New Faculty Orientation Schedule

2020 New Faculty Orientation will be held on Wednesday,  August 26 and Thursday, August 27. Below is the current schedule, additional details may be added throughout the summer and a printable version of the final schedule will be made available. New Faculty can expect an email communication from The Center for Wild Hope in early August with additional details about New Faculty Orientation.

If you have not already, visit the Getting Started at PLU page for important information and steps to take before the beginning of the academic year.

Provost Gregson’s Memo to New Faculty – July 2020

For questions regarding orientation, please contact Laree Winer, Associate Director for the Wild Hope Center for Vocation ( Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of the Provost with any other questions regarding your transition to PLU ( Welcome!

PLU information regarding COVID-19 is available online and updated regularly.

New Faculty should also save the date for these important start of the year events (attendance is required):

  • University and Faculty Fall Conference: Wednesday, September 2 – Thursday, September 3, 2020
  • Convocation/First Day of Classes: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • First Faculty Assembly: Friday, September 18, 2020 (4-6 pm)

Additional University/Faculty Fall Conference details will be available here as the summer progresses.


General Schedule  

Welcome and Introductions

The PLU Educational Mission

The Culture of Teaching and Learning at PLU

Who are the students? Who will help you respond to student needs?

Welcome Back/Overview

Risk Management, COVID, and Legal Matters

Virtual Lunch Break

Virtual Campus Tour

Introduction of University Leaders