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Minnesota Alumni Chapter

Connect with Fellow Lutes in Minnesota!

About the Chapter

The Minnesota Alumni Chapter organizes happy hours, networking events, and much more!

Chapter Leaders:

  • Emily (O’Leary) Barker ’06
  • Caroline Olstad ’12

Are you interested in joining the Minnesota Alumni Chapter? Email pluMNalumni@gmail.com

Photo credit: Nicole Harrington

Upcoming Events

Summer Send-Off for newly enrolled PLU students!

Summer Send-off is a special event for incoming students and their families. It is a perfect opportunity for new students to connect with local alumni eager to share advice, get them excited about their new home, and help them to feel a part of the Lute Family before they even arrive on campus. Make new friends, welcome the class of 2023, and build your local PLU community!

New Lutes, current Lutes, alums and all their families are invited! (Kids of all ages are welcome!)

When: Sunday, August 4, 2019
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: 3037 Aquila Ave S, St Louis Park, MN

Registration coming soon!

Minnesota Connection Event

You are invited to a reception for Pacific Lutheran University alumni and students interested in attending PLU. Share your experience and vocational journey with prospective and newly admitted students to increase their interest in and enthusiasm for PLU. You will also have the opportunity to hear current campus news from PLU Alumni and Admission staff, Provost Joanna Gregson and President Allan Belton. Come enjoy food and fellowship!

When: Sunday, March 10
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Location: The Happy Gnome, Firehouse Room; 498 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Previous Events

PLU Night at the Twins | The Minnesota Alumni Chapter gathered in July 2018 for Lutheran Night at the Twins.

Summer Send-Off | In August 2018, Emily Barker ’06 and Caroline Olstad ’12 hosted the Minnesota Summer Send-Off. New students and their families connected with local alumni, and were welcomed to the Lute Family before traveling to campus.