First Year LUTE Welcome Week Schedule @ a Glance

Your first days at LUTE Welcome Week are packed with Lute traditions that will help you transition to PLU and meet faculty, staff and peers.
Your detailed schedules will be shared in the LUTE Life app in August.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
LUTE Welcome Student Check-in & Headquarters9:00 am-3:00 pmVirtual in LUTE Life app & in person under tent in Red Square
Residential Student Check-in8:30 am-3:00 pmResidence Halls, assigned times
The CAVE Open House for Commuter Students9:00-3:00 pmDrop in anytime during these hours to The Cave and meet our Commuter Advocates and learn about resources just for Commuters.
Finding Your LUTE HOME:
Family, Supporters, & Students (2 options for attendance)
11:00 am-Noon and 2:00 pm-3:00 pmRed Square, Lawn
LET'S GO:
Meet Your LUTE JAM (Just Ask Me) Guide
4:00-5:00 pm Watch Your PLU Email for Your JAM group location
HUNGRY?
Dinner with your JAM group
5:00-7:00 pm AUC Commons, OMM (Old Main Market), Rotations
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR:
Residential Wing meetings hosted by RAs
7:00-8:00 pmWatch Your PLU Email for Your JAM group location
Commuters Think Tank Hang Out
Hosted by ASPLU
7:00-8:00 pmAUC 1st floor, Think Tank, Check out games, crafts, and more, while hanging out with peers. Optional
Welcome Home Lutes: S'mores & Fun
(Ultimate Glow in the Dark Frisbee, Volleyball, Outdoor sports, etc.)
8:00 pmFoss Field, (optional)
LUTE Performances & Open Mic 9:00 pmEastvold, (optional)
PLU Digital Discord Connections & Virtual GameseveningVirtual on own in PLU Digital Discord, (optional)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
WAKE UP with LANCELUTE: Insider Tips & Comedy, Breakfast on Your OwnAM message,
2-3 min.
Listen on own, Find a friend and check out AUC Commons, OMM (Old Main Market) for breakfast (optional).
Military-Affiliated Community Workshop8:00 amAUC 201, (military, veterans, ROTC, and students from military families)
1st Year JAM Group Meet Ups8:45 amDesignated JAM group location
Student Session Rotations #19:00 am-12:15 pmKHP (Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts), Hauge 100, Xavier 201
HUNGRY
Lunch Rotations with LUTE JAM group
12:15 pmDesignated JAM group location
Student Session Rotations #21:15-5:00 pmMortvedt Library, KHP (Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)
HUNGRY
Dinner Rotations
5:00 pm-7:30 pmAUC Commons, OMM (Old Main Market)
Think Tank Hang Out Hosted by ASPLU7:00-8:30 pmAUC 1st Floor Think Tank, Check out games, crafts, and more, while hanging out with peers. (optional)
Outdoor Movie9:00 pmFoss Field, (optional)
PLU Digital Discord Connections & Virtual GameseveningVirtual on own in PLU Digital Discord, (optional)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
WAKE UP with LANCELUTE: Insider Tips & ComedyAM message, 2-3 min.On Your Own
Hungry? Brunch10:00 amAUC Commons, Connect with a new friend and meet up for brunch! (optional)
Civic Journey TripsAll DaySign up soon for one of our unique journeys to learn more about our Pierce County
Hungry? Dinner5:00 pm-7:30 pmAUC Commons
LUTE Follies
2 Performances
7:00 pm & 8:00 pm
KHP (Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)
WELCOME HOME: Residential Community Connections
hosted by Residence Hall Association (RHA)
9:00-10:00 pmYour Residence Hall
PLU Digital Discord Connections & Virtual GameseveningVirtual on own in PLU Digital Discord, (optional)
Recreation & Wellness Experiences Below Optional Experiences
Yoga, Open Gym, Pool, etc.
YogaTBAOlson - Optional
Open Gym11 am-5 pmOlson- Optional
Rec SwimNoon-4 pmPool- Optional
Lap SwimNoon-4 pmPool- Optional
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
WAKE UP with LANCELUTE:
Insider Tips & Comedy
AM message,
2-3 min.
Listen on own
Class of 2025 Photo10:00 amFoss Field
LUTES @ Play 10:30 amFoss Field
LUTES @ Play Interupted (Quieter)10:30 amOlsen 104
LUTE JAM Group Meet-Ups2:00 pmDesignated JAM group locations
Residential Life Building meetings
(residential students)
7:00 pmResidence Halls

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.