PLU Returning to In-Person Learning This Fall

To: All PLU Community From: President’s Office Dear PLU Community, The pandemic has been an incredibly trying time for all of us. It has required constant personal vigilance as we’ve each made unprecedented adjustments to our ways of working, studying, and being around one another.…

Campus Status Dial moves from Stage 3 to Stage 4

To: PLU Community From: President’s Office Campus Status Dial moves from Stage 3 to Stage 4 For new Lutes and their families who just joined us this semester: we created the Campus Status Dial this year to ensure that our community members can quickly and…

Seven Details for Spring Semester

From: Office of the President To: PLU Community 1. Campus Status Dial moves closer to Stage 4 While we remain in Stage 3 on the Campus Status Dial , we are moving closer to Stage 4 . As of this update, eight of the ten…

Welcome to J-Term 2021

To : PLU Students and Families From: Office of the President January Term, or J-Term, allows students to immerse themselves in one course for four weeks, focusing on a topic in their major field or experiencing something in a new area of study. We hope…

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…

New statewide restrictions in Washington

To: PLU Community From: Student Life from the Recovery Planning Team Dear PLU community, We’d like to start by thanking all of you for being a part of PLU’s collective effort to keep us all safe and healthy. Over the last five days, Washington Governor…

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…