Have questions about your LUTE Welcome orientation experience?
Check out our FAQs below.
WHERE DO I GET THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON PLU'S SAFETY EXPECTATIONS, INCLUDING RETURN TO LEARNING, ATTESTATION, QUARANTINE, TESTING, ETC.?
WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY OR STABLE INTERNET?
We are committed to ensuring our virtual orientation options will be accessible to all students. If you run into any challenges completing orientation virtually, contact Campus Life and we will be happy to help. We encourage you to use an ethernet cable, if possible, for increased stability with wifi. Thus, if you are planning on living on campus you are highly recommended to bring an ethernet cable and potentially a splitter to connect multiple devices.
Additionally, you have the ability to access campus wifi from a variety of places around campus, including our designated Commuter spaces and indoor and outdoor locations. Students needing advice on purchasing a laptop can visit the ITS page for recommendations.
I AM ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH PLU, WHY SHOULD I ATTEND LUTE WELCOME?
I live locally, I know someone who works at or attends PLU, or I have a family member who attended PLU.
While we realize you may be familiar with campus, LUTE Welcome Orientation is about so much more. Through all three connections, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about campus resources, meet your academic resources and connect with both new and returning PLU students. Don’t forget, attendance at LUTE Welcome is required for first year and transfer students.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION?
Sign up here for access to LUTE Welcome experiences! You only need to register once for access to all steps and events. Once your reservation is submitted and you have completed class registration, you will receive access to the New Student LUTE Welcome Sakai site. If you have difficulty with the online reservation form or you have other questions, please contact Student Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOULD FAMILY MEMBERS/SUPPORTERS ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION?
Due to on-going and anticipated concerns regarding COVID-19, we will offer some LUTE Family & Supporter Orientation virtual sessions. We will also share many of the LUTE Welcome student sessions on the Family & Supporters site so you have the option of hearing the messages from campus leaders and learning about the resources that will support your students’ success at PLU.
Family members and supporters, including parents, grandparents, partners, spouses, children, siblings, cousins, friends, mentors, sponsors, etc. are a key part of each new student’s transition and journey at PLU. With this in mind, we will have a series of touch points throughout the year to connect with family and supporters virtually, to help them, support their student through the college experience.
HOW WILL MY RESERVATION FOR LUTE WELCOME EXPERIENCE ACCESS BE CONFIRMED?
When you complete your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. All correspondence regarding LUTE Welcome Orientation will be done via email, so please make sure to check your PLU email often!
WHAT IF I DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL?
There are a few possible reasons you may not receive a confirmation email. Confirm that you hit submit on your reservation request. Check the junk folder and settings on your PLU email account. If you still have not received a confirmation email after completing these steps, please contact our office at email@example.com and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
HOW LONG ARE THE LUTE WELCOME EXPERIENCES?
- The content in New Student LUTE Welcome Sakai is estimated to take 2-4 hours to review and may be done at your own pace.
- The LUTE Welcome Weekend connections will consist of small group JAM (Just Ask Me) sessions, a variety of choose your own LUTE adventure video content, access to social experiences (LUTE scavenger hunt, gaming, trivia, movie showings, and more) and multiple connections throughout Friday, September 3 to Monday, September 6. In addition, we plan to utilize this time to cover important campus information and updates. A detailed schedule will be shared in the LUTE Life app calendar prior to LUTE Welcome Week.
The LUTE Engagement Fair, where you will connect with clubs and organizations at PLU and be able to talk with student leaders and campus departments will occur later in September. More information will be shared on how to access this virtual event.
ARE THERE AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATIONS IF NEEDED?
If you or your family/supporters need accommodations to fully participate in the various experiences offered as part of LUTE Welcome, please indicate this on your orientation reservation form and apply through the Office of Accessibility and Accommodation, part of the Dean of Students office, within the Division of Student Life. OAA is dedicated to ensuring equitable access and inclusion for all students with disabilities. OAA serves students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. Students partner with the OAA office, faculty, and staff to establish reasonable accommodations and services to receive equitable access to academic and co-curricular opportunities. Reasonable accommodation will be provided at no cost to the student on a case-by-case basis as recommended in the student’s documentation of a disability and as determined by the DSS Coordinator.
You may also contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to share specific questions. Advanced notification will allow us more opportunity to connect you or your family members/supporters with the appropriate resources or accommodations.
ARE LUTE WELCOME ORIENTATION EXPERIENCES REQUIRED?
Orientation is required for first year and transfer students.
To ensure students have the information they need, we will be monitoring participation and following up to offer support in engaging in LUTE Welcome.
We look forward to welcoming you in September.