New Student Registration Resources

Welcome, Lutes! The Center for Student Success is excited to help you transition to PLU and make your first semester a success. This web page should be your go-to for all questions related to your first semester.

How to use these Resources

  • Start with Academics at PLU. This will be your introduction to classes, registration, and timelines at PLU. After you watch this video, you are ready to meet with your new Student Success Advisor to learn more about your Fall 2021 schedule.
  • Meet your advisor! Use the tabs at the bottom of this page to learn more about your Advisor before your meeting.
  • If you have not taken your Math Placement Evaluation then you should watch the Math Placement Evaluation PLU video next. If you have already taken the evaluation then you can skip to the next video.
  • After you meet with your Student Success Advisor, watch the Now what? video.
  • We recommend watching the rest of the videos on this page with your support people so that everyone is up to date on all of the info you need for Fall 2021.

Meet your Advisor

I am a life-long Tacoma resident, PLU graduate (c/o 2018) and I currently advise most STEM first-year students and a handful of the social sciences. I love working in advising because I get to work with students through the highs and the lows to help them meet their goals! My favorite thing is hearing a student get excited about what they are learning.

beiermad@plu.edu
Make an appointment with Austin

I work primarily with biology, theater, criminal justice, and transfer students. My favorite part of working with my students is watching them really discover who they are outside of the first 18 years of their lives. The development and growth is really exciting! I’m a transplant from Florida and love exploring the area with my son and husband. In the few hours of spare time I get each week, I love to bake, enjoy the sunshine, and go to Mariner’s games.

kelsey.eagen@plu.edu
Make an appointment with Kelsey

Angie Hambrick is a Black woman committed to modeling #blackjoy. She enjoys spending time with her son, The Golden Girls, Americanos with nonfat milk, and buying new pens (her favorites right now are the iBayam Journal Planner Fine Point Markers). Angie advises students of color, particularly first-year Black students and can’t wait to meet with students IRL (all health and safety directives in place, of course).

hambriaz@plu.edu
Make an appointment with Angie

Aloha mai kakou! My name is Nicole and I am the Director of The Diversity Center. One of my favorite things about advising is geeking out with students when they learn something exciting and celebrating when they meet their personal goals.  If I am not in The Diversity Center or teaching in Native American and Indigenous Studies, you can find me paddling SUP and outriggers on the Coast Salish waterways.
juliannh@plu.edu

Groups I advise: Music/Social Sciences/Communication/Art
What I love about advising: I really enjoy getting to know my students and walking alongside their educational journey as they start to figure out who they are as people. I think the most rewarding thing is being able to see my students invest in the things they are passionate about.
About me: I graduated at PLU in 2018 with a degree in Psychology. Outside of advising, I really enjoy making music and am a huge Seahawks fan.
milaniaa@plu.edu

I advise students interested in nursing.  I love watching students walk the stage at graduation and celebrating their success with them.  I love to figure out options for students and find a schedule or class that really fits ‘them’.  In my downtime, I love to read, workout and travel.  I try and hit the gym almost every a.m. and try and hit the books every p.m.
plaehnkh@plu.edu

Luke will be primarily advising a group of first-year Latinx/@/e students this fall semester. He is also the advisor of the Latinx Unidos club at PLU and really enjoys building connections with students as they move through their academic career. Whether he is advising the student-run club or assisting with academic scheduling Luke is excited to be your point person and make you feel comfortable with navigating PLU. You can expect to see Luke in The Diversity Center supporting students’ programs, in The CAVE with commuters, and dropping by OMM for a quick cup of coffee.

ruizla@plu.edu
Schedule an appointment with Luke

Rebecca Williams moved to Puyallup, WA in 2019 from Pitt Meadows, BC Canada. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and dog Marley, playing football and soccer, teaching music, sewing, and crochet. Before becoming an advisor she was a middle/high school teacher specializing in Music and Special Education. She loves working with students to find their passions and interests in life. She is excited to join the wonderful advising team and faculty at PLU.
rebecca.williams@plu.edu

I advise: students who are still deciding on a major.
What I love about advising: I love working with students who are just beginning their higher education journey and assisting them in discovering what they are passionate about and how they might pursue that through their coursework, major selection, and co-curricular engagement.
About me:  I am a northwest native and a proud PLU alum who loves and supports the mission of this university.  I work primarily in the Wild Hope Center for Vocation and love nothing more than listening to students and supporting them as they think about and articulate their purpose and calling both as a PLU student and beyond. I have been married to my spouse a.k.a. the Mister for 37 years.  Together we have two children, four grandchildren and one spoiled Puggle named Penny.