One of the unique aspects of life at PLU is the opportunity to join the University Scholars Association — known to most as the “University House” or “Uhouse”. Members enjoy a common place to gather for lunch, lunch speakers, special events, and weekly social hours. Our main purpose is to let collegiality grow among faculty and staff and strengthen the sense of community at PLU.

Here are some of the benefits available to our members:

  • Daily lunch service, Monday-Thursday: from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. during the Fall and Spring terms. Dine in, carry out, or bring your own lunch and enjoy the company of your colleagues from across campus. 
  • Lunch Program: During the fall and spring semesters, there are periodically lunch presentations. Uhouse members are invited to speak about their office or department, their own research, a recent trip, or even a hobby. If you’re interested in hosting a Lunch Program contact us at uhouse@plu.edu.
  • Thursday Social Hours: From 4 – 6 p.m. You can enjoy beer, wine, hard cider, or a soft drink — and lots of popcorn!
  • Special events: We host several (no charge) events each year (such as the end of year BBQ). We also have special Social Hours like trivia and a hot buttered rum night!  Tell us a theme night you would like to see.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Uhouse this year!