Department ofConference Services

Guest Comments

We hope you will take a few minutes to read through our guestbook. The opinions of our guests are very important to us a we strive to continually improve the Destination PLU experience.

Washington State University

We have been offering WSU Urban IPM courses at PLU for more than a decade and we hope to continue this arrangement indefinitely. PLU offers a wonderful educational environment for our clients. Our participants appreciate all that the PLU staff does to make them feel comfortable. The catering, AV, and set-up staff are always helpful and efficient and the food is great! Many thanks to PLU.

Carrie R. Ross
Urban IPM Coordinator
WSU Puyallup

First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson, Texas

In my many years of youth ministry, it's been rare to find friendliness, fairness, flexibility, efficiency and professionalism when seeking lodging for a large group. We found it at PLU. If only all my experiences could be like ours with PLU Conference Services.

Brad Dawson
Minister to Youth
First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson
Lake Jackson, Texas

Harmony Explosion

It's hard to believe that next summer's Harmony Explosion (HX) will be the 5th camp we have held at PLU. HX is a vocal music camp for students age 12 - 21. We are not large (usually 150 - 200 students and staff) but we have special needs surrounding our big Saturday music performance. We require housing, catering, ticket sales, advertising, stage set design and sound and lighting, which is all coordinated through Conference Services. We have a great working relationship with PLU'S staff; they go out of their way to make sure we have everything we need to have a successful camp. For those of you have have organized events such as ours, you know that things don't always go as planned. We have found PLU's staff to be able to change things late in the game to provide us with seamless service. PLU's facilities are excellent, the campus is beautiful and their staff is top of the line.

Mollie & Jamie Peterson
Harmony Explosion Northwest

Northwest Youth Leadership Conference

The Northwest Youth Leadership Conference has a gratifying 15 year relationship with Pacific Lutheran University as our home base for teens seeking improved leadership skills and patriotic education. We chose PLU because of its accessible campus, excellent accommodations and superior service. Each summer, approximately 100 students and adults gather on the grounds of the University to study all aspects of leadership. Students enjoy experiencing dormitory life, first-rate food service and great meeting room facilities.

Students attending our opening and closing banquets in the Scandinavian Cultural Center relish the rich cultural surroundings, as well as the delicious catered dinners. The beautiful campus environment allows team building activities on the expansive green lawns that connect academic buildings. High school students praise the tremendous opportunity to experience college life for five days at a top rated university in the Northwest region of the United States.

Dave Gibson

Franklin Pierce All District Honor Band & Honor Choir Performance

This is so late, but I just wanted to thank you again for your facilitation and for PLU’s hospitality last month.  Everyone was so helpful and accommodating, and the rooms worked out perfectly for what we needed.

Thank you again for all your help in scheduling for us!

Erin Woods

Executive Manager, K-12 Office

Steilacoom High School Graduation

Thanks for another great  year at  PLU. Your staff was helpful and willing  to assist  with anything I had questions about. Special thanks to Amy for preparing the streaming of the event.   Also, please thank Patrick for his expertise in getting us online the day of graduation. Everyone was very accommodating and professional to me and our  staff. I look forward  to working with you again next year. This graduation may have been the best in  terms of working with PLU.

Thank you again for all your help.

Gary Wusterbarth

Steilacoom High School

Graduation Coordinator


AP Summer Institute

I wanted to tell you how wonderful the entire Conference and Events staff was before and during the AP Summer Institute.  Thank you so much for your help with the billing issues - I really appreciate your patience and willingness to help!  Every person we worked with was professional, polite, and hardworking.  Please pass along our thanks to your entire team! 

Thank you, 

Genell Patterson '08 '10
Program Coordinator