Transfer LUTE Welcome (New Student Orientation) Schedule @ a Glance

LUTE Welcome Week is packed with Lute traditions that will help you transition to PLU and meet faculty, staff and peers. All Fall 2021 New Students (including new International Students) will be assigned to a peer-led LUTE Welcome Group (commonly referred to as JAM Groups for “Just Ask Me”); individual LUTE Welcome Group locations will be available on your LUTE Welcome name tag, which new students will receive at Check In. Saturday is the only required day for new Transfer Students; however, new Transfer Students are encouraged to join us on Friday, Sunday, and Monday for additional sessions to support your transition to PLU!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2021 - EVENTS TIME LOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
LUTE Welcome (LW) Check in for Transfer Students
First stop for new transfer students!
8:00AM-8:15AMAnderson University Center (AUC) Grey Area (Main Floor, North Side of Building)
New Transfer Student Welcome 8:15AM-8:45AMAnderson University Center (AUC) Regency Room (201)
JAM Group Meet Ups & Rotating Sessions
Sounds of Solidarity & Lute Community Stewardship
9:00AM-12:00PMFind your individual JAM Group meeting location printed on your name tag, which you received at Check In
DJS Desserts
DJS = Diversity, Justice, & Sustainability
11:45AM-1:15PMLawn North of Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
LUNCH with ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS
Transfer Student Lunch with Deans, Departments, College/Schools
12:00PM-1:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Chris Knutson Room
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
JAM Group Meet Ups & Rotating Sessions
Introduction to Library Resources & Center for Student Success
2:00PM-5:00PMFind your individual JAM Group meeting location printed on your name tag, which you received at Check In
HUNGRY?
Dinner Rotations with your JAM Group (optional)
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)

We encourage Transfers to join us on Friday, Sunday, and Monday to learn more about navigating your journey at PLU and experience amazing events.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
Move In & LW Check-In for Residents
First stop for new 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
International Student Group Session & Photo
Required for new international students only
10:00AM-11:45AMMeet outside Anderson University Center (AUC) DJS Lounge (140)
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 new 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)
New Student Group Picture3:30PM-4:00PMFoss Field
LUTE Welcome Home:
For Families, Supporters, & Students
4:00PM-5:00PMRed Square & Lawn North of Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
HUNGRY?
Optional: Dinner with your JAM group - OR - go to dinner with Family/Supporters (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)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2021 - EVENTSTIMELOCATION &/or how to ACCESS
A Day for Wellbeing & PlayAll DayJoin us for a various activities to support your thriving at PLU
LUTE Welcome (LW) Headquarters
Your one-stop-shop for all LW questions
8:30AM-12:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Grey Area (Main Floor, North Side of Building)
JAM Group Meet Ups for Brunch & Fun Activities
Optional: Meet up with your JAM Group for food & fun!
10:30AMFind your individual JAM Group meeting location printed on your name tag, which you received at Check In
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
Study Away Trivia & Drop in Wang Center Advising
11:00AM-12:30PMLanguage Resource Center in Hong
Stay 'n Play in Tingelstad
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
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
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
International Snack Time
2:30PM-4:00PMOrdal First Floor Lobby
Stay 'n Play in Pflueger & South
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?
Encouraged: Go to Dinner with your JAM Group before the featured speaker!
5:00PM-7:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Commons & Old Main Market (OMM)
Featured Speaker: Jason Kilmer
Required session: View with your JAM Group
7:15PM-8:30PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Various Rooms & Virtual via Zoom Link (PLU epass required to access link)
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 Open 10:00AM-1:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC), Room 133
LUTE JAM Group Meet-Ups
Optional: Go to lunch or just check in with last minute questions!
11:30AM-2:00PMFind your individual JAM Group meeting location printed on your name tag, which you received at Check In
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
IHON New Student Orientation
For new International Honors students only
3:00PM-4:00PMAnderson University Center (AUC) Chris Knutzen Hall (214)
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
9:35AM-10:00AMRed Square
Convocation
A PLU tradition to open the academic year!
10:00AM-11:00AMOlson 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 PLU! Below 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)