We offer in-person visits and events, as well as some virtual info sessions and events. We know experiencing campus and the college community is one of the most important things you can do in your college search and look forward to meeting you soon.



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Joshua S.

Computer Science, '24


Summer Preview Days
Wednesday, July 10 & Wednesday, August 14

Considering a summer visit to PLU? On these special program days, you’ll have the opportunity to tour campus, experience a mock lecture, have lunch with us, and learn more about the application process, admission requirements, scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

Check back soon – we’ll be posting our upcoming virtual events!

Virtual Nursing Sessions will be posted in Fall 2024.


PLU offers group visits to middle school, high school, and other organizations. A group visit includes an admission presentation and a campus tour. Group visits are offered Tuesday-Thursday.


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.


Looking for recommendations on where to stay during your campus visit? Here are some local hotels (many, if not all, offer PLU discounts), airport tips, and other travel recommendations that we suggest.

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


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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, Admitted Student Day, 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, 2023 and June 1, 2024 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 2024 spring semester start, or between June 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024 for a fall semester 2024 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.