Continuing Student LUTE Welcome Schedule @ a Glance

If you were a new student in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021, LUTE Welcome Week looked a little different. Now that we are able to resume some of our Lute traditions that will help new students transition to PLU and meet faculty, staff and peers, we wanted to invite you to join us with a unique schedule built just for you!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2021 - LUTE Refresh EVENTS
Designed specifically for continuing students!
TIMELOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
LUTE Welcome (LW) Headquarters
Continuing students can check in for more details about LUTE Refresh sessions (designed just for you!)
8:30AM-12:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Grey Area (Main Floor, North Side of Building)
Time for LUTE Refresh!
A welcome session for continuing students who were new in 2020!
9:00AM-10:00AMAnderson University Center (AUC) Regency Room (203)
LUTE Refresh Rotating Sessions
20 minute rotating sessions

Thriving in the Post-Pandemic Classroom (Scan Cultural Center, AUC 100)
Go Lutes! PLU Athletics & Outdoor Rec (AUC, CK WEST)
What are my options to eat and hang out? Dining & Res Life (AUC, CK EAST)
My Health and Well-Being Needs Attention (AUC 133)
Academic Resources, YES PLEASE! (Regency, AUC 203)
Student Financial Services: Money, Bills, Financial Aid (AUC 201)
10:00-10:30AM
10:30-11:00AM
11:00-11:30AM
Anderson University Center (AUC) - Various Locations
Campus Tour 11:30AM-12:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Headquarters (Grey Area)
Military-Affiliated Community Meeting
For continuing Veterans, ROTC, and students from military families
1:00PM-2:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC), Room 201
Veterans Community Meeting
For continuing Veterans
2:00PM-3:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC), Room 201
Featured Speaker: Jason Kilmer
Encouraged: Check out this engaging talk about making healthy choices as a Lute!
7:15PM-8:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Various Rooms & Virtual via Zoom Link (PLU epass required to access link)

Sunday is the only strongly encouraged day for continuing students, particularly Class of 2024 Students (i.e., those who started Fall 2020 or Spring 2021); however, you are also encouraged to join us on Friday, Saturday, and Monday for additional sessions to support your transition (back) to PLU!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
Move In & LW Check-In for Residents
First stop for Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 continuing residential students!
8:30AM-3:00PMResidence 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
9:00AM-4:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Grey Area (Main Floor, North Side of Building)
Campus Tour10:00AM-11:00AMDepart from the tent in Red Square (in front of Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)
Student Financial Services & PLU Pledge
Drop by to learn more about financial aid and Lute Loan Safety Net
10:00AM-3:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC), Room 212
HUNGRY?
Lunch on your own
10:30AM-1:30PM208 Garfield, Anderson University Center (AUC) Commons, & Old Main Market (OMM)
The CAVE Open House & LW Check-In for Commuter Students
First stop for Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 continuing commuting students!
12:00PM-2:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Basement
Campus Tour12:00 PM-1:00PMDepart from the tent in Red Square (in front of Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)
PLU Campus Resource Fair
Meet & greet with PLU Campus Resources, including: Student Financial Services, Office of Accessibility & Accommodation, Residential Life, Hospitality Services & Campus Restaurants (Dining), and more!
3:00PM-5:00PMRed Square
(under the tent)
LUTE Welcome Home:
For Families, Supporters, & Students
4:00PM-5:00PMRed Square & Lawn North of Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
HUNGRY?
Dinner on your own
5:00PM-7:00PM Anderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR:
Residential Wing Meetings hosted by Resident Assistants (RAs)
7:00PM-8:00PMLearn your individual wing meeting location from your RA when you move in
AUC Open Late: Lutes @ Nite (optional)
Games: Board Games (in AUC 133) and Jackbox Games (on Discord) hosted by Engage Ambassadors
Movie: Luca (in CAVE)
Activity: PLU Trivia hosted by Residence Hall Association & ASPLU
8:00PM-11:00PMIn-Person in the Anderson University Center (AUC) and virtual via PLU's Digital Campus (on Discord)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
HUNGRY?
Breakfast on your own
7:00AM-9:00AMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
LUTE Welcome (LW) Headquarters
Your one-stop-shop for all LW questions
7:30AM-4:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Grey Area (Main Floor, North Side of Building)
HUNGRY?
Lunch on your own
11:30AM-1:45PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
DJS Desserts
DJS = Diversity, Justice, & Sustainability
11:45AM-1:15PMLawn North of Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Military-Affiliated Community Meeting
For new Veterans, ROTC, and students from military families
1:00PM-2:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC), Room 201
Veterans Community Meeting
For new Veterans
2:00PM-3:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC), Room 201
HUNGRY?
Dinner on your own
5:00PM-7:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
AUC Open Late: Lutes @ Nite
Games: Board Games (in AUC 133) and Jackbox Games (on Discord) hosted by Engage Ambassadors
Movie (Double Feature!): Soul & Luca (in CAVE)
7:00PM-11:00PMIn-Person in the Anderson University Center (AUC) and virtual via PLU's Digital Campus (on Discord)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2021 - EVENTS
The following are optional events! Join as you are interested and able!
TIMELOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
HUNGRY?
Brunch time!
10:30AM-1:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
Open Gym
Optional: Health & Wellness Opportunity
11:00AM-5:00PMOlson Gym
Stay 'n Play Activities
Optional: Each residence hall & the CAVE will host a fun activity that all are welcome to attend!
11:00AM-5:00PMResidence Halls: Rotating Times & Locations
(see details below)
Stay 'n Play in Hong
Optional: Study Away Trivia & Drop in Wang Center Advising
11:00AM-12:30PMLanguage Resource Center in Hong
Stay 'n Play in Tingelstad
Optional: Rock Painting
12:00PM-2:00PMTingelstad First Floor Lobby
Open Weight Room
Optional: Health & Wellness Opportunity
12:00PM-4:00PMNames Fitness Center
Rec & Lap Swim
Optional: Health & Wellness Opportunity
12:00PM-4:00PMPool
Stay 'n Play in Hinderlie
Optional: Makerspace Open Hours
12:30PM-2:00PMHinderlie Makerspace (Ground Floor)
Yoga
Optional: Health & Wellness Opportunity
1:00PM-2:00PMMemorial Gym (enter through Names Fitness Center)
Pre-register through imleagues.com (search PLU & create an account using your PLU email address)
Stay 'n Play in Harstad
Optional: House of Harstad
1:00PM-2:30PMHarstad First Floor Lobby
LUTES @ Play
Optional: The PLU Football Team is hosting a high energy mixer filled with fun
2:30PM-3:30PMFoss Field
Stay 'n Play in Ordal & Stuen
Optional: International Snack Time
2:30PM-4:00PMOrdal First Floor Lobby
Stay 'n Play in Pflueger & South
Optional: Pflouth Pfield Day
3:00PM-5:00PMCheck in at Pflueger Front Desk
Ultimate Frisbee
Optional: Fun event
3:30PM-5:00PMFoss Field
Stay 'n Play: CAVE Games
Meet other new Lutes in the commuter lounge
4:00PM-6:00PMThe CAVE (Anderson University Center Basement)
HUNGRY?
Dinner on your own
5:00PM-7:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
AUC Open Late: Lutes @ Nite
Games: Board Games (in AUC 133) and Jackbox Games (on Discord) hosted by Engage Ambassadors
Movie: Coco (in CAVE)
8:30PM-11:00PMIn-Person in the Anderson University Center (AUC) and virtual via PLU's Digital Campus (on Discord)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
A Great Day To Rest
Take time to refresh for first day of classes & review Smart Start Student Checklist
All DayRelax on your own & peruse the Smart Start Checklist on the LUTE Welcome Webpage
HUNGRY?
Breakfast & lunch on your own
7:00AM-9:30AM
10:30AM-1:30PM
Anderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
COVID-19 Testing Center Open10:00AM-1:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC), Room 133
Open Weight Room
Optional: Health & Wellness Opportunity
12:00PM-4:00PMNames Fitness Center
CAVE Open Hours
A home away from home for commuters!
2:00PM-3:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Basement
HUNGRY?
Dinner on your own
4:30PM-7:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
Love Where You Live: Community Building
Residential Wing Meetings hosted by Resident Assistants (RAs)
7:00PM-8:00PMLearn your individual wing meeting location from your RA when you move in
AUC Open Late: Lutes @ Nite
Games: Jackbox Games (on Discord) hosted by Engage Ambassadors
Movie: Inside Out (in CAVE)
Activity: PLU Trivia hosted by Residence Hall Association & ASPLU
8:00PM-10:00PMIn-Person in the Anderson University Center (AUC) and virtual via PLU's Digital Campus (on Discord)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
HUNGRY?
Breakfast on your own
7:00AM-9:30AMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
Gather for Bell Ringing
Congregate in Red Square for the annual tradition of ringing the bell & processing to Convocation
9:40AM-10:00AMRed Square
Convocation
A PLU tradition to open the academic year!
10:00AM-11:30AMOlson Memorial Gym
HUNGRY?
Lunch on your own
10:30AM-2:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
First Day of Fall 2021 Semester
You got this, Lutes!
Starting at 11:50AMTip: check out your classroom locations during LUTE Welcome weekend ahead of your first day so you know where to go!
HUNGRY?
Dinner on your own
4:30PM-7:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)

LUTE Welcome (Continued): The First Six Weeks

The first six weeks is a critical time in a new semester for new and continuing students alike to get rooted and set their routines so they can THRIVE at PLUBelow is a list of Welcome Week events and other highlighted activities in the first six weeks of Fall 2021 semester to get you started! Throughout the academic year, check out the PLU Events Calendar to see even more!

LUTE Welcome (Back): The First Six Weeks
Open to ALL Lutes
DATE TIMELOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
Drop in Academic Advising
Pop by and say hello to your academic advisor!
Tuesday, 9/7/21 thru
Friday, 9/10/21
9:00AM-5:00PMCenter for Student Success (Mortvedt Library)
Community Coffee Hour & Chapel Moment Wednesdays
(beginning 9/8/21)
10:15AM-11:15AM
(drop in anytime)
Red Square
Friday PrayersFridays
(beginning 9/10/21)
10:15AM-11:15AM
(drop in anytime)
Red Square
Black Lives Matter Flag RaisingFriday, 9/10/2112:00PM-2:00PMRed Square
NSCI Opportunity Fair
Learn about the Division of Natural Sciences at PLU!
Friday, 9/10/212:00PM-3:00PMOutside between Morken and Rieke (lower campus)
Campus Resource FairFriday, 9/10/214:00PM-6:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC)
RHA Block PartyFriday, 9/10/218:00PM-10:00PMRed Square
Initial Academic Advising Meetings
Academic Advisors will schedule a time to meet with each of their students 1:1 during the month of September!
Friday, 9/10/21 thru
Friday, 10/1/21
Various TimesCenter for Student Success (Mortvedt Library)
University CongregationSundays
(beginning 9/12/21)
5:00PM-6:00PMNess Family Chapel
Monday WordMondays
(beginning 9/13/21)
30-minute recorded conversationCampus Ministry Website
Students of Color RetreatFriday, 9/17/21 &
Saturday, 9/18/21
begins 5:00PM on 9/17To Be Announced (TBA)
Study Away FairWednesday, 9/22/2110:00AM-2:00PMRed Square
Engagement Fair
Learn about clubs & organizations at PLU! Join or start a club today
Friday, 9/24/214:00PM-6:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC)
Campus Ministry & Wild Hope RetreatSaturday, 9/25/2110:30AM-2:30PMNesvig Alumni House
Homecoming & Family Week Tuesday, 9/28/21 thru
Sunday, 10/3/21
Various TimesVarious Locations
LuteConnects
Resident Assistants will schedule a time to meet with each of their residents 1:1 during the month of October!
October (all month)Various Times RAs & Residents Choose
Queer Student RetreatFriday, 10/8/21
Saturday, 10/9/21
To Be Announced (TBA)To Be Announced (TBA)