Directions to PLU
Pacific Lutheran University is located seven miles south of downtown Tacoma Washington, at the intersection of Garfield Street S. & Park Avenue S. This year’s Rachel Carson Lecture will be held in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts (KHP).
Address: 12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98447
From Interstate 5 (North or South)
- Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512
- Continue on 512 for approximately two miles
- Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit.
- Turn right on Pacific Avenue S.
- Turn right on Garfield St.
- Turn left on Park Ave. to reach the Harstad and University Center parking lots.
- Turn right on Park Ave to reach the Mortvedt Library parking lot.
- Street parking is also available.
- The Karen Hille Phillips Center is located at the heart of the PLU campus in Red Square. Follow the sidewalk between Harstad and the Anderson University Center, keeping to the right of the clock tower. KHP will be ahead to the right.
Parking is free for this event and no parking passes are required.
Tobacco Free Campus
Pacific Lutheran University has had a longstanding commitment to promote and support a healthy and safe campus environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. In keeping with that commitment, the university has been a tobacco-free campus since June 1, 2012.