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Destination Puget Sound

Admitted Student Welcome

Dates Overnight Options Sample Schedule Puget Sound Preview

You and your family are invited to Destination Puget Sound: Admitted Student Welcome! This is your opportunity to attend a class, meet current students and parents, spend the night in a residence hall (select dates only), tour campus, and see all that Puget Sound has to offer.

Dates and Registration

We offer six different Destination Puget Sound dates. Please select a date to register:

Friday, March 2
Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 31*^
Friday, April 6*
Friday, April 13*
Friday, April 20

* Option for overnight stay the day before.

^ Students interested in sitting in on a class should register for a Friday event; Saturday guests can meet faculty representatives from different departments in an academic resource fair.

Events begin at 8 a.m. (excluding overnight guests, who will check in the day before) and end no later than 3 p.m.

If those dates don't work for you, schedule an information session and campus tour at your convenience! 

Optional Overnight Stay

Students registered for March 31, April 6, or April 13 have the option to get the full Puget Sound experience by spending the night before on campus with a current student host.

Students planning to stay overnight should arrive on campus the day before the event (March 30, April 5, or April 12) between 4 to 5 p.m. to participate in the overnight portion. On-campus accommodations are for admitted students only — family members can find a list of nearby accommodations here. We’ll provide admitted students with dinner, evening activities, and pair them with a current Puget Sound student host.

Students staying overnight and families will reconnect the next morning for Destination: Puget Sound.


Admitted student families are welcome to attend Destination: Puget Sound!

During overnight events, we will be hosting a special parent reception in the evening where you can meet faculty, staff, and current students. Refreshments will be served!

How To Get Here

University of Puget Sound is located at 1500 North Warner in Tacoma, Washington, approximately 30 miles south of Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Directions to campus and information on nearby accommodations can be found here.

Get Social!

Want to show your Logger pride? Post pictures from your visit on social media using #pugetsoundbound and we may feature you!

Sample Schedule

Please note that events and times are subject to change. Your schedule will be personalized and will look different.

Got questions about financial aid? Staff from Student Financial Services will be available throughout the day to speak with students and families. Please visit the SFS office is in Jones Hall, Room 019 (#20 on the campus map).

8-8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9-10 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Address
10-11 a.m. Campus Tour
11 a.m.-Noon

Class (for students only)
On Saturday, March 31 attendees will have the opportunity to attend an academic fair.

Noon-1 p.m.


1-2 p.m.

Student Panel 


Parent Panel  

2:00 p.m. Campus Resource Fair
2:30 p.m. Student Diversity Center Open House and Student Panel