Welcome to Campus Living at Puget Sound! We are excited to have you build a home-away-from-home as a student at Puget Sound.

Check your Puget Sound email in early July! You will receive an email with your assigned date and time to move in. Our focus is to make sure we have a safe and efficient experience for you and your family.

New Student Move-In (including transfer students)

Wednesday, Aug. 18: Students with an exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine approved through CHWS

Friday, Aug. 20: Vaccinated students registered with Student Accessibility and Accommodations

Saturday, Aug. 21: Vaccinated new first-year and transfer students

To reduce congestion to the greatest degree possible, move-in will begin at different intervals based on where you have been assigned to live. You will receive an email with your assigned date and time in July and specific instructions.

Continuing Student Move-In

Second Year Welcome—Students beginning their second year at Puget Sound are invited back to campus to participate in the Second Year Welcome.

Tuesday, Aug. 24: Second-year students with an exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine approved through CHWS

Thursday, Aug. 26: Vaccinated second-year students

Continuing students not participating in the Second Year Welcome will move in over three days at the end of August (Aug. 27, 28, and 29). You will be assigned a date to return and a time. This will assist us in managing the number of people moving into campus residences. Please check your Puget Sound email in July for your assigned move-in date.

International Student Move-In

International student move-in details have not been decided yet. Here is more information about Orientation for international students. Please contact Eowyn Greeno (egreeno@pugetsound.edu) to arrange your arrival.

Extended Details About Move-In


Your room will be furnished with the following furniture (measurements are approximate): wardrobe (45”x51”x24”), desk (42”x24”), desk chair, drawers (22”x22”x5”), bookcase with 2 shelves (30”x16”x15”), and bed (all beds are extended-length 80" twin, except in the Langlow House, which has standard-size twin beds). Learn more about amenities for each hall.

All on-campus residences, including Greek houses, campus houses, Thomas, and traditional residence halls, have free laundry and wireless internet.

What to Pack

Have you started packing yet? Here is a list of things you may want to consider packing:

  • In response to COVID-19, we highly recommend students bring the following: reusable face masks (7), thermometer, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and Tylenol. 
  • A certified surge protector (make sure it’s not just a power strip!)
  • A shower caddy for your bathroom supplies and shower shoes
  • White Fun-Tac, Command Strips, or blue painters tape (nails, tacks or tape, etc., are not allowed)
  • Hangers and stackable crates, bins, or under-bed storage for extra storage
  • Microwaveable dishes, coffee mugs, or glasses
  • A small throw rug (rooms are not carpeted)
  • Extra-long twin sheets
  • A small reading lamp
  • An alarm clock
  • Laundry Basket and Detergent (no pods)
  • Small Fan
  • Protective Mattress cover
  • You might consider bringing an Ethernet cable – all rooms are wired for Ethernet, and you’ll have much faster, more reliable internet service.

Please leave your family pets (excluding small fish), halogen lamps, or appliances with exposed coils (toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates) at home – these items are prohibited in our residence halls.

Getting Involved

Campus involvement enhances your classroom learning, and you will find a wide range of opportunities for developing leadership skills. Our campus activity fair, LogJam, after the first week of classes. Another great opportunity to get involved is through your residence hall’s Hall Government (Hall Gov), the hall’s governing body. The Hall Gov board will be elected in early September, so keep an eye out for more information when you arrive on campus, or talk to your hall’s Resident Programming Advisor (RPA).


Puget Sound requires all students to live on-campus for their first two academic years with the university. Read more about the university’s residential policy.

If you have decided not to attend Puget Sound this fall, please notify Residence Life in writing as soon as possible. Failure to do so before the end of the tenth day of classes by 5 p.m. may result in bill room charges for the entire fall semester.