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NSO Registration Form

New Student Orientation Registration 2017



Welcome to PLU!

This form is your way to register for New Student Orientation, including registering for an On The Road Trip. In order to complete this registration form you will need the following items:


  • Your class schedule (this may be found on Banner if you do not have a printed copy)

  • A credit card (If you select an On The Road trip that costs money)

  • After you select your On The Road trip, you will be redirected to an EventBrite page to complete your On The Road trip registration. Please make sure you complete all of the steps on the EventBrite site, in order to reserve your spot. 

We look forward to seeing you at PLU in September!

Thank you for registering for New Student Orientation









Black Schedule for New Student Orientation

Welcome to the New Student Orientation Schedule. Each new student has been placed into either the Black Schedule or the Gold Schedule. The following is a simplified version of the specific Black Schedule.

All meals are on your own, except dinner on Friday.

Friday, September 1st (Required for all new students)

8:30am           NSO Check-in and Residential Check-in

2:00pm           NSO Welcome

3:00pm            Lute Group Meeting

5:00pm            Community Meetings

6:00pm            Family Farewell Tradition and Dinner

Saturday, September 2nd (Required for all new students)

8:30am            Lutes as Active Bystanders

9:30am            On Campus Day with your Lute Group

3:30pm            The "College" Experience

7:00pm            Lute Follies (Optional)

7:00pm            Block Party (Optional)

 

Sunday, September 3rd (Required for all new students)

8:45am            Vocation at PLU

9:30am           On The Road

3:30pm            Lutes@Play

7:45pm            Sound Off - Foss Field (Optional)

8:30pm            Student Activities Board Activities (Optional)

 

Monday, September 4th (Required for all new students)

9:00am            Common Reading

2:15pm            Resource Workshops

8:30pm            Wing Meetings

 

Tuesday, September 5th (Required for all new students)

8:45am            Academic Advising Meeting

9:40am            Students Gather in Red Square

10:00am          Convocation

11:50am          Classes Begin

 

Friday – September 8th from 3:30-5:00pm Involvement Fair



Gold Schedule for New Student Orientation

Welcome to the New Student Orientation Schedule. Each new student has been placed into either the Black Schedule or the Gold Schedule. The following is a simplified version of the specific Gold Schedule.

All meals are on your own, except dinner on Friday.

Friday, September 1st (Required for all new students)

8:30am           NSO Check-in and Residential Check-in

2:00pm           NSO Welcome

3:00pm            Lute Group Meeting

5:00pm            Community Meetings

6:00pm            Family Farewell Tradition and Dinner

Saturday, September 2nd (Required for all new students)

8:30am            Lutes as Active Bystanders

9:30am            On The Road

3:30pm            The "College" Experience

7:00pm            Lute Follies (Optional)

7:00pm            Block Party (Optional)

 

Sunday, September 3rd (Required for all new students)

8:45am            Vocation at PLU

9:30am           On Campus Day with your Lute Group

3:30pm            Lutes@Play

7:45pm            Sound Off - Foss Field (Optional)

8:30pm            Student Activities Board Activities (Optional)

 

Monday, September 4th (Required for all new students)

9:00am            Common Reading

2:15pm            Resource Workshops

8:30pm            Wing Meetings

 

Tuesday, September 5th (Required for all new students)

8:45am            Academic Advising Meeting

9:40am            Students Gather in Red Square

10:00am          Convocation

11:50am          Classes Begin

 

Friday, September 8th from 3:30-5:00pm Involvement Fair

Transfer NSO Schedule

All new transfer students are highly encouraged to participate in all days of New Student Orientation (NSO). During the five days of NSO, students will have the opportunity to engage in a service trip, meet fellow students, connect with faculty, and learn about various offices on campus that will support your success at PLU.

Please note that Friday and Saturday are required for all new transfer students. Honoring
the multiple identities and responsibilities of transfer students, we have created the following condensed schedule for new transfer students on Sunday and Monday. Family members are welcome to attend on Sunday and Monday, but all sessions have been designed strictly for students. 


Friday, September 1st(Required for All Transfer Students)

12:00pm         Commuter Student NSO Check-in

2:00pm           NSO Welcome

3:00pm           Lute Group Meeting

3:30pm          Academic Discussion with Faculty

4:45pm           Transfer Workshops

6:00pm           Family Farewell Tradition and Dinner  

Saturday, September 2nd(Required for All Transfer Students)

8:20am            Lute Group Meeting

8:45pm            Vocation Session

9:30pm            Sounds of Solidarity
11:00pm          Lute Group Meeting
11:30pm          Lutes as Active Bystanders

12:30pm          Lunch

1:20pm            Lute Group for Academic Success Tours & Academic Integrity

3:00pm            Closing (End of Required Schedule)

3:30pm            The "College" Experience (Optional for Transfers)

7:00pm            Lute Follies (Optional)

7:00pm            Block Party (Optional)


Sunday, September 3rd(Optional)

9:30am           On The Road

3:30pm            Lutes@Play (Optional)

7:00pm           Sound Off Practice (Optional)

7:45pm            Sound Off (Optional)

8:30pm            Student Activities Board Activities (Optional)

 

Monday, September 4th(Optional)

6:00pm            End of NSO Celebration Dinner (Optional)

 

Tuesday, September 5th

8:45am            Academic Advising Meeting

9:40am            Students Gather in Red Square

10:00am          Convocation

11:50am          Classes Begin

 

Friday – September 8th from 3:30-5:00pm Involvement Fair





International Transfer / Non-Degree Schedule

Welcome to the New Student Orientation (NSO) Schedule. In addition to the required portions of NSO, new international transfer and non-degree seeking students are highly encouraged to participate in all days of New Student Orientation. During NSO, students will have the opportunity to engage in a service trip, meet fellow students, connect with faculty, and learn about various offices on campus that will support your success at PLU.


Tuesday, August 29th

All day         Check in at Campus Safety for Housing Move-In

1:30pm         Shopping Shuttle

6:00pm        Evening Social: Dinner in Parkland

 

Wednesday, August 30th

8:30am         International Student Welcome & Orientation  (Required)

1:30pm         Campus Tour

2:30pm         Undergraduate School of Business Student Meeting

3:00pm         Shopping Shuttle

6:00pm         Evening Social: Bowling

 

Thursday, August 31st

8:30am           Essential Online Resources  (Required)

10:00am         Overview of Immigration Policy & Benefits  (Required)

12:00pm       Lunch and Trip to Downtown Tacoma

6:00pm          Dinner in Downtown Tacoma


Friday, September 1st (Optional)

8:30am           NSO Check-in and Residential Check-in

11:00am          International Student Group Photo  (Required)

11:30am          Welcome & Resource Luncheon  (Required)

2:00pm           NSO Welcome

3:00pm            Lute Group Meeting

5:00pm            Community Meetings

6:00pm            Family Farewell Tradition and Dinner

Saturday, September 2nd

8:30am            Lutes as Active Bystanders(Required)

9:30am            On The Road(Optional)

3:30pm            The "College" Experience (Required)

7:00pm            Lute Follies (Optional)

7:00pm            Block Party (Optional)

 

Sunday, September 3th (Required for All Students)

8:45am            Vocation at PLU

9:30am           On Campus Day with your Lute Group: rotating sessions on academic success and resources.

3:30pm            Lutes@Play

7:45pm            Sound Off - Foss Field (Optional)

8:30pm            Student Activities Board Activities (Optional)

 

Monday, September 4th (Required for All Students)

9:00am            Common Reading

2:15pm            Resource Workshops

8:30pm            Wing Meetings

 

Tuesday, September 5th

8:45am            Academic Advising Meeting

9:40am            Students Gather in Red Square

10:00am          Convocation

11:50am          Classes Begin

4:00pm            Global Campus Connection Meet-Up  (Required for all who signed up for GCC)

 

Friday, September 8th from 3:30-5:00pm Involvement Fair




Graduate Schedule

Welcome to the New Student Orientation (NSO) Schedule. In addition to the required portions of NSO, new students are welcome to participate in optional sessions and activities. During NSO, students will have the opportunity to engage in a service trip, meet fellow students, connect with faculty, and learn about various offices on campus that will support your success at PLU.


