Strong Engaged Community

The PLNU community is a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christ-like character.

Staff Chapel

Staff and Faculty Chapel

Gather together once a quarter to welcome new colleagues, worship together, and enjoy breakfast.

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Staff and Faculty Lunches

Enjoy a community meal for just $1.

Director of Discipleship Ministries, Melanie Wolf, mentors student Jesse Oleson.

Mentorship Opportunities

Have the option to participate in one-to-one professional, personal, and spiritual mentorship for current students.

A large group tours the new Prescott Prayer Chapel

Extracurricular Opportunities

Working on a college campus means a wealth of professional and personal development opportunities. Attend chapel, lectures, or concerts. Take advantage of research and resources at the library or one of our many centers and institutes. Join the Loma Fantasy Football League. Play an intramural sport. Enjoy the ocean view on your lunch break.

Employee Benefits Package

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PLNU Benefits Package

Read about PLNU’s competitive benefits package available to employees in our PLNU Benefits flipbook.

Transparency in Healthcare Disclosures

These links lead to machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

Education Benefits

Tuition Remission

A full-time employee is eligible to receive tuition remission for two courses or six units, whichever is greater — up to a maximum of 18 units per academic year. For undergraduate courses, employees receive 100 percent remission, and for graduate courses they receive 50 percent remission. After one year, the legal children and spouse of an employee are eligible to participate in the undergraduate tuition remission program. Tuition remission for dependents’ undergraduate courses is phased in up to 95 percent over four years.

Tuition Exchange Program

PLNU participates in the Tuition Waiver Exchange Program sponsored through the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). This program enables the dependents of regular full-time faculty, staff, and administrators of participating council institutions to attend other participating council institutions tuition-free for up to four years.

Early Childhood Learning Center

Regular employees qualify for a 25 percent discount for each child enrolled in the Early Childhood Learning Center.

Holidays/Time Off

The university typically observes the following holidays each year:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day, and the days before and after Thanksgiving
  • December 24 through January 1

Vacation Time

Vacation time is granted to regular full-time, 12-month staff. Regular 12-month staff working 32 hours per week and regular 12-month part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week earn vacation leave on a pro-rata basis. After 90 days of continuous service, vacation time is available to be taken as it accrues.

Continuous Employment Hours of Vacation/Month Days of Vacation/Year
Date of hire through 5th year 06.67 hours 10 working days
6th through 10th year 10.00 hours 15 working days
11th year and after 13.34 hours 20 working days


Sick Time

Regular full-time employees accrue 10 days of sick leave per year. Regular employees working 32 hours per week and regular part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week earn sick leave on a pro-rata basis. All other non-benefit eligible employees will be granted five days (40 hours) of sick leave each calendar year or upon hire. After 90 days of continuous service, sick time is available to be taken as it accrues.

Personal Time

Regular full-time employees earn two personal days each calendar year. Regular employees working 32 hours per week and regular part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week earn personal leave on a pro-rata basis. After 90 days of continuous service, personal time is available to be taken.

* This website provides a brief overview of PLNU benefits. Detailed information regarding eligibility, enrollment, and plan provisions is available in Human Resources. All benefits are governed by their relevant plan documents, and not by the summary contained in this website.


Wellness Program


Point Loma Nazarene University Wellness Program

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Our Journey

The PLNU Wellness program is an evolving component of the PLNU community and workplace designed over the last couple years to keep employees moving and motivated to lead healthy and balanced lives.

Since 2014, we’ve partnered with Fitbit and WellRight to help us challenge ourselves and keep track of our progress and goals. Looking forward, we are committed to continue developing a comprehensive program that promotes financial, spiritual, environmental, and emotional wellness in all areas of life for PLNU’s employees, workplace, and community.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to establish, promote, and maintain a workplace culture that encourages and supports employee participation in programs and activities that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

Signature Events

Express Thanks 20 thank you notes

'Express Thanks' Challenge

Join PLNU in handwriting 20 thank you notes within the next 30 days — an average of five per week. 

Meet Me at the Manger challenge

'Meet me at the Manger' Challenge

Every holiday season, PLNU challenges the staff and faculty community to walk the distance that Mary and Joseph walked from Nazareth to Bethlehem — 100 miles between December 1-25.

PLNU Liberty Station Walk

‘Liberty Station Walk’ Challenge

Every fall, PLNU staff and faculty join for a community walk from the PLNU main campus to the Liberty Station Conference Center.