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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.


*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.

All Lute Life Days & Music Spotlight Days for the 2018-2019 Academic year are complete. Please look for the 2019-2020 dates later in summer of 2019. 

Lute Life Days

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

Group visits for the 2018-2019 Academic Year are full. Interested in scheduling a visit for summer time? Please email Cassandra Kopriva directly at ckopriva@plu.edu. We are now manually scheduling visits for June 2019 – August 2019.


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.