Academic Handbook


The University of Puget Sound Academic Handbook contains the academic policy sections of the online Logger. All members of the university community are responsible for adhering to the policies herein as well as to the policies published in the University of Puget Sound Bulletin.

Suggestions for improving this handbook are welcome and should be made to University Registrar Brad Tomhave.  Additional copies of the handbook may be obtained in the Office of the Registrar, [Jones Hall, room 13 or by calling 253.879.3217].  The Handbook is also available in PDF format.

Academic Policies

It is the responsibility of the student to comply with the academic and administrative regulations and procedures relating to his or her course of study at the university as contained in this printed handbook and in the online Logger at 

Although the university intends to be fair in the application of its rules, a student may petition the Academic Standards Committee for the waiver of a university regulation provided the student can demonstrate extraordinary conditions or a reasonable alternative. Such a petition may be granted if, in the judgment of the committee, the waiver is justified or in the student’s best educational interest. Some requirements are not petitionable as listed in the section titled “Petitions for Exceptions to University
Policies.”Petitions for Exceptions to University Policies.

The university reserves the right to change the fees, rules, and calendar regulating admission and registration; to change regulations concerning instruction and graduation from the university and its various divisions; to withdraw courses; and to change any other regulation affecting the student body. Changes go into effect whenever the proper authorities so determine and apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who, at that time, are enrolled at the university.

Because the university is subject to changes, information in this publication is not to be regarded as
creating a binding contract between the student and the university.

The university reserves the authority to deny admission, to dismiss a student when formal action is taken by the Academic Standards Committee or a Hearing Board, to discontinue the enrollment of any student when personal actions are detrimental to the university community, to discontinue enrollment of a student in violation of the Student Integrity Code (see the online Logger at