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Ways to Visit

Weekday Visits

Weekday Visits

Let us show you around! Visit PLNU during the week to get a sense of what daily life is like as a student. Check out what we offer during the week, then feel free to pick and choose what experiences would be best for you. We look forward to having you!

Our information session and campus tour provide an in-depth look at life at PLNU. Visitors will gain valuable information on the admissions process, academic scholarships, financial aid, academic programs, campus involvements, and spiritual life programs. A student tour guide will meet you at the end of the information session to take you on a 90-minute walking tour of the campus.

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If you do not see a tour available on our registration page, that means it’s full and no longer available for registration. If you would still like to visit campus or have any other questions about the weekday visit experience, please call (619) 849-2519.

Can't make it to campus but still want to know more about PLNU?

Our Admissions Staff would love to schedule a virtual meeting to talk with you and answer questions you have. Please schedule an individual Zoom meeting here. All you need is a smartphone or computer with internet access!

In-Person Visit Information

During our traditional school year we offer the following events, which you can register for online:

  • Information Session and Campus Tour (Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)

After registering for a tour online, please call our office at (619) 849-2519 to schedule any of the following:

  • Meeting with an admissions counselor
  • Admissions interview for applying Seniors & Transfer Students (not required, but recommended)

Our campus visit guidelines for this season include:

  • No one in your party has recently been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. (Close contact can generally be defined as living within the same household or being within 6 feet of someone for more than 15 minutes.)
  • No one in your party is experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or is having trouble breathing.
  • No one in your party is experiencing at least two of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
  • All visitors and PLNU faculty and staff are required to wear masks and practice social distancing in order to ensure your safety as well as the safety of the PLNU community.
  • There are restrictions on the buildings we are allowed to enter as part of the campus tour.

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NO SPRING AND SUMMER 2021 OVERNIGHT VISITS AVAILABLE

In order to keep both our students and our visitors as safe as possible during this season of heightened health concern, we are actively taking steps to mitigate the risk associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19). One such step is to suspend our overnight visit program. If you'd planned to stay overnight in the residence halls, our apologies. Please note that campus tours and admissions meetings are still available, and if you need assistance finding hotel accommodations close to campus, please let us know!

Bartell Hotels, one of the PLNU partnership hotels

Hotel Partnerships

Are you or your family looking for a place to stay when you visit campus? PLNU has partnered with some of the best hotels in San Diego to offer you great discounts on your stay. In fact, a percentage of the total room cost is donated back to PLNU to support scholarships for our students!

Connect Virtually

Connect with us online and get an inside look at the PLNU community!

Our online information sessions provide an in-depth look at life at PLNU. Learn valuable information on the admissions process, academic scholarships, financial aid, academic programs, campus involvements, and spiritual life programs.

Each virtual session consists of:

  • A 30-minute information session led by a PLNU admissions counselor.
  • A campus tour video
  • Intentional time set aside for a live online chat to ask our counselors any questions you have.

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Sessions are available on almost every weekday and are typically held in the late afternoon. If you do not see a session on our registration page, that means it’s full and no longer available for registration.

If you have any other questions about our Online Info Sessions, please call (619) 849-2519.

One-on-One Virtual Meetings With PLNU Admissions

The admissions team is happy to schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting to share about PLNU and answer any questions you may have. Schedule an individual Zoom meeting with just your smartphone or computer!

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Academic Programs Virtual Meetings

A unique opportunity for virtual "Office Hours" with leading faculty from each academic program across campus. Connect one-on-one with a professor in the area of study you are most interested in and learn more about the value of a PLNU education!

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Virtual Office Hours for Transfer Students

Are you planning to transfer to PLNU? Need further guidance on what your next steps are? Join our online office hours to chat with a transfer admissions counselor and start your journey towards completing your bachelor's degree! Come hear about PLNU and all we have to offer!

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Preview Days

Preview Days

PLNU offers several opportunities each year for prospective students to experience life on campus while visiting us in San Diego.

Preview Days offer a unique look at the university, allowing you to experience a day in the life of a PLNU student. Attend chapel, eat in our dining hall, find out what the admissions process entails, and learn about all the ways you can get involved on PLNU's vibrant campus as a student.

Here are some of the things you'll experience at a Preview Day:

  • Information Session and Campus Tour
  • Chapel Visit
  • Meals in the Dining Hall
  • Financial Aid Seminars
  • Transcript Evaluations (transfer students only)
  • Academic Sessions with Professors

Learn more about what you'll experience when visiting the campus.

Save the Date!
Fall 2021 Preview Dates

  • "Get to the Point!" Preview Day #1: Nov. 5, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • "Get to the Point!" Preview Day #2: November 12, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Spring 2022 Preview Dates

  • Transfer Preview Day: Jan. 21, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • University Scholars Preview Day: Feb. 25, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Invite Only)
  • "Get to the Point!" Preview Day: Mar. 25, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Admitted Student Preview Day #1: Apr 8, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Admitted Student Preview Day #2: Apr 22, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Admitted Student Preview Days are only open to students accepted for Fall 2022.

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Hotel Partnerships

Are you or your family looking for a place to stay when you visit campus? PLNU has partnered with some of the best hotels in San Diego to offer you great discounts on your stay. In fact, a percentage of the total room cost is donated back to PLNU to support scholarships for our students!

Preview Day FAQs

Why attend a Preview Day?

Although we welcome students to campus year round, we’ve designed preview events to include a variety of activities to give students an in-depth view of PLNU. We want to give prospective students the chance to experience what life could be like as a future PLNU student. This includes, but is not limited to: a chapel visit, a student panel, a financial aid session, a meal in our dining hall, and interacting with our awesome faculty.

This gives you the opportunity to check out PLNU, alongside students who are also trying to make these important college decisions.

What is the difference between the fall and spring preview events?

The fall Preview Days include an opportunity for seniors to complete their admissions interviews. Aside from that, each of our "Get to the Point!" Preview Days follows a similar format — including chapel, student panels, interaction with faculty and current students, and more.

Why are these events on school days?

Great question! We know it’s a big deal for you to miss school, but we think this event will prove worthwhile! We really want you to be able to experience a weekday at PLNU, so you can attend chapel and experience campus events that only happen during the week. These are the experiences that help you choose which college is the best fit for you!

Most high schools will allow you to miss a few days of school for college visits, so if you need an official letter from our office, just let us know!

Will you run out of space?

Yes! Because our goal is to make sure everyone has a good experience, registration will close once the event reaches capacity. Typically this doesn’t happen until the week before the event, but to ensure your spot, make sure to sign up early! No matter what, we want you to visit, which is why we offer quite a few visit opportunities. 

Does this cost money?

Yes. Costs will vary depending on the event, but they’ll be listed at the time of registration (~$15-25 per person). The registration cost will cover your meals during your time on campus. We do our best to keep costs as low as possible!

Should my parents attend?

Our preview events are designed so that students feel comfortable attending on their own, but parents are more than welcome! For parents who do choose to attend, they’ll have the same schedule as their students, aside from a few specific times (which are noted in each respective event schedule). 

Can I stay the night on campus?

We have suspended our overnight visit options due to Covid-19. You'll need to find accommodations off campus, and we highly recommend Bartell Hotels (a group of hotels that provide a discount to PLNU visitors).

Can I complete my admissions interview?

During the fall preview events, we include an opportunity for high school seniors to complete their admissions interviews (an optional part of the application process). These are scheduled at the end of each fall event, so high school juniors (and seniors who have already completed an interview, or don’t want to interview) can take off and hit the beach! The interviews are low-key and only take about 20 to 30 minutes. 

Sunset Tours

Sunset Tours

For a uniquely PLNU campus experience, consider joining us on a Wednesday evening Sunset Tour.

Sunset Tours are two-hours long and include a student-led campus tour, presentation from an admissions counselor, AND experience a quintessential campus sunset!

