At Puget Sound, Orientation is a community experience. It is designed to challenge students intellectually, connect them with their peers, faculty, and staff members, and help them feel comfortable using university resources.
Families and friends can help students move in to campus housing on the first day of Orientation while a multitude of programs and events help parents and students to acclimate to campus life.
Beginning the second day, students participate in three-and-a-half day immersive experiences. These experiences are designed to acclimate them to the campus, greater Tacoma community, and the Pacific Northwest.
Examples of immersive experiences include:
Each student also engages with a faculty or staff member in a continued conversation about how this immersive experience connects to the liberal arts. This dialogue serves as their initial exposure to experiential learning at Puget Sound.
On the last two days of Orientation, students have time to meet with their academic and peer advisors, audition for musical ensembles, discuss student employment, prepare for classes, and continue to make themselves at home in their residence hall room and on campus.
As Orientation draws nearer, incoming students will be able to view their detailed and personalized Orientation schedules on their myPugetSound account.
We are excited to welcome our incoming first-year and transfer students!