- Do I have to live on campus?
- Which hall have I been assigned to?
- Can I see my room before I arrive?
- How can I see what my housing assignment will look like?
- When will I find out my roommate assignment?
- Can new students request specific roommates?
- When can I move into my assigned hall?
- What should I bring?
- What is my meal plan?
- How do I change my meal plan?
- Can I have a single room?
- Where do transfer students live?
- How do I check into my hall?
- Are pets allowed in the residence halls?
- I am a new student beginning in J-Term or Spring. When will I find out who my roommate will be?
New Students Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to live on campus?
Living at home with parent, spouse, or child within 30 miles of PLU's address.
20 years of age or Junior Status (60 semester hours) on or before September 1 to be exempt for the academic year, or on or before February 1 to be exempt for the spring semester.
There is also a minimum age requirement at PLU. Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age on or before September 1st to be eligible for on campus housing for the academic year, or on or before February 1st to be eligible for spring semester.
Which hall have I been assigned to?
Can I see my room before I arrive?
How can I see what my housing assignment will look like?
When will I find out my roommate assignment?
Can new students request specific roommates?
When can I move into my assigned hall?
What should I bring?
What should I bring to PLU?
Here is a comprehensive list of things to bring with you to PLU! Students are permitted to bring their own furniture, with the exception of lofts. However, all University provided furniture must remain in room. Residents will be charged for any furniture missing from the room when they check-out. University loft-kits are available free of charge for check-out from hall staff.
What is prohibited?
Due to fire codes, energy conservation, and creating a safe community for all, there are items that are not permitted on-campus and/or in the Residence Halls.
Listed here are just a few items that you may not have in your residence hall room. If you are in doubt about an item you would like to bring, call the Residential Life Office at 253-535-7200.
- Halogen bulbs and/or lamps
- Hotplates, skillets, toasters, toaster ovens
- Air conditioners
- Extension cords
- Pets, waterbeds, nail picture hangers
What is standard to all rooms and halls?
All of the residence halls include the following amenities:
What is my meal plan?
How do I change my meal plan?
Can I have a single room?
Where do transfer students live?
Most transfer students will move into our Junior/Senior communities. Kreidler Hall and South Hall is our housing that is reserved for students 20 years of age or older, or junior status (60 semester hours) by September 1st for Fall Semester, or February 1st for Spring Semester.
Kreidler Hall consists entirely of single rooms. It is the only traditional-style residence hall where visitation is not limited. It is three stories tall, and houses only 60 graduate and undergraduate residents. Kreidler is located next to the Mary Baker Russell Music Center and Ingram Hall of Arts.
South Hall is a non-traditional, apartment-style residence hall designed for a more independent living experience on campus. Apartment style and occupancy vary, but each has a full kitchen, bathroom and dining room. Space is not reserved in South Hall for new students because of its appeal to returning students.
Contact Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-535-7200 for single room opportunities or to be matched up with a non-First Year PLU student.