Homecoming

October 28–30, 2016

Join us for a weekend full of fun and reconnections.

From the Festival and reunions to the Loop da Lu 5K and the big game, you'll find a lot to love. We hope to see you back on campus!

Friday, October 28th
Find Faculty

8:00am – 10:30pm

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Catch up with your favorite professors or make a new faculty connection. Whether they once taught you or may be teaching your child now as a current Cal Lutheran student, they’d love to hear from you. Touch base now in preparation for Homecoming & Family Weekend!

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Open Classes

8:00am – 10:30pm

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Attention lifelong learners - brush up on your skills or learn a new one by attending an open class! Choose from the arts, science, or even a foreign language. No registration is necessary, but please plan to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the class out of respect for our professors and students. 

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Campus Tour

9:30am – 11:00am at Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid

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Start your Homecoming & Family Weekend off right with a tour of campus. Visit favorite spots and see what’s new from the perspective of your own Admissions tour guide. Space is limited! Please called the Admissions office at (805) 493-3135 to reserve your spot today.

The Harem: Essentialized Sensuality | The Work of Lalla Essaydi

10:00am – 8:00pm at Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

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Raised in Morocco, artist Lalla Essaydi creates work that combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body, addressing the complex reality of Arab female identity from the perspective of her personal experience. 

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Material Culture

10:00am – 3:00pm at William Rolland Stadium and Gallery of Fine Art

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Featuring work in a wide range of media, this exhibition highlights artists who work with cloth, with particular interest in issues that relate to women and minorities.

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Founders Day Convocation

10:30am – 11:30am at Samuelson Chapel

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Pearson Library

10:30am – 11:30pm at Pearson Library

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Need a respite during Homecoming & Family Weekend festivities? Come by the Pearson Library and enjoy a quiet moment, catch up on the latest news from our journals, magazines and newspapers and see some of the exciting physical enhancements to the library. 

Picnic in the Park

5:00pm – 7:00pm at Kingsmen Park

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Students and families are invited to join Student Life for a Picnic in the Park! Come out to Kingsmen Park and enjoy dinner, prizes, games and fun for the whole family. This event is free.

Reception for Alumni and Faculty of the 1960's

6:00pm – 8:00pm at Home of The Lundrings

This event requires registration.

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A social gathering for the faculty and alumni of the 1960's, hosted by Karsten '65 and Kirsten (Bodding '64) Lundring. All alumni of 1960's are welcome! RSVP below by Friday, October 14th.

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Family Desserts

7:00pm – 9:00pm at Student Union

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The Student Union will be open from 7pm-9pm for parents and families to grab a sweet treat and mingle in the new Student Union Building  

Founders Day Concert

7:30pm – 9:00pm at Samuelson Chapel

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The University String Symphony, under the direction of its newly appointed conductor Yoshika Masuda, will perform masterworks from the orchestral repertoire. The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Hart, will close the concert with an eclectic mix of traditional favorites and exciting contemporary works.

 

Ullman Commons

All Day at Ullman Commons

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From the sandwich bar with homemade bread to the sizzling Mongolian BBQ, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Ullman Commons. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t forget the soft serve ice cream and fresh baked cookies! 

Barbara Collins Arboretum Self-Guided Tour

All Day

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We invite you to tour the Barbara Collins Arboretum! This project is a joint effort by Dr. Collins, who selected and classified the flora identified on the maps, and the University to provide visitors an opportunity to learn about botany and enjoy the meditative beauty of our campus. 

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Saturday, October 29th
The Harem: Essentialized Sensuality | The Work of Lalla Essaydi

10:00am – 8:00pm at Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

Show Description

Raised in Morocco, artist Lalla Essaydi creates work that combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body, addressing the complex reality of Arab female identity from the perspective of her personal experience. 

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Pearson Library

10:30am – 11:30pm at Pearson Library

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Need a respite during Homecoming & Family Weekend festivities? Come by the Pearson Library and enjoy a quiet moment, catch up on the latest news from our journals, magazines and newspapers and see some of the exciting physical enhancements to the library. 

Jack's Corner at Starbucks

6:30am – 11:00pm at Ullman Commons

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Enjoy a warm cup of coffee with your favorite faculty or roommate! Order a "Spiced Gumby" - our weekend signature drink, which is a Cal Lutheran twist on a Pumpkin Spice Latte. 

Student Union

7:00am – 11:00pm at Previously the Cafeteria (Self-guided tours will start at the former cafeteria patio. Northwest patio door)

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Need a break from Homecoming and Family events?  The new Student Union Building will be open all day Saturday!  Take a self-guided tour of the new facility, watch a movie in the lounge and enjoy some shuffle board or fooseball. There will also be X-Box and Wii games available to play!

Loop da Lu 5k Family Run/Walk

7:30am – 10:00am at Kingsmen Park

This event requires registration.

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What better way to start the day than with an energizing run/walk around campus? Round up your college friends, roommates, and family to do the 5k loop together! Check back for more details coming soon.

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Student Research Symposium

9:00am – 12:00pm at Ahmanson Science Center

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You're invited to view the latest research conducted by Cal Lutheran students. Learn more about current research in fields such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, communication, exercise science, global studies, psychology, religion, and more.

