11 Week Graduate Program New Student Orientation
All graduate students are invited to attend the many free activities and events on campus throughout the year (including athletic events, drama presentations, musical presentations, and Artists and Speakers Series). Visit the CLU Events calendar for a more complete listing of campus events.
CLU is an exciting place to be, with enthusiastic young artists preparing for careers in drama, music and the visual arts. Each year these students exhibit their fresh talents through numerous plays, concerts, recitals and exhibitions. In addition to on-campus talent, visiting artists enrich CLU's array of cultural offerings. Most events on campus are free to CLU students.
Cultural Events Series
CLU's Cultural Events Series features a variety of talented guest lecturers and performers. Dance troupes, authors, poets and musicians are examples of the entertainment one can expect. Noted lecturers have included Ralph Nader, Amy Tan, Jared Diamond, Carlos Fuentes and Dava Sobel. Included in the fall lecture series are the Harold Stoner Clark lectures. Fascinated by a philosophical sense of wonder about what lies just beyond the reach of scientific research, the late Harold Stoner Clark endowed this annual lecture series. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, theologian Dr. Nancey Murphy, biologist Dr. David Baltimore and cosmologist Dr. Paul Davies are among recent featured speakers.
Festivals and Special Events
The dynamic campus community is host to colorful celebrations throughout the year. Diverse cultures are explored and celebrated through a variety of annual events including ScanFest highlighting the University's Nordic heritage, Festival de Encuentros, the Asian Festival and national Black History Month.
CLU's collections include the La Boyteaux Collection of New Guinea Art, the Lou Grubb Collection of Native American Art and European Paintings, the Rev. Patty Hundley Photographic Archive, the Brosius Collection of Philippine Island ethnic materials and other contemporary works. In addition to CLU's own collection, the Preus-Brandt and Kwan Fong galleries regularly display art and special exhibits.
Recreation and Athletics Intercollegiate
CLU competes in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). Founded in 1915, the SCIAC was one of the first athletic conferences formed in the United States. Membership includes California Institute of Technology, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, University of La Verne, Occidental College, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, University of Redlands and Whittier College. CLU is also a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III
The men's intercollegiate program includes baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and water polo. Women's intercollegiate sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo.
With emphasis on campus wide participation, CLU's active intramural program offers multiple fall and spring leagues including basketball, flag football, softball and indoor soccer. In addition, numerous tournaments are held annually including ping pong, pool, 3-on-3 basketball, flag football and Frisbee golf. All intramural sports teams are coed
The Global Peace and Justice Committee and other social ministry programs provide students the opportunity to learn about emergent social issues that provoke thought and action as we seek to be informed global citizens
CLU is committed to preparing its students to serve their communities, both local and global. As an extension of this commitment, there are several organizations that provide students with opportunities to serve others
Community Service Center
The Community Service Center organizes service projects and provides a learning environment beyond the classroom. Involvement in the center's programs promotes leadership, social responsibility and an understanding and appreciation for differences. Visit the Community Service Center for more information on service opportunities.
Student Service Organizations
Habitat for Humanity, Rotaract and other student clubs are active in service projects from building homes for the poor to providing necessities to children in Mexican orphanages