LUTE Welcome Orientation Guides

New Student Orientation – Lute Welcome Guides welcome and support new students as they transition to PLU. As an LUTE Guide, you have the opportunity to make a first impression on new Lutes as they join the PLU community.

LUTE Welcome Guides are:

  • trained and paid student leaders 
  • committed to creating inclusive communities to support the incoming student experience
  • mentors for student groups during LUTE Welcome orientation
  • innovative creators of virtual and in person experiences to connect students with peers and create support networks

Students sitting at tables welcoming new students


  • Mentor a group of 15-25 incoming students (residential, commuter, transfers and international students) 
  • Co-facilitate LUTE Welcome sessions with student leaders, staff and/or faculty and connect student to campus services and facilities
  • Meet during fall semester with your LUTE group
  • Continued connections encouraged with your LUTE group throughout the first year 


  • Full-time fall status @ PLU (min. of 12 credits/semester)
  • PLU Cumulative GPA of 2.5; applicants with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.5, still considered an alternate
  • Be in good academic and conduct standing with PLU
  • Participate in Guide training, Tuesday-Thursday (week before school begins)
  • Participate in all LUTE Welcome activities

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