These communities are designed specifically for first-year students and staffed by returning student leaders who want to help you get to know more about PLU. First-Year Communities also provide a great place to meet other first-year students and explore the Parkland/Tacoma community.
Harstad is the most historic building on campus. It once housed the entire university. Today, Harstad Hall provides a single gender living experience for approximately 200 women. To learn more go to our Harstad Hall page.
Is the only hall with three wings per floor. Ordal is one of two halls on campus with bay windows in most of the rooms. To learn more go to our Ordal Hall page.
Residents enjoy the convenience of neighboring athletic facilities and Foss Field. Foss houses approximately 195 residents and is centrally located in lower campus. To learn more go to our Foss Hall page.
Residents enjoy Pflueger's location adjacent to the tennis and basketball courts, as well as the only sand volleyball court and fire pit on campus. Pflueger is home to approximately 200 residents. To learn more go to our Pflueger Hall page.
Is the tallest residence hall on campus and all of Parkland. It houses approximately 360 residents. To learn more go to our Tingelstad Hall page.
PLU has three unique living options available in our traditional-style Residence Halls. A Living-Learning Community is a community specifically designed to challenge and support students with a special interest area.
Hong International Hall (HIH)
HIH serves as the hub of global education in the PLU residence halls. It is home to six different language and/or culture houses brought together for a common passion for language study and global education. Students living in HIH receive a traditional residence hall experience with all the fun that comes along, plus a cultural component that makes Hong unique. To learn more go to our Hong International Hall page.
Social Action and Leadership (SAL)
The SAL community was created so that students who have a strong desire to develop their leadership skills and utilize these skills to be social change agents could have safe and intentional experiences to grow individually and as a community, specifically, SAL residents will develop a strong self-awareness, use that awareness to understand their identity within a group, and work collaboratively to make an impact in their communities. The SAL wing is located in Ordal Hall for the 2013-2014 academic year. To learn more go to our SAL page.
Hinderlie Community for Creative Expression (HCCE)
Hinderlie Hall is a fantastic place for all who have an appreciation of art, whether you consider yourself an artist or just enjoy being serenaded while you work on homework. In the next year, Hinderlie will be working to develop relationships with faculty from very discipline in order to develop a learning community celebrating creativity and expression in diverse forms. Students will be able to have a typical residence hall experience with the added value of relationships with faculty and a shared community appreciation for the world of art. To learn more go to our Hinderlie page.