Info for Parents Counselors

Visit Puget Sound

The best way to get a true sense of the Puget Sound experience is by visiting. 


The cornerstone of every Puget Sound visit is a two-hour session that includes both an information session led by an admission counselor and a student-led campus tour. These sessions are offered each weekday throughout the year, excluding university holidays. In the fall, tours and sessions are offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and in the spring, visitors can register for 9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m sessions.

Academic Year Visit Options

The best time for prospective students and families to plan their visit is during the academic year. In addition to the two-hour session, the following optional activities are available when classes are in session, from mid-September to early May:

  • interview with an admission representative (seniors and transfer students only)
  • sit in on a class
  • meet with a professor (seniors and transfers only)
  • overnight with a current student (seniors only, Monday through Thursday)
  • meet with a coach
  • tour the School of Music (available with the 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions)
  • eat lunch with a current student

Summer Visit Options

From mid-May to early September, visit options include information sessions and campus tours at 9 a.m. and/or 1 p.m. Interviews and School of Music tours are available on select days.

Visitors are encouraged to consider planning their visits during the academic year, as there are more options to enhance the experience, such as class visits, meetings with professors or athletic coaches, and interactions with our students. 

Walk-In Visit Options

Want to visit in the next five days? No problem! We welcome walk-in visitors to our 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions. Just come to campus (No need to register!) and visit the Office of Admission located in Jones Hall, Room 115. Please be sure to check our availability online, or give us a call at 253.879.3211. 

Please plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your session in order to ensure that you receive a complete campus visit experience.

The Office of Admission is open year-round Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During breaks, exam periods and university holidays, these schedules may be altered. For more specific closure information, please consult the Academic Calendar.

Group Visits

Group visits are offered from late September through March each year, excluding weekends and holidays. We can accommodate groups of up to 50 students, and we require a chaperone for every 10 students. We accept requests for group tours from Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. with an optional hour-long information session at 10 a.m.

Request Process

If you are a group wanting to visit campus, please contact Mike Rottersman at or 253.879.3959 at least two weeks in advance. We are unable to provide meal tickets to groups, but often can provide space for your group to eat on campus.