Living in Community Learning Outcomes
By living with a roommate and/or on a floor community at PLU, you will be able to....
- Work proactively towards a healthy roommate and/or floor relationship
- Identify and express your needs for living in a safe and healthy environment
- Set boundaries in living situations and environments
- Effectively manage and deal with conflict
- Learn to ask the right questions and listen attentively
To secure your spot at PLU, new students must submit their $200 Advance Tuition Deposit, Residential Life Information Form and New Student Information Form to the Office of Admissions. These forms were included in your admission packet. Student can also deposit and complete these documents online athttp://www.plu.edu/BeALute. Once submitted, the Office of Residential Life will notify students of their assigned residence hall.
In the late Spring, Residential Life will contact the new students to complete a Roommate Questionnaire. Our professional staff members carefully review these questionnaires to create the best roommate matches. Specific roommate requests are available, however the requests must be mutual and both students must be assigned to the same hall before we can guarantee a match. During the last week in July the roommate assignment will be sent to your home address.
Contacting your roommate before arriving at PLU
Breaking the ice before you both arrive on campus is a great idea. It will help you establish rapport – the beginning of any good relationship. A phone call after an introductory correspondence via regular mail or e-mail will give you a chance to have a conversation. If you don’t know your roommate, that’s ok; ask questions about hobbies, music, sleeping and eating styles. If you know your roommate, ask questions relevant to the new experience of living together. Living with an acquaintance or a friend requires just as much effort to create a positive living situation for both of you as it does with someone new.