. Late applications will not be accepted. Residence Life will notify any students approved for pre-placement by February 29. If a group chooses to accept their offer, each student must submit a signed housing contract before a student is able to choose their housing assignment within that house/flat/suite.
Self Service refers to the process of self selecting a housing assignment and meal plan for next year. Rising juniors and seniors who have completed their housing contract at least 12 hours in advance will have access via myPugetSound to housing self-service starting February 15th at 9am. Students will be able to see what housing is available, potential roommates/housemates/suitemates, and select a specific housing assignment such as "Trimble 125A" and meal plan for the upcoming year (Please note: meal plan costs will be updated in March). Availability of options will be updated in real time. Once a selection is made, a confirmation screen will appear asking if the user is sure they want to submit their selection. Once a confirmation is made, the housing contract is binding for the full academic year. The self-service window will close on March 25th at 9am.
Rising sophomores whose group application is approved will also use self-service to self a housing assignment within the approved location. For instance, each member of a five-person group approved for a 5-person house will sign on to myPugetSound and select the specific room in that house they will live in the upcoming year. Approved groups will only have access to their approved housing location in self-servce and will be unable to view other housing options.
Rising sophomores who are not members of an approved group will have access to self-services starting March 22nd. Several rooms will be available for sophomores not in groups to choose from, including rooms in RCC houses and suites, and all remaining openings in Residence Halls not filled by rising juniors and seniors.
Read our step-by-step guide to self-service for more information.
Residence Life sponsors a limited number of Theme Houses that have an on-going relationship with the University under the advisement of a faculty or staff advisor. Standing Theme Houses include, but are not limited to:
Maria Sampen, School of Music
Mike Orechia, Athletics
Reece Olney, Athletics
Justin Canny, Student Activities
Skylar Bihl, Intercultural & Civic Engagement
Mikiko S. Ludden, Japanese Language & Culture
Dan Sherman, Politics & Government
Emelie Peine, Economics
Allison Paradise, Mathematics
George Erving, Honors & Humanities Program
Students interested in living in a theme house should work with the faculty or staff advisor for each house, or may contact residence life by February 1 to be put in contact with appropriate advisor or student liaison. Students interested in forming a new theme house may contact Residence Life at email@example.com. New theme houses must be approved before February 1 to reserve a house. Theme house locations that are not filled before February 15th will be released to the general pool of available housing.
Students interested in living with peers who share similar interests and values, without a specific academic or themed focus, are encourage to apply for group registration to secure housing as a group before selection is made available to individual participants.
Students interested in an academic themed program in Commencement may work directly with the faculty advisor for each program, or submit a Housing Application for continuing students. Commencement houses four academic themed programs comprising six of the eleven flats in Commencement.
The remaining flats in Commencement are unaffiliated, and available for any rising juniors or seniors.