Finding a Home at PLU
Apply early to housing!
All new students are encouraged to live on-campus. PLU has 10 residence halls – to learn about each of them, visit Residential Life‘s website. Complete “Housing Application Form” sent with the PLU admittance packet from the Office of Admissions. Send completed form back to:Kathy Engle Office of Admission Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 98447 email@example.com. Fax: 253-536-5136
On-Campus Housing Requirements
Students who are younger than 20 years of age or less than Junior Status (60 semester hours) on or before September 1 for the academic year, or on or before February 1 for the spring semester are REQUIRED to live on campus.
Students are also required to have a meal plan when living on-campus. To learn more, visit the Dining Services website.
On-Campus Housing Room Assignment Process
Once your housing application is complete, the Residential Life Office will place you in housing according to your preferences in the order in which they are received. You are placed into on-campus housing by the same process as any other PLU students. You may choose to live in a single room or with a roommate. Apply early!
Residential Life will email you your hall assignment first and later email you again with a room and a roommate assignment. All correspondence will be done via PLU email, so be sure to check your PLU email account!
Special Check-In Dates for International Students
Residential Life understands that international students faces many unique challenges when settling into on-campus housing. International Students also must attend International Student Orientation prior to New Student Orientation begins. Therefore, International Students are allowed to arrive early to residence halls!
International Student check-in date to on-campus housing for the Fall semester is 9 days before the 1st day of class. For Spring semester, the check-in date is 2 days before the 1st day of class. These dates will usually be on Sundays. All check-in happens at the Campus Safety office. Please be sure to make this time frame!
What Should International Students Do During Breaks?
The residence halls close during Winter Break and Summer Break; however, there are two halls available for those students unable to travel home. If you know you will need to live on campus during these periods, just be sure to contact the Residential Life Office.