Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

A Note from Campus Safety

Welcome to Pacific Lutheran University

The Campus Safety department is dedicated to serving the PLU community as a resource to provide a safe and secure environment and a conduit to reach outside assistance from the fire department and local law enforcement. Campus Safety provides many services to students, staff and visitors.

Emergency response- Campus Safety officers are First Aid/CPR/AED trained. They will assist with the emergency until local police or fire personnel respond. If there is a life/death emergency, call x9911 (from on-campus phones) immediately and indicate the nature of the emergency. Then call Campus Safety at x7911 (on campus) or 253-535-7911 (off campus) for additional assistance.

Campus Escort - If you would like to have Campus Safety accompany you on campus while walking from one campus location to another, just call 253-535-7441. Students often use this service after dark, but it is available 24/7/365.

Shuttle Service – As a means for safe transportation within the neighboring community PLU operates a free ride program. This service is available within a designated boundary several blocks from campus. Call 253-535-7441 to arrange a ride. Availability of the service is subject to change based on staffing and call volume.

Blue Light Emergency Phones - These phones are located throughout campus and in many of the parking lots. You can use the phone to call for a shuttle, an escort, or for help in case of an emergency. The phone connects directly to Campus Safety.

Parking - Parking around PLU is limited and registration is required for parking in the PLU parking lots. Your registration type will determine which parking lots you are able to utilize. PLU parking lots are monitored by video surveillance and the registration decal enables us to contact you in the event there is an issue with your vehicle. The registration process is quick and easy. Register now so your decal will be ready for pick up when you arrive. The Campus Safety office is located in the Harstad Hall basement on the north side. Register here.

Do you want the security of a fenced and gated parking lot? Register for the Tingelstad Gated Lot. This lot is completely fenced and only those with registered cars in the lot have access.

Please visit our website for safety tips and more information.


Greg Premo
Pacific Lutheran University
Director Campus Safety