Family Weekend 2018

Photo of family attending New Student Orientation

Experience life at PLNU during Family Weekend! Join your student for a weekend filled with family-friendly events including chapel, classroom visits, athletic games, and a musical performance. Hear from Dr. Brower and a special guest speaker at the President's Breakfast and enjoy time with other parents, grandparents, and families.

Whether you live in San Diego or are traveling from afar, we encourage all PLNU families to attend this fun-filled weekend and experience your student’s home away from home.

Registration opens Friday, August 24!

Family Weekend Details

Schedule of Events

Planning for Family Weekend 2018 is currently underway. Please check back soon for more information.


Family Weekend kicks off on Friday, October 12 with Family Chapel starting at 9:45 a.m. in Brown Chapel followed by a day of activities and programs open to the entire family. Day two of the festivities begins on Saturday morning with the President's Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. which includes a special musical performance by family favorite, Pointless!

Hotel Accommodations & Partnerships

Bartell Hotels

If you are joining us from out of town, we highly recommend staying at one of Bartell Hotels' eight distinguished properties. Bartell Hotels extends a preferred discount rate to the PLNU family and also donates a percentage of your room cost to the University Fund.

For more information about Bartell Hotels, visit

San Diego Zoo

Located just minutes from PLNU, the San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.

Enjoy our PLNU family discount when you visit the Zoo! To purchase tickets, click here and use code: plnu-40392

Registration opens Friday, August 24!