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Pacific Lutheran University

12180 Park Ave S
Tacoma, Washington 98447

3000Largest Group
15Meeting Rooms
1100Overnight Guests
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  • Lagerquist Concert HallLagerquist Concert Hall

  • Reflecting after a long day on Hauge lawnReflecting after a long day on Hauge lawn

  • Small group work on Foss FieldSmall group work on Foss Field

  • Football Camp on Foss FieldFootball Camp on Foss Field

  • Slack lining on Hauge lawnSlack lining on Hauge lawn

  • Red SquareRed Square

  • Tacoma, WATacoma, WA

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Offering a beautifully wooded and intimate campus environment with sweeping views of Mt. Rainier and in close proximity to the booming metropolises of Tacoma and Seattle, PLU is truly in the heart of everything. Committed to exceptional customer service and event spaces, PLU is the perfect setting for every unique conference and event.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Tacoma - within city :: Seattle - 30 :: Portland - 90
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Seattle/Tacoma International / 40
Excellent conference facilities, auditoriums, reception halls, music halls, and catering services available all year. On campus lodging is available from June 1- August 15.
Room Type(s):
Apartment Style :: Traditional Residence Halls :: Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Private :: Semi-Private :: Shared
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Free wireless internet across campus, wired and wireless internet in residential rooms, state of the art in-room media equipment available in most event spaces, teleconferencing, video and audio recording, amplification, and complimentary web advertising through our campus calendar.
Food & Beverage:
Choose from a wide range of specially prepared menu selections, or we can create a custom menu for your group. We provide a sustainable dining experience both with our dining commons experience along with catering options (including plated meals, buffet, meal service, and more).
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Special Rates and Packages:
Discounted rates for the month of June! Contact us today!
Rental Policies:
We require a 25% deposit for all events at least 30 days prior to arrival on campus. For weddings, we require full payment on the estimated cost at least 30 days prior to the event. We also require liability insurance coverage for all events/groups on our campus. We are an alcohol free campus. Non-profit groups only.
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Leraas Lecture Hall - Rieke Science Building Tablet seating, 12' wide screen, wireless, projection booth, network connection, cable TV outlet

Ingram 100 Lecture Hall - Ingram Building Tablet seating, network connection, projection booth, 12ft. wide motor controlled screen

Admin 101 Lecture Hall - Adminstration Building 12' wide motor controlled screen and 10' inch wide screen. Fix tablet desks, wireless, whiteboard

Lagerquist Concert Hall Mary Baker Russell Music Building. House PA/Concert Sound System, projection/audio booth

Xavier Hall Adjustable table seating, network connections, portable whiteboard, 25' wide motorized screen, projection booth

Eastvold Auditorium-Red Square Stage lighting, wired for microphones, large screen video projection capabilities, PA/Concert sound system. As of 2011, Eastvold is currently undergoing new auditorium renovations! Stay tuned for an updated floor plan and images!

Eastvold Stage Stage lighting, wired for mics, large screen video projections capabilities

Garfield Book Company Community Room-Built in audio/media. Available spaces in our Book Company include the Community Room, Board Room, and the Fireside Lounge.

Morken Center - LEED Gold The Morken Center for Learning and technology is the first "gold" project in Pierce County. There are a total of ten classrooms, all complete with in-room media equipment. Computer labs are also available.

Columbia Conference Center Audio/media cable TV outlet, wireless

PLU Classroom Smart Classroom-adjustable table seating, wireless, six ft. wide screen

Scandinavian Cultural Center Laptop VGA connection, adjustable seating, wireless, wired for microphones, House/PA sound system

Chris Knutzen Hall University Center-wired for microphones, 12x12 screen, house/PA sound system, wireless

Regency Room University Center-Adjustable seating, audio/media built-in, wireless

Meeting Room University Center-audio/media, wireless, adjustable seating. Over ten flexible meeting spaces available year round varying in size and capacity!

Mary Baker Russell Music Center Cable TV, movable chairs, wired for microphones, network connections, 6x6 screen, Sound system. Available spaces include Lagerquist Concert Hall, Outdoor Amphitheater, Choir Rehearsal Room and Band Rehearsal Room. Sizes and capacities of each space vary.

Olson Auditorium Adjustable table seating, network connections, portable whiteboard, 25'wide motorized screen, projection booth

MBR 322 Cable TV, movable chairs, wired for microphones, network connections, 6x6 screen, Sound system

Foss Field Located directly outside the front door of Foss Residence Hall.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Foss Residence Hall 85 170 Residence Halls Private no
Harstad Residenc Hall 90 180 Nearby Hotels Private no
Hinderlie Residence Hall 62 125 Residence Halls Private no
Ordal Residence Hall 85 170 Residence Halls Shared no
Pflueger Residence Hall 92 185 Residence Halls Shared no
Stuen Residence Hall 37 75 Residence Halls Shared no
Tingelstad Residence Hall 175 350 Residence Halls Shared no
South Hall Apartments 35 100 Suite/Apartment Style Private no
Hotel Murano 300 500 Nearby Hotels Private yes
Best Western Park Plaza Nearby Hotels Private yes
Chinaberry Hill B&B Nearby Hotels Private yes
DeVoe Mansion Hotel-Like yes
Holiday Inn Express Nearby Hotels Private yes
Marriott Courtyard Nearby Hotels Private yes
Silvercloud Inn Nearby Hotels Private yes


  • PLU Catering Services
    Creative menus and a complete line of catering services including: china, linens, and floral arrangements.


  • The Commons
    The Commons
    Seating Capacity: 425
    Experience Fresh Fantastic. The premier restaurant in the University Center on Upper Campus.
    Seating Capacity: 20
    The Cafe nourishes the mind with a flavorful casual fare and unique delicious baked goods.
  • Espresso Locations
    Hauge Administration Mortvedt Library Kelly Cafe at Morken Center
  • Old Main Market-University Center
    Old Main Market-University Center
    Grab a fresh lunch and espresso. Find a healthy organic snack.


Media Services Video, projectors, computers, PowerPoint, overhead and slide. You will find what you need.

Audio Services Full sound systems, wireless, custom recordings, videoconferencing, televisions. Trained technicians.

Stage Services Stage services staff helps coordinate set-ups and lighting in our musical facilities or large auditoriums.

Guest Business Center Centrally accessible photocopying, fax,print, and mail services. Computers with internet access.

University Center - Campus Concierge A university resource: help with bus routes, dinner locations/directions to surrounding attractions. Computers with internet access. Copy and fax services.

Campus Safety A resource to conference guests providing a safe and secure environment


Smart Classrooms Computer projectors, sound systems, internet connectivity, DVD/VCR, projection screens.

Meeting Facilities Wireless, sound, projection screens, LCD Projectors.

Area Attractions

Mt. Rainier The Northwest's premier mountain destination for Hiking, relaxation, recreation and discovery.

Chihuly Museum of Glass Housed in a striking building distinguished by its iconic 90-foot-high cone, the Museum of Glass features ongoing glassblowing demonstrations and featured art displays.

Tacoma Art Museum The museums permanent collection is one of the premier collections of Northwest artists work.

Washingon State Historical Museum The Washington State History Museum is where fascination and FUN come together!

Wild Waves and Enchanted Village A day of thrills and adventure. Wild Waves & Enchanted Village is a 70-acre theme park and water park.

Mt. St. Helens In 1982, the President and Congress created the 110,000-acre National Volcanic Monument for research, recreation, and education.

City Of Tacoma Find out why Tacoma is called The City of Destiny. Tacoma is Washington state's third-largest city, with approximately 201,700 residents.

City Of Seattle Seattle Space Needle the original grounds of the Seattle Worlds Fair has been transformed into a center for arts and cultural.


  • "PLU has great facilities...more meeting places than most colleges and there are many different types of spaces. Of the many classrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums and athletic facilities we find we can custom tailor the space to our planned event. PLU's facilities are clean and modern."
    Brian Zipse, Pacific Northwest Director, Summer Institute for the Gifted

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