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Hinderlie Hall

Hinderlie Hall is the perfect place for the creative soul.

Hinderlie Hall is a fantastic place for creative people, whether you consider yourself an artist or enjoy being serenaded while working on homework. When you stroll into the front doors of Hinderlie, get ready to be greeted by a group of students sitting around the lounges, chatting about the day or their latest ideas. “There’s really an energetic, family feel to this hall,” says one Hinderlie Hall resident. So many students leave their doors open for anyone to drop in and chat, that it may take a while to get back to your own room!

Hinderlie Community for Creative Expression challenges residents to explore the meaning of creativity and innovation in our world, and promotes creativity as a mechanism of expression, activism, leadership and reflection.  All first year students are linked with specific First Year Experience Program (FYEP) courses on the topic of creativity.

Hinderlie 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. For example, Innovation Studies program sponsors a Makerspace in Hinderlie Hall to support creativity, our curriculum, and student involvement across campus.

In Hinderlie Hall you will get a residence hall experience with the added value of relationships with faculty and a shared community appreciation for the world of creative expression. Located close to Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Ingram Hall and Karen Hille Phillips Performing Arts Center, is central and convenient to everything regardless of your major! Hinderlie is home to one of the Gender Inclusive wings on campus; providing a safe, inclusive and affirming community for all who live there.

One of the yearly event Hinderlie students look forward to is the annual Toga Party!

Hinderlie Hall information

  • There are 3 kitchens on 4 floors, housing approximately 130 students
  • A variety of rooms are available including designed singles, doubles
  • A fireplace is located in the main lounge
  • Centralized laundry room
  • WiFi available throughout the building
  • A games closet is available to residents
  • Centralized study rooms are available
  • Big Screen TV
  • Home to the Makerspace
  • Annual Events: Toga Party and  Halloween Haunted House!

Contact Information

Community Director:
Sharon M. Templeton

CD Contact Number:


Front Desk:

Mailing Address

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Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA  98447

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