Student Life Departments and Campus Resources

The Division of Student Life provides high-quality resources for students. We invite you to become acquainted with the people and programs of our division.

We want to know you and we want you to know us!

We hope you will visit our offices for additional information or just to get to know us.

We're Here to help you!

Have a question and unsure where to go or who to talk to? No problem! Contact us at or 253-535-7191.

Did You Know?

Student Life works regularly with Student Financial Services, Business Office, Registrar’s Office, and many other student support offices on campus.

Student Life Departments

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The Department of Athletics and Recreations is dedicated to providing a broad-based, quality program and experience for men and women who strive to achieve academic and athletic excellence, as well as to promoting exercise and physical activity, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

  • Provides leadership for student-athletes involved in 19 varsity sports
  • Affiliated with the Northwest Conference
  • Intramural activities and six club sports, including cheerleading
  • Operates the Names Fitness Center and the Swimming Pool

Location: Olson Gymnasium and Auditorium, Rm. 101

Phone: 253-535-7352


Visitor’s Guide and Ticket Information

Campus Ministry is dedicated to nurturing and challenging the life of faith and reason. Responding to the call of the Gospel, we provide opportunities for students to grow in their God-given talents for vocations in the world and church, and to discover ways we can serve God and our neighbor on campus and in the greater community.

  • Pastoral care for personal issues, grief or vocational decisions
  • Spiritual direction, conversation, encouragement and support
  • Worship and Bible study, available throughout the week
    • Morning Prayer – Wednesdays at 10:30am within Ness Family Chapel (3rd floor of Karen Hille Phillips Center)
    • The Cross – Saturdays at 6pm in Trinity Lutheran Church
    • University Congregation – Sunday mornings at 11am in Lagerquist Concert Hall

Location: Anderson University Center, Rm 190

Phone: 253-535-7464


Campus Safety provides an effective operating force of trained personnel to protect the university and its community.  This office is open 24-hours/day, 365-days/year.

  • Provides building access to PLU buildings/offices, and key check in/out.
  • Responds to medical emergencies and fire alarms
  • Assists with crime prevention, and aids law enforcement officers
  • Coordinates emergency/crisis response and trainings with the PLU Dept. of Emergency Programs.  Implements PLU Alert! emergency messaging.
  • Security patrol and video surveillance
  • Free walking escort / shuttle service on campus and within a designated perimeter surrounding campus
  • Oversees vehicle registration (decals required to park in PLU parking lots).  Bike registration available, as well.
  • Manages PLU vehicle rentals and driver certifications
  • Vehicle jump starts available

Location: Harstad Hall, Rm G-282 (basement)

General information: x7441 (on-campus) or 253-535-7441 (off-campus)

Campus Closure Hotline: 253-535-7100 or 1-877-322-0872


Career Connections brings together PLU’s best academic and career planning tools to help students make a seamless transition into the next phase of life.  By linking students with the right resources, advisors, and opportunities, Career Connections positions students to succeed.

  • Major and career exploration
  • Résumés and cover letters
  • Personal assistance with job and internship searches
  • Myers-Briggs Type Inventory
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Interview preparation
  • Networking
  • Career fair prep
  • Salary negotiation
  • PSYC 213, Transitions: Life After College

Location: Ramstad Hall, Rm 112

Phone: 253-535-7459


The Counseling Center‘s experienced team of licensed psychologists and mental health counselors is well prepared to help you make the most of your educational experience.

  • Free and confidential short-term personal counseling and therapy (individual/group)
  • Medication consultation
  • Consultation to family, friends, faculty and staff that are concerned about a student who is presenting with mental health issues.
  • Referral to community providers/specialized services
  • Workshops and presentation for faculty, staff and students

Location: Anderson University Center, Rm 300 (3rd Floor, Mezzanine)

Phone: 253-535-7206


We are dedicated to providing nutritionally sound meals, mentoring students, providing hospitality with integrity, and leading our community in sustainable initiatives.

  • Oversees the operations of The Commons (state of the art dining facility), 208 Garfield restaurant, Old Main Market in the Anderson University Center, and three campus restaurants (see web site for hours, locations, menus and payment options)
  • Meal Plan options for students, as well as Meals Away and Sick Meals
  • Coordination of 25 Live/R25 calendar, conference/event reservations, and event space management
  • Catering available for campus events
  • Business Operations Office, Room 207 includes LuteCard (PLU ID card) services
  • Great employment opportunities

Dining and Retail Services

Location: Anderson University Center, Rm 270


Phone: 253-535-7472

Disability Support Services works to assure that all students are considered fully enfranchised members of the educational community and have access to any program or activity operated by the University.

  • Coordination of accommodations for students with disabilities (permanent or temporary)
  • Assessment of individual needs and referral to necessary services.
  • Appropriate documentation of a disability is required from a physician or appropriate professional.
  • All student records and information are kept confidential

Location: Anderson University Center, Rm 300 (3rd Floor, Mezzanine)

Phone: 253-535-7206 TDD: 253-536-5074


The Diversity Center is committed to empowering the PLU community to engage in dialogue, programs, and initiatives that promote and enhance equity, agency, and action.

  • Education and support for multicultural awareness on campus
  • Welcoming and inviting space for all students to visit
  • Staffed by student Diversity Advocates
  • Underrepresented student populations are welcomed and supported
    • Clubs supporting underrepresented populations available to join
  • Connection to other diversity resources
  • Regularly scheduled programs and special events

Location: Anderson University Center, Rm 150

Phone: 253-535-8750


The Health Center provides a full range of medical care in a confidential clinical setting.

  • Evaluate, treat and manage general, acute and chronic illnesses and injuries
  • Men and Women specific healthcare services
  • Immunizations, including travel shots
  • Physicals (for sports, travel and annual check ups)
  • Sexual health services, including birth control counseling and prescriptions
    • STD (sexually transmitted disease) testing
  • Travel counseling
  • Eating disorder and substance abuse referral
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Student health insurance information and coordination

Location: Corner of 121st Street and Park Avenue

Phone: 253-535-7337

After hours MultiCare nurse consulting line: 253-792-6300


You will only spend about a third of your time in class. So what will you do with the rest of your time? The educational mission of PLU is not limited to the classroom experience. Living on campus is an integral part of a student’s educational experience!

  • Activities and programs designed to promote self-reliance and leadership, explore interests, gain an understanding of others
  • Residence Hall information
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)
  • Housing processes and procedures
  • Off-campus housing listings

Residential Life Office

Location: Anderson University Center, Rm 161

Phone: 253-535-7200


Residence Hall Association

Residence Hall Councils

Student Employment provides comprehensive resources and counseling for students at every point in their career planning: employment (part-time, full-time, work-study), internships, and career choice. Visit us early and often throughout your PLU experience!

  • State and federal work-study and non work-study employment opportunities for on and off campus positions
  • Challenging and diverse positions (part-time and full-time) with fair and equitable compensation
  • Employment education orientation
  • Supervisor resources
  • Parent resources

Location: Ramstad Hall (within Ramstad Commons), Rm 112

Phone: 253-535-7459


Academics and student activities go hand in hand at PLU, enhancing student and leadership development. Whatever your interests, PLU has a wide array of programs, organizations and opportunities available to help you make the most of your college experience.

Student Engagement

Location: Anderson University Center, Rm 161

Phone: 253-535-7195


Our primary role is to discover, report, and distribute information about important issues, events, and trends that impact the PLU community.  Our efforts to document and chronicle our collective experience will provide a first draft of university history.  Our primary values in the performance of our duties are reflected in the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics and the TAO of Journalism.

Student Media

Location: Garden Level of Nesvig Alumni Center (corner of 123rd St. S. and Park Ave. S.)

Phone: 253-535-6235 (Hai Doan, Assistant Director of Social Media and Technology)


As a part of Pacific Lutheran University’s commitment to holistic student development, the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) office seeks to provide a fair and equitable process for reviewing and responding to incidents, treating all students involved in any disciplinary matter with fairness.

  • Student Code of Conduct: The university’s policies, rules, and regulations to ensure the welfare of the educational community.
  • Works closely with Title IX Coordinator and investigates issues related to complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Assists students in developing personal values and ethics, managing emotions, making decisions and following through on commitments, becoming independent, recognizing interdependence, and accepting consequences of personal actions and decision

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Location: Garden Level of Nesvig Alumni Center (corner of 123rd St. S. and Park Ave. S.)

Phone: 253-535-7462


Members of the the Vice President’s executive team and staff ensure that student’s questions get answered and that their opinions get communicated throughout the University.  Members also assist students in connecting with campus resources and campus life.

  • Offer individual attention to student concerns
  • Provide resources to answer student questions
  • Direct students to available resources
  • Advocate for students: listening and working on behalf of student needs and interests
  • Assist with questions related to FERPA (protection of student educational records).  Note, as of the summer of 2015, the Office of the Registrar is now the official coordinator of this policy.

