Housing Charges, Fees, and Discounts

Ordal Hall

Room and Meals

All full-time (12 semester hours) undergraduate students must live on campus in university housing unless they are: (a) living with their parent, spouse or child within 25 driving miles of PLU’s address (notarized/certified documentation required), or (b) at least 20 years old or have completed 60 semester credit hours by September 1 (for the next Fall Semester) or February 1 (for the next Spring Semester). Except for residents of South Hall, all students with an active housing assignment are required to be enrolled in a university meal plan during the academic year.  The 2018-19 housing rates are shown below and available on the Residential Life website: www.plu.edu/residential-life/

Housing Rates


Although there is no J-Term charge for students residing on campus for Fall or Spring Semesters, students must cancel their J-Term housing if they are residing on campus for less than seven days during J-Term. Students with an active housing contract for J-Term must have a meal plan. For J-Term room costs only, contact the Office of Residential Life. South Hall is an alternative residential option with various apartment sizes, styles and costs. Contact the Office of Residential Life for information and applications. Limited housing is available on a daily fee basis during Winter Break. Students may remain in their rooms during Spring Break. Applications for single rooms and other special housing requests should be addressed to the Office of Residential Life at 253.535.7200 or emailed to rlif@plu.edu.

Residence Halls


Summer Housing


Independent, private, flexible-length housing is offered by Conference Services on a limited basis during the summer. Discounts apply for long-term stays. Meal plans are optional. Undergraduate and graduate students, newly graduated in transition, interns or students working on or off campus, and researcher and their significant others are eligible.

Living Off Campus


Residential Life Policies


Meal Plans
With the exception of Kreidler and South Hall residents, students with an active housing assignment must enroll in one of the following four meal plans: A, B, C or D. Kreidler Hall residents have the additional options of Meal Plan E, F, and G.

FLEX-D is available to students living on-campus who are eligible to live off-campus (have above 60 credits and are 20 years old September 1 and/or February 1). South Hall residents and commuter students are not required to purchase a meal plan, but are encouraged to participate. A great choice would be Meal Plan E with 50 one-admittance AYCTE meals or you may wish to simply purchase Dining Dollars and take advantage of on-campus food purchases having no sales tax. All meal plans, except Meal Plan G, are comprised of two parts: All-You-Care-to-Eat (AYCTE) meal periods and Dining Dollars. AYCTE meal periods are Monday to Friday dinners and all day Sunday. Dining Dollars are mainly intended for use during breakfast, lunch and all day Saturday. With Meal Plans A-D, students can enter The Commons as many times as they like during AYCTE periods. Meal Plans E and F have a block of AYCTE meals, and one is used for each entrance into The Commons during the AYCTE period. Dining Dollars are a part of all meal plans and are a declining balance that can be used at all on-campus restaurants, they roll over each semester and expire the last day of classes in May.

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Meal Plan Options

Find descriptions for all meal plans at: www.plu.edu/dining/meal-plans/meal-descriptions/