Housing Selection is a process for continuing students to select their housing for the upcoming year. Students interested in living on campus should start planning now by reviewing the various housing options Puget Sound has to offer.
Important Information About Housing Selection
- Important Dates
- Housing Options
- The Housing Contract
- Upper Division Group Application
- Sophomore Group Application
- Self Service
- Theme Options
- Studying Abroad & Living On Campus
- Tips for Living With Others
- Housing Policies, Rates, & Refunds
- November 8: Homestead and Upper Division Group applications available
- December 1: Residence Life begins review of Homestead and Upper Division Group applications
- February 15: Self-service opens for all rising juniors & seniors
- Mid-March: Group applications available for rising sophomores
- Late March: Self-service opens for all rising sophomores
Several housing options are available for students to consider, with five primary ways to secure a space on campus.
- By Homestead: Rising juniors and seniors can apply to live in the same housing next year. Students applying to homestead may request to pull in any current student to their house, Trimble suite, or Thomas Hall flat. Complete the Homestead Application.
- By Theme Program: Select suites in Thomas Hall and select campus houses that are designated theme houses. Each program is unique, and students interested in a theme program should contact the Theme House or flat advisor.
- By Going Greek: Students living in a Fraternity or Sorority should contact their Greek House Coordinator (GHC) to secure a space in a Greek House. Space is limited!
- By Group Process: Rising Juniors and Seniors can apply for a campus house, Trimble Suite, or Thomas Hall flat. Rising sophomores can apply as a group for an unaffiliated campus house or Trimble suite, application available mid-March after Spring Break.
- By Self-Service: Students who have not received an assignment through one of the first three methods will be able to select their own individual room for next year using myPugetSound.
The Housing Contract
The Housing Contract is electronic and must be accessed through myPugetSound to accept and complete formally. The housing contract and all terms and conditions set forth are binding for the entire academic year upon selecting a housing assignment. This contract applies to all student residents of university-owned facilities.
Students will need to sign their Housing Contract before selecting housing electronically.
Homesteading refers to the process of selecting the same housing assignment for the subsequent year. Current first-years are not able to homestead in a first-year building. Someone homesteading may request to “pull in” up to 5 people to their campus house or suite. In Thomas Hall, homesteading is only available in unaffiliated flats and rising juniors and seniors. Apply using Homestead Application.
Theme houses and flats are not eligible for homesteading. Current residents living in theme houses who wish to return must work with Residence Life to commit to space by December 1. Depending on the theme house, additional application materials are necessary to secure a space in a theme house.
Upper Division Group Application
Group of rising juniors and seniors (current sophomores, juniors, and seniors) can apply to live in a house, flat, or suite using the Upper Division Group Application. Group applications will be reviewed by Residence Life starting December 1, with approval notifications sent to groups on a space-available rolling basis. Students who are offered a space will need to complete the housing contract to secure their space.
Sophomore Group Application
If applying for housing as a group of rising sophomores, each group will need to select one individual to apply on behalf of the group. The group coordinator will be asked to select specific
Groups applications will be reviewed by Residence Life and selected for a specific location that meets that group's needs. Housing is co-ed by room, and unless specifically requested and approved by Residence Life, students assigned to a double room must be of the same gender. Students interested in a single-gender living community (i.e., suite or house) may indicate this preference on their group housing application.
Residence Life can only support and sponsor a limited number of rising sophomores for group registration before housing inventory is opened up to all students. The group process can be competitive and is not guaranteed.
Group applications will be available mid-March after Spring Break. Check back soon for more information.
Self Service refers to the process of self-selecting a housing assignment and meal plan for next year. Rising juniors and seniors who have completed their housing contract at least 12 hours in advance will have access via myPugetSound to housing self-service starting February 15th at
Rising sophomores who are not living in a themed area, Greek house, or are not members of an approved group will be randomly assigned a
Read our step-by-step guide to self-service for more information.
Residence Life has several residential theme programs comprised of two program communities: Thomas Hall and the on-campus houses. Thomas Hall includes the Michel Rocchi International District and the Honors flat. To read more about these flats, please visit the Thomas Hall web page.
Residence Life sponsors a limited number of Theme Houses that have an ongoing relationship with the University under the advisement of a faculty or staff advisor. To apply for a theme program, contact the Theme House Coordinator listed below. The Theme Houses expected for 2019-2020 include:
Track/Cross Country House – 1115 N Lawrence
Mike Orechia, Athletics
Outhaus– 1118 N Lawrence
Justin Canny, Student Activities
Mikiko S. Ludden, Japanese Language & Culture
Langlow Honors House – 1218 N Alder