Fifty years ago, our university, rooted in its connections and community in Pasadena, CA, faithfully answered the call of moving down to the shores of San Diego in 1973.
A Story to be Celebrated
This year, PLNU is honoring the legacy and journey of the many people who helped shape the foundation of our university amidst many transitions.
Moving a university 136 miles across Southern California proved to be no easy feat. From moving a library, rebuilding the Prescott Prayer Chapel, renovating campus buildings, creating new church communities, caring for students, and many more challenges, the move resulted in a community of resilience and reliance on each other.
Throughout the journey, there was one consistent factor keeping the community together — a spirit of collaboration and faithfulness to the mission of this university.
Today, this same spirit guides the future of PLNU, as we continue to respond to God’s will and the mission of this special place.
Summer 2023 Viewpoint Feature
Learn why the move was so vital, brave, and a testament to God’s faithfulness through the lens of those involved.
Moving Stories Poster Presentation
Enjoy a visual storyboard celebrating the move with quotes and pictures and learn who many of PLNU’s campus buildings are named for.
Share Your Story
In honor of this 50 year anniversary celebration, we are collecting stories from those in our community who were involved in or impacted by the move. We would love to hear from you!