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Connect with other Lutes at a send off for new students!

Summer Send-offs are the perfect opportunity to connect with students that will be attending PLU in the fall as well as local Lutes in your area. Alumni, current students and families can share their experiences and advice, with new students and their families while welcoming them into the Lute family before students arrive on campus.

New students, current students, alumni and Lute families are encouraged to attend Summer Send-Offs.

If you have any questions about Summer Send-Offs, please contact Kathy Engle at

Summer Send-Off Locations

Portland, OR

The Portland Summer Send-Off will be an Ice Cream Social hosted by Brandy (Hedger) Halprin ’01 and Laura (Ritchie) Gifford ’00 on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.

Location:  Sellwood Park, Picnic Area ‘A’, SE Miller St & SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Tri-Cities, WA

The Tri-Cities Summer Send-Off will be hosted by Heidi (Knutzen) Cryer ’80, Adrianne (Cryer) Jamieson ’09 & Ian Jamieson ’08 on Aug. 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 640 Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336

Do you have questions about Summer Send-Offs? Please direct your inquiries to Alumni & Student Connections by emailing or calling 253-535-7415. We look forward to hearing from you!