Residence Life has a variety of themed living opportunities that may be of interest to potential candidates. If you are interested in being placed in one of these themed areas, please indicate your preference in the application. While a separate application is not required for themed living position, please note that some communities require additional approval from offices outside of Residence Life.
Business Leadership Program Cohort
One RA position located in Todd/Phibbs Hall to support the Business Leadership Program (BLP) Cohort. This RA will support the development of the cohort. This RA must be a member of BLP. The RA is also responsible for facilitating the creation of floor community standards.
Located in Harrington Hall, this theme is based on a wellness concept; that of intentionally living a balanced, healthy, substance free life by focusing on the physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and vocational dimensions of wellness. The RAs in Harrington will be responsible for facilitating the creation of floor community standards and promoting hall government events around wellness.
The Honors program has two positions within Residence Life. One RCC position is located in Langlow, at 1218 N. Alder Street. In addition to additional on-campus houses, this RCC assists the Honors Program in several ways such as Langlow Teas, Honors outings, and the Honors Senior Graduation Celebration (among others) and must be a member of the Honors Program. Langlow is a sophomore and above living community.
The 2nd honors position houses their first-year cohort in Regester Hall. This RA must be a member of the Honors Program. Each position supports these communities as a member of Residence Life, as well as a liaison to the Honors program.
Michel Rocchi International District
The Michel Rocchi International District is located in Thomas Hall. It is an experiential living community with like-minded students with an international focus. This program will provide a home for study abroad students to orient themselves pre-departure and re-acclimate upon returning to Puget Sound. Beyond study abroad, this will also be a home for any students whose academic pursuits and interests include an international component. Possible activities associated with this program may include: study abroad returnee picture night; international movie night; study abroad interest meetings; international food night/celebrations of holidays from different cultures; speakers on topics such as international careers, grad school, international volunteer opportunities, political issues in relevant countries; a service project; and/or day trips or overnight field trips.
Residential Seminar Floors
A number of first-year students taking the same seminar course will be living together on floors throughout first-year communities. The topic of each seminar is very different, and will thus influence the environment on the floor. Students are encouraged to discuss information garnered in the classroom in the comfortable setting of their residential environment. Faculty members will plan activities in the halls, and occasionally leaders will be asked to assist in this process. The exact locations of these seminars are still to be determined for next year.
Trans and Non-Binary
This community is located in the new student area, and students who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or outside of traditional gender identity or expression have the option to explore housing that will enrich their experience at Puget Sound . Residence Life at the University of Puget Sound affirms the gender identity of all residents. Residence Life will always recognize and respect the stated gender of a student. Every attempt is made to match students to housing that fits their individual needs as they relate to their personal gender identity and expression. Students in this area may have selected to
Living Learning Community RA
Some 1st year areas have Living Learning Communities. These communities consist of students who have elected to live together, take a class together, and build community around a common interest. RAs in these communities work with their RD and the Faculty Director to put on to support the learning community through programs and meetings. These RAs also support students not in the learning community, but who live on the floor.