New Faculty Orientation Schedule

2019 New Faculty Orientation will be held on Wednesday,  August 28 and Thursday, August 29. 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.

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.

New Faculty Orientation is by invitation only. If you have received an invitation, please use the link above to register once it is avaialble. If you did not receive and invitation, but feel that you should have, or if you have any questions about orientation and your transition to PLU, please contact the Office of the Provost (, 253-535-7129).

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

  • University and Faculty Fall Conference: Tuesday, September 3 – Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Post-Conference Workshops: Thursday, September 5 – Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Convocation/First Day of Classes: Monday, September 9, 2019
  • First Faculty Assembly: Friday, September 20, 2019 (4-6 pm)

Additional University/Fall Conference details will be available here throughout the summer.

August 28 - Schedule

New Faculty Orientation is held in the lower level of the Anderson University Center in Room 133. Please stop at the registration table on Tuesday morning located in front of Room 133. The Anderson University Center is just west of Park Avenue and joins the university’s upper and lower campuses. 

Registration with Carol Bautista (Office of the Provost), Jen Hasson (Office of the Provost), and Laree Winer (Wild Hope Center for Vocation)
Continental Breakfast

Welcome and introductions:

The educational mission of PLU: origins and ethos

The educational mission of PLU: values and commitments

Conversation on university’s educational mission in faculty groups

Tour of Campus

Lunch is served in Room 133

The culture of teaching and learning at PLU
Conversation on teaching and learning in faculty groups

Who are the students you will encounter on the first day of class?
Who will help you respond to student needs?

Benefits for Faculty
Teri Phillips (Associate Vice President for Human Resources)
*Spouses/partners welcome to join faculty for this session

Introduction of university leaders

BBQ for new faculty, spouses/partners, and children
Anderson University Center, Lower Plaza (located behind the Anderson University Center on the lower level)

August 29 - Schedule

The Anderson University Center is just west of Park Avenue and joins the university’s upper and lower campuses.

Continental Breakfast

Introduction to the day
New faculty orientation throughout 2019-2021

Why does the university schedule matter and discussion on FERPA

Legal matters and risk management

Walk to Library for photographs
John Froschauer (University Photographer)

Library and Technology Services for Teaching and Research
Center for Student Success

Mortvedt Library

Walk to Anderson University Center
Lunch and farewell

Close of August 2019 New Faculty Orientation