Notable Facilities and Programs

The Morken Center for Learning and Technology is the first building at an independent college in Washington to receive gold-level certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

The Anderson University Center has been completely renovated to include an open dining area with restaurant-style seating, and student- focused meeting and gathering spaces.

Renovated Xavier Hall, with archaeology and anthropology labs, collaborative learning spaces, a map room and refurbished faculty offices.

Mary Baker Russell Music Center with the acoustically acclaimed Lagerquist Concert Hall and the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ, the largest all-mechanical pipe organ in a West Coast university.

Distinctive high-tech Language Resource Center, providing computer, audio and visual tools for learning foreign languages.

Rieke Science Center, with its nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, the first of its kind at a West Coast undergraduate institution. Rieke also offers an open chemistry and physics lab, as well as nine academic department-run computer labs.

Century-old Harstad Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

One of the largest children’s literature collections in the Pacific Northwest, with 6,700 titles.

Marriage and Family Therapy Center, training clinicians in mental health counseling for children, adults, couples and families.

W.M. Keck Observatory, with a Meade LX200 telescope and SBIG ST camera attached for astrometric observations and photography.

South Hall, a residential facility with a variety of apartment-style living options for older students.

Wang Center for Global and Community Engaged Education focuses PLU’s efforts to educate for a just, healthy, sustainable and peaceful world.