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

Domestic undergraduate students are a part of the PLU Wellness Access Plan. The Wellness Access Plan includes the ability to obtain reimbursement for insurance deductibles, copays, coinsurance, and medication costs. Read more about the Wellness Access Plan on the Health Center website. This does not replace the medical insurance requirement for all nursing students.

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.