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PLU Student of Color Online (SoCO)

3:30-5:30pm Thursday, 11/12 & Friday, 11/13
& 10:30am-12:30pm Saturday 11/14

PLU’s Office of Admission is partnering with a number of campus partners to outline the unique opportunities and resources that exist for students of color on campus.

SoCO will include a multi-day program to help prepare you for your college search, including lecture/class with a PLU professor, campus tour, resource panel, interactions with current students, and more. RSVP for one day, or better yet – all three! Each day (agenda and RSVP buttons below) will offer another perspective on the college search process and how you can best prepare for college as a student of color.

Academic Exploration

Friday, November 13 from 3:30-5:30pm

3:30pm Check and Welcome 

3:45pm Mock Lecture
Curious what academics will be like in college? Tune into this mock lecture to see!

4:15pm Interactive Activity – Strengths and Weaknesses to Classroom Success

4:30pm Implicit Bias in Career Aspirations
We’ll spend time looking into implicit bias, stereotypes, and cultural categorization of career aspirations and how that will impact not only your college search, but career goals after graduation

5:00pm Student Panel – Navigating White Classrooms
We’ll spend some time with a panel of current PLU students talking about being in a predominantly white learning environment.

5:30pm Wrap Up Day 2

Engage with Student Life

Saturday, November 14th from 10:30am - 12:30pm

10:30am Check and Welcome 

10:45am Dive into the dCenter
Guests from the Diversity Center talk about programs, events, Zoom meetings, and ways to connect with them and other Centers on campus.

11:05am Living with Different Cultures
Hear from students living in the DJS Community in Ordal Hall about living in a community alongside and/or without students of color.

11:15pm Speed Friending
Even in this virtual world we want you to have time to get to know some PLU students! We’ll be shuffling through breakout groups with random questions to get to know each other and gain insight from other high school seniors and currently college students.

12:00pm Student Panel – Finding Your People
Join us for our final SoCo panel of current students talking about finding community, socializing, getting involved, and forming your identity on campus.

12:30pm Wrap Up Day 2