A close-up of a small stuffed PLU knight mascot outside. In the background is Harstad building.

PLU Admitted Student Day

April 29
8:30am – 4:00pm

Join us on campus for a fun day-long event designed to help YOU experience what learning and living at PLU is all about! Sit in on a class, attend breakout sessions based on your interests, explore PLU spaces, and connect with current and fellow admitted students. You’ll get lunch AND some great PLU swag.

At this time registration for the April 29th Admitted Student Day is closed. We do accept walk-ins for the event and encourage you to join us between 8:00-8:30am for check-in at the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 29th if you are interested in attending.

Come see why we think you’ll make a great Lute!

*These events are for admitted first-year students only.

Event Schedule

  • 8:30am – Program Begins/Welcome
  • 9:15am – Classes/Breakout Sessions/Student Panel
  • 10:20am – Academic & Involvement Fair
  • 11:15am – Classes/Breakout Sessions/Student Panel
  • 12:30pm – Lunch/Student Clubs Showcase
  • 1:30-3:00pm – Special Spaces Tours & Open Houses
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm – Campus Tours
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm – Financial Aid Conversations
  • 2:30pm-4:00pm – Resource Fair

Schedule is subject to change and may have slight variations between event days.






Academic Participants

(See the majors and minors represented by each division)

Arts & Communication

  • Art & Design
    • Art History
    • Studio Arts
      • Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Communication
    • Communication & Civic Engagement
    • Film & Media Studies
    • Strategic Communication
  • Music
    • Music (BA)
    • Music Education (BME)
      • K-12 Choral, K-12 Instrumental
    • Musical Arts (BMA)
    • Music (BM)
      • Composition, Instrumental Performance, Organ Performance, Piano Performance, Vocal Performance
  • Theatre
    • Acting/Directing, Design/Technical, Musical Theatre
  • Dance (minor)


  • Business Administration
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Individualized
  • Non-Profit Leadership (minor)

Education & Kinesiology

  • Education
    • Elementary (K-8) Certification with endorsements in
      • Special Education (P-12), Reading (P-12), English Language Learners (P-12)
    • Music Certification (Music Education major)
    • Health & Fitness K-12 Certification (Kinesiology major)
    • Interested in teaching high school? We recommend you major in your area of interest, then earn your educational certification as part of the PLU Master’s program. This 4+1 option is available at PLU for most subjects.
  • Kinesiology
    • Exercise Science
    • Health & Fitness Education
    • Health & Fitness Promotion
    • Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Coaching (minor)
    • Exercise & Sport Psychology (minor)
    • Personal Training (minor)
    • Pre-Athletic Training (minor)


  • English
    • Literature, Writing
  • French & Francophone Studies
  • Hispanic & Latino Studies
    • Latino Studies (minor)
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
    • Early Christian Studies (minor)
  • Chinese Language (minor)

Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Chinese Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender, Sexuality & Race Studies
    • Critical Race Studies (minor)
    • Gender & Sexuality Studies (minor)
  • Global Studies
    • Development & Social Justice, International Affairs, Transnationalism & Its Consequences
  • Individualized
  • Holocaust & Genocide Studies (minor)
  • Innovation Studies (minor)
  • Native American & Indigenous Studies (minor)
  • Peace Corps Prep (certification)
  • Publishing & Printing Arts (minor)

Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
    • Biochemistry, Chemical-Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Dual Degree
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
    • Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education
  • Physics
    • Applied Physics
  • Pre-Health Sciences (pre-professional advising program)
  • Actuarial Science (minor)
  • Data Science (minor)
  • Engineering & Industry (minor)
  • Statistics (minor)
  • STEM Education (minor)


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Health Services (minor)

Social Sciences

  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law (pre-professional advising program)
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Conflict Resolution (minor)
  • Public Affairs (minor)

Clubs & Organizations

Asian Pacific Islander Student Association

The Asian Pacific Islander Student Association (APISA) seeks to promote Asian and Pacific Islander cultures through cultural awareness and support within the PLU community to obtain unity through diversity. You do not need to be of Asian or Pacific Islander heritage to join our club. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning and supporting the API culture.

Black Student Union

PLU’s Black Student Union seeks to provide a space for Black students, faculty, and staff to come together in community and solidarity, have a space to heal, and to celebrate our BLACK JOY.

