Visit PLU

Directions

Map
Click here for more information including personalized driving directions from your doorstep.

General Directions

  • From Interstate 5 (North or South)
  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512
  • Continue on 512 for approximately two miles
  • Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit
  • Turn right on Pacific Avenue S
  • Turn right on Garfield St
  • Turn right on Park Ave
  • Turn right on Wheeler St
  • Park in the Library Parking Lot

Parking Reminder
You’ll need a visitors parking pass to park on campus. You can obtain a free parking pass from Campus Safety, located across the street from the Library Parking Lot in the basement of Harstad Hall.

Public Transit
Need help getting to our campus using public transit? Learn more here.

Lodging

These are some suggestions for hotel reservations. Please mention “Pacific Lutheran University” for our “Special Rate.”

Best Western Lakewood Motor Inn
253-584-2212
800-528-1234

Best Western Premiere Plaza, Puyallup
1-800-528-1234

Best Western Tacoma Dome
253-272-7737
1-800-528-1234

Chinaberry Hill
253-272-1282

DeVoe Mansion, Tacoma
253-539-3991
888-539-3991

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Puyallup
253-770-3100

Hampton Inn & Suites, Tacoma
253-539-2288

Hampton Inn & Suites, Puyallup
253-770-8880

Holiday Inn Express, Puyallup
1-800-Holiday

Holiday Inn Express, Tacoma
1-800-Holiday

Hotel Murano
888-862-3255
253-238-8000

La Quinta Inn & Suites, Tacoma
253-383-0146

Marriott Courtyard Downtown, Tacoma
253-591-9100
800-321-2211

Red Lion Hotel
253-548-1212

Shilo Inn, Tacoma
1-800-222-2244

Silvercloud Inn, Tacoma
1-866-820-8448

Airport

SeaTac International Airport is approximately 45 minutes north of PLU. If you are a prospective student planning to visit and will be traveling alone, the Office of Admission will send a shuttle to pick you up and drop you off again at the airport at no cost to you. Please make arrangements with the Office of Admission at least one week in advance. Students enrolled at PLU who fly home for vacation need to make their own ground and air travel arrangements.

Visit these Web sites for shuttle information.

Call for prices and availability for the following local transport companies:

  • Around the Clock Shuttle Service: 253-539-9299
  • Five Star Shuttle Service: 253-589-9299
  • Yellow Cab Taxi Service: 253-472-3303