New Student Orientation (NSO)

Welcome to Pacific Lutheran University!

Fall 2014 New International Students

What do you need to prepare?

  • Make sure to complete all items on the New Student To Do List.
  • Download the New Student Orientation schedule depending on your student type and make sure to attend all required events.
  • If you have questions about the schedule or any particular events, please send an email to
  • We will send Pre-Departure Newsletters every other week! During summer, please be sure to check the new PLU email account at least once a week for other important information from PLU!


Fall 2019 NSO
On-campus housing move-in day is Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Mandatory Orientation Sessions start 8:30AM on Wednesday, September 4th!

Fall Semester 2019
Classes begin on Monday, September 9th!

For questions or concerns regarding NSO, please contact:

Everyone is welcome to attend International Student Section of NSO!

International Students at PLU hold F-1 or J-1 visas. Do you hold another type of visa or are you a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident with an extensive experience living abroad? In that case, please consider attending the International Student Section of NSO! We can offer you early move-in to on-campus residence halls and interactions with peers who are new to living and studying in the U.S.! To RSVP, please fill out this form.