Are you a transfer student to Puget Sound interested in learning more about your housing options? Then you have found the right place for all the information you need to know to transition successfully to on-campus living at Puget Sound.
All incoming students, including transfer students, are required to live on campus for two years. This is a result of research that indicates living on campus supports student retention and persistence - the ability to successfully reach graduation. Living on campus provides proximity to campus resources like professor's office hours, or the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching; access to academically enriching activities like lectures and musical performances; and peer-to-peer support from Residence Life student leaders.
Puget Sound has a variety of housing options, many of which are open to transfer students. Once your $500 tuition deposit has been processed, you will be able to view your Housing Application through your myPugetSound portal. Your Housing Application allows you to indicate certain lifestyle characteristics you may want Residence Life to consider when making your housing placement. Housing placements are made based on a variety of factors, including your indicated preferences. To make the best possible match for you based on your preferences, please fill out your Housing Application by June 1.
Where you are assigned to live as a transfer student depends on a variety of factors. Transfer students enter Puget Sound with varying degrees of experience in a higher education setting. For students transferring in with more sophomore standing or above may be assigned to Harrington Hall, Trimble Hall, the campus houses, Smith Hall, or Oppenheimer Hall. Students who have junior standing or above may be assigned to live in one of these communities or Commencement Hall. All other students will be assigned to space in our traditional halls as available. When filling out your Housing Application, please note that Residence Life reviews all transfer student housing applications individually to find the best fit for you based on your indicated preferences and available housing.
Housing assignments will be based on your responses, available space, and your best match for roommates. Special considerations are made for medical or health related needs, placement in academic residential programs, placement in various themed housing programs, lifestyle preferences, roommate requests, and availability. All information provided in the Housing Application are preferences, and specific housing arrangements cannot be guaranteed.
Questions? Feel free to contact us, or call us at 253.879.3317.