Family & Supporter LUTE Welcome (Orientation) Schedule @ a Glance

LUTE Welcome Week is packed with Lute traditions that will help your student transition to PLU and meet faculty, staff and peers. LUTE Welcome is also designed to welcome families and supporters to the Lute Community: Sessions on Friday, September 2, 2022 are designed just for you while your new student spends time with their peer-led LUTE Group. Family and supporters, including parents, grandparents, partners, spouses, children, siblings, cousins, friends, mentors, sponsors, etc. are a key part of each student’s transition and journey at PLU.

RSVP for Family & Supporter Orientation Today! 

A Note about Accessibility & Health Safety Information

Accommodations: To request accommodations, contact

Health & Safety: PLU requires that all students and employees be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus unless they have submitted documentation for a vaccination exemption and have been formally approved. Students and their families/supporters coming to campus for the first time or returning after an absence are strongly encouraged to participate in COVID PCR or antigen (rapid) testing prior to arrival. Mask wearing is supported at all times and strongly encouraged for major Welcome Weekend events.

Wearing masks and testing for COVID-19 ahead of attending these events is strongly encouraged for all new Lutes.
Move In & LW Check-In for Residents
First stop for new residential students!
8:00AM-11:30AMResidence Halls
(individual move-in times are assigned; check your PLU email for details)
LUTE Welcome (LW) Headquarters
Your one-stop-shop for all LW questions
8:00AM-4:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Grey Area (Main Floor, North Side of Building)
Campus Tour10:00AM-11:00AMDepart from Anderson University Center (AUC) Grey Area
Lunch on your own
10:30AM-1:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
DJS Coffee Stop
Optional: Join the Center for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS) for refreshments as you are moving into your residence hall or before/after you check in for NSO at the CAVE Commuter Welcome!
10:00AM-12:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Lower Level (outside room 150)
The CAVE Open House & LW Check-In for Commuter Students
First stop for new commuting students!
11:00AM-1:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Basement
Lute Legacy Lunch
For families & supporters who are also PLU alumni (and their new students)
12:00PM-1:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Scandinavian Cultural Center (Room 100)
By invitation (pre-registration required)
Campus Tour12:00 PM-1:00PMDepart from Anderson University Center (AUC) Grey Area
Learn what it means to join the Lute Community: Diversity, Justice, & Sustainability (DJS), Vocation, and Lutheran Higher Education.
1:00 PM-2:15PMOlson Gym
Navigating the Transition
A session for Lute families & supporters
2:15PM-3:45PMKaren Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (First Floor)
¡Bienvenidas, Bienvenidos, Bienvenides!
Una orientación para familias y comunidad en español
2:15PM-3:45PMKaren Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Ness Family Chapel Lobby (2nd Floor)
Reception & Resource Fair For Families, Supporters, & Students
4:00PM-5:00PMRed Square (in front of Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts)
Optional: Go to dinner with your student (on your own on- or off-campus)
5:00PM-7:00PM Anderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)

Free Admission for New Lutes: First 3 weeks of Competition

Using our online ticket portal (HomeTown Ticket App or and using the Passcode: NewLuteFan2022 all new Lutes can come out to a game or match in the first two weeks for free! Come and be a part of the Lute Legion! The following Home games are eligible: 

Men’s Soccer vs. Highline CC – 9/1 at 12:00pm
Women’s Soccer vs. Piedmont College – 9/1 at 2:30pm
Women’s Soccer vs Emory University – 9/3 at 4:00pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Marian University – 9/3 at 7:00pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Colorado College – 9/5 at 12:00pm
Volleyball vs. Whitworth – 9/16 at 7:00pm
Women’s Soccer vs. Pacific – 9/17 at 12:00pm
Volleyball vs. Whitman – 9/17  at 6:00pm
Women’s Soccer vs. Linfield – 9/18 at 12:00pm

All soccer matches take place at Lute Soccer Field on the Synthetic Turf. All Volleyball Matches take place in Olson Gymnasium.