Student Life and Campus Resources

The Pacific Lutheran University offers many services for students and provides a rich array of resources to encourage academic success. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the offices and services described in this section of the catalog. Additional information about these resources is available from each of the offices or from the Office of Student Life and the Office of the Provost.

Academic Advising Office
Assistance with advising and resources for selecting courses
Ramstad 112 253.535.7459
Academic Assistance Center
Finding tutors for courses and assistance with study skills
Library 124 253.535.7518
Academic Internships
Internship opportunities and requirements
Ramstad 112 253.535.7459
Admission-related questions
Hauge 109 253.535.7151
Alumni and Constituent Relations
Alumni questions and assistance
Nesvig Alumni Center 253.535.7415
Assisting students who desire to participate in Army ROTC (open to all first-year students)
Memorial Gym 105 252.535.8200
NCAA Division III, 20 varsity sports, intramurals, Names Fitness Center, swimming pools, and more
Olson Gym 101 253.535.7352
PLU Bookstore: Garfield Book Company
School supplies, books, clothes, Scandinavian Shop
Located at
Garfield and Pacific
253.535.7665 (online open 24/7/365)
Campus Concierge
Information desk and assistance
Anderson University Center, Main Floor 253.535.7411
Campus Ministry
Assistance with worship opportunities on and off campus
Anderson University Center 190 253.535.7464
Campus Safety
Parking and safety information
Harstad G-28 253.535.7441
Career Connections
Information on career exploration and opportunities
Ramstad 112 253.535.7459
Center for Community Engagement and Service
Connecting students, staff, and faculty with service opportunities in Parkland and Tacoma communities
Ramstad 116 253.535.7652
Conferences and Events
Information on campus events and planning
Anderson University Center 253.535.7450
Counseling Center
Assistance with personal problems or academic issues of a personal nature
Anderson University Center 300 253.535.7206
Dining & Culinary Services
Provides food services and creation of culinary delights for the campus
Anderson University Center 253.535.7472
Disability Support Services
Assists students with accommodations and matters relating to the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Anderson University Center 300
Suite 300
Dispute Resolution
Assists with the resolution of any disputes between members of the PLU community
Diversity Center
Social justice, diversity education, and student support
Anderson University Center 150 253.535.8750
The Elliott Press
Provides hands-on workshop for students in the Publishing & Printing Arts Program
Ingram Hall 122 253.535.7387
Financial Aid Office
Financial aid, scholarships, and loan information
Hauge 102 253.535.7806
First-Year Experience
Director Carmiña Palerm is available to answer questions regarding the First-Year Experience at PLU.
Bloomquist House 11 253.535.7806
Health Center
On campus health care for students
Corner of Park & 121st Streets 253.535.7337
Help Desk: Information and Technology Services
Assistance with computer-related and phone issues
Mortvedt Library 253.535.7525 or 253.535.7500 and
International Student Services
Provides support for international students
Anderson University Center 161 253.535.7195
KPLU-FM, National Public Radio
NPR Radio Station
Neeb Center 253.535.7758
Library Services
Provides information resources and research and reference services to the PLU community.
Mortvedt Library 253.535.7500
LuteCard/Campus Concierge
Activating a LuteCard (PLU ID card), reporting lost cards, general university information
Anderson University Center, Main Floor 253.535.7411
Media Studies, Center for
Co-curricular activities of Student Media Lab to develop new community outreach and engagement opportunities
Ingram 101 253.535.7150
New Student Orientation
Assists students with a smooth transition to the PLU community
Anderson University Center 153 253.535.7195
Off-Campus Student Services
Commuter Advocates engage the lounge communities in the Cave and Kreider

Class scheduling, registration appointment times, grades, academic policies, CAPP, graduation, transfer credit evaluation
Hauge 102 253.535.7131
Residential Life
Assists with issues related to residence halls
Anderson University Center 161 253.535.7200
Student Rights and Responsibilities (Formerly Student Conduct)
Assists students with the University’s commitment to holistic student development
Anderson University Center 161 253.535.7195
Student Employment
Provides employment opportunities for students
Ramstad 112 253.535.7459
Student Involvement and Leadership
Advocates for student-directed experiences
Anderson University Center 161 253.535.7195
Student Life
Provides programs and services that advance the development and well-being of students
Hauge 105 253.535.7191
Student Services Center
Add and drop classes, transcripts, payment options; financial aid assistance, and billing questions
Hauge 202 253.535.7161 or 800.678.3243
Study Away – See Wang Center for Global Education
Summer Session
Summer courses are offered in June and July
Hauge 104 253.535.8628
Wang Center for Global Education
Provides students, faculty, and staff with challenging and rewarding opportunities to live and learn globally and locally
868 Wheeler Street 253.535.7577
Women’s Center
Provides resources and programs to promote gender equity
801 121st Street 253.535.8759
Writing Center
Provides assistance with writing and tutoring
Mortvedt Library 220 253.535.8709