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Visit PLU

Visit PLU

We invite you to visit the PLU campus! Visiting a college is one of the most important things you can do in your college search – it’s the best way to get a sense of whether that college is the best fit for you.

There are a number of ways you can visit PLU: set up an individual visit, come for a Lute Life Day, or attend one of our events.

*If you are interested in a Group Visit, please visit our Group Visit tab for more information on how to schedule your visit and our Group Visit guidelines or email Cassandra Kopriva at ckopriva@plu.edu.

*Transfer students: Please note all official transcript evaluations are completed during the admission application process and cannot be done during a campus visit.  Email your transfer admission counselor for more questions about transferable classes and unofficial transcript reviews. If you attend a local Washington Community College you can see a variety of 2-year transfer guides here. We also offer an interactive transfer guide any student may use to see what classes have transferred to PLU in the past from a variety of colleges.

*Questions? Feel free to contact us at 253-535-7152 or email visit@plu.edu.

The PLU Admission Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and most Saturdays during the school year, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. To experience a typical day as a PLU student, try to avoid weekends, holiday times, and the first and last two weeks of each term. Here is our Academic Calendar so you can check to see if your planned visit may fall during a break! Call and we can plan your visit to coincide with campus activities like concerts, plays and athletic events. See below for our individual visit options, and then request your visit!

Summer Visits automatically include:

  • A campus tour from a current student guide
  • Meeting with one of our Admission Counselors

Individual visits on weekdays during the Academic Year automatically include:

  • A campus tour from a current student guide
  • Meeting with one of our Admission Counselors

Additional options during the Academic Year include:

  • For Juniors & Seniors: Sitting in on a class (only offered Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) – we highly recommend!
  • Meeting with a professor
  • Meeting with a varsity or club sport coach
  • For Juniors & Seniors: Staying overnight in a residence hall (Sunday-Thursday nights)
  • Lunch (if arriving before 10:15 a.m. Monday-Friday)

Saturday visits (during the academic year) include:

  • A campus tour from a current student guide
  • Admission & Financial Aid presentation

Request Visit

Ready to schedule a visit? Browse the options and come see us.

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.

2019-2020 Lute Life Days:

  • Friday, October 11
  • Monday, January 27th (no class visits available)
  • Friday, February 14
  • Friday, March 13
  • Monday, April 6

*Nursing information sessions are available on all Lute Life Days except February 14th*

Lute Life Days

Find out more about Lute Life Days and schedule your visit today.

The Office of Admission offers Group Visits to middle school, high school, church youth groups and other organizations.

A Group Visit includes a campus tour, and Admission presentation, but most importantly, the chance to discover the PLU experience.

Before scheduling a group visit, please read through the following PLU Group Visit Policies. If you have questions about a special group visit, modified schedule, alternative program options, etc. please contact Visit Coordinator Cassandra Kopriva at ckopriva@plu.edu

PLU Group Visit Policies:

  • You must request a group visit at least two weeks in advance.
  • Group Visits at PLU include an Admission Presentation led by a PLU Admission Counselor and a Campus Tour led by a current student. Allow 1 hour for a campus tour, and 45 minutes for an Admission Presentation. We build in a 15 minute check-in window at the start of every visit to unload buses, use restrooms, etc.
  • Full group visits are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and group visits with scavenger hunts in place of campus tours are offered Tuesday and Thursday. Group visits are not scheduled during student breaks (i.e. Spring and Christmas break), pre-finals week, finals week, and the day prior to or the day of Office of Admission campus visit events.

Group Visit

Bringing a group to campus? Find information and your group visit today.

  • We ask that you limit your tour group size to no more than 45 participants. In order to ensure the best visit possible for your group, any Group Visit request with more than 45 participants should email Visit Coordinator Cassandra Kopriva at ckopriva@plu.edu and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Each group must provide one chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones must be 20 years of age or older.
    • For groups larger than 45, there must be one chaperone for every 5 students.

You are welcome to eat on campus in our dining services either before or after your campus visit. Please note, they take cash, check, or credit cards only. If you are interested in eating on campus, we can provide contact information upon request.

Student Ambassadors

Meet the team of Admission student ambassadors.


Get driving directions and learn how to get to campus.

Lodging and Airport

Airport information and local hotel and lodging options.