Campus Services

Academic Advising

Advisor approval is not required for continuing students to register for Summer Session courses. Students transferring to the university should contact the Academic Advising office at 253-879-3250 to discuss appropriate courses. Students taking classes as visitors or non-degree candidates may discuss their plans with the office but are not required to do so.


The University Bookstore, located in the lower level of the Wheelock Student Center, will be open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Bookstore is closed for inventory on Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30.

Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching

The Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching helps students from all academic disciplines develop their ability to use writing as a tool for thinking and learning. With the assistance of CWLT faculty and staff, students learn how to overcome writer's block, approach an assignment, and assess the audience and purpose of a paper. Working on a one-to-one basis, students also receive help with organizing their ideas, writing a strong thesis statement, and reviewing their written work to make it clear, direct, and persuasive.

The Center is located in Howarth Hall, Room 105 and is open by appointment during much of the summer term. The CWLT will be closed from June 7th through July 7th, so we encourage you to get in touch with us in advance if you anticipate needing a reader for an essay during the summer session. To request an appointment, go to the request form at the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching web page or call 253.879.3395.

Accessibility and Accommodations

The University of Puget Sound is committed to providing support, program access, and equal educational opportunity to all qualified students with medical, psychological, physical and learning disabilities. Student Accessibility and Accommodation is the designated office that reviews disability documentation and requests for reasonable accommodation. SAA supports faculty with their work with students and collaborates with them on the implementation of accommodations. For information about requesting accommodations and registering with Student Accessibility and Accommodation, please visit the Student Accessibility and Accommodation web page or call 253.879.3399 to schedule an appointment. Students needing accommodations for summer classes should contact SAA as soon as possible after registering for classes.

Information Center

The Information Center is located on the main floor of the Wheelock Student Center, adjacent to Diversions Café. The Information Center will be closed from May 14 – 21. Starting on Monday, May 21 Conference Services will staff the Information Center for the summer; hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., seven days a week. Occasional closures will occur when no conferences are in session. Campus and community information is available at the Information Center, as well as campus maps and lost and found. You can contact the Information Center at 253.879.3100.


Collins Memorial Library is an integral part of the university's educational program. Its collection and services support study and research on campus. Collins Memorial Library balances traditional library services and resources with new and ever-expanding digital collections and electronic databases. The print collection consists of over 425,000 volumes of books, periodicals, and publications of the federal and Washington state governments as well as maps, microforms, videotapes, DVDs, CDs and other media materials. In addition, the library provides access to a significant number of databases, many that provide full text access to over books and periodicals. The library maintains special collections of books, manuscripts and the university's archives. Search the library’s discovery system PRIMO to locate books and more at Collins, in Alliance libraries and beyond as well as articles from selected databases.

Librarians provide course and research guides designed for specific departments and assignments that provide detailed information on key research databases, journals, reference books and research strategies. Staff also provide assistance with reference, research, and the location of materials through individual appointments, email, and classroom instruction. When librarians are not available, the library provides 24/7 assistance with "Ask a Librarian," an online service allowing users to get immediate help from librarians across the country. For more information visit

The library is arranged to provide a variety of seating and study areas from comfortable lounge seating and traditional reading rooms to group and individual study rooms. Collins Memorial Library provides both data ports and wireless access for individual laptop computers throughout the building's seating areas. The library's Learning Commons has 35 computer stations (including some Macs) which provide access to library resources, the campus network, and Vdesk set-up.

The Tech Center, located on the lower level of the library, provides a centralized location for technological support including a centralized service desk, educational technology staff, a digital media lab and media services.

Collins Memorial Library sponsors events to engage students, faculty, and the broader community. You can follow events and programs sponsored by the Library via Facebook or Twitter. The Library's blog, Collins Unbound, is continuously updated to provide information on new services and programs, research tips and recent acquisitions.

Information on these and other library services can be found on the Library website.

Contact Information:

  • Information Desk: 253.879.3216
  • Circulation Desk: 253.879.3669
  • Recorded Hours: 253.879.3675
  • Library Director: 253.879.3118
  • Technology Center Service Desk: 253.879.8585


Parking permits are not required for parking on campus during the Summer Session. Students may park in any of the lots, as the parking lot designation system does not apply during the Summer Session. However, parking in disabled spaces, fire/impound lanes, non-designated spaces, and Jones Circle, which is reserved exclusively for visitors, is prohibited, and citations are issued for these infractions.


The University of Puget Sound has excellent recreational facilities: outdoor track, swimming pool, racquetball court, fitness center, indoor tennis courts, and gymnasium facilities. These facilities are open and available to Summer Session students with student cards. For more information, please visit the Athletic Facilities web page.

Explore the Outdoors

Puget Sound summers offer many unique outdoor opportunities and there are resources on campus to help you get started! The Expeditionary rents outdoor equipment, including tents, backpacks, and much more, available for reasonable rates. Puget Sound Outdoors can also help you get outside.

Summer Housing Options

On-campus housing is only available in the for select Puget Sound students participating in specific programs. Learn more about summer housing options.

Technology Services

The Tech Center, located in LIB 018 on the lower level of Collins Memorial Library, is a full-service one-stop technology shop. It features a digital media lab with high-end software and hardware, including 30 iMacs, an audio recording studio and the Technology Center Development Studio. Multimedia equipment is available for checkout, including laptops, digital cameras, video cameras, projectors, and other audio-visual equipment. Items can be checked out from the Media Services Desk in the Tech Center.

The Technology Service Desk, the first point of contact for assistance with technology, is located in the Tech Center and can be reached at or 253.879.8585. Tech Center hours during Summer Session are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the Technology Services website.