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 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.
Several housing options are available for students to consider, with five primary ways to secure a space on campus.
The following flowcharts showcases the different processes for securing housing based on location, theme, or class standing:
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
Read our step-by-step guide to self-service for more information.
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