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Since 1888, Puget Sound has been proud to be part of the Tacoma community. As the oldest college in the city, Puget Sound has a rich history of partnership with Tacoma, including many opportunities specifically for local students.

  • Tacoma Public Schools Commitment: A program meeting the full financial need of eligible graduates from Tacoma Public Schools.
  • Access Programs: Enrichment activities, tutoring, and summer programs for first-generation and underrepresented middle and high school students to start preparing for success in college.
  • Community Music: A year-round program providing lessons and classes to musicians or all ages and experience levels.
  • Arts and Lectures: Puget Sound hosts art exhibits, concerts, speakers, and other campus events open to the public.