GET TO KNOW CAMPUS

We are excited to offer in-person visits and virtual visit opportunities, academic sessions, and virtual events. We know experiencing campus, whether it’s in-person or virtually, is one of the most important things you can do in your college search and look forward to meeting you soon.

 

Immediately after entering campus, I could feel the close-knit community embodied through the surrounding greenery and towering evergreens scattered throughout the campus... PLU's campus feels like home.

Joshua S.

Computer Science, '24

READY TO VISIT? WE'RE READY TO WELCOME YOU!

EVENTS & VIRTUAL SESSIONS

Admitted Student Evening Visits - May 16

We invite you and your family to join us on campus for a campus tour and tailored presentation with a PLU Admission Counselor.

Transfer Abso-LUTE-ly - Every Tuesday in May, 6:15-7:00pm PT

Abso-Lute-ly Transferring is a series of virtual events exclusively designed for transfer students. Each event in the series will seek to educate students about topics such as choosing a college that offers your program of interest, transcript evaluations and transfer credits, and transfer student financial aid. While each presentation may briefly discuss transferring to PLU, the goal of these presentations is to offer students a safe space to learn about and discuss the transfer admission process in general.

Suit Up for Senior Year - Every Wednesday in May, 6:00-7:00pm PT

We want to help juniors in high school “suit up” for your Senior year. This webinar series, led by our admission counselor experts, is designed for you as a student to feel confident going into your college search and make sure you’re putting your best self forward in the application and scholarship process.

Academic Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about our various majors and programs here at PLU. Join a 30-45 minute webinar hosted by one of our Admission Counselors and various faculty and staff members from various academic areas to talk more about PLU with a specific focus on your program, with allowed Q&A time at the end of each session.

Upcoming Academic Sessions:

Thursday, May 19: Nursing Information Session

GROUP VISITS

PLU is offering virtual group visits for groups from schools and organizations. Group visits are offered Monday-Friday and selections include an Admission Presentation, Virtual Tour, or Current Student Panel.

SELF-GUIDED TOUR

Will you be traveling to campus on your own? Feel free to use this self-guided tour to explore campus at your own pace. This tour can also be found on all way-finding signs around campus.

*Questions? Feel free to email us at visit@plu.edu or call us at 253-535-8412.

MAKE A CONNECTION

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IMAGINE YOURSELF HERE

PLU's Visit Scholarship

Visit PLU and get a $1,000 per year scholarship!

If you attend an official Admission-sponsored visit to the PLU campus the year prior to your enrollment, you will automatically receive a $1,000 per year Visit Scholarship.

What counts:

  • Any on-campus individual visit that you have scheduled with the PLU Admission Office (see above for individual visit details) or Admission visit events (i.e. Fall Preview Day, Lute Life Day, Spring Preview Day, Lute OverKnight, Summer Lute Life Day, etc.)
  • When you arrive on campus for a visit, you must check in with an admission representative in order to be marked “attended.” Check-in details are provided in a confirmation email before your visit, and the Visit Scholarship is automatically awarded based on your “attended” status.

What doesn't count:

  • Phone appointments
  • Virtual Information Sessions
  • Off-campus events or coffee one-on-ones
  • Visiting friends or siblings without scheduling an official tour
  • Self-guided tours
  • New Student Registration or Advising
  • Meetings with another administrative (i.e. Student Financial Services) or academic department, unless it’s joined with an Admission tour and appointment, or event
  • Information sessions through other on-campus offices (i.e. Nursing Information sessions), unless it’s joined with an Admission tour and appointment, or event
  • Athletics visits, unless it’s joined with an Admission tour and appointment, or event

When you're a walk-in visitor:

  • If you didn’t RSVP in time for one of our visit events (i.e. Fall Preview Day, Lute Life Day, Spring Preview Day, Summer Lute Life Day, etc.), but still come, you ARE eligible and will receive the Visit Scholarship as long as you check-in at the registration table.
  • If you come for an individual visit without scheduling ahead of time, and we can get you on a campus tour and connected with one of our admission counselors, you ARE eligible and will receive the Visit Scholarship.
  • If you come for an individual visit without scheduling ahead of time, and we’re unable to accommodate a visit at that time, you’ll have to visit campus again to be eligible for the Visit Scholarship. This is why we highly recommend that you schedule your visit ahead of time!

Year prior to enrollment:

  • For first-year students (including Running Start students), it means you need to visit between June 1, 2021 and June 1, 2022 of your senior year of high school. (Yes, it means that even if you visited as a junior, you’ll want to visit again senior year to get the scholarship)
  • For transfer students, you need to visit between June 1 and December 1 for a 2022 spring semester start, or between June 1, 2021 and July 1, 2022 for a fall semester 2022 start

Please note that the Visit Scholarship is for undergraduate students only – students pursuing any of PLU’s graduate programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

Eligibility & Awarding:

  • You must apply and be admitted to PLU (you’ll get the scholarship whether you visit before OR after you’re admitted)
  • Be marked as “attended” for an Admission-sponsored visit between the aforementioned dates
  • Wait for the scholarship to show up on your PLU financial aid award! (It will be disbursed over fall and spring semester)
    • If you visit after receiving your initial financial aid award, Student Financial Services will send you an alert once your award’s been updated with the scholarship

Please note: The Visit Scholarship cannot be combined with a full-tuition scholarship such as the Regents’ Scholarship, tuition exchange, 253 PLU Bound Scholarship or Act Six Scholarship.