Location:  Anderson University Center, Rm 161

Phone:  253-535-7191


Campus Partners / Additional Resources

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Academic Advising

  • Provide guidance in developing academic goals and choosing a major
  • Support for students experiencing academic difficulty
  • Clarify general university and core requirements
  • Serve as referrals to others throughout the campus

Location: Ramstad Hall (within Ramstad Commons), Rm 112


Phone: 253-535-7459

Academic Assistance Center

  • Individual tutoring and group study sessions
  • Test review sessions
  • Student success workshops
  • Study strategy planning
  • Open math, computer science, and geoscience labs
  • Foreign language conversation groups

Location: Library 124 (Lobby Level)


Phone: 253-535-7518

Academic Internships

  • Apply classroom learning in real situations
  • Develop professional skills
  • Experience investigative learning
  • Choose from a wide variety of internships
  • Work with employers in positions that will help meet career goals

Location: Ramstad Hall (Ramstad Commons), Rm 112


Phone: 253-535-7324

Admission Office

  • General information
  • Admission of students
  • Prospective student publications
  • Advanced placement
  • Transfer student registration

Location: Hauge Administration Bldg., Rm 109


Phone: 253-535-7151

Business Office

  • Student account payments
  • Student paychecks
  • Tuition remission

Location: Hauge Administration Bldg., Rm 110


Phone: 253-535-7171

Office Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
Cashier Window Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Center for Community Engagement and Service

  • Plan volunteer and advocacy events for the PLU campus and the community
  • Contains over 150 volunteer agencies on file
  • Assist in finding local volunteer opportunities with community organizations
  • Provide info on individual & group volunteer opportunities
  • Assist in setting up service-learning opportunities for your PLU classes

Location: Corner of 122nd St. S. and Park Ave. S.


Phone: 253-535-7652

Center for Gender Equity

  • Resources for issues regarding gender equity & social justice
  • Educational programs & leadership/internship opportunities
  • Support & advocacy services for students, faculty & staff
  • Comfortable space for meetings & celebrations
  • Opportunities to explore masculinity via Men’s Project

Location: 801 121st St. S.


Phone: 253-535-8759

Bookstore (Garfield Book Company at PLU)

  • LuteWorld on-line store
  • Textbooks and class materials
  • Textbook refunds
  • Convenience store, specialty sections, gift shops

Location: 208 Garfield Street


Phone: 253-535-7665

Library and Computing Help Desk

  • ePass accounts for E-mail, digital information sources, and other on-line services
  • Book and article collections, electronic and in print
  • Multimedia collections, equipment, and services
  • Reference desk/Interlibrary loans
  • Computer access & Student IT help desk
  • Library special collections and university archives

Location: Corner of 121st Street and Park Avenue

Library hours & help:

Computing info & help:

Provost Office

  • Academic policies and programs
  • Curriculum development
  • Faculty and course offerings

Location: Hauge Administration Bldg., Rm 103


Phone: 253-535-7126

Registrar’s Office

  • Class schedules; Grades
  • Transfer credit evaluation; Exceptions to requirements
  • Junior Review; Graduation
  • Registration appointment times
  • Special registrations (independent study and credit by exam)

Location: Hauge Administration Bldg., Rm 102


Phone: 253-535-7131

Student Financial Services

  • Add/drop classes
  • Complete withdrawals or re-entry enrollment
  • Transcripts: official and unofficial
  • Verification of enrollment
  • Change of address
  • Financial Aid services
  • Payment options
  • Refund requests
  • Veteran’s Assistance
  • Perkins/Nursing Loans

Location: Hauge Administration Bldg., Rm 102


Phone: 253-535-7161

Walk-in Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm
Appointments: Tuesday – Thursday 8:15am to 4:30pm

Wang Center for Global Education

  • Assist students in selecting programs and preparing for study abroad or off-campus
  • Plan opportunities for off-campus study for J-Term, Summer, semester, or full academic year
  • Coordinate on-campus international activities and international student scholar exchange programs
  • Coordinate international internships to selected locations around the globe
  • Offering a variety of public programs on topics of international interest and issues

Location: 868 Wheeler St.


Phone: 253-535-7577

Writing Center

  • Offering drafting, revising, and editing strategies
  • Assist with brainstorming for topics and ways to expand or narrow existing topics
  • Present feedback on written papers
  • Share ways to use writers’ resources
  • Help with résumés and job applications
  • Assist with academic, creative, & professional writing skills

Location:  Library 220 (2nd Floor)


Phone:  253-535-8709