Tuesday, August 29th

All day         Check in at Campus Safety for Housing Move-In

1:30pm         Shopping Shuttle

6:00pm        Evening Social: Dinner in Parkland

 

Wednesday, August 30th

8:30am         International Student Welcome & Orientation  (Required)

1:30pm         Campus Tour

2:30pm         Undergraduate School of Business Student Meeting

3:00pm         Shopping Shuttle

6:00pm         Evening Social: Bowling

 

Thursday, August 31st

8:30am         Essential Online Resources  (Required)

10:00am        Overview of Immigration Policy & Benefits  (Required)

12:00pm      Lunch and Trip to Downtown Tacoma

6:00pm         Dinner in Downtown Tacoma



Friday, September 1st

8:30am           NSO Check-in and Residential Check-in

11:00am          International Student Group Photo  (Required)

11:30am          Welcome & Resource Luncheon  (Required)

2:00pm           NSO Welcome

6:00pm            Family Farewell Tradition and Dinner 


Saturday, September 2nd

9:30am            On The Road(Optional)  

7:00pm            Block Party (Optional)

7:00pm            Lute Follies (Optional)

 

Monday, September 4th

12:45pm            PLU Workshops


Tuesday, September 5th

8:45am            Academic Advising Meeting

9:40am            Students Gather in Red Square

10:00am          Convocation

11:50am          Classes Begin

4:00pm          Global Campus Connection Meet-Up  (Required for all who signed up for GCC)

 

Friday, September 8th from 3:30-5:00pm Involvement Fair




International FY Schedule for the Gold Group

Welcome to the New Student Orientation (NSO) Schedule. During NSO, students will have the opportunity to engage in a service trip, meet fellow students, connect with faculty, and learn about various offices on campus that will support your success at PLU.

All meals are on your own, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, August 29th

All day         Check in at Campus Safety for Housing Move-In

1:30pm         Shopping Shuttle

6:00pm        Evening Social: Dinner in Parkland

 

Wednesday, August 30th

8:30am         International Student Welcome & Orientation  (Required)

1:30pm         Campus Tour

2:30pm         Undergraduate School of Business Student Meeting

3:00pm         Shopping Shuttle

6:00pm         Evening Social: Bowling

 

Thursday, August 31st

8:30am         Essential Online Resources  (Required)

10:00am        Overview of Immigration Policy & Benefits  (Required)

12:00pm      Lunch and Trip to Downtown Tacoma

6:00pm         Dinner in Downtown Tacoma


Friday, September 1st (Required for all new students)

11:00am           International Student Group Photo  (Required)

11:30am           Welcome & Resource Luncheon  (Required)

2:00pm           NSO Welcome

3:00pm            Lute Group Meeting

5:00pm            Community Meetings

6:00pm            Family Farewell Tradition and Dinner  

 

Saturday, September 2nd (Required for all new students)

8:30am            Lutes as Active Bystanders

9:30am            On The Road

3:30pm            The "College" Experience

7:00pm            Lute Follies (Optional)

7:00pm            Block Party (Optional)

 

Sunday, September 3rd (Required for all new students)

8:45am            Vocation at PLU

9:30am           On Campus Day with your Lute Group

3:30pm            Lutes@Play

7:45pm            Sound Off - Foss Field (Optional)

8:30pm            Student Activities Board Activities (Optional)

Monday, September 4th (Required for all new students)

9:00am            Common Reading

2:15pm            Resource Workshops

8:30pm            Wing Meetings

 

Tuesday, September 5th (Required for all new students)

8:45am            Academic Advising Meeting

9:40am            Students Gather in Red Square

10:00am          Convocation

11:50am          Classes Begin

4:00pm          Global Campus Connection Meet-Up  (Required for all who signed up for GCC)

 

Friday, September 8th from 3:30-5:00pm Involvement Fair


International FY Schedule for the Black Group

Welcome to the New Student Orientation (NSO) Schedule. During NSO, students will have the opportunity to engage in a service trip, meet fellow students, connect with faculty, and learn about various offices on campus that will support your success at PLU.

