Welcome

PLU’s unique, one-of-a-kind program offers incoming students a chance to learn more about themselves and improve their academic skills as they enter the university system. Specially crafted courses and opportunities for off-campus expeditions provide an atmosphere of discovery and learning beyond typical coursework. Whether you are looking for sample first-year program courses, needing a question answered, or trying to understand the basics, this page has everything for you! Please use the menu bar to the left to navigate our site.

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Our Mission Statement

The First Year Experience Program prepares students for successful participation in Pacific Lutheran University’s distinctive academic and co-curricular culture by promoting critical thought, impassioned inquiry and effective expression in learning communities that are both supportive and challenging.

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For the Students

Click here to find out how the First-Experience Program is tailored to new PLU students

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Common Reading

An opportunity for new students to engage in an academic experience with the PLU community.

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Understanding General Education

Learn more about General Education Requirements at PLU

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