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 the PLU community.
Additionally, you will engage with faculty, staff and students to begin navigating your journey at PLU.

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LUTE WELCOME WEEK EVENTS DAY/TIME ACCESS
PLU Convocation: Ring in the New Academic YearVirtual, Required, Link to Watch
DJS ReceptionTuesday, 9/8, 5:30-6:30 pmVirtual, Info for Connecting Here
ASPLU: Check out the 1st ASPLU meetingTuesday, 9/8, 7 pmVirtualLink here for Zoom info
Chapel BeginsWednesday, 9/9, 10:30-11 amVirtual, Info on Connecting Here
Queer Connections: LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty Meet and GreetThursday, 9/10, 2:30-3:30pmVirtual Info On Connecting Here
Common Reading Discussions Friday, 9/11, 2 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Groups for those not in a 101 class.
Link here for Zoom info
Discussion Videos Here (right side website)
Engagement Fair: Connect with clubs, orgs, and PLU departments Friday, 9/11, 4-6 pmVirtual, on own,
Click here & register as a “job seeker” to participate
University CongregationSunday, 9/13, 5 pmVirtual, Info on Connecting Here
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
LUTE Welcome Student Check-inALL DAYVirtual, Required
Order Food for Next Day, Saturday, before 10 a.m. TodayOrder Here
Residential Student Check-in8:00 am-5:00 pmResidence Halls
LUTE Welcome Orientation Headquarters Open10:00 am-3:00 pmAnderson University PLU Clock Tower
LET'S GO:
Meet Your LUTE JAM (Just Ask Me) Guide
2:00-4:00 pm Virtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
LUTE WELCOME HOME:
President's message: What does it mean to be a LUTE?
4:00-4:30 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
Life at PLU during COVID & Pledge4:30-5:00 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
HUNGRY?
Dinner
(residential students only)
4:30-7:00 pm Students in Quarantine
Dinners will be delivered to your room in your Residence Hall.
Black Lives Matter Flag Raising 6:00 pmVirtual Link here for Zoom info
LUTE Lingo, Trivia, etc.7:00 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR:
Residential Wing meetings hosted by RAs
8:00-9:00 pmVirtual, residential students only,
Watch Your PLU Email for Your Link to Connect
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
Order Food for Next Day before 10 a.m. TodayOrder Here
WAKE UP with LUTES: Insider TipsAM message,
2-3 min.
Listen on own, Required
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-4:00 pmAUC Gray Area
Military-Affiliated Community Workshop
(military-affiliated LUTES)
8:00-9:15 amVirtual, for military-affiliated students
Link to info and Zoom access
Learning Community Welcome9:15-10:00 amVirtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
Sounds of Solidarity: Program,
Student storytellers share their intersectional narratives and how they navigate PLU
10:00-11:30 amVirtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
Link to Zoom info here
dCenter Discussions All Welcome11:30 amVirtual, on own Link to Zoom info here
HUNGRY?
Lunch
(residential students only)
between 11:00 AM-2:00 pmStudents in Quarantine: Delivered, includes Sunday breakfast -
Orders Must Be Placed by 10 am day before
What the Tech?
Academic Resources & Blended Learning
1:15-2:00 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
Love What You Do:
Wild Hope Center for Vocation
2:00-3:00 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
Break Time
Hike, Walk, Explore, or Chill
3:00-5:00 pmOn own, optional
HUNGRY?
Dinner
(residential students only)
4:30-7:00 pmStudents in Quarantine
Dinners will be delivered to your room in your Residence Hall.
LUTES @ Play Kick Off
& Virtual Games
(Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Trivia, etc.)
7:00 pm - ongoingVirtual, optional - Gaming in Discord Channels,
Watch @plucampuslife Instagram for LUTES @ Play or Student Engagement website
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
Order Food for Next Day before 10 a.m. TodayOrder Here
WAKE UP with LUTES: Insider TipsAM message,
2-3 min.
Listen on own, Required
Wellness AM Options:
late breakfast, sleep, exercise, prayer, hike, virtual gaming
(Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Trivia, etc.)
Early AMOn your own
PLU Chapel 9:15-9:45 amVirtual, on your own, optional
Living the LUTE Mission10:00-11:00 amVirtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
You're a LUTE Now What?11:00 am-NoonVirtual LUTE JAM Group rotations, Required
HUNGRY?
Lunch
(residential students only)
between 11:00 AM-2:00 pmStudents in Quarantine: Delivered, includes Sunday breakfast -
Orders Must Be Placed by 10 am day before
From Arriving to Thriving2:00-3:00 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
Lutheran Education & Heritage
3:00-3:30 pmVirtual LUTE JAM Group, Required
Sunday Live Chat President Allan Belton, Joanna Royce-Davis,
Vice President for Student Life & Gracie Anderson, ASPLU President -
Link to submit questions.
4:00-5:00 pmVirtual on own, Link to Connect
HUNGRY?
Dinner
(residential students only)
4:30-7:00 pm Students in Quarantine
Dinners will be delivered to your room in your Residence Hall.
LUTE Follies8:00-9:00 pmVirtual on own, Required
WELCOME HOME: Residential Community Connections
hosted by Residence Hall Association (RHA)
9:00 pmVirtual, required for residential students only,
Link here for Zoom info
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION/ACCESS
Order Food for Next Day before 10 a.m. TodayOrder Here
WAKE UP with LUTES: Insider Tips and Breakfast on Your OwnAM message,
2-3 min.
Listen on own
Finding a Job: PLU Opportunities Board9:00 amVirtual, on own, optional, Video
Study Abroad & Global Learning Options9:30 amVirtual, on own, Video
PLU Common Reading10:00-11:00 amVirtual, LUTE JAM group
HUNGRY?
Lunch
(residential students only)
between 11:00 AM-2:00 pmStudents in Quarantine: Delivered, includes Sunday breakfast -
Orders Must Be Placed by 10 am day before
LUTE JAM Group, Class Prep
1:00-2:00 pmLUTE JAM group, Class Prep Info
Join, What? Explore PLU Clubs & Orgs, & ASPLU2:00-3:00 pmVirtual, Clubs & Orgs Info Here
HUNGRY?
Dinner
(residential students only)
4:30-7:00 pmStudents in Quarantine
Dinners will be delivered to your room in your Residence Hall.
IHON New Student Orientation: , (IHON students only)
What have you gotten into?
6:30 - 7:30 pmVirtual
Link here for Zoom info
, International Honors Program students

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.