Dear PLU Graduates:

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Commencement Day is one of the milestones of life that you will look back upon with great pride for years to come. It is a celebration both of the consummation of your college career and of new beginnings as you set out toward a career or further study and a life of service to others. Please know that your Alma Mater is proud of what you have accomplished and we’ll all be supporting you and following your successes in the future.

As graduation approaches, I’m sure that you will be joining me in thanking the faculty, staff, families and friends who have helped, supported and encouraged you along the way. Together all of us can plan for a special day.

Patty and I invite you to Gonyea House for a reception in your honor on Friday, May 22, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Graduates and families will receive a special invitation with more details and information on how to let us know if you’re able to attend.

If you have any questions about the day’s activities, please call 253-535-7101 or e-mail

I look forward to shaking your hand on stage at the Commencement Ceremony and sharing this important day of celebration with you, your family, your friends and your classmates in the PLU Class of 2015!


President Thomas Krise' signature

Thomas W. Krise, Ph.D.