PLNU is primarily a residential campus, meaning most of our students live on campus.
Living in a residence hall can be a significant part of your time at PLNU. We see it as a challenging, rewarding way to live out our commitment to being a Christian community.
Each of our residence halls has a resident director (RD), a full-time staff person who lives and works in the hall. We also have a committed team of student resident assistants (RAs) who live and work in the halls.
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What to Bring
No, you don’t need to pack your own toilet paper. Yes, please bring fitted sheets and your favorite pillow. For the complete list of what will be in your room when you get here, what not to bring, and what we suggest based on hundreds of move-ins, download the What to Bring List.
Freshmen First Four
Making the big move to college is something we take seriously — but not too seriously. For the first month of school, we have something called First Four.
Starting this first week and for the next three weeks, you'll have a community dinner at your freshman residence hall. You'll talk with fellow students and staff about transitioning to life in college.
You'll share dinner at your freshman residence hall again, and we'll cover topics such as managing life, making friends, taking care of yourself, building your faith, and navigating other college life skills.
The good conversation and delicious food continues at your freshman residence hall.
Celebrate your first month of college at a block party at Young Hall, the sophomore hall overlooking the ocean. You'll have the chance to meet some older students and commemorate your launch into college. There will be a BBQ with treats and a raffle with tons of prizes.