The University of Puget Sound as a residential liberal arts college affirms the educational benefits inherent in this kind of undergraduate experience. Student learning, in and out of the classroom, and student success are enhanced by the on-campus residential experience. Being a part of a community of scholars is also reinforced by living in campus housing. Because of this, Puget Sound requires all students to live on-campus for their first two academic years with the university and significant numbers of students choose to continue living on campus through graduation to fully reap the benefits of a residential liberal arts experience. All housing contracts are binding upon signature for the full academic year.
In order to register for on-campus housing for the 2014-15 academic year, incoming students must submit the $300 advanced tuition deposit to the university and complete the online housing preference form. The housing preferences form are available online now through each student's Cascade account, once the university has received their advanced tuition deposit. Look for a Cascade menu option titled, "Housing Preferences and Contract." Housing assignments will be based on the date that deposits are received, with consideration of medical or health related needs, placement in academic residential programs, placement in various themed housing programs, lifestyle preferences, roommate requests, and availability.
Admitted students are encouraged to register for housing as early as possible to secure their space on campus. Per the two year residential requirement, all new freshmen and transfer students that are admitted to the university for the fall semester and submit the advanced tuition deposit by May 1 are guaranteed housing.
During the month of July, students who are enrolled for the fall semester, have submitted the advanced tuition deposit, and have completed the online housing preference form, will be mailed confirmation of their on-campus room assignment and the contact information for their roommate(s). New students may also access their roommate and assignment information using their Cascade account after July 15*. Look for a menu option titled, "Campus Housing Arrangements." In July, students will also receive important details about moving into campus housing in August.
The Residence Life staff is always willing to review the range of available housing options and to assist students in making plans for a successful living arrangement.
Please contact Director of Residence Life and Off Campus Student Services, Deborah Chee, with any questions about the housing application process or residential living policies: 253.879.3317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.