We are so excited to welcome you to our home in the Pacific Northwest! If you have any questions or concerns, please call Conference Services at 253.879.3483. While guests are on campus, our phone line will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Arrival and Check-in
The coordinators of your program should tell you when and where to check-in, and there will be signage on roads leading into the campus that will also help get you where you need to be. Parking at Puget Sound is free! Please feel free to park in any marked spot with no permit necessary.
A Conference Services staff member will be present during your program's registration period to give you your room key, a campus map and answer any questions you may have about your stay. Each guest is issued a physical room key and an access card that provides entry to your residence hall as well as meals in the Diner.
Any non-catered meals at Puget Sound will be in The Diner, located conveniently inside Wheelock Student Center. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served all-you-care-to-eat style, with different menu stations, vegetarian and vegan options, fresh fruit and salad bar, selection of desserts, and self-serve beverages. Please communicate any special dietary needs with your program in advance, notify Conference Services and our chef.
Meals are included for all overnight guests, but please communicate with your event coordinator about your meal package options if you commute to an otherwise overnight program.
Please inquire with your program if you have questions about a catered meal because they widely vary!
Diversions Café, a student-managed coffee shop, is located in Wheelock Student Center and is open weekdays over the summer. Stop in to try delicious coffee, a refreshing lemonade, or a pastry!
When you arrive at your room, you will find a twin extra-long bed, a bookshelf, a wardrobe, and a desk. Your program may have purchased a linen package for you, so please inquire with your coordinator for more details or request a linen package. Bathrooms are most often shared, so we recommend bringing items that may make your experience more comfortable, such as a bathrobe or shower shoes.
Wireless internet is free throughout campus! Once you arrive, connected to the wireless network, "PS-Guest." Also, Conference Services issues complimentary guest passes to our Fitness Center and Pool! Please turn in an Athletic Facilities Waiver to the Information Desk in Wheelock Student Center, or during your check-in, to receive a guest pass valid for the duration of your stay.
Please note that our housing facilities are not air-conditioned, so please bring a fan to make your stay more comfortable. In addition, we recommend bringing hangers for your wardrobe!
If you require the ability to receive mail during your stay at Puget Sound, please have it addressed as follows:
Program or Group Name
University of Puget Sound
1093 Wheelock Student Center
Tacoma, WA 98416-1093
Conference Services will receive the mail on your behalf, then notify your event coordinator accordingly. Please note that Puget Sound can only receive mail Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You can stay at Puget Sound with peace of mind knowing that our Security Services team monitors campus 24/7. Staff members are available to assist you with safety escorts, room lockouts, after-hours logistic and maintenance needs, special parking accommodations, medical response and assistance, and incident response.
Security Services dispatch can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 253.879.3311. Calling Conference Services after-hours will also immediately connect you with Security Services.
Puget Sound Policies
Consumption of alcoholic beverages by guests 21 years of age or older is permitted only within private rooms of residence halls. It is not permitted in community lounge spaces, outdoors, or by those under 21 years of age. By federal regulation, marijuana in any form is prohibited on Puget Sound's campus.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in any buildings on campus, including residence halls. Service animals, however, are welcome.
Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings and within 25 feet of any doorways or windows.