Student Life

Student Life provides opportunities for experiential learning, leadership and service; programs that support students physically, emotionally, ethically and intellectually; and programs that are just for fun.

Counseling Center

All of us at PLU recognize that college presents a wide range of challenges. College is a time for personal growth, learning, and self-knowledge, but it isn’t always easy. Some students need a place to develop coping skills for social, academic, and personal growth. Other students face more complex problems like anxiety, depression, and similar concerns.

The team of licensed psychologists and mental health counselors at the Counseling Center are well prepared to help you make the most of your educational experience. All services are provided at no charge for students who are attending classes.

The PLU Counseling Center is located on the third floor of the Loren and MaryAnn Anderson University Center. Contact: 253-535-7206 or

Student Health Services

The Health Center offers health care to PLU students (regardless of insurance), including illness and injury care and physicals. Many services are offered at no cost. Medical health insurance is strongly recommended for all graduate students, though not required. The university does not provide medical insurance for graduate students. During the academic year, the Health Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed daily from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm or lunch. Contact: 253-535-7337 or

Fitness Services

Fitness facilities, such as the pool, Names Fitness Center, Olson and Memorial gyms, outdoor tennis courts and track are available for everyone’s use and are administered by the Department of Athletics.