Students planning on studying abroad either fall or spring semester should consider living on campus the semester they are on campus. Part-time leases or sublets can be difficult to arrange and can sometimes fall through - remove the hassle by choosing to live on campus the semester you are on campus.

The Michel Rocchi International District

Students who are currently abroad, or are going abroad, or are generally interested in international education are encouraged to apply for the MRID flat in Thomas Hall. Students must be a rising junior or senior to apply to live in MRID.

The MRID offers opportunities to:

  • Share living space with other students who have international interests and experiences.
  • Participate in community activities with international themes such as MRID dinners, academic lectures, cultural events, and excursions.
  • Launch students into a semester abroad or welcome them when they return.

Other Housing Options

  • Students studying abroad interested in living with other rising juniors and seniors should apply for group housing using the Upper Division Group Application (available by email on November 15). If the group has someone in mind to swap out a room between a fall/spring semester only student, they can indicate so in the application. Students do NOT need to arrange a swap to apply!
  • Students studying abroad interested in returning to their housing should complete the Homestead Application (available by email on November 15).
  • Students who are not homesteading or applying as a group: Residence Life asks all students studying abroad in the fall to contact Residence Life to make an assignment. Students studying abroad in the spring should sign up for housing during normal upper-division housing processes in the fall.
  • All rising juniors and seniors who have not already selected housing for the subsequent year will have access to self-service in myPugetSound to choose an individual space in any continuing student location. The upper-division self-service option will be live in early to mid-February. 
  • Students interested in living with a group containing other rising sophomores should apply for group registration just like all other groups containing sophomores.
  • Students studying abroad and interested in living on-campus should email Residence Life at if they have additional questions. Residence Life wants to make a living on campus as hassle-free as possible! Let us know if you have a unique or specific circumstance; we are here to help!