Visit PLU

We invite you to visit the PLU campus! Visiting a college is one of the most important things you can do in your college search – it’s the best way to get a sense of whether that college is the best fit for you.

There are a number of ways you can visit PLU – set up your own individual visit, come to campus for a Lute Life Day, or join us for one of our special open house events.

Individual Visits

An individual visit gives you a chance to really get a feel for the daily life of a PLU student.

The PLU Admission Office is open Monday through Friday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and most Saturdays during the school year, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To experience a typical day as a PLU student, try to avoid weekends, vacation times, and the first and last two weeks of each term . Call and we can plan your visit to coincide with campus activities like concerts, plays and athletic events. See below for our individual visit options, and then request your visit! Questions? Feel free to contact us at 253-535-7151 or email

Indiviual visits on weekdays automatically include:
  • A campus tour from a current student guide
  • Meeting with one of our Admission Counselors
  • Lunch
Additional options include:
  • Sitting in on a class (only offered Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) – we highly recommend!
  • Meeting with a professor
  • Meeting with a varsity or club sport coach
  • Meeting with a music instructor
  • Staying overnight in a residence hall (Monday-Thursday nights, for high school Seniors only)

If you are planning on attending a PLU class, you must choose a MondayWednesday, or Friday visit. There are four check-in times available (for planning purposes, these visits are about a half-day long): 9:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.,11:00 a.m., and 12:15 p.m.

If you are not planning on attending a PLU class, you can choose any weekday (plan for about three hours for the visit), and there are five check-in times available: 9:15 a.m.10:15 a.m.12:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
*The 2:15 p.m. check-in time will not include lunch.

Saturday visits include:
  • A campus tour from a current student guide
  • Admission & Financial Aid Presentation

Check-in times on Saturdays:  9:15 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
Click here to schedule your individual visit

Visit Survey

Have you visited PLU recently?  Please take some time to let us know what you thought about your experience.  Click here to take our Campus Visit Survey.

Lute Life Days

Lute Life Days are scheduled personalized program days so that you can fully experience what it’s like to be a PLU student.  You select the date and check-in time, and we’ll schedule a day for you to include a campus touradmission and financial aid presentationPLU class, and lunch in the University Commons.

Upcoming Lute Life Days:

  • Friday, October 10
  • Tuesday, November 11
  • Monday, November 24
  • Friday, February 13
  • Friday, March 6
  • Friday, March 20
  • Monday, March 30
  • Monday, April 6
  • Friday, April 10
  • Monday, April 20

Click here to learn more about Lute Life Days.

Open House Events

In addition to individual visits, PLU hosts a number of Open House events for prospective students and their families.  Here are the upcoming events for 2014-15:

  • October 5 Fall Preview Day
  • February 7 Game Day
  • February 20-21 Presidential Scholarships Weekend (by invite only)
  • March 12-13 Lute OverKnight #1 (for admitted students)
  • April 12-13 Lute OverKnight #2 (for admitted students)

To find more information about these and other events, please visit our Events page.

Office of Admission Important Dates and Closure Dates

  • September 8 – First Day of Classes & Convocation - Admission Office closed from 8:00am-11:30am
    • Class visits for the Fall will begin September 22
  • October 24 – Mid-Semester Break – Admission Office Open, No Class Visits
  • November 27-30 – Thanksgiving Break – Campus Closed
  • December 8-12 – Last Week of Classes – Admission Office Open, No Class Visits
  • December 15-19 – Finals Week – Admission Office Open, No Class Visits
  • December 24-January 1 – Holiday break – Campus Closed

Click here to schedule your visit to PLU
We look forward to seeing you on campus!


Driving directions to campus

Lodging & Airport

Airport information and local hotel and lodging options

Group Visits

Bringing a group to campus? Find information and request your group visit here.


See the Admission Calendar for upcoming events and deadlines.