University of Puget Sound

1500 N Warner St,
Tacoma, WA 98418
(503) 683-2454



The University of Puget Sound is located at 1500 North Warner in Tacoma, Washington, approximately 30 miles south of Seattle and 15 miles north of Olympia. The closest airport to the university is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

Airport Transportation
Shuttle Express ($33 one way Sea-Tac to UPS)
800.487.7433 (Washington toll free)

Capital Aeroporter ($37 one way/$69 roundtrip, Sea-Tac to UPS)

Please reserve your shuttle in advance. Both companies pick up in the Sea-Tac Ground Transportation zone.

Uber and Lyft rates are $45-$60 depending on time of day.

There is a bus option, which runs every 30 minutes from airport until around 11:30 pm. Route number 574. Pick up at end of airport baggage claim. Drop off at Tacoma Dome Station. Cost: $3.50 each way (have exact change). Lyft/Uber from station to campus for around $10, or contact us to see if ride can be arranged.

Carpools: Please go to our SlyReply group carpool signup to either offer a ride or coordinate with another traveler. You must create a SlyReply account in order to see the contact info of others wishing to carpool.

Driving to Campus
From I-5, take exit 133, Interstate 705 north, City Center exit.
Exit at Schuster Parkway.
Continue for approximately one mile, and stay to the left.
Exit to the left (Schuster Parkway), and follow Schuster 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.

From 30th Ave, turn left at North Alder. Continue approximately one mile. The campus will be on your right.
Parking is available by turning right into the visitor parking area in front of Jones Hall off of 15th Street, or in lots located at 14th Street (Wheelock Student Center) or 13th Street.

After parking, follow the posted signs to Registration.

No special parking permitting or fees are required to park on campus for summer groups. Attendees will all be able to park in campus lots. We do ask that attendees use the campus parking lots rather than choosing to park on residential streets.

See the Campus Map for building locations near the designated parking sites.


Regular Check-In is at Thomas Hall
Regular check-in  begins on July 26th. Check-in is located in the Tahoma Room inside Thomas Hall. If you arrive during class time, please come to the dojo, and our Registration Coordinator will check you in there.