Getting To PLU

PLU is located seven miles south of downtown Tacoma, Washington, at the intersection of Garfield Street S. and Park Avenue S.

  • Buildings
  • Residence Halls
  • Parking Lots

Prospective Students

If you are visiting campus as part of a scheduled admission event, a visitors parking pass will accompany the information e-mailed to you. Follow the directions below and park in the West Hauge Parking Lot. Should you need a new parking pass, let our front desk receptionists know and one will be printed for you.

From Interstate 5 (North or South)

  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512
  • Continue on 512 for approximately two miles
  • Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit.
  • Turn right on Pacific Avenue S.
  • Turn right on Garfield St.
  • Turn right on Park Ave.
  • Turn left on 121 St.
  • Continue past the Library and Administration Buildings on your left
  • Turn left into the West Hauge Parking Lot

General Directions

From Interstate 5 (North or South)

  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512
  • Continue on 512 for approximately two miles
  • Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit.
  • Turn right on Pacific Avenue S.
  • Turn right on Garfield St.
  • Turn right on Park Ave.
  • Turn right on Wheeler St.
  • Park in the Library Parking Lot

Parking Reminder

Please bring the visitors parking pass you received in your confirmation e-mail. Our front desk visit coordinators can provide you with one if necessary. We have reserved "guests" spots in the West Hauge parking lot adjacent to the Administration building.

Public Transit

Need help getting to our campus using public transit? Learn more here.