Fall Orientation 2020

Because fall semester will be remote, Orientation will be as well. We have adapted our extensive orientation program to provide connections and an orientation to Puget Sound. Every new and transfer student is registered for Orientation and will have a detailed schedule in their myPugetSound portal the week of Aug. 17.

UPDATE - 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 23
Due to planned networking updates which took longer than expected email and systems using myPugetSound were down for longer than planned. As of 5:30pm PST you can login and look at your Orientation schedule.  Due to these outages we will respond to any questions as quickly as we can.

Individual Orientation schedules:

  •  You will find your personal schedule in your myPugetSound portal under Campus Operations
  • As of Sunday morning 8-22 Orientation schedules have been republished with the video links or directions other meetings.

- Additional you will need to disable pop-up blockers for some some pages to work in myPugetSound. More information about customizing pop-up blockers

Even in the pandemic, new and transfer students will connect with their peers and be introduced to the campus community. Students will meet Bookends faculty, faculty advisors, peer advisors, and orientation leaders, and will learn about other campus resources.

We have condensed the schedule and included break time between sessions. The schedule is oriented to accommodate students in various time zones. We have also created Sound Connections, an online space for students to connect with each other and ask questions of peers and student leaders. (Students will receive an email invitation before Orientation begins.)

Beyond August, orientation groups will continue to meet with Orientation Leaders for continued connections to peers and for additional support from upper class peer leaders. Orientation has been extended to provide support throughout the semester.

Before you join this fall:

Fall 2020 Orientation Schedule

* Note: All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST)