PLU’s unique, one-of-a-kind program offers incoming students a chance to learn more about themselves and improve their academic skills as they join our university community. FYEP is the cornerstone of a PLU education. Whether you are looking for sample first-year program courses, needing a question answered, or trying to understand the basics, this page has everything for you! Please use the menu bar to the left to navigate our site.

Our Mission Statement

The First Year Experience Program prepares students for successful participation in Pacific Lutheran University’s distinctive academic and co-curricular culture by promoting critical thought, impassioned inquiry and effective expression in learning communities that are both supportive and challenging.

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For Students

Find out how the First-Experience Program is tailored to new PLU students

Understanding Gen Ed

Learn more about General Education Requirements at PLU

PLUS 100: Transitions to PLU

Learn more about the PLUS 100 transitions course