All meals are on your own, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, August 29th

All day         Check in at Campus Safety for Housing Move-In

1:30pm         Shopping Shuttle

6:00pm        Evening Social: Dinner in Parkland

 

Wednesday, August 30th

8:30am         International Student Welcome & Orientation  (Required)

1:30pm         Campus Tour

2:30pm         Undergraduate School of Business Student Meeting

3:00pm         Shopping Shuttle

6:00pm         Evening Social: Bowling

 

Thursday, August 31st

8:30am         Essential Online Resources  (Required)

10:00am        Overview of Immigration Policy & Benefits  (Required)

12:00pm      Lunch and Trip to Downtown Tacoma

6:00pm         Dinner in Downtown Tacoma


Friday, September 1st (Required for all new students)

11:00am           International Student Group Photo  (Required)

11:30am           Welcome & Resource Luncheon  (Required)

2:00pm           NSO Welcome

3:00pm            Lute Group Meeting

5:00pm            Community Meetings

6:00pm            Family Farewell Tradition and Dinner

Saturday, September 2nd (Required for all new students)

8:30am            Lutes as Active Bystanders

9:30am            On Campus Day with your Lute Group

3:30pm            The "College" Experience

7:00pm            Lute Follies (Optional)

7:00pm            Block Party (Optional)

 

Sunday, September 3rd (Required for all new students)

8:45am            Vocation at PLU

9:30am           On The Road

3:30pm            Lutes@Play

7:45pm            Sound Off - Foss Field (Optional)

8:30pm            Student Activities Board Activities (Optional)

 

Monday, September 4th (Required for all new students)

9:00am            Common Reading

2:15pm            Resource Workshops

8:30pm            Wing Meetings

 

Tuesday, September 5th (Required for all new students)

8:45am            Academic Advising Meeting

9:40am            Students Gather in Red Square

10:00am          Convocation

11:50am          Classes Begin

4:00pm          Global Campus Connection Meet-Up  (Required for all who signed up for GCC)

 

Friday, September 8th from 3:30-5:00pm Involvement Fair


On the Road - Sunday

On The Road is a fun, exciting activity that takes you off campus to learn about your community and meet fellow Lutes. Trips are designed around service, cultural experiences, and exploration.

On The Road trips are currently closed, but will be reopening on September 1st. Check back at Headquarters on the 1st if you would still like to attend an On The Road trip.
Trip Descriptions

Adams Street Family Emergency Shelter- Trip Full

The Tacoma Rescue Mission Adam's Family Shelter is an emergency shelter for some of Tacoma's most vulnerable populations. They provide overnight shelter, daytime classes, and meals for homeless families, women, and children. Students on this trip will assist with serving the lunchtime meal. Lunch Provided.

Associated Ministries: Paint Tacoma BeautifulTrip Full

Paint Tacoma, a program under Associated Ministries will paint the houses of 35 low-income or low-mobility families and individuals over the course of summer 2015. Students will complete painting work on 1-2 houses near PLU. Come out with your painting clothes to paint Tacoma beautiful! Lunch Provided.

Biking at Point Defiance- Trip Full

Have a bike that needs some riding? Or wanna ride a bike that needs some riding? Outdoor Rec is excited to take you on a bike ride along the 5 mile drive at Point Defiance. There are also trails for walking and exploring. Bikes will be provided if you need one!  Lunch Provided.

Coffee Shop Tour- Trip Full
Tacoma is home to an eclectic mix of fun and funky coffee shops, from iconic to unknown and everything in between! Join us as we tour some of the highlights of downtown java consumption, and bring a little spending money to sample their delights! Plan to visit Valhalla Coffee, Metronome Coffee, Anthem Coffee and Tea,Corina Bakery,or Q's Coffee House.

Edgeworks Climb- Trip Full

Take a wild ride over to 6th Ave Tacoma and experience the great wonders of Edgeworks Indoor Climbing Gym. On this trip you'll become belay certified, as well as have the opportunity to become an Edgeworks Climbing Gym member at a discounted price! Join Outdoor Rec in belaying, climbing, and crushing the game on this new OTR adventure!  Lunch Provided.


Kayaking Commencement Bay- Trip Full

Paddles up! Join Outdoor Rec while kayaking through our Puget Sound with a possibility of seeing some friendly harbor seals, a full-frontal view of Mt. Rainer, and getting to know PLU's bang'n OR guides. Cool off from the heat of orientation! Lunch Provided.


Nisqually Wildlife Refuge - Trip Full

Created in 1974 to protect the fish and wildlife native to the Pacific Northwest, the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge offers great sightings of many native plants and animals for your viewing pleasures! Outdoor Recreation will provide lunch, leadership, fun, and all things coast-y for you! Learn more about the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge here: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/nisqually-nwr. Lunch Provided.


Northwest Trek- Trip Full

Explore the wildlife that is native to our area in the unique habitat of Northwest Trek. This wildlife park is set in the foothills to provide an area of free roaming animals as well as dedicated exhibits for other specific animals. Ride on the tram and see various deer, bison, moose and other animals. Or go out on the park's nature trails. Make sure to bring a little spending money for snacks. https://www.nwtrek.org


Parkland Tour- Trip Full

Welcome to the new place that you will call home! This On the Road experience offers a behind-the-scenes look into the Parkland community. Come join as as we discover the hidden gems in Parkland including restaurants, shops, places to go on a date and ways to get involved! Don't wait until your senior year to learn about Parkland's offerings.

PLU Community Garden - Trip Full

The PLU Community Garden grows food year round, and donates hundreds of pounds of fresh produce to the Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Come celebrate the end of the summer growing season by harvesting produce, preparing beds for the fall, washing the food and preparing it for the Sunday food pantry opening.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium- Trip Full

Experience a trip filled with roaring animals, exotic sea creatures, and more as we meander over to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Meet the clouded leopard cubs, check out the penguins, view some neat aquatic creatures, and more! Learn more about the zoo here: http://www.pdza.org


Poo Poo Point Hike- Trip Full

On this expedition to the Issaquah Alps, we will climb a portion of Tiger Mountain with the reward of gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains, Lake Sammamish, and Seattle in the distance! In the trusted hands of two Outdoor Recreation trip leaders, you will be lead on a trip highlighting the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Lunch, laughter, transportation, and friendship are all offered to you! Follow this link for more info about the trail: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/poo-poo-point-chirico-trail. Lunch Provided.


Pretty Gritty Tours- Trip Full

Join us for an introduction to Tacoma. Our tour covers the most delicious places to eat, the greatest coffee shops, and the most haunted locations in this misunderstood city. Tacoma will be so close for the next few years, why not come explore the coolest places to hangout. This trip is partnering with PLU alum led Pretty Gritty Tours, with a tour tailored just for you. Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothes and shoes.

St. Leo's Nativity House- Trip Full

St. Leo's Nativity House sits in the middle of the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. As this area is traditionally one of the highest in homelessness and poverty, the Nativity House provides emergency shelter and daily meals for hundreds of men, women, and children. Students will serve the shelter by helping in the clothing bank or serving a meal. Lunch Provided.


Tacoma Rescue Mission- Trip Full

Tacoma Rescue Mission's downtown campus is an emergency shelter for some of Tacoma's most vulnerable populations. They provide overnight shelter, daytime classes, and meals for hundreds of at-risk youth and adults every day. Students on this trip will assist with serving the lunchtime meal. Lunch Provided.


Tai Chi at Chamber's Bay- Trip Full
Learn some of the benefits of tai chi: Burn calories, improve balance, release stress, improve flexibility, low impact, harmonize mind and body, refine focus, and have fun. In partnership with the Tai Chi and Qigong Wellness Center of Tacoma, we have planned a workshop that provides participants a basic understanding of tai chi movements. Participants will want to wear loose fitting clothing, comfortable shoes. Bring water bottles. Plan to eat ahead of time or bring a snack.


Titlow Park (Water front park) & Steamers- Trip Full
Head on down to the waterfront and take in the beauty of Titlow Park! With two walking trails, a lagoon, playfields, and more, Titlow Park has something to offer everyone. You might even get to see a seal! Afterward enjoy a tasty lunch over at Steamers Cafe. Bring something to toss around, or a game to play outside and some spending money.


