Students enjoying the outside by Xavier during the spring.

Visit PLU

Whether you are coming back for a class reunion, or driving by while on summer vacation, we’d love for you to stop by for a chat and cup of coffee. If you’d like, we can even arrange for a campus tour.


General Directions

  • From Interstate 5 (North or South)
  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512
  • Continue on 512 for approximately two miles
  • Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit.
  • Turn right on Pacific Avenue S.
  • Turn right on Garfield St.
  • Turn right on Park Ave.
  • Turn right on Wheeler St.
  • Park in the Library Parking Lot


For more information and directions from your doorstep to PLU use our online map.

Parking Reminder

You’ll need a visitors parking pass to park on campus. You can obtain a free parking pass from Campus Safety, located across the street from the Library Parking Lot in the basement of Harstad Hall.

Public Transit

Need help getting to our campus using public transit?


Here are some suggestions for hotel reservations. Please mention “Pacific Lutheran University” for our “Special Rate.”

Other hotels in the area

Best Western Tacoma Dome253-272-7737
Chinaberry Hill253-272-1282
Holiday Inn Express, Tacoma1-800-Holiday
Hotel Murano888-862-3255


SeaTac International Airport is approximately 45 minutes north of PLU. If you are a prospective student planning to visit and will be traveling alone, the Office of Admission will send a shuttle to pick you up and drop you off again at the airport at no cost to you. Please make arrangements with the Office of Admission at least one week in advance. Students enrolled at PLU who fly home for vacation need to make their own ground and air travel arrangements.

Shuttle Express425-981-7000
Capital Aeroporter800-962-3579
Around the Clock Shuttle Service253-539-9299
Five Star Shuttle Service253-589-9299
Yellow Cab Taxi Service253-472-3303