Welcome to Pacific Lutheran University

“PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care – for other people, for their communities, and for the Earth.”

This single statement of mission captures well the identity, strengths and purpose of Pacific Lutheran University.

As a university of the first rank, Pacific Lutheran University seeks to maximize its mission for all students as the leading example of the Lutheran tradition of higher education, purposefully integrating the liberal arts, professional studies, and civic engagement.

Our mission guides the work of the campus community as it has sustained our passion for the university’s rich history and foundation in the traditions of Lutheran higher education.

PLU has achieved national and international prominence for being among the very best of its kind – for its commitment to helping students discover their calling in life, for providing especially robust international education and experiences, and for ensuring deeply engaged faculty-student collaborative research opportunities.

This passion for the university and its mission is rooted in a spirit among all Lutes that seeks not merely collaboration among divisions, schools, offices, alumni and friends, but real synergy.

In the months and years ahead, preserving that spirit and promoting that synergy will be the focus of the Office of the President in partnership with the entire campus community.

Office Hours for Students

President Belton welcomes informal conversations and individual meetings with students during weekly office hours, as listed below. The purpose of these meetings is to give students an opportunity to discuss issues that affect them and the University.  Students are served on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Office hours for Fall 2020 semester will be virtual.
Fall 2020 Semester

Friday, Oct. 2, 10:00–11:30am

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 9:00–10:30am

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3:00–4:00pm

Thursday, Oct. 22, 9:00–10:30am

Friday, Oct. 30, 2:00–3:30pm

Monday, Nov. 2, 9:00–10:30am

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1:00–2:30pm

Thursday, Nov. 19, 9:00–10:30am

Friday, Dec. 4, 1:00–2:30pm

To request a virtual meeting with President Belton, email Julie Mix at president@plu.edu.  Please include the date and a specific time range you are available.

Leadership Team

Meet the team who helps propel PLU into areas we've never thought possible.

University Assembly

University Assembly was established in response to campus feedback and in an effort to improve communication across campus. You are encouraged to attend, ask questions and provide feedback after the assembly.

Dates and Information