Commonly used phrases and abbreviations at PLU.
|Adding or removing a course from your schedule (can be done on Banner)
|Hauge Administration Building
|Generally the week before course registration opens, this is the week that students meet with their advisors to plan their courses for the next semester.
|Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University
|All You Care to Eat meals in the Commons. Dinners (except for Saturday) and Sunday Brunch
|Banner is our online administrative tool. You can access personal information, financial aid information, register for classes, review your course schedule, and check your CAPP report here.
|Bjug Harstad, founding president of PLU
|Campus ministry is a welcoming space for all spiritual expression on campus
|Community director. This is a staff member who supervises a residence hall.
|Book required for all entering first years in order to provide all students with a common ground for discussion in the first week of life on campus
|Student who does not live on campus
|enrolling in more than 17 credits of courses. There is a fee associated with course overload.
|Center for Student Success. The center for student success is a collection of resources to help students succeed academically at PLU.
|The week prior to finals week. At PLU, classes still meet during dead week.
|Dining dollars are the currency that you use to buy food at campus restaurants during a la carte meal periods
|Center for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability. These are three core values at PLU, and much of our coursework and campus discussion centers around these themes. The Diversity Center and the Center for Gender Equity have merged into this Center.
|Taking a class that meets two or more general education requirements
|Failing grade; we do not use F's at PLU
|Your email and log in information for all PLU databases
|The last week of the semester, where students take final exams for all courses
|First in the Family
|The individual is the first person in their family to attend college
|Foss Field is the large green square at the bottom of Hinderlie Hill. A lot of activities take place here, from intramural sprots to the involvement fair.
|enrolling in 12-17 credits per semester. Generally, students must be full time to have their financial aid be effective.
|First Year Experience Program. The First Year Experience Program is a set of classes and cocurricular experiences that set students up for success at PLU.
|Cafe located on Garfield Street
|Google Calendar. GCal is the calendar used by the PLU community, and is linked to your Epass account.
|Something that is accessible to people of all gender identities and expressions. It is used frequently in reference to housing and restrooms.
|GenEd (and the official name)
|General Education Requirements, courses required to take to graduate
|A hold is a block placed on your student account. Holds can prevent students from registering for classes or from graduating. Check on Banner to see what caused the hold and how to resolve it.
|Inter-Library Loan. Borrow books or articles/journals, etc. from another school's library for no extra cost
|Impact is the student media organization at PLU. They are in charge of the posters that are displayed all around campus.
|a grade of incomplete can be given in certain circumstances, such as illness or injury, that prevent a student from being able to complete a course before grades are due. Incomplete grades can later be changed once students complete the required coursework.
|Small cafe located in Morken
|Concert hall in the Mary Baker Russell Center
|Lute Air Student Radio. This is a student-run radio station that has music, talk shows, and various fun programs, all put on by PLU students.
|Language Resource Center. Located in the first floor lounge of Hong, the Language Resource Center is a place to get help in language classes, learn about current events from around the world, and practice a language.
|Lute Bucks are a currency that can be used anywhere on campus. They function like normal dollars. Printing, items in the Lute Locker, and food can be purchased with Lute Bucks.
|Small cafe located in Admin
|Your PLU ID. Has Lute Bucks and Dining Dollars on it (if you have a meal plan). It also lets you into buildings, and allows you to access services like printing. You should take it everywhere.
|Campus store on first floor of Anderson University Center
|Lutheran Higher Ed
|Lutheran Higher Education is the theoretical core around which a PLU education is based.
|Martin Luther, the founder of the Lutheran denomination of christianity.
|Meal plans come with "swipes" to get students in to the All You Care To Eat meals in the Commons
|Office of Accessibility and Accommodation. The office of accessibility and accomodation helps to provide equitable access to education for all students
|Old Main Market. Market on second floor of AUC. You can use dining dollars and Lute Bucks here, as well as cash and card.
|Taking less than 12 credits in a semester. Part time students have different financial aid eligibility than full time students.
|Some courses (like PE) are pass/fail, which means there is not a letter grade assigned to the credit you earn. You can choose to use a pass/fail on two classes throughout the course of your education
|Pacific Lutheran University
|Quiet Hours are designated times within residence halls during which people are not allowed to be loud. This is so that people can sleep and study.
|R stands for Thursday on the academic calendar.
|Resident/Community Assistant. These are students who work for residential life to support students living on campus, as well as commuter students.
|registration access code
|You must obtain this code from your advisor in order to register for classes each term
|Residential students are students who live on campus.
|Resident Hall Association. RHA plans many events throughout the year for residence halls.
|Sakai is the online platform through which course content is organized. Professors will use various elements of Sakai to facilitate communication and distribute resources for their courses.
|Student Financial Services
|School of Arts of Communication
|Student Rights and Responsibilities
|PLU's study "abroad": we call it study away because we offer domestic programs
|SurPLUs is PLU's secondhand store. Students and staff can donate items to SurPLUs, and they can shop for items as well.
|Outside of normal business hours, students with active PLU ID cards can swipe their cards to get into the buildings.
|Common space for commuter students (and all others) to hang. On ground floor of AUC
|The Dining hall in the Anderson University Center
|Anderson University Center
|Vocation is the term we use at PLU to describe the multiplicity of options for career and other post-collegiate opportunities.
|Center for Study Away resources. Located by MBR
|To leave a class or the university. There is sometimes a fee to withdraw from a class.
|Art and Design
|Business - Master's of Business Administration
|Business - Master's of Science in Finance
|Business - Master's in Marketing Research
|Chinese Studies Program
|Languages and Literatures
|Marriage and Family Therapy
|Native American and Indigenous Studies
|Publishing and Printing Arts
|Women's and Gender Studies
|Art, Music, or Theatre
|First-Year Inquiry Seminar
|First-Year Writing Seminar
|International Honors - 100 level
|International Honors - 200 level
|International Honors - 300 level
|Holocaust and Genocide Studies Elective
|Natural Sciences, Math, or Computer Science Elective
|Physical Education Activity Course
|Christian Religious Traditions
|Global Regligious Traditions
|Science and Scientific Method
|Capstone: Senior Seminar/Project
|Second-Year Experience Course
|Women and Gender Studies Elective
|Hauge Admin Building
|Graduate Studies Building
|Mary Baker Russell Center
|Morken Center for Learning and Technology
|Names Fitness Center
|Karen Hille Phillips Center
|Reike Science Center
|Tacoma Firs Golf Course