Sending Mail to PLU

Mailing Address

The best way to address a letter or package sent through the U.S. Postal Service is shown below. Note that no street address is necessary. PLU has its own ZIP code.

[Name of Person]
[PLU Department or Residence Hall]
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

Shipping Address

If you are sending a package that requires a street address, such as FedEx or UPS, you should use the address of PLU Mail Services as shown below.

[Name of Person]
[PLU Department or Residence Hall]
Pacific Lutheran University
1010 122nd Street S.
Tacoma, WA 98447

Physical Address

For purposes of giving the physical location of the university, such as giving someone directions to campus or for use in an online map search, you should use the university’s street address as shown below.

12180 Park Ave S.
Tacoma, WA 98447

You could also refer to the intersection of Garfield Street South and Park Avenue South.

Important Contacts

Hospitality Services

Hospitality Services is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Calls placed after these hours will be directed to Campus Safety (Phone number: 253-535-7450)
Located in the Anderson University Center #280.

On campus: x7450
Off campus: 253-531-6900


The Office of Admission has office hours Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located in the Hauge Administration Building #109.

Local: 253-535-7151
Toll free: 800-274-6758

Campus Safety

Campus Safety is available 24/7 including holidays, and there is always someone to take your call in case of an emergency.
Located in Harstad Hall G-28.

On Campus: x7441
Off Campus: 253-535-7441

On Campus: x7911
Off Campus: 253-535-7911

Computing, Phones, Network

The Help Desk has office hours Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday Noon to 8 p.m.
Located on the main floor of the Library.

On Campus: x7525
Off Campus: 253-535-7525

Legal Description of the University

For a legal description of the university as a corporation, the following apply.

Legal Name: Pacific Lutheran University, Inc.
Location: Tacoma, Washington
IRS Tax Number: 91-0565571.
Address: 12180 Park Ave S., Tacoma, WA 98447

Although the university was founded in 1890, its most current legal incorporation date is November 16, 1920.