December message from President Belton

Dear community, It’s the last day of fall finals at PLU! Thank you for all of your extraordinary efforts this semester. Students, staff, and faculty across the university have been actively working with and for each other to keep one another healthy and safe—and we…

November video message from President Belton

To: PLU Students and families From: Office of the President Dear Lutes and families, As we’ve worked together these past months to ensure our community’s well-being, I’ve been inspired by the fortitude, empathy, and resolute spirit of our students, faculty, staff, and families. I remain…

Summer Term 2021 study away programs

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 locally and globally, as well as program enrollment numbers, academic planning needs, and other factors, PLU has made the difficult decision to cancel participation in all PLU short-term faculty-led Summer Term 2021 study away programs. The timing of…

Gatherings and parties during COVID

Dear Students, Let me start with an acknowledgment that this semester has been like none other and really hard. It’s complicated navigating learning that is often online; being socially distanced from your friends, your family, your classmates, your faculty; and just having a college experience…

Off-campus parties

Dear Lutes, This is really tough. There’s just no way around it. It’s tough not being able to have classes like normal, it’s tough not being able to compete on the athletic field, it’s tough not being able to have our concerts and performances, and—perhaps…

Announcing J-term and Spring 2021 plans

To: PLU Community From: Office of the Provost Dear PLU Community, As our highest priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, PLU has adopted a new calendar for J-Term and the Spring 2021 semester. The primary rationale for adjusting the…

Reminders about Thanksgiving Break and Post-Thanksgiving plans

To: PLU Community From: Office of Student Life Dear PLU Community, Reminders about Thanksgiving Break and post-Thanksgiving plans In addition to starting the fall term remotely for most classes, this is a reminder that, with a few exceptions, we will also be ending the term…

Spring 2021 Study Away Programs announcement

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to ensure the safety of all of our students and community, PLU participation in all Spring 2021 study away programs has been suspended. Currently, all Summer-Term 2021 study away programs are continuing as planned. Students are advised, however,…

Expanded proactive community testing

To: PLU Community From: President’s Office Dear PLU Community, Following our fourth week of testing—including large scale testing last week—we have had one positive case out of more than 1400 tests administered for returning students and some frontline faculty and staff. (We wish our Lute…