Visit PLU

Visiting PLU is one of the most important things you will do during your college search. For that reason, we hope you take us up on our invitation to visit campus. When you do, you’ll become better acquainted with the special atmosphere at PLU.

Individual Visits

We are open for daily visits year-round Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are also open most Saturdays during the school year from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To experience a typical day as a PLU student, try to avoid weekends, vacation times, and the first and last two weeks of each term. Call and we can plan your visit to coincide with campus activities like concerts, plays and athletic events.

There are many options for an individual visit, including those outlined below. Make a note about what you would like to do while you are here. If there is something special you have in mind that is not mentioned, jot that down too. Then give us a call, or schedule your visit online.  If you have further questions, please contact our Visit Coordinator, Tricia Gillespie, at gillespie@plu.edu or 253-535-7151.

Meet with an Admission Counselor

Talk one-on-one with an Admission Counselor. Ask everything that’s on your mind. Counselors in the Office of Admission are ready to answer your questions about admission, academic programs, financial aid, cost, campus activities, residence halls and much more.

Take a tour of campus

It’s a great introduction to PLU. Tours are guided by student ambassadors who know all the essential information about our university. Campus tours are available by appointment Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and on Saturdays (during the academic year) at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Don't worry if you can't schedule your tour ahead of time - our tours go out every day, and we welcome you to join one as you are able!

Attend a class

This is a great opportunity to get a feel for the academic atmosphere at PLU.

Stay overnight

We recommend that you stay the night then attend a class the next morning. You can stay with a friend on campus, or we can arrange for you to stay with one of our Red Carpet Club student hosts. You will be given meal passes and a guest pass to athletic facilities and campus activities. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and a book to read – your host is a college student who will have homework.

Overnight visits are available Monday through Thursday during the academic year for high school students.  Overnight accommodations on Sunday nights will be considered on a case by case basis for students flying in from out of state.  Please schedule your overnight visit at least two weeks in advance.

Additional Opportunities

You can also request to meet with an athletic coach, music director or professor; attend chapel; and eat lunch in the University Commons.

Visit Survey

Have you visited PLU recently?  Please take some time to let us know what you thought about your experience.  Click here to take our Campus Visit Survey.

Ready to schedule your individual visit? Click here.


Lute Life Days

Lute Life Days are scheduled personalized program days so that you can fully experience what it's like to be a PLU student.  You select the date and check-in time, and we'll schedule a day for you to include a campus tour, admission and financial aid presentation, PLU class, and lunch in the University Commons.

Upcoming Lute Life Days:

  • Monday, March 31
  • Friday, April 4
  • Monday, April 7
  • Monday, April 14

Click here to learn more about Lute Life Days.

Open House Events

In addition to individual visits, PLU hosts a number of Open House events for prospective students and their families.  Here are the upcoming events for 2013-14:

  • April 11-12 Passport Weekend #2 for (for admitted students)

To aid you in planning your visit, please be aware of the important Office of Admission dates for the 2013-2014 Academic School Year. To find more information about these and other events, please visit our calendar page.

Office of Admission Important Dates and Closure Dates

  • March 24-28 - Spring Break - Admission Office Open, No Class Visits
  • April 11-12 – Passport Weekend #2 - No Individual Visits
  • April 18-20 - Easter Break - Campus Closed
  • May 5-23 - End of Spring Semester, No Class or Overnight Visits

In addition to the instances listed above, the Office of Admission will be closed on the following dates:

  • May 24-26 - Memorial Weekend
  • July 4 - Independence Day

Ready to schedule your visit? Click here.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!