We Look Forward to Meeting You

LUTE Welcome Week – New Student Orientation is an exciting series of experiences designed to welcome new students to PLU’s vibrant community and allow you to get connected, to be involved and to stay informed.

Interested in finding a job, studying abroad, and/or joining a LUTE club? Your JAM group guide will connect you to these resources and more, while you make friends with fellow Lutes.

First Year LUTE Week Orientation Schedule @ a Glance

Your first days at LUTE Welcome Week are packed with Lute traditions that will help you transition to the PLU community.
Additionally, you will engage with faculty, staff and students to begin navigating your journey at PLU.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
LUTE Welcome Student Check-inALL DAYVirtual
Residential Student Check-in8:00 am-5:00 pmResidence Halls
*LUTE Welcome Orientation Headquarters Open8:30 am-3:00 pmAnderson University Center Grey Area
LET'S GO:
Meet Your LUTE JAM (Just Ask Me) Guide
2:00-4:00 pm Virtual LUTE JAM Group
LUTE WELCOME HOME:
President's message: What does it mean to be a LUTE?
4:00-4:30 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group
Life at PLU during COVID & Pledge4:30-5:00 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group
*DJS Reception:
Hosted by the Student Life Centers:
The Diversity Center, Campus Ministry, & Center for Gender Equity
5:00 pmTBA
*HUNGRY?
Dinner Rotations with LUTE JAM group
(residential students only)
5:00-8:00 pm Foss Field, Grab & Go
(orders thru GET app)
LUTE Lingo, Trivia, etc.AFTER DINNERVirtual LUTE JAM Group rotations
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR:
Residential Wing meetings hosted by RAs
8:00-9:00 pmResidence Halls, residential students only
*LUTE Late Knight & Virtual Games
(Animal Crossing, Minecraft, PLU youtube, etc.)
9:00 pm-ongoingVirtual, on your own, optional
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
WAKE UP with LUTES: Insider TipsAM message,
2-3 min.
Listen on own
*Wellness AM Options:
late breakfast, sleep, exercise, prayer, and/or virtual gaming
(Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Trivia, etc.)
Early AMVirtual, on own
*LUTE Welcome Headquarters Open8:00 am-5:00 pmAUC Gray Area
Military-Affiliated Community Workshop
(military-affiliated LUTES)
8:00-9:15 amVirtual, for military-affiliated students
*Commuters: The Cave is Open8:00-9:30 amAUC CAVE
Learning Community Welcome9:30-10:00 amVirtual LUTE JAM Group
Sounds of Solidarity:
Student storytellers share their intersectional narratives
and how they navigate PLU
10:00-11:30 amVirtual LUTE JAM Group
HUNGRY?
Lunch Rotations with LUTE JAM group
(residential students only)
11:30 AM-1:15 pmDelivered, includes Sunday breakfast
(order thru GET app on Friday)
What the Tech?
Academic Resources & Blended Learning
1:15-2:00 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group
Love What You Do:
Wild Hope Center for Vocation
3:00-4:00 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group
*Break Time
Hike, Walk, Explore, or Chill
4:00-7:00 pmOn own, optional
HUNGRY?
Dinner Rotations with LUTE JAM group
(residential students only)
5:00-8:00 pmFoss Field, Grab & Go
(orders thru GET app)
*LUTES @ Play:
Virtual Games
(Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Trivia, etc.)
7:00 pm - ongoingVirtual, optional
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
WAKE UP with LUTES: Insider TipsAM message,
2-3 min.
Listen on own
*Wellness AM Options:
late breakfast, sleep, exercise, prayer, hike, virtual gaming
(Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Trivia, etc.)
Early AMOn your own
*PLU Chapel 9:30 amVirtual, on your own, optional
*LUTE Welcome Orientation Headquarters Open10:00 am-7:00 pmAUC Gray Area
Living the LUTE Mission10:00-11:00 amVirtual LUTE JAM Group
You're a LUTE Now What?11:00 am-NoonVirtual LUTE JAM Group rotations
*Commuters: The Cave is OpenNoon-2:00 pmAUC CAVE
*HUNGRY?
Lunch Delivery
Noon-2:00 pmDelivered, includes Monday breakfast
(order thru GET app on Saturday)
From Arriving to Thriving2:00-3:00 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group
*HUNGRY?
Dinner Rotations
(residential students only)
5:00-8:00 pm Foss Field, Grab & Go
(orders thru GET app)
Sunday Night Live Fireplace Chat6:00-7:00 pmVirtual on own
LUTE Follies8:00-9:00 pmVirtual on own
WELCOME HOME: Residential Community connections
hosted by Residential Hall Association/Community (RHA/C)
9:00 pmVirtual, residential students
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
WAKE UP with LUTES: Insider TipsAM message,
2-3 min.
Listen on own
*HUNGRY?
Breakfast on your own or meet-up with a fellow LUTE (Optional)
8:00-10:00 amAUC Commons, Grab & Go
(orders thru GET app)
*LUTE Welcome Headquarters Open9:00 am-3:00 pmAUC Gray Area
*Finding a Job: PLU Opportunities Board9:00 amVirtual, on own
*Study Abroad & Global Learning Options9:30 amVirtual, on own
*PLU Common Reading10:00-11:00 amVirtual, LUTE JAM group
HUNGRY?
Lunch Rotations with LUTE JAM group
(residential students only)
11:00 am-2:00 pmAUC Commons, Grab & Go
(orders thru GET app)
LUTE JAM Group Meet-Ups, Class Prep
& LUTE Group Photo by PLU sign
1:00 am-2:00 pmLUTE JAM group rotations
Join, What? Explore PLU Clubs & Orgs, & ASPLU2:00-3:00 pmVirtual
HUNGRY?
Dinner Rotations with LUTE JAM group
(residential students only)
5:00-8:00 pmFoss Field, Grab & Go
(orders thru GET app)
IHON New Student Orientation:
What have you gotten into?
6:30 - 7:30 pmVirtual, International Honors Program students
LUTE WELCOME WEEK EVENTS DAY/TIME ACCESS
PLU Convocation: Ring in the New Academic YearTuesday, 9/8, 9 amVirtual
* ASPLU: Check out the 1st ASPLU meetingTuesday, 9/8, 7 pmVirtual
Common Reading Discussions Friday, 9/11, 2 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group
Engagement Fair: Connect with clubs, orgs, and PLU departments Friday, 9/11, 3-5 pmVirtual
*Queer Connections: LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty Meet and GreetTBATBA