Congratulations on your decision to join us at Puget Sound!

We have provided the information below to help prepare for your arrival on campus. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Visa & I-20/DS-2019

All international students coming to Puget Sound must have a valid student visa before entering the U.S. Once you have confirmed your enrollment with your deposit, International Programs will begin to work on your I-20 or DS-2019 packet. Full-time degree-seeking International Students will receive form I-20 to be used to obtain an F-1 Student visa. International exchange students will receive form DS-2019 to obtain a J-1 Exchange visa. After you receive your I-20 or DS-2019 from the International Programs Office, you can apply for your visa. Find more information on getting your I-20/DS-2019 & applying for your visa here.

Medical Health Insurance

Medical health insurance is required for all international students. Puget Sound registers students in an insurance plan administered by EIIA. Students are billed through their Puget Sound financial account. 


Housing information can be found on your MyPugetSound portal. Please note that the University of Puget Sound is primarily a residential campus and requires all students to live on-campus for their first two years with the university.

Arriving on Campus & Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 students and optional for all dual citizens and Third Culture Kids. Find more information on arrival & orientation here.

I-Connect Program

Our I-Connect program partners each incoming international student with a current Puget Sound student to ease your transition to the campus community and provide support and encouragement for life at Puget Sound.