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University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

1500 North Warner Street CMB 1062

Tacoma, WA 98416-1062

United States

Phone: 253-879-3211

Fax: 253-879-3993

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Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Stephanie Knottingham
Title:Campus Visit Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admission
1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416-1062
Admissions Office Phone:253-879-3211
Admissions Office Fax:253-879-3993
Admissions Office Email:admission@pugetsound.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Diversions Café
Glass gazebo Oppenheimer Café
Collins Memorial Library rocking chairs
Science Center atrium
Theme House Row
Other highlights include 97-acre Tudor Gothic campus with views of Mt. Rainier, Commencement Walk, athletic facilities, student center, arboretum, and observatory.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Sixth Avenue music, bars, shops, restaurants
Pt. Defiance Park with zoo and aquarium
National parks (Olympic and Mt. Rainier)
Seattle and the Pacific Northwest
Ruston Way (waterfront, bike path)
The creative urban city of Tacoma is nestled between two mountain ranges and the shore of Puget Sound, close to SeaTac airport, and the cultural and entrepreneurial offerings of Seattle.

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Varies
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admission@pugetsound.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:Anytime
Appointment Required:Preferred
Average Length of Interview:1 hour
Information Sessions:Available
Times:On Saturdays during October and November
Email Address to Sign-Up:admission@pugetsound.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Year-round
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admission@pugetsound.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:admission@pugetsound.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:1-night stay Sun-Thurs night only; bring a sleeping bag, towel, and pillow

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 24 miles from campus. Capital Aeroporter provides hourly transportation from the airport to the downtown Tacoma Sheraton and, if possible, to campus. Call 800-962-3579 or 253-927-6179 (in Tacoma) or 206-838-7431 (at the airport) to arrange for this service. If the Aeroporter cannot take you to campus directly, you can take a taxi from the Sheraton. Amtrak train service is available to the station in Tacoma. From there, take a taxi or one of these public buses: #41, #400, or #500; request a transfer ticket and leave the bus at 10th and Commerce Streets. Wait there for the UPS Bus (#16A or #16B) and take it to N. 15th and Alder Sts., which is 1 block west of Wheelock Student Center. Greyhound Bus Lines also serve Tacoma. From the bus station, take the UPS Bus (#16A or #16B) at 10th and Commerce Sts. (1 block west of Pacific Ave. from the station) and follow preceding directions from there to campus.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From the North: from I-5, take exit 133 Interstate 705 north, City Center exit. Exit at Schuster Parkway. Continue for approximately one mile; stay to the left. Exit to the left , Schuster Parkway, and follow down along the water. Stay to the right and proceed approximately 1.5 miles. Exit right onto North 30th. Continue through the traffic signal in Old Town and up the hill. At the top of the hill, turn left at North Alder. Continue approximately one mile to North 15th. Turn right and proceed into campus. From I-5 South, take Exit 132 for Gig Harbor/Bremerton Hwy. (Washington Rte. 16); then take the Union Ave. exit, make a right at the light, and travel north approximately 2 miles to the campus (on your right). Continue onto N. 18th St. and turn right. Turn right again on N. Lawrence St. (at the yield sign) and continue to the stop sign. Turn right into Jones Circle. Park in the parking circle in front of Jones Hall or in the lot just south of Wheelock Student Center.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
The Silver Cloud Inn (Tacoma 2317 N. Ruston Way; 253-272-1300 or 866-820-8448) is located on the waterfront in Tacoma and is less than two miles from campus. Just 7 blocks from campus is Keenan House Bed and Breakfast (2610 N. Warner St.; 253-752-0702), which is a Victorian home that has been furnished with antiques and is your best bet for price and convenience. At the downtown Sheraton Tacoma Hotel (1320 Broadway Plaza; 253-572-3200 or 800-845-9466), you will find an upscale hotel with reasonable prices just 2.5 miles from campus. Brand new to downtown Tacoma is the Courtyard by Marriott (1515 Commerce St.; 253-591-9100 or 800-321-2211), also about 2.5 miles from campus. The La Quinta Inn (1425 E. 27th St.; 253-383-0146)is located approximately 4 miles from the university and is more modestly priced; request the special school rate.
 
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
Tacoma is only 35 miles from Seattle.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Office of Admission
    1500 North Warner Street
    Tacoma, WA 98416-1062
    Phone: 253-879-3211
    Fax: 253-879-3993
    Email: admission@pugetsound.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    No
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available
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