Housing Selection is a process for continuing students to select their housing for the upcoming year. Students interested in living on campus should start planning now by reviewing the various housing options Puget Sound has to offer.

Important Dates

  • November 15: Links to the Homestead and Upper Division Group applications will be emailed to rising juniors & seniors
  • December 1: Deadline for Homestead and Upper Division Group applications 
  • Mid-February: Self-service opens for all rising seniors on February 21 and rising juniors on February 22
  • Late-February: Group applications available for rising sophomores
  • Late-March: Self-service opens for all rising sophomores
  • March 31: Deadline for self-service room selection

Housing Options

Several housing options are available for students to consider, with five primary ways to secure a space on campus.

  1. By Homestead: Rising juniors and seniors can apply to live in the same housing next year. Students applying to homestead may request to pull in any current student to their house, Trimble suite, or Thomas Hall flat. 
  2. By Theme Program: Select suites in Thomas Hall and select campus houses that are designated theme houses. Each program is unique, and students interested in a theme program should contact the Theme House or flat advisor.
  3. By Going Greek: Students living in a Fraternity or Sorority should contact their Greek House Coordinator (GHC) to secure a space in a Greek House. Space is limited!
  4. By Group Process: Rising Juniors and Seniors can apply for a campus house, Trimble Suite, or Thomas Hall flat early November. Rising sophomores can apply as a group for an unaffiliated campus house or Trimble suite, application available late February.
  5. By Self-Service: Students who have not received an assignment through one of the above methods will be able to select their own individual room for next year using myPugetSound. Self-Service takes place for all students during the spring semester.  

Read more about the housing types we have available for continuing students.

The Housing Agreement

The Housing Agreement is electronic and must be accessed through myPugetSound to accept and complete formally. The housing agreement and all terms and conditions set forth are binding for the entire academic year upon selecting a housing assignment. This agreement applies to all student residents of university-owned facilities.

Students will need to sign their Housing Agreement before selecting housing electronically. Self-service (picking a specific housing assignment) will not be available for students who have not already agreed to the terms set forth by the Housing Agreement. The agreement is void until a housing assignment is made. Students must choose a housing assignment to complete their housing agreement. Once a student confirms their housing assignment selection in myPugetSound, their agreement is binding for the full academic year.


Homesteading refers to the process of selecting the same housing assignment for the subsequent year. Current first-years are not able to homestead in a first-year building. Someone homesteading may request to “pull in” up to 5 people to their campus house or suite. In Thomas Hall, homesteading is only available in unaffiliated flats to rising juniors and seniors. 

Theme houses and themed flats are not eligible for homesteading. Current residents living in theme houses who wish to return must work with Residence Life to commit to space in mid to late November. Depending on the theme house, additional application materials are necessary to secure a space in a theme house.

Upper Division Group Application

Groups of rising juniors and seniors (current sophomores, juniors, and seniors) can apply to live in a house, flat, or suite using the Upper Division Group Application. Group applications will be reviewed by Residence Life as they are submitted. Approval notifications will be sent to groups as they are reviewed and approved. Students who are offered a space will need to complete the housing agreement to secure their space. 

Sophomore Group Application

If applying for housing as a group of rising sophomores, each group will need to select one individual to apply on behalf of the group. The group coordinator will be asked to select specific suites and/or houses the group is interested in living in for the following year. Please visit the campus houses web page for details regarding the number of single and/or double rooms in each house.

Groups applications will be reviewed by Residence Life and selected for a specific location that meets that group's needs. Housing is co-ed by room, and unless specifically requested and approved by Residence Life, students assigned to a double room must be of the same gender. Students interested in a single-gender living community (i.e., suite or house) may indicate this preference on their group housing application.

Residence Life can only support and sponsor a limited number of rising sophomores for group registration before housing inventory is opened up to all students. The group process can be competitive and is not guaranteed.

Group applications for rising sophomores will be available late February.

Self Service

Self Service refers to the process of self-selecting a housing assignment and meal plan for next year. Rising juniors and seniors who have completed their Housing Agreement at least 12 hours in advance will have access via myPugetSound to housing self-service starting February 21 at 9 am (rising juniors and seniors). During Self-Service, students will see what housing is available, potential roommates/housemates/suitemates, and select a specific housing assignment such as "Trimble 125A" and meal plan for the upcoming year (Please note: meal plan costs will be updated in March). The availability of options will be updated in real-time. Once a selection is made, a confirmation screen will appear asking if the user is sure they want to submit their selection. Once a confirmation is made, the Housing Agreement is binding for the full academic year. The self-service window will close on March 31.

Rising sophomores who are not living in a themed area, Greek house, or are not members of an approved group will be randomly assigned a self-service housing selection time between March 26 to 31. Several rooms will be available for sophomores using self-service to choose from, including rooms in RCC houses and suites and all remaining openings in Residence Halls not filled by rising juniors and seniors.

Read our step-by-step guide to self-service for more information.

Theme Options

Residence Life has several residential theme programs comprised of two program communities: Thomas Hall and the on-campus houses. Thomas Hall includes the Michel Rocchi International District and the Honors flat. To read more about these flats, please visit the Thomas Hall web page.

Residence Life sponsors a limited number of Theme Houses that have an ongoing relationship with the University under the advisement of a faculty or staff advisor.