Welcome to Campus

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 email! 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. 

 

Preparing to Come To Campus:

You will have a lot to do to prepare to come to campus. Your health and the health of your helper/family members is important. We highly recommend that students and helpers who will come to campus limit non-essential travel and exposure to others outside their immediate family group for two-weeks before your move-in date. Again, we ask that students and helpers not come to campus if sick or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

New Student Move-In (August 23 or August 24)

In order to ensure social distancing to the greatest degree possible, move-in will begin at different intervals and will be limited to a two-hour block based on where you have been assigned to live. Generally, roommates will be moving in on separate days to reduce the number of people in the room.  

To protect the health of students and the campus community, we are asking that your move-in helpers/family be limited to no more than two extra people and that those helpers unpack and stay no longer than the allotted time. We ask that you and your helpers not come to campus if you are sick or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. All students and helpers are required to bring and wear a facemask when not in your assigned room per campus policy and Washington State mandate. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up at check-in stations and building entrances.

Continuing Student Move-In

Continuing students will move in over three days at the end of August (August 28, 29, and 30). Typically, students would return to campus anytime when the campus residences opened. However this year in an effort to practice social distancing, we will assign you a date to return and a time. This will assist us to manage the number of people moving into the campus residences. Please check your Puget Sound email after July 15th for your assigned move-in date.

Transfer Student Move-in 

Please watch your email. You will be sent specific move-in instructions. 

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

Continuing Student Move-In 

Continuing students will pick up their keys(s) in the Wheelock Student Center lounge next to Diversions or outside on the Plaza (weather permitting), regardless of where on campus you are living. Your card access will automatically be turned on. Storage information will be updated in August.

Furnishings

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, cable, 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. Please note:  Puget Sound will provide every student 2 reusable, cloth masks.
  • 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), any 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).  

Cancellation

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 a bill room charges for the entire fall semester.