Summer To-Do's

Finalize Your Financial Aid | Due August 1

If you:

  • plan to borrow any of the education loans offered to you
  • have been selected for FAFSA verification
  • will be bringing in any outside scholarships
  • have a matching scholarship from your church or through Scholarship America/Dollars for Scholars
  • are a recipient of the Washington State College Grant

There are important steps that you must take to finalize your financial aid. Visit the Student Financial Services ‘New Student Financial Aid Steps’ webpage to review and complete these steps.

Sign Up for Electronic Student Bill (e-Bill) | Due August 1

The Business Office will send monthly electronic billing statements to your PLU email.

If you want to designate up to three additional recipients to receive the e-bill, go to the Student Financial Services ‘New Student Financial Aid Steps’ webpage and follow their steps to set that up

Sign Up for PLU Pledge | Due by First Day of Class (recommended by August 1)

The PLU Pledge (a loan repayment assistance program) is FREE for you to participate, but you must opt-in before the first day of class (September 6, 2022).

If you are not taking out loans for your first year, but there’s a possibility you may take loans out in subsequent years to help pay for PLU, you must still sign up before your first year to take advantage of the PLU Pledge benefits.

Sign up for the PLU Pledge at mylrap.org/PLU.

Sign Up for Accommodations | Due by First Day of Class (recommended by August 1)

The Office of Accessibility and Accommodations (OAA) is dedicated to ensuring equitable access and inclusion for all PLU students and serves students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities to establish reasonable accommodations and services at no cost.

Living Plans Next Steps | Due on or Before August 1

Check your email for hall and learning community assignments within 2-3 weeks of submitting your learning community application. Roommate letters will be sent out the last week of July. Move-in instructions will come in mid-August.

If you are commuting, don’t forget to complete the confirmation of living at home form, after you indicate that you are living at home on the learning community application.

Download GET App & Request LUTE Card | Due by First Day of Class (recommended by August 15)

STEP 1: Create your GET account

After you’ve registered for classes or your employment contract date has arrived and you’ve claimed your PLU email address (ePass) you can download the GET app or use the online version at get.cbord.com/plu.

STEP 2: Submit an ID Photo

This picture is for identification purposes and it must clearly identify you. See photo guidelines at https://www.plu.edu/lutecard/card-request/your-first-lutecard/  We reserve the right to decide which pictures are usable.  If you’re unsure, contact us at lutecard@plu.edu. Submit the photo in the GET mobile app under settings or online at get.cbord.com/plu in the Quick Links

After your photo has been received AND approved, your card will be printed and you will receive an email letting you know it can be picked up in the Hospitality Services Office  – Anderson University Center room 280 – during regular business hours.

For your protection, your card will be marked as Lost when we make it. To activate your new card go to the settings in the GET mobile app or go online to https://get.cbord.com/plu and under “Quick Links” select “I Found My Card”.

Update Emergency Contact, Address, & Name/Pronouns | Due by First Day of Class (recommended by August 15)

All students should have an emergency contact and confirm their address(s).

  • To complete this, log in to your Banner Self-Service account.
  • Select ‘Personal Information’
  • Then select ‘View/Update Personal Information’
  • Update your emergency contact information. While you are there, check to confirm if:
    • Your permanent address is correct
    • Your name & pronouns are correct

Buy Textbooks | Due by First Day of Class (recommended by August 1)

Once you’ve got your fall classes, you can start buying the textbooks and/ or materials needed for each class

Incoming Educational Module | Due by First Day of Class (recommended by August 15)

As a member of the PLU community, we assume that you possess an earnest purpose, the ability to exercise mature judgment, the ability to act in a responsible manner, a well-developed concept of and commitment to honor, morality and integrity, and a respect for law and the rights of others.

The university adopts only such policies, rules and regulations that seem necessary for the welfare of the educational community. Each student associated with PLU is expected to be familiar with and to follow all policies, rules and regulations promulgated by the university, as well as local, state and federal laws.

Every new PLU student is required to complete online education modules that review the desired behavior for success in college.

  • It will be available to access on August 1 and is required to be completed before the first day of classes.
  • Instructions on how to complete the module and the due date will be sent to your PLU e-mail.
  • Failure to complete the module will result in a hold being placed on your student account.
  • You will need your PLU epass to complete this module.

Check Out These Additional as Needed Steps

Have a car and plan to bring it to campus (whether you’re living on-campus or commuting)? Register your vehicle for parking.

You can start looking for student jobs as soon as you are registered for classes!

Thinking about studying abroad/studying away? Start your planning by emailing the Wang Center for Global & Community Engaged Education at wang.center@plu.edu.

It's On Us: Consent & Active Bystandership (logo)

Consent & Bystandership

  1. Watch Active Bystander & Consent Video
  2. Watch Living the Mission Video
  3. Learn about PLU’s Center for Gender Equity: Combatting gender-based oppression to enact positive social change

Title IX at PLU (IX over PLU Rose Window Logo)

Title IX at PLU

  1. Watch Title IX Video 
  2. Learn about Title IX: a full commitment to gender equity that aligns with our mission and meets the federal government’s call to action

Lute Telehealth (Phone & QR Codes to download App)

Wellbeing Apps

  1. Watch PLU Lute Telehealth Demo Video& Download App
  2. Watch BetterYou App Demo Video (For New First Year Students Only)

Healthy Lutes (over image of woman walking across pond bridge)

Wellbeing Resources

  1. Learn about PLU’s Coronavirus Health & Safety Plans
  2. PLU has a mask mandate (until September 30)

PLU Campus Safety (Team Picture with PLU Logo Sign)

Campus Safety

  1. Watch Care & Safety at PLU Video
  2. Learn about Campus Safety: Promoting and sustaining a safe environment through service and engagement with the campus community

Wild Hope Center for Vocation Logo (on yellow background)

Wild Hope & Vocation

  1. Watch Wild Hope & Vocation Video
  2. Learn about Vocation: Being called into relationship with others to promote human and ecological flourishing

Alumni & Student Connections (over picture of Harstad & Daffodils)

Internships & Careers

  1. Learn about Alumni & Student Connectionsincludes: Career Services, Internships, Student Employment, Vocation, Lifelong Learning, Alumni Connections

Residence Hall Association (RHA) logo with mountain and bridge

Residence Hall Association

  1. Learn about Residence Hall Association
  2. Learn about Residence Hall Councils & National Residence Hall Honorary
  3. Save the Date: RHA’s Block Party (9/10/21 from 8-10pm)

Fall 2021 YouTube Playlist (Extended LUTE Welcome Content)

Would you rather watch the above content as a playlist? You can!
Check out the extended Fall 2021 LUTE Welcome content (director’s cut) below.

QUESTIONS

Email us at new@plu.edu