The Washington State Fair- Trip Full

The Washington State fair, more commonly known as the Puyallup Fair, is a long standing tradition in our region. Seek some thrills on the rides like the Extreme Scream, eat some famous fair food like an Earthquake burger or a Fischer's Scone, or check out the exhibition center.  http://www.thefair.com/



After clicking the Submit button you will be redirected to an EventBrite page to complete your On The Road trip registration. Please make sure you complete all of the steps on the EventBrite site, in order to reserve your spot. You will also receive an email containing your EventBrite registration details. 
In order to help us in processing your registration: 
*Please use your PLU Email for contact email when reserving your spot. 

If you have any difficulties, please contact us at new@plu.edu.

On The Road - Saturday

On The Road is a fun, exciting activity that takes you off campus to learn about your community and meet fellow Lutes. Trips are designed around service, cultural experiences, and exploration.

On The Road trips are currently closed, but will be reopening on September 1st. Check back at Headquarters on the 1st if you would still like to attend an On The Road trip.
Trip Descriptions
Associated Ministries: Paint Tacoma BeautifulTrip Full

Paint Tacoma, a program under Associated Ministries will paint the houses of 35 low-income or low-mobility families and individuals over the course of summer 2015. Students will complete painting work on 1-2 houses near PLU. Come out with your painting clothes to paint Tacoma beautiful! Lunch Provided.


Biking at Point Defiance- Trip Full

Have a bike that needs some riding? Or wanna ride a bike that needs some riding? Outdoor Rec is excited to take you on a bike ride along the 5 mile drive at Point Defiance. There are also trails for walking and exploring. Bikes will be provided if you need one!Lunch Provided.

Coffee Shop Tour- Trip Full
Tacoma is home to an eclectic mix of fun and funky coffee shops, from iconic to unknown and everything in between! Join us as we tour some of the highlights of downtown java consumption, and bring a little spending money to sample their delights! Plan to visit Valhalla Coffee, Metronome Coffee, Anthem Coffee and Tea,Corina Bakery,or Q's Coffee House.

Edgeworks Climb- Trip Full

Take a wild ride over to 6th Ave Tacoma and experience the great wonders of Edgeworks Indoor Climbing Gym. On this trip you'll become belay certified, as well as have the opportunity to become an Edgeworks Climbing Gym member at a discounted price! Join Outdoor Rec in belaying, climbing, and crushing the game on this new OTR adventure!  Lunch Provided.

Kayaking Commencement Bay- Trip Full

Paddles up! Join Outdoor Rec while kayaking through our Puget Sound with a possibility of seeing some friendly harbor seals, a full-frontal view of Mt. Rainer, and getting to know PLU's bang'n OR guides. Cool off from the heat of orientation! Lunch Provided.


Knitting Class at Fibers Etc. & Coffee- Trip Full

Ever wanted to learn to knit and have fun with a group of people who share that desire? This is your opportunity. Roberta Lowes, wife of a former PLU professor, owns a local shop that will be opening its doors to our new students. Take this chance to see what you can do around town while not studying. Erica Fickeisen, our amazing baker, will be leading this group. There will also be a stop for some local coffee. Bring some money along for more yarn and goodies.


Nisqually Wildlife Refuge - Trip Full

Created in 1974 to protect the fish and wildlife native to the Pacific Northwest, the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge offers great sightings of many native plants and animals for your viewing pleasures! Outdoor Recreation will provide lunch, leadership, fun, and all things coast-y for you! Learn more about the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge here: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/nisqually-nwr. Lunch Provided.

