Opening Day: Start of Fall Semester

We are excited for the start of PLU's 124th academic year!  President Krise invites new and continuing students, as well as family members, to join the entire university community at Convocation.  This annual tradition opens the academic year by welcoming our new students and faculty. 

Please note that during Convocation all classes are cancelled, and all campus offices are closed as well. 

Ringing of the Centennial Bell

Centennial Bell

Ringing of the Centennial Bell at Convocation marks the formal beginning of the new academic year.

Opening Day Schedule

Classes begin Monday, September 9, 2013.

8:30 a.m...............New Students gather at Red Square

8:00-11:15 a.m.....Classes cancelled & PLU offices close

  •   Continuing students gather in Olson Auditorium

8:45 a.m...............New Student processional begins

9:00 a.m...............Convocation (Olson Auditorium)

10:15 a.m.............Involvement Fair (Foss Field)

11:15 a.m.............Classes start & PLU offices open

Campus Involvement and Job Fair

Involvement Fair

The Campus Involvement and Job Fair follows Convocation.  Located on Foss Field, this is a chance to check out leadership, involvement and job opportunities on campus. 

It is also the traditional fall reunion for faculty, staff and students who can't wait to share their summer adventures with friends!