Whether you are coming back for a class reunion, or driving by while on summer vacation, we'd love for you to stop by for a chat and cup of coffee. If you'd like, we can even arrange for a campus tour.
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- 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
You’ll need a visitors parking pass to park on campus. You can obtain a free parking pass from Campus Safety, located across the street from the Library Parking Lot in the basement of Harstad Hall.
Need help getting to our campus using public transit? Learn more here.
These are some suggestions for hotel reservations. Please mention "Pacific Lutheran University" for our "Special Rate."
Best Western Lakewood Motor Inn
Best Western Premiere Plaza, Puyallup
Best Western Tacoma Dome
DeVoe Mansion, Tacoma
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Puyallup
Hampton Inn & Suites, Tacoma
Hampton Inn & Suites, Puyallup
Holiday Inn Express, Puyallup
Holiday Inn Express, Tacoma
La Quinta Inn & Suites, Tacoma
Marriott Courtyard Downtown, Tacoma
Red Lion Hotel
Shilo Inn, Tacoma
Silvercloud Inn, Tacoma
SeaTac International Airport is approximately 45 minutes north of PLU. If you are a prospective student planning to visit and will be traveling alone, the Office of Admission will send a shuttle to pick you up and drop you off again at the airport at no cost to you. Please make arrangements with the Office of Admission at least one week in advance. Students enrolled at PLU who fly home for vacation need to make their own ground and air travel arrangements.
Visit these Web sites for shuttle information.
Call for prices and availability for the following local transport companies:
- Around the Clock Shuttle Service: 253-539-9299
- Five Star Shuttle Service: 253-589-9299
- Yellow Cab Taxi Service: 253-472-3303