9:00 - 10:30 am
Student Oral Presentations - Richter Hall, Ahmanson Science Center

10:30 - 12:00 pm
Student Poster Sessions - Ahmanson Science Center Lobby

Material Culture

10:00am – 3:00pm at William Rolland Stadium and Gallery of Fine Art

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Cloth and clothing play an integral role in our cultural interpretation of the world around us. Physiologically, we use clothing to shield our bodies from the elements and warm us during sleep. Historically and in contemporary culture, clothing has been used to identify gender, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, or even sexual preference. In some instances, particular garments have been illegal; in others, the lack of those signifiers is outlawed. Featuring work in a wide range of media, this exhibition highlights artists who work with cloth, with particular interest in issues that relate to women and minorities.

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Pancakes with the President

10:00am – 11:30am at Kingsmen Park

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Enjoy a delicious breakfast with members of the Cal Lutheran community including President Kimball and the Board of Regents.  Whether you're participating in the Loop da Lu or just cheering on the sidelines, this is a great way to start your day!

$7 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under*; Loop da Lu participants eat free. 

*Please note we will be accepting Cash or Check for payment.

Thrill the World Thousand Oaks 2016

12:00pm – 4:00pm at Swenson Center

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Join Cal Lutheran Theater Arts in a dance party that honors Michael Jackson and raises charitable funds. Dress as zombies and perform the Thriller dance synchronized with other Thrill the World events throughout the world. The fun begins at noon and includes on-site instruction, zombie makeup, refreshments with a small donation, and fun for the kids!

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Kingsmen Football vs. Chapman

1:00pm – 4:00pm at William Rolland Stadium and Gallery of Fine Art

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Come cheer on the Kingsmen to victory. Be sure to wear your Cal Lutheran purple to show your school spirit!

Alumni & Family Festival

3:30pm at Kingsmen Park

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Perfect for the young and young-at-heart, our Alumni & Family Festival offers fun for all ages. Choose from bounce houses, good eats, spirits, and live music – all included for $15 per adult and $5 for undergraduate students, CASH ONLY. Kids 12 and under are free. 

Class Reunions

3:30pm at Kingsmen Park

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Show your Cal Lutheran spirit and meet up with your graduating class! Gather at the Alumni & Family Festival to reconnect with your classmates. Admission to the festival is $15 per adult and kids 12 and under are free. 

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Homecoming Carnival

7:00pm – 11:00pm at Memorial Field

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Stop by for all the fun - live performances, rides, activities, and food! Admission is free for students and family. Food is free for Cal Lutheran Students (with ID) and food tickets are available for purchase (cash only) for friends, family, and alumni. We will see you there! 

Ullman Commons

All Day at Ullman Commons

Show Description

From the sandwich bar with homemade bread to the sizzling Mongolian BBQ, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Ullman Commons. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t forget the soft serve ice cream and fresh baked cookies! 

Barbara Collins Arboretum Self-Guided Tour

All Day

Show Description

We invite you to tour the Barbara Collins Arboretum! This project is a joint effort by Dr. Collins, who selected and classified the flora identified on the maps, and the University to provide visitors an opportunity to learn about botany and enjoy the meditative beauty of our campus. 

Learn More
Sunday, October 30th
The Harem: Essentialized Sensuality | The Work of Lalla Essaydi

10:00am – 8:00pm at Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

Show Description

Raised in Morocco, artist Lalla Essaydi creates work that combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body, addressing the complex reality of Arab female identity from the perspective of her personal experience. 

Learn More
Pearson Library

10:30am – 11:30pm at Pearson Library

Show Description

Need a respite during Homecoming & Family Weekend festivities? Come by the Pearson Library and enjoy a quiet moment, catch up on the latest news from our journals, magazines and newspapers and see some of the exciting physical enhancements to the library. 

Jack's Corner at Starbucks

6:30am – 11:00pm at Ullman Commons

Show Description

Enjoy a warm cup of coffee with your favorite faculty or roommate! Order a "Spiced Gumby" - our weekend signature drink, which is a Cal Lutheran twist on a Pumpkin Spice Latte. 

Worship

10:00am – 11:00am at Samuelson Chapel

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Worship provides an opportunity for the community to gather and experience the bandwidth of God's grace. While worship unites us in one place and one time it serves as the reminder that God's people are gathered far and wide, just like the Cal Lutheran family. Do you know that money gets tight for some of our students? A portion of the offering at this worship will be given to the student food pantry, please give generously.

Alumni Guest Preacher: Pastor Jim Lapp '86

Watch Live
Alumni Soccer Games

11:00am – 3:00pm at William Rolland Stadium and Gallery of Fine Art

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Get back on the field, alumni! We're putting together soccer games for our alumni to play against the current JV teams. Come watch the game, or if you played soccer, let us know if you can make it by contacting Frank Marino at fmarino@callutheran.edu.

Women: 11 am, Men: 1 pm

 

Homecoming Concert

2:00pm – 4:00pm at Samuelson Chapel

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Cal Lutheran Choral Ensembles

Wyant Morton, Conductor

The Cal Lutheran Choir and the Women's Chorale open the season with one of their hallmark concerts, featuring an eclectic program of exciting and innovative choral music. 

Donations accepted. For information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music.

Ullman Commons

All Day at Ullman Commons

Show Description

From the sandwich bar with homemade bread to the sizzling Mongolian BBQ, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Ullman Commons. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t forget the soft serve ice cream and fresh baked cookies! 

Barbara Collins Arboretum Self-Guided Tour

All Day

Show Description

We invite you to tour the Barbara Collins Arboretum! This project is a joint effort by Dr. Collins, who selected and classified the flora identified on the maps, and the University to provide visitors an opportunity to learn about botany and enjoy the meditative beauty of our campus. 

Learn More
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