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We don't call them "dorms"

Dorms are places to stash your gear, study and sleep. PLU residence halls are much more - places where just about everything and anything can happen, from small-group late-night study sessions to hall dances and movie marathons. We don't have a Greek system here - residence halls are already a great place to meet people, make new friends and join in social activities. That's part of the reason why school spirit at PLU is incredibly high.

We also do things a little differently when it comes to making sure you get settled into your new home. Unlike many universities, all PLU first-year students are guaranteed housing. Also, we make sure your roommate is selected by a real-live person - not a computer - who will find out your likes and dislikes and match you with someone with similar tastes. Here many first-year students live side-by-side with returning students - a great opportunity for students of all ages to share experiences and learn from one another. All these things help make living on campus comfortable, challenging and uniquely PLU.
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There are also plenty of on-campus opportunities for students to grow their faith - including voluntary chapel, a vibrant campus ministries office and numerous organizations to help nurture your spiritual life. This, too, is an essential part of campus life - to be a place where students can grapple with life's big questions in an open, thoughtful and supportive environment.

What's a residence hall like?

  • Most are co-ed by wing
  • Kitchens on most floors
  • Laundry facilities
  • Study lounges and TV lounges
  • Most have first-year to senior students

What about the rooms?

  • Two students to a room
  • Two beds, desks, closets
  • In most cases, furniture can be rearranged
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cable TV access