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OCT. 16-17, 2018



Dollars for PLU Causes

Total below includes the match for student scholarships ($300,000)!

Play the game

Try your hand at collecting gold for Pacific Lutheran University as the Rev. Bjug Harstad on his journey to the Yukon. The game can be played on your internet browser and is also available in the Apple app store and Google Play.

Bjug Harstad's Yukon Gold Rush

Bjug Harstad Day of Giving

Bjug Day is a fun, philanthropic tradition during which PLU alumni and friends come together to celebrate and support what they love about PLU. 2018 marked the fifth annual Bjug Day of Giving!

During the 2018 Bjug Day, thanks to a generous group of donors, all gifts made to any area of PLU were matched up to $300,000 with a gift to student scholarships.

Bjug Day is inspired by the gold rush quest of PLU’s bearded founder, the Rev. Bjug Harstad. With its Bjug beards and #bjugday selfies, Bjug Day may seem a bit silly, but behind all of it is a very important purpose: the success of PLU students today and tomorrow. 

Thank you to everyone who made the 2018 Bjug Day bigger and better than ever before, providing more support for more students and cross-campus causes. Thank you for “going Bjug!”

Bjug Day on Social Media