New Student Orientation

For Undergraduate Students

Summer Reading


As part of joining the Cal Lutheran community, all first-year students are asked to participate in a common reading.

To prepare for your work in the first-year seminar, we’d like you to read and reflect on the book before arriving on campus in August. 







Past Summer Readings

  • 2014: Morten Lauridsen, Waldron Island Reflections
  • 2013: Peter Balakian, Black Dog of Fate
  • 2012: Rodes Fishburne, Going to See the Elephant
  • 2011: Sonia Nazario, Enrique's Journey
  • 2010: Kao Kalia Yang, The Latehomecomer
  • 2009: Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried
  • 2008: Julie Otsuka, When the Emperor was Divine
  • 2007: Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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