The deadline for housing appeals for the 2020-2021 academic year is August 1. The deadline for spring 2021 appeals is December 1. Appeals will only be considered for current Puget Sound students and incoming students who have made their $500 advanced tuition deposit.
The University of Puget Sound is a residential liberal arts college and is committed to an educational mission that supports learning in and out of the classroom. Campus housing is an integral part of this academic experience and enhances student success and learning. Rare exceptions to the residential two year requirement are requested in the following manner.
Appeals to be exempted from the residential requirement or the housing contract must be submitted to the Residence Life office. Housing appeals will be reviewed by Student Affairs and Student Financial Services staff on the basis of financial hardship, documented personal medical/health related need, or other demonstrated extenuating circumstances.
To be considered for financial hardship, a student must be able to demonstrate that their financial circumstances are so severe as to jeopardize their ability to enroll or to continue enrollment at Puget Sound. This type of hardship would typically present itself as an extraordinarily high level of unmet financial need (beyond the Expected Family Contribution), or significantly greater than average student or parent loan borrowing to cover unmet need.
Residents who check out of housing prior to the end of the contract period and whose housing contract appeal has not been approved will be held responsible for the full remaining room cost of the contract.
To be eligible to complete a housing contract appeal the student must be an admitted student who has made their tuition deposit for the semester. Appeals received from incoming students who have not yet deposited or confirmed they are attending Puget Sound will not be considered.