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General Information
1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma , Washington 98416

Disability Resource Office

Office of Accessibility & Accommodation
Howarth 103A
1500 N. Warner Street #1096
Tacoma, WA 98416
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About University of Puget Sound

The University of Puget Sound, located in Tacoma, Washington, is a prominent private not-for-profit institution that has been providing an exceptional education to students for over a century. With its picturesque campus and commitment to academic excellence, this four-year university has become a sought-after destination for students seeking a well-rounded and engaging college experience.

Established in 1888, the University of Puget Sound has since earned a reputation for its commitment to fostering intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills. With a focus on liberal arts education, the university aims to develop students who are not only academically prepared but also socially responsible and globally aware. The faculty at Puget Sound are known for their dedication and expertise in their respective fields, ensuring that students receive a first-rate education.

One notable aspect of the university is its commitment to small class sizes. With a student-to-faculty ratio of just 11:1, students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions, receive personalized attention, and build strong relationships with their professors. This intimate learning environment allows for a collaborative and interactive educational experience, where students can actively participate in their own academic journey.

The campus itself is a stunning reflection of the region’s natural beauty. Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, the University of Puget Sound benefits from the surrounding picturesque landscapes and outdoor recreational opportunities. The proximity to the Puget Sound and the nearby Mount Rainier are just a few examples of the natural wonders that students can explore. This beautiful setting provides a serene and inspiring environment for learning and personal development.

In addition to its academic offerings, the University of Puget Sound provides students with a vibrant and engaging campus life. With over 100 student-led clubs and organizations, there are endless opportunities for involvement and personal growth. Whether it’s joining a club sport, participating in community service, or immersing oneself in the arts, there is something for everyone to pursue their passions outside the classroom.

Furthermore, the university prides itself on its commitment to diversity and inclusivity. With a diverse student body and a supportive campus community, Puget Sound strives to create an environment where every individual feels valued and respected. The university actively promotes cultural understanding and celebrates the unique perspectives that each student brings to the community.

Tacoma, the city in which the University of Puget Sound is situated, provides students with a vibrant and dynamic backdrop for their college experience. Known for its thriving arts scene, lively music venues, and diverse culinary offerings, Tacoma offers a plethora of opportunities for students to explore and enjoy. Additionally, its close proximity to Seattle allows for easy access to a variety of cultural and recreational activities in a major metropolitan area.

Overall, the University of Puget Sound stands as a distinguished institution dedicated to providing a transformative educational experience. Through its rigorous academic programs, supportive community, and stunning natural environment, the university offers students endless opportunities to grow intellectually, personally, and socially. With a commitment to preparing students for success in an ever-changing world, the University of Puget Sound remains a top choice for those seeking a well-rounded, enriching college experience.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations