Tingelstad Hall

Learning Communities: STEM House, Wellness House, First Year Community, New Transfer/Returner Community, Gender-Inclusive Housing

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

Location: Lower Campus

Bathroom Facilities: Women, Men & Gender-Inclusive

Wing Configurations: First Year Wings (men/women), Transfer/Returner Wings (men/women), Gender-Inclusive Housing Wing (1 wing)

Welcome to Tingelstad Hall

Tingelstad Hall is the largest residence hall on campus. Tingelstad residents love that there’s enough variety of students that it quickly becomes a mini-community you can count on

Learning Communities

Tingelstad is home to several learning communities, including: STEM House, Wellness House, First Year Learning Community, New Transfer and Returner Community, and the Gender Inclusive Housing.


Tingelstad is located on lower campus and is right across the street from the Columbia Center. Just a short walk away is the University Center and the Names Fitness Center. Tingelstad has 9 floors, making it the tallest building in Parkland and boasting beautiful views of Mount Rainier.

Contact Information

Community Director:
Marie Tucker

Contact Number:


Front Desk:

Mailing Address

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

Hall Amenities

  • Wifi available throughout the building 
  • Centralized laundry room
  • Communal kitchens throughout the hall with microwave, stove/oven, and refrigerator
  • 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
  • Ping pong and foosball tables in the lounge
  • Elevator and stair access to all 9 floors
  • Each wing has centralized study rooms with whiteboard access
  • Floors are built into “houses”, comprised of 2 floors
    • These floors share a spacious lounge with large TVs and ample seating
    • Connected floors with a winding staircase
  • Extra lounge seating on the East and West side of each wing

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
  • Two closets
  • One trash and two recycle bins

T-stad at PLU on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.
Tingelstad "House" Lounge Space

Room Styles

Tingelstad Hall has a majority of double-occupancy rooms that are identical in size and layout across the building.

There are three units designed for a single with private bathroom and one unit with designed for a single with private bathroom and kitchenette. These rooms are reserved for students who apply through the Accessibility and Accommodation application.

Unfurnished Tingelstad Room
Tingelstad unfurnished Rooms
Johanna Frack and Erika Hagel's room in Tinglestad at PLU on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
Tingelstad Furnished Room