Spring Orientation Schedule of Events

Welcome to Puget Sound
We are delighted that you are joining the academic community at Puget Sound this spring. We congratulate you again on your admission and hope you find the information on this web page useful! If you have any questions about your arrival on campus or our Spring Orientation day please contact Marta Palmquist Cady in the Student Activities Office at 253.879.3317 or by email at mpalmquist@pugetsound.edu.

What To Do At Puget Sound as a New Student
Click on links below for Information about a number of a activities you can be involved in as you start your career at Puget Sound.

Spring Orientation Day 2014

Orientation is important at the University of Puget Sound. Our goals include the following:

  • To Challenge you: There will be opportunities for you to experience the campus as an intellectually engaged community.
  • To build Connection: You will be able to develop a good sense of the many informal and formal groups with which you can affiliate in the classroom, in residence halls, and in various campus activities.
  • To develop your sense of Comfort: You will learn your way around the campus and experience both a welcome into the community and a sense of campus norms and culture.

Orientation Day for Spring 2014 is Monday, January 20. We will begin at 9:30 a.m. and your attendance is required in order to fully acclimate you to the Puget Sound community.
Here is a brief overview of the day:

Monday, January 20, 2014

9:30 a.m.: Welcome to the University of Puget Sound
WSC Rotunda
This will be a time for you to meet other new students, current students and the Orientation staff.  There will be a brief presentation by an academic advisor and an admission evaluator regarding advising and course transferability issues. In addition, you will have the opportunity to hear from and direct questions to a panel of current transfer students describing the opportunities and challenges associated with attending the University of Puget Sound. There will also be time to stretch our legs and tour campus, get your student ID's and your car registered, if needed.

10:30 a.m.: Prelude
WSC Rotunda
At Puget Sound, we consider a liberal arts education to be an adventure, and Prelude is your introduction to that adventure. In this segment, you'll experience active learning as you become engaged in a discussion of ideas with faculty and other students. Close reading and writing will help you formulate and organize your ideas, and collaboration and varied approaches to learning will introduce you to new ways of thinking. Prelude will build your confidence, clear your mind, and prepare you for the work ahead.

Noon:  Lunch
WSC Rotunda
We will eat lunch together before the MLK Community Service project.

1 p.m.: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Community Service Projects

The Spirituality, Service and Social Justice Office along with Student Activities will be organizing our efforts for the service project this day.  

5 p.m.: Community Service Closure and Reception (lots of good food!)
Wheelock Student Center Rotunda

Important Information about Living On Campus

Saturday, January 18, 2014

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Residence Halls and Residence Houses Open to All
If you are living on campus in a Residence Hall or Residence House, go to the centralized check-in area in the Wheelock Student Center to pick up your keys and Orientation information.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Residence Halls and Residence Houses Open to All
If you are living on campus in a Residence Hall or Residence House, go to the centralized check-in area in the Wheelock Student Center to pick up your keys and Orientation information.