First-Year

Pacific Northwest

There’s nothing quite like the Pacific Northwest. It’s a special place to live and learn—and PLU is committed to making sure you get to experience all of it.

Through PLU Outdoor Rec, you can go on adventures ranging from exploring the rugged Olympic National Park coastline to climbing Oregon’s Smith Rock, snowshoeing on Mount Rainier and kayaking on Puget Sound.

PLU is just minutes from downtown Tacoma and the world-famous Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum. And the short drive to Seattle means you’re close to even bigger big-city arts, entertainment and sporting events.

In PLU’s Parkland neighborhood, you’ll hardly have to step foot off campus to eat at some of Tacoma’s best restaurants. Stroll historic, quirky Garfield Street to visit the university’s bookstore, Garfield Book Company at PLU, featuring Lute gear and the Scandinavian Shop.