Resident Director: Melissa Williams
RD Contact Number: 253-535-8373
Front Desk: 253-538-2000
Harstad Hall is the most historic building on campus, named after Bjug Harstad, PLU's founder and first president and housing the entire university from 1894 to 1912. Today, Harstad is the Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity Living Learning Community, providing housing for 200 women on campus. As a single gender hall, Harstad had the unique ability to provide programming and support to meet resident needs. Harstad seeks to provide all residents with the ability to grow as educated and professional women in society.
Some programs that women have been able to experience in Harstad have been: Women's Empowerment and Health, Themed Craft Nights, Cookies and Careers: Being Hired as a Woman, and our annual all campus event, PlayDate!
Harstad has some of the largest rooms on campus, with varying room sizes that add character to the five story hall. It is conveniently located between the library, University Center and Garfield Street, which is home to numerous stores and restaurants. Living in Harstad is being a part of the entire PLU and Parkland Community!
- WiFi throughout the building
- Harstad rooms vary in shape and size, with some rooms boasting high ceilings and unique layouts
- There are a variety of room types in Harstad, including designed single rooms, double rooms and a single room with bath
- Laundry rooms are centralized, both coin and Lutecard operated
- A fireplace is located in the 4th floor lounge
- There are 4 floors of living space, with elevator and stair access
- All beds are twin extra long
- 3 kitchens are available for creating light meals, each include a table for family style dining
- 4 lounges with community TV's
- 4 lounges with whiteboards for studying