Academic assistance is for everyone – whether you want to review for a test, practice with one of our foreign language students, need some help on homework or want to review a particular topic. Click here to find out about ALL of these important services and more!
An internship is a great way to put all those great skills you are learning in the classroom to use in the real world! You’ll gain great experience, make connections, and enhance your academics. For more information, click here.
You are a member of the Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University (or ASPLU). The student government is structured with 22 senators to represent all students. A Transfer Student Senator, Non-traditional Student Senator, Off-campus senators, and senators representing student organizations are all tasked with advocating for your needs. You can find names and contact information here. ASPLU also plans and manages numerous activities, dances, recreational outings, concerts and the Cave (a night-time place to hang out). Opportunities to be actively involved with program committees are always available. Stop by the ASPLU Office in the UC (room 140).
It is never too early to start thinking about brushing up your resume or practicing your interview skills! Need some help with a job hunt? Or maybe you’re wondering what you can do with your major. Visit the Career Center for tons of great resources, or set up an appointment with one of our expert career counselors.
Center for Community Engagement and Service
The Center for Community Engagement and Service provides service-learning and volunteer opportunities from Federal Community Service Work Study to short-term projects and everything in between. They help connect students, faculty, and staff to our community and others’ needs. Find out more at their website or by stopping by Ramstad Commons.
Clubs and Organizations
With nearly 70 active student clubs and organizations, it’s hard NOT to find something that interests and fits you! Some clubs are tailor-made to apply lessons from the classroom, while others help you recharge your spirit with people who share similar interests, belief systems, or cultures. For a complete listing of active groups, click here.
The PLU Diversity Center brings together people and ideas to celebrate our shared human experience while exploring, affirming, and enriching dignity and diversity in our community. It is an inclusive and inviting space for students to congregate and enjoy community with one another. We have an open door policy that encourages students to come in, eat lunch, finish homework, talk about life at PLU and beyond, ask questions, and more! Click here for more information.
Questions about your financial aid? Looking for scholarships? Start with the Office of Financial Aid’s website. You’ll find loads of information, plus contact information for our great financial aid counselors.
Whether you have questions about the residence halls or you’re looking for a place to live near campus, the Office of Residential Life has the answers to all your housing needs!
Are you a commuter student? Do you need a place to store those books and that gym bag instead of lugging them around campus all day long? Bring your own combination lock to Student Involvement and Leadership (UC 161) and we’ll get you set up with a locker in the lower level of the University Center.
Along with the array of programs that come out of Student Involvement and Leadership, the Transfer Student Intern works to create programs and events designed especially for you! From family game nights to late night residence hall programs, as well as dinners, concerts, and helpful workshops, you’re sure to find plenty to keep you busy. You’ll receive emails keeping you posted about what’s going on, so watch your inbox!
Looking for some extra cash? Check out the Student Employment Website.
Did you know that over 40% of PLU students study away at PLU? Find out how YOU can be one of them by checking out the summer, J-Term, semester, and year-long programs on the Wang Center’s website. Drop in to chat with a Sojourner Advocate or schedule an appointment with a Study Away Advisor. The Wang Center is located in a little blue house just past Mary Baker Russell and Ingram Hall on Wheeler Street.
Transportation and Parking
Whether you drive to and from campus or you live in the residence halls and have a car, you’ll need to get a parking pass and understand the differences between parking areas. Campus Safety has everything you need to know!
Gas prices getting you down? PLU offers great commuting options and incentives! Click here for information on carpools, and here to find out how you can get great discounts on public transportation.