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If you do not see a tour available on our registration page, that means it’s full and no longer available for registration. If you would still like to visit campus or have any other questions, please call (619) 849-2519.

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Hotel Partnerships

Are you or your family looking for a place to stay when you visit campus? PLNU has partnered with some of the best hotels in San Diego to offer you great discounts on your stay. In fact a percentage of the total room cost is donated back to PLNU to support scholarships for our students!

Group Visits

Group Visits

We offer group visits to our campus for middle and high school, college, youth, and community groups. It's our goal to educate our group visitors on how to best prepare themselves as university candidates, both at PLNU and elsewhere.

Please read our Group Visit Learning Outcomes and Objectives and Group Visit Guidelines below for more information about group visits.

Group Visit Learning Outcomes and Objectives

Group visitors to the university will:

  • Understand the value of a Christian liberal arts model of higher education
  • Develop a general sense of PLNU campus life through interaction with student tour guides, (optional) lunch in the cafeteria, and interaction with the admissions staff
  • Learn specifically about the PLNU application process
  • Gain an understanding of what criteria universities use to evaluate student desirability and leave with a clear picture of how to best prepare themselves as competitive university candidates

All campus visit interaction with group visitors will:

  • Facilitate positive relationships with secondary educational institutions throughout California and beyond
  • Highlight the value of a Christian liberal arts model of higher education
  • Emphasize the importance of higher education in general

Group Visit Guidelines

We are excited to welcome your group to our campus and wish to provide you with a positive and educational group visit experience. We strive to educate our group visitors on how to best prepare themselves as competitive university candidates, both at PLNU and elsewhere, as outlined in our Group Visit Learning Outcomes and Objectives.

Scheduling Your Visit

  • To schedule a group tour, click on the Register button at the bottom of this page to see our available dates and times. Select the date and time you would like to visit, then fill out the information form to confirm your registration.
  • We require at least four weeks’ notice when scheduling group visits to PLNU. Last-minute requests cannot be accommodated.
  • Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Group tours are only scheduled on weekdays at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 2 p.m. We cannot offer weekend, evening, or self-guided tours.
  • We accept group visit requests from middle and high school, college, and youth and community groups.
  • We are not able to accommodate groups larger than 100 students.
  • We offer groups a discounted rate of $6.75 per person for lunch in our cafeteria, which is buffet-style. Lunch is only served between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. If you are planning to purchase lunch passes for your group, you must notify admissions in advance and purchase them through our office. (Payment will be processed in the admissions office upon arrival.) We accept cash, check, or credit — but we request one form of payment. If students bring cash, it must be collected and counted prior to arrival. We cannot provide refunds to groups if the number of students changes unexpectedly.
  • A final head count of students must be submitted no less than one week prior to your visit. We will use this number to reserve lunch passes. If your numbers change in any way, please keep us posted.
  • Each group must have at least one adult chaperone for every 15 students. Chaperones must be provided by your school or organization. Chaperones are responsible for the care and discipline of students while on campus. We ask that groups be respectful of our students, our student tour guides, and all other members of the PLNU community. Chaperones must stay with the group at all times during their visit to campus.

Arrival

  • Due to the size of our campus, there is absolutely no bus parking on campus. All buses must drop off students at the designated drop-off zones and then find parking off campus.
  • Groups must arrive on campus at the scheduled time. Due to liability issues, groups that arrive early cannot be accommodated until the scheduled time of the tour.
  • If a group is running late, the group contact person must contact our campus visit team at (619) 849-2273.
  • If we do not receive notice and your group is more than 20 minutes late, we will cancel your tour.

For any questions about the group visit experience, please contact campus visit coordinator Kelly Miller.

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Hotel Partnerships

Are you or your family looking for a place to stay when you visit campus? PLNU has partnered with some of the best hotels in San Diego to offer you great discounts on your stay. In fact a percentage of the total room cost is donated back to PLNU to support scholarships for our students!

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