Department ofResidential Life

Hinderlie Community for Creative Expression is the perfect place for the creative minded

Hinderlie Hall


Contact Information

Resident Director:          Kat Slaby

RD Contact Number:  253-535-8600

Front Desk:              253-535-8626


When you stroll into the front doors of Hinderlie Hall, get ready to be greeted by a group of students just sitting around chatting about the day or their latest interesting ideas, who are ready to welcome anyone who walks in into the conversation.

"There's really an energetic, family feel to this hall," says one Hinderlie resident.

They also noted, that so many students leave their doors open for anyone to drop in and chat, that it may take awhile to get back to your own room!

Wisdom from Hinderlie Hall Residents

Hear about first year experiences at PLU from Hinderlie Hall students!

Hinderlie Hall is a fantastic place for the appreciator of art, whether you consider yourself an artist or just enjoy being serenaded while you work on homework.  Hinderlie Hall has a special relationship with faculty from a wide variety of disciplines because we have a learning community celebrating creativity and expression in diverse forms.

Have your typical residence hall experience with the added value of relationships with faculty and a shared community appreciation for the world of art. Located close to Mary Baker Russell Music Center and Ingram Hall and central to the entire campus, it is convenient to everything regardless of your major! Hinderlie offers a artistic, creative living-learning environment, a great location, and a welcoming community. For more information click here.

Residents of Hinderlie are fiercely loyal to their hall and revel in the hall's annual toga party, which includes music, games and creative ways of twisting bed sheets to create acceptable body coverings.

The hall is four stories tall, with resident rooms on each floor including the south side of the basement, which is open to the hillside. Approximately 130 residents reside in Hinderlie.

Hinderlie Hall information

  • There are 6 Resident Assistants in Hinderlie
  • There are 4 floors with stair access only
  • A variety of rooms are available including designed singles, doubles and a single with bath
  • A fireplace is located in the main lounge
  • Centralized laundry room
  • WiFi available throughout the building
  • A games area is available to residents
  • Centralized study rooms are available
  • Big Screen TV
  • Annual Event: Toga Party and Halloween Haunted House!

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