Human Resources

Check-in with HR to make sure all of your paperwork has been completed and in your file prior to starting work.  All paperwork must be completed by early August in order to receive your transition stipend on August 30th.  You may need to show your ID card and social security card.  Also, request your PLU ID# if you don’t have it already.  You will NOT be able to complete some of the tasks below without being in the “system” and having a PLU ID number.  Human Resources phone number is 253-535-7185.


Go to the Concierge desk in the Anderson University Center and have your ID card made.  Your ID Card is used to check out books at the library and is also a Swipe Card for those classrooms that require swipe card access.

Access (Keys/Swipe Card)

The Designated Office Access Requestor (DOAR), usually your Academic Assistant, will order your key(s) and you will be notified when they are available.  Pick up your key(s) at the Campus Concierge in the Anderson University Center; you will need to show your PLU ID card.  If you are teaching or have your office in a building that uses the swipe card system, it will be activated automatically.

Email Address and Password for Computers

Go online to and complete the form and submit it.  If you experience any problems with the form contact Computing & Telecommunications Services (CATS) at 253-535-7525 for assistance.  Check to make sure your office computer is operating properly and that it is connected to the appropriate printer prior to classes starting.

Textbook Ordering

The Lute Locker is proud to be the official store of all things PLU.  We carry a large selection of apparel, gifts, accessories, books and supplies.  Visit us on the 1st floor of the Anderson University Center.

With some exceptions, TEXTBOOKS ARE NO LONGER STOCKED AT THE BOOKSTORE.  After careful consideration PLU decided to go with MBSDirect for our textbook needs.  The combination of simple online ordering and accurate on-time shipping means students won’t have to wonder if they’ll have the books they need when class begins.  To receive access to the textbook adoption collection program*, please email Erin McGinnis, Textbook Manager, at

* Please note that no matter where students buy their textbooks, the Federal Government has mandated that information about classroom materials that students are required to have in class be submitted to the campus bookstore (the Lute Locker @ PLU) for dissemination to the student population.

Parking Pass

You will need to register your vehicle with Campus Safety at  You will need to have the make, model and license plate information of any car you bring on campus.  Parking tickets are issued year-round.


You will need to set up your voicemail message and password.  Instructions are available at  Contact CATS (x7525) if you have any questions.

FERPA Policy

Acquaint yourself by going to

Faculty Handbook

Acquaint yourself by going to

Banner Web

Banner Web allows the ability check on your benefits, pull up class rosters, enter grades, email one or all of your students, and a host of other features.  To access Banner Web, go to and click on Enter Secure Area.  Your User Name is your PLU ID #.  For first time users, your PIN will be your six-digit date of birth (e.g. birth date of December 25, 1950 would be entered as 122550).


This is a course management system and can be found at, click “requests” on the left-hand side.

This video introduces the basic functions of Sakai, including publishing the site and using key tools.

Google Apps at PLU

This video provides an overview of the common web applications used at PLU, including Google Mail, Calendar, and Drive.