2024 University and Faculty Fall Conference

Wednesday, August 28 – Thursday, August 29

Stay tuned for details:

University Conference will be held the morning of Wednesday, August 28, 2024 followed by Faculty Fall Conference that afternoon and all day Thursday, August 29, 2024.

Pre-Conference Workshops will be held Monday, August 26 – Tuesday, August 27, 2024.


*If you are a staff member and do not see the workshop you are interested in, please register through the “Faculty / Staff with Faculty Status / Academic Deans (& those that use Sakai)” registration form.

Please email provost@plu.edu with any questions.

Printable schedules

Pre-conference Workshops & Events

Pre-Conference Workshops & Events

Monday, August 26 – Tuesday, August 27, 2024

A variety of virtual and on-campus workshops and events have been scheduled for faculty and staff during Pre-Conference Workshops.

*Registration is required for Pre-Conference Workshops and Events.

Details TBA

University Conference

University Conference

Wednesday, August 28, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Details TBA

Faculty Fall Conference

Faculty Fall Conference Day 1 | Faculty Committee Organizational Meetings

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. | Faculty Committee Organizational Meetings

Details TBA

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. | College Meetings

Details TBA

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. | School/Department Meetings – Meeting details communicated by unit

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. | Interdisciplinary Program Meetings – Meeting details communicated by program


PLU Staff Council and University Scholars Association

Details TBA


Faculty Fall Conference Day 2

Thursday, August 29, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Details TBA

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Details TBA



Tuesday, September 3, 2024

The Convocation ceremony dates back to customs from medieval universities, meant to welcome new students and faculty and set intentions for the year ahead.

In keeping with a specifically PLU tradition, faculty process down Hinderlie Hill and welcome new Lutes in an outdoor receiving line as students enter Olson Auditorium. Faculty then process in after the incoming class has entered and take their seats on the floor of Olson for the remainder of the ceremony. This ceremony takes on a special meaning as students will convene together in Olson Auditorium to participate in the first ceremony of their academic experience at PLU. The next time the incoming class will gather in this manner will be at Commencement.

Convocation schedule for Tuesday, September 3, 2024:

  • 9:30 a.m. — Faculty begin to line up in the Mortvedt Library Lobby for processional down the hill
  • 9:45 a.m. — University offices close to allow all employees to attend Convocation
  • 10:00 a.m. — Convocation ceremony
  • 11:15 a.m. — University offices reopen
  • 11:50 a.m. — Classes begin

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Questions? Please contact the Office of the Provost, (253)535-7129 or provost@plu.edu.