About PLU

Notable Facilities and Programs

The Morken Center for Learning and Technology is the first building at an independent college in Washington to receive gold-level certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

The University Center has been completely renovated to include an open dining area with restaurant-style seating, and student- focused meeting and gathering spaces.

The Garfield Book Company at PLU and the Garfield Commons has energized the neighborhood with 32,000-square-feet of retail space, including the campus and community bookstore, restaurants and services.

Renovated Xavier Hall, with archeology and anthropology labs, collaborative learning spaces, a map room and refurbished faculty offices.

Mary Baker Russell Music Center with the acoustically acclaimed Lagerquist Concert Hall and the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ, the largest all-mechanical pipe organ in a West Coast university.

Distinctive high-tech Language Resource Center, providing computer, audio and visual tools for learning foreign languages.

Rieke Science Center, with its nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, the first of its kind at a West Coast undergraduate institution. Rieke also offers an open chemistry and physics lab, as well as nine academic department-run computer labs.

Century-old Harstad Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

One of the largest children’s literature collections in the Pacific Northwest, with 6,700 titles.

KPLU 88.5 FM, the award-winning National Public Radio affiliate providing news and jazz 24 hours a day.

Marriage and Family Therapy Center, training clinicians in mental health counseling for children, adults, couples and families.

W.M. Keck Observatory, with a Meade LX200 telescope and SBIG ST camera attached for astrometric observations and photography.

South Hall, a residential facility with a variety of apartment-style living options for older students.

The Wang Center for Global Education focuses PLU’s efforts to educate for a just, healthy, sustainable and peaceful world.