Welcome to PLU

We are excited to welcome you to the Lute community on February 5.

We look forward to meeting you. Whether you are coming to PLU as a first-year or transfer student, New Student Orientation (NSO) will assist in a smooth and enjoyable transition to PLU. 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. You will engage with students, faculty and staff as we welcome you to PLU!

Important Dates:

  • Spring Transfer & First Year Student Orientation Schedule: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • International Student Orientation Schedule: February 4, 2020
  • Residential Student Move-In: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 1 p.m.

Questions in the meantime? Contact the Orientation team at new@plu.edu!

Welcome new Lutes

New Student Orientation is an exciting event designed to welcome new students to PLU’s vibrant community and allow you to get connected, to be involved and to stay informed. It 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.

We look forward to meeting you

We will help you prepare for your first semester by directing you to various academic resources including your academic advisor, academic assistance, career connections, and other essential offices. You will learn about ways to become involved on campus and engage in exciting PLU traditions. We look forward to meeting you and being a part of your collegiate experience.

Schedule: February 5, 2020

9:30 a.m.Registration & CoffeeAnderson University Center (AUC), 2nd floor Entryway
10 a.m.WelcomeAUC Regency Room
10:15 a.m.Becoming a Lute: Diversity, Justice, Sustainabiliy (DJS)AUC Regency Room
11 a.m.Academic Success (Gen Ed, Faculty Connections, Class Schedules, Tech at PLU: Sakai, Banner, Google)AUC 201
NoonAcademic Disciplines & Area Lunch with Faculty and TutorsAUC Regency Room
1-3 p.m.Lute Groups: topics include Study Abroad, Tours, Commuter resources, Campus Life, Exploring Vocation & Purpose @ PLU and Student Employment, etc.)The Cave, Nesvig
3 p.m.FarewellAUC Regency Room
3 p.m.Military-Affiliated SessionAUC 213

I have registered for classes. What do I do next?


Once you are registered for classes, you will be able to get your PLU ID card. At PLU your ID Card is called your Lute Card.

Lutecard Services >


Purchase your books for class. You could even read ahead.

Online Bookstore >

Parking Pass

If you drive during your time at PLU, you will to register your vehicle with PLU Campus Safety and get a parking pass.

Parking at PLU >