Return to Campus for Fall 2020

To: Students and Families From: Office of the President Dear Lutes and families, As we’ve spent this summer planning for a wide range of scenarios, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff have been front of mind. This complicated moment poses different…

July update on Fall 2020 planning

TO: All students and families FROM: President’s Office Dear students and families, If you’ve been tracking the cases here in Pierce County, you know that our local community, like our country, is still struggling to curb the spread of the coronavirus. You are also seeing…

Safe Plans for Campus & Travel Related Guidance

Dear students, With the start of the term less than two months away, we find the pandemic moving in the wrong direction. If you’re like us, you are worried about the record numbers of new cases across the country, including here in Pierce County. We’re…

PLU Athletics and NWC Update on Fall Sports

Dear Lutes and families, The NWC, along with its member institutions, have been working diligently over the past several months to plan for the safe reopening of their campuses this fall while prioritizing the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and campus communities. With…

Update on Rescheduled Commencement

To: Class of 2020 and graduating students From: Office of the President Dear graduates, This spring, as the impacts of COVID-19 were just beginning to be understood, we announced that we would be unable to host our commencement event at the Tacoma Dome. After hearing…

Summary for first COVD-19 case on campus

Posted on the Coronavirus Update site on July 7, 2020. Dear PLU Community, We are writing today to share that late last week, we learned that one of our residential students had developed mild COVID-19 symptoms and subsequently tested positive for the virus. The student…

Healthy Lutes / June update on Fall 2020 planning

To: Students and Families From: Office of the President Opening message from Allan This week, I had the honor of joining Washington Governor Jay Inslee and representing the Independent Colleges of Washington in announcing our state’s return to campus guidelines for the fall. This plan…

Return to Work Guide

To : All Faculty and Staff From : Office of Finance and Administrative Services Dear Faculty and Staff, The PLU Return to Work Guide can be found here , and is also attached for easy reference. Please become familiar with this guide, as it contains…

Fall 2020 Study Away Program Suspension

Dear Fall Semester Study Away Program participants, On behalf of the Wang Center for Global and Community Engaged Education, we write to inform you that, due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 locally and globally, we have made the difficult decision to suspend participation for…