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

  • 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

Housing Options

Several housing options are available for students to consider, with five primary ways to secure a space on campus.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Read more about the housing types we have available for continuing students.

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. Self-service (picking a specific housing assignment) will not be available for students who have not already agreed to the terms set forth by the housing contract. The housing contract is void until a housing assignment is made. Students must choose a housing assignment to complete their housing contract. Once a student confirms their housing assignment selection in myPugetSound, their contract is binding for the full academic year.


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 suites and/or houses the group is interested in living in for the following year. Please visit the campus houses ' web page for details regarding the number of single and/or double rooms in each house.

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

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 9 am (rising juniors and seniors). During Self-Service, students will see what housing is available, potential roommates/housemates/suitemates, and select a specific housing assignment such as "Trimble 125A" and meal plan for the upcoming year (Please note: meal plan costs will be updated in March). The availability of options will be updated in real-time. Once a selection is made, a confirmation screen will appear asking if the user is sure they want to submit their selection. Once a confirmation is made, the housing contract is binding for the full academic year. The self-service window will close on April 1.

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 self-service housing selection time between March 26-29. Several rooms will be available for sophomores using self-service to choose from, including rooms in RCC houses and suites and all remaining openings in Residence Halls not filled by rising juniors and seniors.

Read our step-by-step guide to self-service for more information.

Theme Options

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:

Mike Orechia, Athletics

Justin Canny, Student Activities

Mikiko S. Ludden, Japanese Language & Culture

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