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Transfer Student Orientation Fall 2017

Welcome Transfer Students - two students looking at schedule


September 1 – 5, 2017


New Student Orientation (or NSO) is a time to learn about the resources you will need to be successful during your time at PLU and to make connections with your fellow Lutes. All new transfer students are highly encouraged to participate in all days of NSO. In the four days before classes begin, you will engage with current students, other new students, PLU faculty, and staff as we invite you into your new PLU community. We look forward to meeting you all and being a part of your collegiate experience.

Transfer students are encouraged to participate in all activities during all days of NSO. Student with Mom checking in.


September 1 – 2, 2017

This fall PLU is welcoming 150+ Transfer students to our community. Honoring the multiple identities and responsibilities of transfer students, we have scheduled all required sessions for new transfer students on Friday and Saturday. At NSO you will prepare for your first semester by connecting with various academic resources including your academic advisor, academic assistance, career connections, and other important offices. In addition, you will learn about ways to become involved on campus and engage in exciting PLU traditions!

Transfer NSO Schedule

September 1 and 2 Required

Friday and Saturday are required for all Transfer Students and we encourage all students to attend all 5 days of NSO. See the full schedule below.

8:30 AMNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area9:00 PM
8:30 AMNSO and Residence Hall Check-inResidence Halls10:30 AM
10:30 AMLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons2:30 PM
11:00 AMDiversity Center Reception (Optional)AUC Regency Room12:30 PM
12:00 PMCommuter NSO Check-inKreidler Lounge1:30 PM
2:00 PMNSO WelcomeOlson Auditorium2:30 PM
2:30 PMNew Student PhotoFoss Field
2:30 PMLute Group MeetingFoss Field3:30 PM
3:30 PMAcademic Discussion with FacultyVarious Locations4:40 PM
4:45 PMPLU Resource WorkshopsVarious Locations6:00 PM
5:50 PMPresident's Welcome and NSO Family Farewell CeremonyOlson Auditorium
6:20 PMZero Waste Dinner (Provided by PLU)Foss Field or University Commons7:30 PM
8:00 PMResidential Wing MeetingResidence Halls8:30 PM
8:30 PMRHC Social Activities (Optional)Residence Halls
7:30 AMBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 AMNSO Headquarters AUC Grey Area5:00 PM
8:30 AMLute Group Meet UpVarious Locations
8:45 AMAdulting: the PLU wayAUC CK Hall9:30 AM
9:30 AMSounds of SolidarityKaren Hille Phillips11:00 AM
11:00 AMLute Group MeetingRed Square11:30 AM
11:30 AMLutes as Active BystandersAUC12:30 PM
12:30 PMLunch (Covered by NSO)AUC CK Hall1:15 PM
1:20 PMLute Group MeetingVarious Locations3:00 PM
3:00 PMClosing SessionAUC CK Hall3:20 PM
3:30 PMLutes@Play (Optional)Foss Field
6:00 PMDinner on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
7:00 PMLuteFollies (Optional)Karen Hille Phillips7:45 PM
7:00 PMBlock Party (Optional)Red Square9:00 PM
7:45 PMLuteFollies (Repeat Performance) (Optional)Karen Hille Phillips8:30 PM
7:30 AMBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 AMNSO Headquarters OpenAUC Grey Area5:00 PM
9:30 AMOn The RoadVarious Locations3:00 PM
3:30 PMThe "College" Experience (Optional)Olson Auditorium5:00 PM
6:00 PMDinner on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
7:00 PMSound Off Practice (Optional)Various Locations
7:45 PMSound Off (Optional)Foss Field
8:30 PMStudent Activities Board Evening Activities (Optional)AUC CAVE
8:00 AMNSO Headquarters OpenAUC Grey Area4:00 PM
6:00 PMDinner On Your Own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:30 PMResidence Hall Wing Meeting Residence Halls

8:45 amAcademic Advising Meeting Classrooms
9:40 amStudents GatheringRed Square
10:00 amConvocation Olson Auditorium
11:50 amClasses begin

3:30 PMInvolvement Fair (Optional)Foss Field5:00 PM