Housing Selection 2018

Housing Selection 2018

Living on campus 2018-2019? We have many great options for you to consider! As a continuing student, you have your pick of housing for next year.

Housing Selection for Continuing Students

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

Important Information About Housing Selection

 

Important Dates

  • November 1: Homestead and Upper Division Group applications available
  • December 1: Residence Life begins review of Homestead and Upper Division Group applications
  • February 15: Self-service opens for all rising seniors
  • February 16: Self-service opens for all rising juniors
  • March 20: Group applications available for rising sophomores
  • March 27: Self-service opens for all rising sophomores

 

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 are able to apply to live in their exact 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. Complete the Homestead Application
  2. By Theme Program: Select suites in Thomas Hall and select campus houses 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 as a group now for a campus house, Trimble Suite, or Thomas Hall flat. Rising sophomores are able to apply as a group for an unaffiliated campus house or Trimble suite. Sophomore Group Applications will be emailed to all eligible students March 21 at 12:30pm. 
  5. By Self-Service: Students who have not received an assignment through one of the first three methods will be able to select their own individual room for next year using myPugetSound.

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

The following flowcharts showcases the different processes for securing housing based on location, theme, or class standing: 

 Upper Division Housing Selection Flowchart

The Housing Contract

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

Students will need to electronically sign their housing contract prior to selecting housing. 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 contract. The housing contract is void until a housing assignment is made. Students must choose a housing assignment to complete their housing contract. Once a student confirms their housing assignment selection in myPugetSound, their contract is binding for the full academic year. 

 

Homesteading

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 and rising juniors and seniors. To apply to homestead, complete the Homestead Application. 

Theme houses and flats are not eligible for homesteading. Current residents living in a theme houses who wish to return must work with Residence Life to commit to a space by December 1. Depending on the theme house, there may be additional application materials necessary to secure a space in a theme house.

 

Upper Division Group Application

Group 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 (available November 1). Group applications will be reviewed by Residence Life starting December 1, with approval notifications sent to groups on a space available rolling basis. Students who are offered a space will need to complete the housing contract 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. For details regarding the number of single and/or double rooms in each house, please visit the campus houses web page

Groups applications will be reviewed by Residence Life and selected for a specific location that meets the needs of that group. 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 is only able to 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 will be available starting Wednesday, March 21 at 12:30pm.  Applications will be reviewed and approved first-come first-served. 

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 contract at least 12 hours in advance will have access via myPugetSound to housing self-service starting February 15th at 9am (rising seniors) and February 16th at 9am (rising juniors). Students will be able to 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). 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 contract is binding for the full academic year. The self-service window will close on March 23rd at noon. 

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 27-30. 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 in two program communities: Thomas Hall and the on-campus houses. Thomas Hall includes the Michel Rocchi International District, the Honors/Humanities flats, and the Environmental and Outdoor Leadership flat. To read more about these flats, please visit the Thomas Hall web page. There are nine theme houses for 2018-2019. 

Residence Life sponsors a limited number of Theme Houses that have an on-going relationship with the University under the advisement of a faculty or staff advisor. To apply for a theme program, contact the Theme House Coordinator listed below. The Theme Houses expected for 2018-2019 include:

Maria Sampen, Music

Mike Orechia, Athletics

Justin Canny, Student Activities

Mikiko S. Ludden, Japanese Language & Culture

Dan Sherman, Politics & Government

George Erving, Honors & Humanities Program

Justin Lunt, Athletics