We know it's important that our neighbors know what's happening on campus, from special events and performances to facilities closures and something else. It's also important that we know what's going on in the neighborhood.

Here are two ways you can get (and stay) informed:

  • University District Committee Meetings: Attend a UDC meeting, typically once a semester, to learn about projects and activities on and around campus. This is also your chance to ask questions, make suggestions, and express concerns to Puget Sound staff members. Contact us if you would like to be notified of the next meeting.
  • North End Neighborhood Council: These monthly meetings offer community members an opportunity to band together to improve their immediate surroundings through partnership with each other and the city. The council meets on the first Monday of each month in Trimble Forum at 6 p.m. 

From 6th Ave. to Commencement Bay

Our campus community members are already active in the business districts that border campus, from 6th Avenue to Proctor to Old Town. Building on this we continue to seek opportunities to deepen that involvement through sustainability projects, recruiting students for volunteer work in the districts, and free business consulting assistance through the School of Business and Leadership student projects

Modeling neighborly behavior

While students are responsible for their own behavior when living off campus, we communicate with them regarding serious or repeated offensive behavior that violates university policy or adversely impacts the neighborhood in a significant manner.

Generally we encourage neighbors to speak directly with students before contacting the university, however, should issues persist, you may contact John Hickey to discuss concerns.

For issues that arise outside of normal business hours, neighbors should immediately contact 911 to address concerns that warrant police department response; e.g. noise issues, party related disturbances, crime, or personal safety concerns. For more detailed information visit the university's neighbor complaint policy page.

Many community members visit the Puget Sound campus and bring along their favorite four-legged friends. While we welcome all visitors to campus wholeheartedly, the university wants all visitors to feel safe and enjoy their time when they come here. Dogs running loose create concerns for others, so if you walk your dog on campus, please be a good neighbor and keep your dog on a leash and under control at all times, and please clean up after your dog. The city leash ordinance applies on campus. The university and other neighbors appreciate your observance of this ordinance and request.