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Important Dates

August 31

Move-in Day & First Day of New Student Orientation – We’re excited to welcome you to campus! You’ll learn the ins and outs of campus and connect with your new classmates and faculty.

September 4

First Day of Class – The official start the academic year kicks off with Convocation and first day of classes.

October 1

Application Review Begins – Admission counselors begin reviewing applications for admission for fall 2019!

October 1

FAFSA Opens – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for fall 2019 is available.

Majors and Academic Programs


Now is the time to apply

There’s still time for you to apply to PLU! It’s still free (we accept the Common App, or apply using the PLU application), and you’ll have an admission decision and will know if you’ll get an academic scholarship within about a month.

Request Info

Want more info about PLU? Fill out a Request Info Form to tell us a little more about you and your interests, and we’ll send you more information about the major(s) that interest you, as well about admission, scholarships and financial aid.


Partnering with Parkland

Mention Parkland, and Washingtonians tend to conjure up a slew of stereotypes and misconceptions. But to Antonio Sablan ’18 and other Pacific Lutheran University students who grew up in and around Pierce County, the area represents something much greater: home. Read this story and more in the current issue of PLU Mag.


of 2015 graduates were either employed or accepted into graduate school within 6 months of graduating.

By The Numbers



Campus Life

Life as a Lute is about more than just going to class. PLU students are active and involved–in the residence halls; on athletic fields, courts and in the stands; on the stage and in the audience for performing arts; and in scores of campus clubs.

Pacific Northwest

We love our location—mountains, water, and lots of green. Seattle is a short drive away, and even closer is downtown Tacoma. And yeah, it rains, but not as much as you might think. Plus, that’s how everything stays so green!