Commuter Student Resources

Getting to Campus

 Parking on campus

Commuter Students and Carpool Parking passes are available through Campus Safety.


PLU Bike Co-Op promotes a culture of familiarity with the bike riding. Check what they offer and how to register your bike on campus.

 Public Transit

PLU offers an Orca Card subsidy for Commuter Students who live more than 1 mile away from campus and use transit 3+ times a week.


Campus Safety provides walking and shuttle escorts. Call ahead for their availability and estimated time of arrival.


Affordable access to low-emission vehicles by the hour – for errands, for meetings, or just for fun! Gasoline, car insurance, parking and maintenance are on Zipcar!

 Building Hours & Access

On campus early or staying late to study? Check out the general access and student access hours for all campus buildings.


Kreidler Lounge: 8 Day use lockers are available from 7:30am-10pm.

Anderson University Center: 30 Semester use lockers are available downstairs in the AUC next to Campus Ministry. Visit Student Involvement and Leadership for availability.

Library: 60 lockers are located on the third floor of the library near the University Archives. Contact the Library front desk for more information, (253) 535-7500 or Learn more.

Rieke Science Center: 25 lockers are available in Rieke on a first come basis. Inquire with the Division of Natural Science in Suite 158 for availability.

Eating in the Commons is a big part of the PLU culture and a great way connect with the PLU community. We recommend that Commuter Students consider purchasing a meal plan, dining dollars, and/or LuteBuck$.

Dinning Dollars can only be used to purchase food and they are tax free! Dining dollars are available to use at all campus restaurant locations. Don’t worry about losing Dining Dollars during the academic year because they carry over from term to term and do not expire until the last day of the spring term. Visit the Dining Dollars site to learn more about them.

AYCTE (all-you-care-to-eat) Meal Period occur Sunday brunch & Sunday–Friday dinners. There are two flexible plans that are perfect for off-campus students, Meal Plan E and Meal Plan G. They come with either 20 or 50 AYCTE periods you can use during the semester. Having a meal plan makes it easy to share time with friends and nourish those on-campus friendships.

LuteBuck$ are also accepted at all Dining services locations and roll over term to term while you are a PLU student. LuteBuck$ can be added in person or over the phone at the Concierge.

Off-campus Students Meal Plans

The following meal plans are designed for commuter students. For your more information, visit PLU Dining and Culinary Services.

  • Plan E: 50 one-admittance AYTCE meals + $325 Dining Dollars = $975
  • Plan G: 20 one-admittance AYTCE meals + $240 Dining Dollars = $500