5 students wearing masks stand around a large 'Black Lives Matter' flag about to be raised on campus

Student of Color Overnight (SoCO)

October 13-14, 2022

The PLU Office of Admission is partnering with PLU’s Center for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability to outline the unique opportunities and resources that exist for students of color on campus.

Connected to our Lute Life Day, SoCO will include an overnight experience, lecture/class with a PLU professor, a campus tour, a student experience panel, community building with current students, financial aid and application workshops, food, and more to help you experience what life at PLU is like as a student of color.

Please note that in order to attend an overnight in-person visit event, you must show proof of full vaccination – no exceptions are allowed at this time.

More information can be found on the PLU Admission Coronavirus webpage.

SoCO Agenda

Thursday, October 13th
3:30pm Check-In
3:45pm Welcome & Connection Activities
4:15pmLeadership Building Activities
5:45pm Meet your Overnight Host for Dinner
7:00pmSenior Timeline Review, Application, Essays, and FAFSA/WASFA Workshop
8:30pmResidence Hall Council Activity 

Friday, October 14th
8:00amBreakfast in The Commons
8:45amMeditation and Mindfulness activity
9:30amCampus Tour
10:30am Admission Presentation
11:30amLunch in the Commons
12:30pmAttend a Class
1:45pm Coffee with Students/Athletics
2:30pmQ&A with Admission Counselors

Student of Color Webinars

In addition to SoCO, we’re offering a webinar series called Students of Color: The College Stuff No One Talks About. Join Natasha Lemke, PLU Assistant Director of Admission for Equity & Access, along with other admission professionals and guests from around the PLU and larger community as we dive into once-a-month conversations specifically through the lens and perspectives of students of color.

Interested in the stats?

52% of this year’s first-year class identify as a student of color.

42% of all PLU students are students of color.

Hispanic/Latino - 15.1%
Asian - 10.9%
Two or more races - 10.9%
Black/African American - 3.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander - 1.5%
Native American/Native Alaskan - 0.4%