Experience Puget Sound

Puget Sound contributes to the community through performances in music, theatre, visual arts, dance, master classes, and more, as well as offers courses and instruction to community members. Each year brings renowned guest artists, speakers, policy makers and others to campus who offer programs available to the public and enrich the discourse in our local community. We can’t possibly tell you about everything that happens during the year, so be sure to check out the Event Calendar to see what’s coming up!


Kittredge Art Gallery at University of Puget Sound and Tacoma Art Museum enjoy a reciprocal partnership aimed at enriching the arts and education experience for all residents of the South Sound. Beginning July 1, 2009, staff from Tacoma Art Museum assumed management and programming responsibilities of the art exhibitions at Kittredge, a university gallery known for its support of regional and national artists. The arrangement is something of a “homecoming” for Tacoma Art Museum, which first opened its doors in 1935, in Jones Hall. Exhibitions at Kittredge Gallery run from September through May and are free and open to the public. Visit www.pugetsound.edu/kittredge for more information.


Puget Sound’s Collins Memorial Library offers its students and our community access to a wide range of services. Community members may purchase a library card to allow them full access to the library.  The cost is $150 per year and all you need is a valid Washington ID proving state residency. For more information, please contact library staff at 253.879.3669.


Puget Sound Athletics teams are in the top-tier in the Northwest Conference, due in part to the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation constant dedication to providing quality programs and athletic experiences which assist in complementing and fulfilling the university's educational objectives of academic excellence.


The Puget Sound Community Card offers neighbors and their families the opportunity to purchase event tickets at a discounted rate. Excludes lecture series. Contact our office to get yours today!


Many community members visit the Puget Sound campus and bring along their favorite four-legged friend. While we welcome all visitors to campus whole heartedly, the university wants all visitors to feel safe and enjoy their time when they come here. Dogs running loose create concerns for others, so if you walk your dog on campus, please be a good neighbor and keep your dog on a leash and under control at all times, and clean up after your dog so university staff doesn’t have to do it for you. The city leash ordinance applies on campus. The university and other neighbors appreciate your observance of this ordinance and request.