Delta Iota Chi

PLU’s chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), a pre-professional organization which promotes and enhances student nursing in the United States. Delta Iota Chi is an organization of PLU student nurses who, in some way, want to give back to the school and community.


GREAN, or Grass Roots Environmental Action Now, is a student club dedicated to all things that are green, with a mission to promote environmental awareness and action on campus and throughout the community.

Hawai'i Club - Nā Hoaloha O Hawai’i

Nā Hoaloha O Hawai’i (NHOH) seeks to promote the Aloha Spirit and the diverse cultures of Hawaii and its people through service projects, social activities, and our annual Lu’au.

Investment Club

The Investment Club provides, through the School of Business, hands-on experience in working with an investment fund.

Lacrosse - Men's

The PLU Men’s Lacrosse team is a competitive college lacrosse club sport team that competes against the nation’s top teams in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). No experience required to join!

Parkland Literacy Center

The mission of the PLC is to serve the greater Parkland community through literacy training and academic support. We currently provide tutoring to all K-12 students in Franklin Pierce and Bethel School Districts.


Prism is a group dedicated to creating a safe and educational space for all queer, trans, and gender non-conforming students.

Red Cross Club

PLU’s club to support the Red Cross.

Rowing - Women's

Nationally ranked, the women’s rowing team competes in the Northwest Conference of NCAA Division III.


Accessibility & Accommodations

The PLU Office of Accessibility and Accommodation (OAA) is dedicated to ensuring equitable access and inclusion for all students. OAA serves students with either temporary or permanent learning, physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. Students partner with our office, professors, and staff to establish reasonable accommodations and services (at no cost to the student) to receive equitable access to the academic and co-curricular opportunities PLU provides.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is a community that welcomes, celebrates and engages the diverse spiritual and faith traditions of students, staff and faculty members. Because PLU is a university rooted in the tradition of Lutheran Higher Education, we value interfaith engagement, learning and connection with our neighbor.

Campus Safety

Campus Safety’s goal is to serve the campus community, promote and sustain a safe environment, and effectively respond to campus incidents.

Campus Safety is also where you’ll find information about parking on-campus if you bring a car.

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success (CSS) is the hub on campus for academic assistance, academic advising, and military support programs. Academic assistance provides FREE one-on-one tutoring sessions, drop-in tutoring, helpful study resources, and the opportunity to be employed as a student tutor!

Dining & Meal Plans - Campus Restaurants

Dining at PLU is dedicated to providing nutritionally sound meals, mentoring students, providing hospitality with integrity and leading our community in sustainable initiatives.

Learn more about our meal plan options here.

PLU Pledge

The PLU Pledge is a loan repayment assistance program, a safety net, we offer for incoming first-year students* for the 2022-23 academic year. Once you are employed after graduation, if you earn less than $50,000 per year, we will help you repay your student (and parent PLUS) loans until you do.

To be eligible, you must sign up before fall classes begin!

Residential Life & Learning Communities

Living in one of PLU’s eight residence halls is a great way to build your on-campus community. Residence halls are more than just a place for you to sleep and study, it’s your learning community.

Learn more about PLU’s Learning Community options here!

  • Community for Creative Expression
  • Diversity, Justice & Sustainability Community
    • First in the Family
    • Students of Color
    • Environmental & Social Justice
  • Hong International Community (global engagement & language immersion)
  • Lavender Community (for LGBTQ+ students and their allies)
  • STEM House
  • Wellness House
  • Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equity Community


The PLU Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best ROTC programs in the nation. Taken in conjunction with your other college courses, the Army ROTC program complements your education with instruction in leadership development, military science, strategy, and problem solving.

Student Employment - Alumni & Student Connections

At PLU we understand the benefits a student gains when working while attending college and have created a culture that supports Lutes who work.

The Student Employment office hosts PLU’s online Opportunities Board – your one-stop shop to find and apply for both on-campus and off-campus jobs.

Study Abroad - Wang Center for Global & Community Engaged Education

The Wang Center is committed to educating to achieve a just, healthy, sustainable and peaceful world, both locally and globally.

Interested in study abroad/study away? The Wang Center is your go-to place to learn about, apply for, and participate in study away programs around the world.