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Welcome to Summer Sessions!

Summer at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is an awesome opportunity to continue your education while enjoying the beautiful PLU campus, community events, and so much more!  Many on-campus resources are available for students.  Check out what we offer below!

Events are dependent on safety issues and Department of Health regulations.


Enjoy music performances, good company, and sweet treats with the PLU and Parkland community! Fresh fruit desserts are free with a PLU ID, or $2.50 otherwise (cash only), while supplies last.

PLU’s annual Jazz Under the Stars professional summer concert series is a tent-pole of the summer season. This series is FREE to the public, our gift to our community.

Dates TBA!

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni can receive discounted tickets to a Rainiers game, typically in late summer. Dates are usually announced after the start of Summer Sessions.

Please check the Campus Calendar for events on campus or for the campus community.


Location: Dean of Students Office house in the University Center parking lot
Phone: 253-535-7073

The Academic Assistance Center (student peer tutoring program) at PLU offers very limited tutoring during summer sessions, based on tutor availability. Content tutoring may be available for biology, chemistry, or economics/statistics. All tutors are well trained in learning and study strategies, so any available tutor can help students with issues related to time management, critical reading, note taking, or test preparation. Available summer session tutors will be listed on our website with their PLU email address for on-call tutoring appointments. Study strategy handouts are also available on the website.

Location: Hauge Administration Building 110
Phone: 253-535-7171
Working Remotely: contact for hours of operation

Location: Anderson University Center 270
Phone: 253-535-7472

Summer Hours (Commons)
Breakfast | 7 – 8:30am
Lunch | 11am – 1pm
Dinner | 5 – 6:30pm

Summer Hours (Old Main Market)
Monday – Friday | 8am – 5pm

Summer Hours (Kelley Cafe in Morken)
Monday – Friday | 8am – 1:30pm

Summer Hours (The Lute Cafe in Hauge)
Monday – Friday | 8am – 3pm

Location: Harstad Hall G-28
Phone: 253-535-7441

  • PLU Alert! – Our emergency notification system (text message, phone call and email alerts). Be sure to up date your cell phone number in Banner.
  • Emergency Announcements – There are 22 Emergency Blue Phone poles around campus. In select buildings there are Call for Help stations mounted on the wall. Both serve as loud speakers for emergency announcements and provide a direct link to Campus Safety if you need assistance.
  • Parking – Please register your car and be aware of where your vehicle decal allows you to park – check our map link to the right.
  • Emergency Procedures and Services – Take a look at our Lock Down and Evacuation procedures.

Alumni & Student Connections

Location: Nesvig Alumni Center
Phone: 253-535-7415
Working Remotely: contact for hours of operation

Location:  Anderson University Center 150
Phone: 253-535-8750

Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday | 8am – 5pm
Friday | 8am – 12pm

Location: Anderson University Center 300 (Mezzanine)
Phone: 253-535-7206

Summer Hours
Monday – Friday | 8am – 12pm; 1 – 5pm
Counselor available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and on call daily.

Services only available to students enrolled in a summer course.

Location: 121st St. & Park Ave. – Tacoma, 98447
Phone: 253-535-7337
Working Remotely: contact for hours of operation

The LRC is not open during summers. However, students taking language courses on campus or on-line in the summers should email the LRC Director ( for information regarding on-call language consultant services.

The Mortvedt Library offers many electronic off-campus resources including article databases, e-books, and streaming media. Library and technology support is available to help students use these successfully including a guide to off-campus use.

Phone: 253-535-7500

Summer Hours (Library & Help Desk)
Monday – Thursday | 7:30am – 10pm
Friday | 7:30am – 6pm
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | 12pm – 8pm

Summer Hours (Reference)
Monday – Thursday | 9am – 5pm
Friday | 9am – 3pm

Phone: 253-535-8798

Summer Hours*
Monday – Friday | 7am – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday | 10am – 2pm

*May be closed due to pandemic.

Location: Anderson University Center 161
Phone: 253-535-7200

Summer Hours
Monday – Friday | 8am – 5pm

Location: Hauge Administration Building 102
Phone: 253-535-7161

Summer Hours (Main Lobby)
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm; 1 – 5pm

Summer Hours (Express Window)
Monday – Friday | 8am – 12pm; 1 – 5pm

Location: Hauge Administration Building 102
Phone: 253-535-8317

Summer Hours
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm; 1 – 5pm
Call for an appointment

Location: 868 Wheeler Street
Phone: 253-535-7577
Working Remotely: contact for hours of operation

The PLU Writing Center is closed during summer session. However, students enrolled in summer courses (on campus or online) can access writing tips and strategies on the writing center website. Click the tab called “Resources for Writers” to find helpful materials on topics like essay organization, quote integration, thesis statement writing, and many more.