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.” Members enjoy a common place to gather for lunch, lunch speakers, special events, and regular Friday night 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:

  • 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 Rick Knowlton, knowltrt@plu.edu.
  • Friday Social Hours: From 5 – 7 p.m. You can enjoy beer, wine, hard cider, or a soft drink — and lots of popcorn!
  • Special events: We host three (no charge) events each year (opening BBQ in September, Holiday brunch in December, and closing BBQ in May). We also have special Friday Social Hours like trivia and hot buttered rum nights!  Tell us a theme night you would like to see.

Live Music.  If you would like to play a night at the University House, or if you know someone who would, let us know!   

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