Northwest Trek- Trip Full

Explore the wildlife that is native to our area in the unique habitat of Northwest Trek. This wildlife park is set in the foothills to provide an area of free roaming animals as well as dedicated exhibits for other specific animals. Ride on the tram and see various deer, bison, moose and other animals. Or go out on the park's nature trails. Make sure to bring a little spending money for snacks. https://www.nwtrek.org


Parkland Tour- Trip Full

Welcome to the new place that you will call home! This On the Road experience offers a behind-the-scenes look into the Parkland community. Come join as as we discover the hidden gems in Parkland including restaurants, shops, places to go on a date and ways to get involved! Don't wait until your senior year to learn about Parkland's offerings.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium- Trip Full

Experience a trip filled with roaring animals, exotic sea creatures, and more as we meander over to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Meet the clouded leopard cubs, check out the penguins, view some neat aquatic creatures, and more! Learn more about the zoo here: http://www.pdza.org

Poo Poo Point Hike- Trip Full

On this expedition to the Issaquah Alps, we will climb a portion of Tiger Mountain with the reward of gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains, Lake Sammamish, and Seattle in the distance! In the trusted hands of two Outdoor Recreation trip leaders, you will be lead on a trip highlighting the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Lunch, laughter, transportation, and friendship are all offered to you! Follow this link for more info about the trail: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/poo-poo-point-chirico-trail. Lunch Provided.


Pretty Gritty Tours- Trip Full

Join us for an introduction to Tacoma. Our tour covers the most delicious places to eat, the greatest coffee shops, and the most haunted locations in this misunderstood city. Tacoma will be so close for the next few years, why not come explore the coolest places to hangout. This trip is partnering with PLU alum led Pretty Gritty Tours, with a tour tailored just for you. Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothes and shoes.


Proctor Farmer's Market- Trip Full
Head over to Proctor Farmer's Market, a community tradition for over 20 years. It is a farmer-focused market that offers unparalleled fresh fruits and veggies. Enjoy an excursion into sustainable Tacoma agriculture!Bring some spending money for shopping and lunch at some of the nearby restaurants.


St. Leo's Nativity House- Trip Full

St. Leo's Nativity House sits in the middle of the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. As this area is traditionally one of the highest in homelessness and poverty, the Nativity House provides emergency shelter and daily meals for hundreds of men, women, and children. Students will serve the shelter by helping in the clothing bank or serving a meal. Lunch Provided.

Tacoma Art Museum & Glass Museum- Trip Full

Explore two of Tacoma's museums in one trip. Enjoy the only glass museum west of the Mississippi devoted expressly to the medium of glass. Explore the art that captures the Northwest spirit and is defined by the changes the area has seen with more continued growth and diversity. Students will need to bring their Lute cards on the trip and are encouraged to bring spending money for food while out. http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/ and http://museumofglass.org/


Tacoma Rescue Mission- Trip Full

Tacoma Rescue Mission's downtown campus is an emergency shelter for some of Tacoma's most vulnerable populations. They provide overnight shelter, daytime classes, and meals for hundreds of at-risk youth and adults every day. Students on this trip will assist with serving the lunchtime meal. Lunch Provided.

Tai Chi at Chamber's Bay- Trip Full
Learn some of the benefits of tai chi: Burn calories, improve balance, release stress, improve flexibility, low impact, harmonize mind and body, refine focus, and have fun. In partnership with the Tai Chi and Qigong Wellness Center of Tacoma, we have planned a workshop that provides participants a basic understanding of tai chi movements. Participants will want to wear loose fitting clothing, comfortable shoes. Bring water bottles. Plan to eat ahead of time or bring a snack.


Tea Tour of Tacoma- Trip Full
For those tea enthusiasts we have mapped out a tour of local shops that are right up your alley. These shops range from a cafe for drinking to loose leaf tea buying. Let the aromas of the various kinds entice you as you explore Tacoma. Plan to visit Mad Hat Tea Company, Ubiquitous Journey, Mimi's Teas, and Tea Madame.


Titlow Park (Water front park) & Steamers- Trip Full
Head on down to the waterfront and take in the beauty of Titlow Park! With two walking trails, a lagoon, playfields, and more, Titlow Park has something to offer everyone. You might even get to see a seal! Afterward enjoy a tasty lunch over at Steamers Cafe. Bring something to toss around, or a game to play outside and some spending money.


The Washington State Fair- Trip Full

The Washington State fair, more commonly known as the Puyallup Fair, is a long standing tradition in our region. Seek some thrills on the rides like the Extreme Scream, eat some famous fair food like an Earthquake burger or a Fischer's Scone, or check out the exhibition center.  http://www.thefair.com/




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