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University of Puget Sound

  • 1500 N Warner St
  • CMB 1093
  • Tacoma, WA 98416-1093
  • [253] 879-3483
Meeting Facilities

University of Puget Sound provides opportunities for the public to experience art through university collections, rotating exhibitions by both students and regionally and nationally recognized artists, and special events such as gallery talks, artist receptions, and more. 

Rotating and permanent displays include the larger-than-life glass installation by Dale Chilhuly in Wyatt Hall, paintings by frontierswoman Abby Williams Hill in Jones Hall, or the latest exhibition in Kittredge Gallery, managed in collaboration with Tacoma Art Museum.

Campus Film and Foreign Film Series

Puget Sound Campus Films presents recent popular films for the campus and community. Showings are in Rausch Auditorium (McIntyre Hall, Room 003) for a small ticket price. 

Foreign Film Series are presented throughout the academic year by numerous campus clubs and departments. Listings for films, including dates, times, and locations, are available on the university events calendar as information becomes available. Films are free and include Hispanic, Japanese, and French selections.

Endowed Lectures and Guest Speakers

Puget Sound's endowed lecture series and guest speakers encompass visiting artists and filmmakers, actors and entertainers, professors, entrepreneurs, business leaders, journalists, and others whose compelling talks spur discussion on and off campus. Past speakers include playwright Edward Albee, author Sherman Alexie, filmmaker Spike Lee, The New York Times columnist David Brooks, biologist E.O. Wilson, NPR commentator Nina Totenberg, and choreographer Twyla Tharp.


Performance ensembles include our 48-voice Adelphian Concert Choir, Concert Band, Dorian Singers, Jazz Band, Symphony Orchestra, Chorale, Voci d'Amici, Wind Ensemble, and more. The public is invited to recitals and concerts performed by faculty members and student ensembles, as well as guest artist performances and special events, such as the annual Pops on the Lawn concert.

Presentations and Seminars

In addition to endowed lectures and guest speakers, Puget Sound offers a host of presentations by students, faculty members, and invited guests throughout the academic year, including Honors Program thesis presentations, Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars, and Daedalus Dinners. Many of these events are free and open to the public.

Theatre Arts

Theatergoers enjoy two faculty-directed shows, guest artist-directed performances and special engagements, and student-run productions such as Directing Class One Acts, Senior Theatre Festival, and more. Campus performance venues include our 500-seat Schneebeck Concert HallKilworth Memorial ChapelNorton Clapp Theatre, and more.

  • Miles to Seatac: 29
  • Miles to GTCTC: 3
  • Price Range: $
  • Sleeping Room Count: 1180
  • Wheelchair accessible room:
  • Indoor Pool:
  • Restaurant(s):
  • Fitness Center:
  • Largest Room5000
  • Total Sq.Ft.90000
  • Theatre500
  • Banquet150
  • Number of Rooms5
  • Classroom150
  • Sleeping Rooms1180