Commuter & Transfer Student Connections

New Student Commuter Orientation

Be sure to check in for Orientation in Red Square. Orientation Headquarters will be open from 8:00am - 2:30pm on Thursday. Students living off campus may check in for Orientation in Red Square anytime before 2:30pm! Commuters are expected at all Orientation events. We’ve highlighted below any items with Commuter-Specific information.

  • Throughout Orientation – your meals will be provided, free of charge, in the UC! Be sure to take advantage of this to eat with your friends on campus and enjoy the handcrafted meals prepared by our chefs. You can pick up your meal tickets when you check in for Orientation on Thursday!
  • The Hinderlie Commuter Lounge will be open 8:00-3:30 on September 1st so you have a good place to go hang out between checking in and the start of activities. When you stop by, you’ll get your Commuter Connections T-Shirt and meet lots of other students!
  • Incoming First-Year Commuter Students are invited to gather at 2:30pm on Thursday, September 1st in the Hinderlie Commuter Lounge to meet one another and walk together to Foss Field for the first JAM Group Meeting at 3:30pm. Incoming Commuter Students and their families are invited to the Commuter Student Reception at 7:15pm on Thursday,September 1st in Hinderlie Lounge to learn about all the resources available specific to their needs.
  • On Friday, September 2nd at 4:30pm, meet in the Hinderlie Commuter Lounge to dine with your CSI’s and other commuter students. After dinner, you’ll meet with the CSI’s and the Residence Hall Council of Hinderlie Hall to get ready for a great year of partnerships and community.
  • On Friday, September 2nd, from 10:00pm-Midnight, attend the Block Party put on by Residence Hall Council with other commuter students and residents of Hinderlie Hall!
  • On Saturday, September 3rd at 5:00pm meet in the Hinderlie Commuter Lounge to go to dinner with the CSI’s and other Commuters and learn about the Green Dot Program at PLU.
  • After dinner, head back to Hinderlie for to practice for the 2011 Sound Off Competition. The Commuter Students will be partnering with Hinderlie Hall for Sound Off. Practice is Saturday, September 3rd at 8:00pm. Sound Off 2011 will occur directly afterwards at 9:30pm. Afterwards, enjoy the ASPLU Kick Off Dance in the Cave.