Welcome to Pacific Lutheran University

We are very pleased that you will be joining our faculty as someone who is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.  On these webpages you will find important information which will help you in your orientation to the university and assist you throughout the year.

Orientation for new faculty is not a one-time event but continues throughout the academic year.  It serves the following purposes: to welcome you into this community of teacher-scholars and our common educational mission; to help you explore the distinctive character of Lutheran higher education; to provide resources to support your teaching, a sense of our students, and important information regarding schedules and deadlines; and assist you in achieving a healthy balance between teaching, professional activity, and service to the university.

PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care – for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.