Directions to PLU

Pacific Lutheran University is located seven miles south of downtown Tacoma Washington, at the intersection of Garfield Street S. & Park Avenue S. This year’s Rachel Carson Lecture will be held in the CK Auditorium in the Anderson University Center.

Address: 12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98447

From Interstate 5 (North or South)

  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512
  • Continue on 512 for approximately two miles
  • Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit.
  • Turn right on Pacific Avenue S.
  • Turn right on Garfield St.
  • Turn left on Park Ave. to reach the Harstad and University Center parking lots.
  • Or turn right on Park Ave to reach the Mortvedt Library parking lot.
  • Street parking is also available.
  • The CK Auditorium is located inside the Anderson University Center at Park Ave and 122nd St.

Parking is free for this event and no parking passes are required.

Tobacco Free Campus

Pacific Lutheran University has had a longstanding commitment to promote and support a healthy and safe campus environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. In keeping with that commitment, the university has been a tobacco-free campus since June 1, 2012.