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International Student Services
IPAS

Pre-departure ISO Newsletter: Issue 6

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dear New International Students:

Greeting, Lutes! We are so excited to finally get to meet you in person very soon! In this issue, we will go over what you should expect in the first few days at PLU! This is the last issue of Pre-departure ISO Newsletter. If you missed any previous issues, please review them here to let your new journey begin smoothly!

On-campus Housing Move-in Details

On-campus housing move-in date is Saturday, August 31st for students with South Hall assignment and Sunday, September 1st for students with other hall assignments.
Please make sure to fill out the New Student Arrival Info Form so that we can plan your arrival. 

When you arrive to campus, regardless of time, please go straight to the Campus Safety Office located on the ground floor of Harstad Hall. Please locate the Harstad Hall here. Harstad Hall is at the end of Garfield Street South where it meets Park Avenue South.

When you get to the Campus Safety office, please let an officer know that you are a new international student. An International Peer Advisor (IPA) will come to greet you and take you to your residence hall room. 

Please note that your residence hall room is completely empty except some furnishings. Please make prior arrangement for bed linens and towels. If you have purchased linens online or requested to borrow linens, IPA will assist you during your move-in.

Fun Activities Scheduled during Move-in Dates

Sunday, September 1

  • 12:00PM-1:00PM | Welcome Pizza Lunch | Anderson University Center, Room 150 (Diversity Center)
  • 1:00PM-4:00PM | Shopping Trip | Meet at the DCenter

Monday, September 2

  • 11AM-12PM | Lunch Together | Meet at the DCenter
  • 2:00PM-6:00PM | Shopping Trip | Meet at the  DCenter
  • 6:00PM-9:00PM | Evening Social on Garfield Street | Meet at the DCenter

Mandatory Orientation Sessions 

There are several mandatory sessions during orientation. If you are living off-campus, you are invited to join any of the above activities scheduled during move-in days. Otherwise, please join us for the first mandatory session:

  • 9AM on Tuesday, September 3 
  • @ Anderson University Center, Room 203 (Regency Room)
  • Please bring your passport and I-20! 

The full International Student Orientation Schedule is available here!

As always, please email us if you have any questions! We cannot to wait to welcome you to our campus community!

ISO Planning Team

Quick Links
Global Campus Connection
New Student Arrival Info
Airport Pick Up
Linens for Room
Visa
On-Campus Housing Application
Immunization and Health History Form
Health Insurance
Final Transcripts
New Student Orientation
Pre-departure ISO Newsletter Archives

International Student Services (ISS)

Student Involvement and Leadership
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
253-535-7195
iss@plu.edu
www.plu.edu/iss

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