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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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PLNU has limited campus visits and events due to restrictions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19. We also have a limited number of spaces available for each tour. 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 (September 1 – April 29) 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 (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 2020 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!

Unavailable Visit Dates

Date Event
January 1, 2020 New Years Day
January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 24, 2020 Preview Day Event
February 27-28, 2020 Preview Day Event
March 20, 2020 Preview Day Event
April 3, 2020 Preview Day Event
April 9-10, 2020 Easter Holiday
April 17, 2020 Preview Day Event
May 8, 2020 Commencement
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
June 18, 2020

Staff Development

August 28, 2020 New Student Orientation
September 7, 2020 Labor Day
November 5-6, 2020 Preview Day Event
November 12-13, 2020 Preview Day Event
November 25-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24-31, 2020 Christmas Holiday
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.

Virtual Office Hours for Transfer Students

Have a pressing question about transferring to PLNU? Pop-in to one of our bi-weekly Zoom sessions exclusively for transfer students.

Office Hour Chats with a Transfer Counselor

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!

Schedule a Meeting

Preview Days

Preview Days

PLNU has temporarily suspended all Preview Day events due to restrictions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19.

At this time, we are offering limited Weekday Visit campus tours with small groups. You can register for these campus visits, which include an information session and a 90-minute student-led walking tour of the campus, by clicking on the button below.

Register Now

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.

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!

It's our hope to see you soon on Zoom or on campus!  Please email admissions@pointloma.edu with questions.

Soft light illuminates a pool overlooking a marina full of sailboats

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, sitting in on a class, a meal in our dining hall, and interacting with our awesome faculty.

We also offer a financial aid session, a student panel, the opportunity to stay overnight in the residence halls and experience a PLNU evening activity (overnight portion is for fall preview days only).

Lastly, 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 overnight visit in our residence halls. This is a great chance for you to see what residential life is all about. The fall Preview Days also include an opportunity for seniors to complete their admissions interviews.

Aside from the differences above, each of our Preview Days follows a similar format — including chapel, class visits, 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 visit a class, 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 for 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! 

What about transportation?

If you are a student traveling on your own, and arriving at the San Diego airport or a San Diego train station during our office hours (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), we’re happy to pick you up. Drop-offs can also be arranged during these times. Please keep in mind that we are unable to do any drop-offs or pick-ups on weekends or outside of office hours.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive and reliable shuttle service, we recommend Cloud9. You can also catch a cab to our campus, as we’re located a mere 12 minutes from the San Diego airport. 

What if I can’t make it for the whole event?

If you need to take off an hour early, it’s not the end of the world. However, if you can only make it to half of the event, we’d encourage you to choose another Preview Day, or schedule an individual daily visit, to make the most of your time on campus.

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 (~$15-35 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). 

Where will I sleep? (overnights for fall Preview Days only)

Prospective students are paired up with host students in our residence halls, and stay in their rooms for the evening. While we wish that we had extra beds for everyone, most students will need to sleep on the floor. With that said, please plan to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Parents, 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).

If you will be attending a Preview Day with a friend of the same gender and want to stay in the same room, please let us know during registration, and we’ll do our best to make it happen. 

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 Thursday evening Sunset Tour.

Sunset Tours are two-hours long and include a student-led campus tour, a chance to hear from a PLNU professor, admissions staff, AND experience a quintessential campus sunset! Tours start at 4:30 p.m and end around 6:30 p.m.

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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.

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!

It's our hope to see you soon on Zoom or on campus!  Please email admissions@pointloma.edu with questions.

Soft light illuminates a pool overlooking a marina full of sailboats

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

PLNU has temporarily suspended large group visits due to restrictions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19.

At this time, we are offering limited Weekday Visit campus tours with small groups. You can register for these campus visits, which include an information session and a 90-minute student-led walking tour of the campus, by clicking on the button below.

Register Now

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.

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!

It's our hope to see you soon on Zoom or on campus!  Please email admissions@pointloma.edu with questions.

Soft light illuminates a pool overlooking a marina full of sailboats

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!