As a residential, liberal arts college, The University of Puget Sound affirms the educational benefits inherent in this kind of undergraduate experience. The on-campus residential experience enhances student learning, in and out of the classroom, and student success. Being a part of a community of scholars is also reinforced by living in campus housing. Because of this, Puget Sound requires all students to live on-campus for their first two academic years with the university. Significant numbers of students choose to continue living on campus through graduation to reap the benefits of a residential liberal arts experience fully. All housing contracts are binding upon signature for the full academic year.

To register for on-campus housing, incoming students must submit the $500 advanced tuition deposit to the university, complete the acknowledgment of meningitis risk on their myPugetSound to-do list, and complete the online housing application. Your housing application will be available by May 1 through your myPugetSound account once the university has received its advanced tuition deposit. Read more about filling out your housing application.

Admitted students are encouraged to register for housing as early as possible to secure their space on campus. According to the two-year residential requirement, all new freshmen and transfer students are admitted to the university for the fall semester. They submitted the advanced tuition deposit by May 1 are guaranteed housing.

During July, students who are enrolled for the fall semester have submitted the advanced tuition deposit, have completed the online housing preference form, receive confirmation of their on-campus room assignment, and the contact information for their roommate(s) in myPugetSound. Students will also receive important details about moving into campus housing in August mailed to their home address.

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Please contact Residence Life with any questions about the housing application process or residential living policies: 253.879.3317 or