Harstad Hall

Learning Community: Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity Community

Who Lives Here: First Year Students, New Transfer Students, Returning Students

Location: Upper Campus

Bathroom Facilities: Female and Gender-Inclusive

Wing Configurations: First Year Wings, Transfer/Returner Wings

Welcome to Harstad Hall

Harstad Hall is the most historic building on campus, named after Bjug Harstad, PLU’s founder and first president.

Learning Communities

Harstad Hall is home to the Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity Learning Community

Beginning Fall 2023, Harstad will move to the Upper Division Learning Community.


Harstad Hall is located on upper campus. Conveniently located between the library, University Center and Garfield Street, its location allows students to easily access upper and lower campus.

Located in the basement of the building is the Outdoor Rec Bike Co-op as well as the Campus Safety Office. Campus Safety is open 24/7 year round and is accessible via an external entrance on the North side of the building.

Hover over the hall picture for basic hall information!

Contact Information

Community Director:
Mickie Gonwick

CD Contact Number:


Front Desk:

Mailing Address

Student Name
Harstad Hall, Student Room Number
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA  98447

Hall Amenities

  • WiFi throughout the building
  • Centralized laundry room on the ground floor
  • A fireplace located in the 4th floor lounge
  • Kitchens located throughout the building, convenient with stove/oven, communal refrigerator, and microwave
  • Front desk (limited operating hours)
    • Mail services will deliver envelopes and packages to the hall front desk for convenient pick up
    • Students may check out cleaning (mops, vacuums, brooms) and cooking  (pots/pans) supplies as needed
  • 5 floors with elevator and stair access
  • Spacious lounges with community TV’s
  • Dedicated study lounge with whiteboards for studying

Room Furnishings

Rooms will be set up in a double-occupancy configuration and come furnished with the following furniture

  • Two twin-XL mattresses and bedframes
  • Option to loft bed 
  • Two desks with chairs
  • Two built in bookshelves
  • Two dressers with shared vanity
  • Two closets
  • One trash and two recycle bins

Room Styles

Harstad Hall is unique in having a variety of different size and layout room styles throughout the hall. Some rooms boast high ceilings, while others have large closet and floor space. Each room has it’s own unique twist!

The majority of the rooms are designed for double-occupancy but the building has a handful of triple rooms, large enough for three students to live in. These rooms are significantly larger than any other rooms located on campus.

There are also a handful of designed single rooms, designed for a single student to live in. Designed singles are significantly smaller in size than double-occupancy rooms but are still very spacious.

There is one unit designed for a single with private bathroom. This room is reserved for students who apply through the Accessibility and Accommodation application.

Harstad Unfurnished Room
Harstad Unfurnished Room
Harstad Furnished Room
Harstad Furnished Room