By enrolling at California Lutheran University, you become part of an ongoing, vital experience which is the life of the University. You will leave your mark on the University as you seek to find your niche in the academic, social, and spiritual life of the campus and, later, the world. How you grow and develop will depend for the most part on your desire and willingness to be involved. We are excited about the outcome of this adventure!
Center for Academic and Accessibility Resources (CAAR)
Located in the Pederson Administration building, CAAR serves as an academic resource to students and faculty at CLU. Services are designed to provide assistance for all who want to maximize their academic achievement, and include the following: individual consultations with academic counselors; student success workshops on various topics; referrals to on-campus tutoring centers; Foreign Language Placement Exams (LPE) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing; proactive and developmental advising for all conditionally admitted and probationary students under the STAR (Students Taking Academic Responsibility) Program; facilitation and distribution of Academic Difficulty Notices that monitor students’ progress in his/her classes; and accessibility resources for students with disabilities. More services are available through the center.
Special Accommodations for 2013 Graduation Ceremonies
California Lutheran University strives to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing accommodations to students and guests needing accessibility services for the graduation ceremonies.
Any graduating student or a guest attending commencement, requiring accommodations for a disability, needs to call or email the Accessibility Resources Program (ARP) Coordinator at least one month prior to Commencement. Contact Wendy Perkins, ARP Coordinator, at (805) 493-3878 or ARP@callutheran.edu to reserve seats for accessibility seating and receive your tickets. One guest may sit with the individual needing special accommodations in the accessibility seating area. All other guests must sit in general seating as seating is limited in the accessibility seating area. Tickets must be presented at the Reserved and Accessible Seating Area gate on the day of commencement. Tickets will be emailed to the contact person to print out and bring to the commencement ceremony.
There is a limited amount of seating in the Accessibility Seating Area. Ticket holders should be reminded that the seats are not assigned within the Reserved Seating Area and will be first come, first serve.
The gate for the Reserved Seating Area will open about one hour before the ceremony and guests must present their tickets.
Graduate ceremony- Friday, May 17th, 2013 begins at 4:00pm and gates will open around 3:00pm.
Undergraduate and ADEP ceremony- Saturday, May 18th, 2013 begins at 10:00am and the gates will open around 8:30am.
For your convenience, guests sitting in the Reserved and Accessibility Seating Area may be dropped off at the curb by the stadium; if any guests cannot walk from this drop off point to the actual gate, there will be shuttles to assist as well as staff members. There is also a limited amount of handicap parking places around campus for those with state issued handicap parking placards. If a handicap parking spot is needed, it is strongly recommended that you arrive well in advance of the ceremony start time as such parking spots are first come, first serve. Shuttles are available around campus to assist individuals over to the gates at the football field where commencement will be held. Go to www.callutheran.edu/commencement for more general details.
Please contact the Accessibility Resource Program office directly at (805) 493-3878 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other disability-related questions for the commencement ceremonies.