Issue 2, November 25, 2013

Dear New International Students:

Hello, new Lutes! Have you started checking things off from the international student’s to-do list? We know how overwhelming this list can be, but trust us; you will have a much smoother transition into your new life as a Lute if you complete these items. We are here to help you with this process. If you get stuck or have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.

Unless otherwise indicated, all items on the to-do list have a deadline of January 15, 2014!

Arrange Your Travel Schedule Accordingly

Mandatory Spring 2014 International Students Orientation programs begin Monday, February 3, at 9 a.m. If you have on-campus housing arrangements, please move on campus anytime on Sunday, February 2. Due to our already set activities schedule we are asking all new international students to arrive only on this date. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Fill Out Our On-Campus Housing Application

Living on campus is a great way to make new friends and get involved in the PLU campus community. All single, full-time students are required to live on campus unless they are in their junior year or over the age of 20. If you plan to live on campus, please fill out our Housing Application Form as soon as possible. The Housing Application is due January 10, 2014.

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

Request Linens for Your On-Campus Room

When you arrive at PLU this spring, after a long International flight, the last thing you want to do is worry about getting linens for your residence hall room. Plan ahead by visiting the Linens for Rooms page on the ISS website. You can request to borrow linens from ISS for the first few nights by filling out this form. Another option is to purchase linens online through the PLU bookstore and having them shipped to the ISS office. If you choose this option, please fill out this form so that your package can be stored in the ISS office.

Submit New Student Arrival Information

As you make your travel plans, remember to keep us in the loop, so we can be ready to welcome you. Once you have all your travel information, please fill out this form to let us know when and how you will be arriving on campus. Students arriving on February 2 have the option of requesting a personal airport pick-up service, in which someone from PLU will be there to greet you at the baggage claim and drive you to PLU’s Campus Safety Office. To learn more about this service and to request this “meet and greet”-pick-up option, visit the Airport Pick-Up page on the ISS website.

Submit Health History Form

Submitting the Health History Form along with any records of immunization is required for international students to be able to attend any activities at PLU. Please send all documents to the Health Center via mail: Pacific Lutheran University, Attn: Ms. Crystal Kennedy, MA, PLU Health Center, Tacoma, WA  98447, via email: or via fax to: 253-536-5042.

Apply to be a part of Global Campus Connection

GCC is a program in which new international students and current PLU students are matched for a mutually beneficial learning experience through social activities. Many domestic students have signed up already and they are eager to be your friends. Please join the program by filling out this short application today.

As always, please email us if you have any questions! We would love to hear from you!

Until next time,

ISO Planning Team

International Student Services (ISS)

Student Involvement and Leadership
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

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