2017 G.A.L. Convention
Traveling to Tacoma and PLU
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The GAL Convention is being held at our usual venue, Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), located in the suburb of Parkland just south of Tacoma.

Driving Directions to PLU

Located just off of the I-5 corridor, PLU has a very accessible campus. For directions from I-5 to our Anderson University Center, please see below:

Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98447

Take exit 127 for WA – 512 East toward Puyallup
If coming from North of PLU, turn left onto WA – 512 East, if coming from South of PLU, turn right onto WA – 512 East.
Take the WA – 7 South/Pacific Avenue exit toward Parkland/Spanaway
Turn right onto WA – 7 South/Pacific Ave South
Turn right onto 121st ST South
Take the 2nd left onto Park Avenue South.Anderson University Center will be located on the right
There is a large clock tower in front of the building as well as a Viking ship.
Parking is available in theAnderson University Center Parking Lot, Harstad Parking Lot or the Mortvedt Library Parking Lot. These will be on your left as you travel South on Park Avenue.

Getting to PLU from SEATAC Airport

SeaTac International Airport is a 45 minute drive from PLU in good traffic. You can reach PLU from the airport via rental car, shuttle service or bus.

Shuttle service directly from SeaTac to PLU is provided on a reservation basis by Capital Aeroporter (800-962-3579), or the Shuttle Express 425-981-7000.

See below for bus service.

Getting to PLU via train or bus

Amtrak and Greyhound are located in downtown Tacoma and connect with PLU by local bus (Pierce Transit) or taxi.

Pierce Transit is the local bus service which connects to Sound Transit (at the airport). To get directions and schedule to get from the airport (SEATAC) to Pacific Lutheran University: Type in Seatac Airport as your starting point and type in Pacific Lutheran University as your end point.


This will be our 12th convention at Pacific Lutheran University, which is located close to Guild headquarters, and has received great reviews from our members. It has a beautiful campus with lots of trees, and great venues for all our workshops, lectures, concerts and exhibition.

Western Washington has a mild summer climate, with temperatures usually in the 70s, and comfortable humidity. We suggest you bring a light jacket or sweater for the possible cool evening.

PLU campus map

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