Old West Complex
The Old West Complex was the first major expansion of residential living for CLU students on the west side of campus. Although the names for each hall were meant to be temporary, they have remained. The Old West Complex also served as the summer home to the Dallas Cowboys Football team from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Afton Hall was named in honor of Frank and Elna Afton, supporters of Cal Lutheran through their estate giving. Opened in 1976, Afton Hall has 10 suites and was renovated in the summer of 2003. It is a co-ed hall and home to freshman students starting in the Fall of 2009!.
Conejo Hall was named for the history of the Conejo Valley and opened in 1976. The word "conejo" means "rabbit" in the Spanish language, a term perfect for the area so heavily populated by the furry mammals. With 9 suites, and renovated in the summer of 2004, Conejo Hall will be occupied by ELS (English Language School) starting Fall 2009.
Janss Hall was named in honor of the Janss family of the Conejo Valley who originally owned much of the land in the Thousand Oaks area and are former owners of the Janss Mall. The hall opened in 1976 as part of a birthday celebration for Mrs. Janss. The Janss family still resides in the Thousand Oaks area. The hall has 10 suites and was renovated in the summer of 2002. It is a co-ed hall and home to both transfer and upperclassmen students.
Rasmussen Hall was named in honor of Marian Rasmussen and her sister Doris (Rasmussen) Brummett for their charitable trusts, gifted to the university. Marian was a member of First Lutheran Church in Santa Ana, California and was a strong supporter of the Lutheran Colleges. The family has resided in Santa Ana for several years and Doris Brummett lives in the Southern California area. Rasmussen Hall was opened in 1976 and renovated in the summer of 2001. It has 10 suites and is a co-ed hall, home to upperclassmen students.