Transfer Student Resources

Transfer Student are invited and encouraged to utilize ALL campus resources.  Most campus resources welcome all students and work with them through their specific identities, interests, and goals.  However, the following resources have been designed specifically for Transfer Students.

The following resources are specifically designed to welcome new Transfer Students to PLU and support their transition to a new learning community:

  • New Transfer Student Registration invites all incoming Transfer Students to meet with an academic advisor to register for their first semester courses.  These meetings provide an opportunity for students to review their transfer credit, review their general education requirements, select and register for classes, as well as learn more about their intended major(s). For more information about New Transfer Student Registration visit https://www.plu.edu/academic-advising/new-transfer-student-registration/.
  • New Transfer Student Orientation prepares you for your first semester by connecting with various academic resources including your academic advisor, academic assistance, career connections, and other important offices.  New Student Orientation is required for all incoming Transfer Students, and attending all components is highly encouraged.  For more information about NSO visit www.plu.edu/new.
  • EDUC: 287 Transitions to PLU is a (1) credit course for incoming transfer students. Affirming students’ past experiences, this course assists each student’s successful navigation of the complex transition into Pacific Lutheran University. Course topics include increasing hope, understanding vocation, appreciating liberal arts, developing metacognition, maximizing campus resources, creating an academic plan, and learning professional communication skills.

Transfer Students interested in on campus jobs and leadership positions are invited and encouraged to apply to all positions on the Career Opportunities Board.   While all on campus positions welcome and value the skills and talents of all students, the following student leadership positions seek experience in transferring to PLU and/or an interest in working with Transfer Students:

  • Kreidler Community Advocates are community builders committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus for commuter, transfer, and Veteran students through programing, one-on-one connections, and advocacy.
  • Transfer New Student Orientation Guides welcome incoming Transfer Students at Fall and Spring Transfer New Student Orientation and have the opportunity to make a first impression on new Lutes as they embark on a successful and rewarding PLU experience

The Department of Residential Life offers multiple Residential Learning Communities that are both specific to and inclusive of Transfer Student needs and interests including:

  • Transfer Student Wings located in Kreidler Residence Hall offers new and continuing transfer students the opportunity to live in community that supports transition to and thriving at PLU.  Kreidler is a traditional residence hall that offers all single rooms.
  • New Transfer and Returner Wings are designed specifically for students beyond their first year as they transition through PLU, addressing questions relating to choosing a major, vocational discernment, and place at PLU. These communities are staffed by returning student leaders who want to help you navigate resources, deepen your involvement on-campus, and continue to build your home at PLU. While new transfer and returning residents have a similar experience all across campus, each hall adds a unique community experience.
  • Upper Division Student Housing is offered on campus in both Kreidler and South Hall reserved for students who are 20 years of age or older (by September 1 for Fall Semester and February 1 for Spring Semester) or who have Junior (60 credits) or higher class standing. These Halls promote a more independent living experience, but also support students as they transition into post-collegiate life.

For more information about living on campus visit the Department of Residential Life’s website at https://www.plu.edu/residential-life/.

The Kreidler Lounge is a community for junior, senior, commuter, transfer, and Veteran Students. The Kreidler Lounge serves as an on campus living room where upper class, transfer, veteran, and non-traditional students can rest between classes, study, enjoy their meal, and be a member of an on campus community.  Transfer Student program and Resources include:

  • Transfer Academic Advisor weekly Kreidler Lounge office Hours
  • New Transfer Student Coffee Chats
  • Community Advocate for Transfer Student Connections, a peer student leader and resource specific for Transfer Students