New Student Orientation

For Undergraduate Students

5 Reasons for 5 Days of Orientation

New Student Orientation at California Lutheran University is unique. Unlike other institutions, our New Student Orientation spans over 5 days filled with entertaining, informative, and enlightening events. Here are 5 reasons for Cal Lutheran's 5 day orientation.

For more information, take a look at Cal Lutheran's Student Learning Outcomes for New Student Orientation.

Become fully immersed in the Cal Lutheran community

Here at Cal Lutheran, we find it important that both students and families feel welcome into the community. The 5 day orientation allows students and families to get a feel for what kind of institution Cal Lutheran is. This is the chance to understand how Cal Lutheran does things and the reasons why we do so. Playfair is a great event hosted on August 30 for new students to come together as part of the Cal Lutheran community!

Establish relationships with peers, faculty, and staff

Orientation is the time to make new connections. Students get the opportunity to make new friendships amongst their peers, begin to form relationships with professors on campus, and get to know the staff in the various offices and departments on campus. Families will also have the chance to connect with one another, as well as talk with the faculty and staff of Cal Lutheran. Making these connections early on can lead to a successful journey here at Cal Lutheran.

Experience unique opportunities to get involved

There are countless ways to get involved on campus. Orientation allows students 5 days to explore their interests and preview all the different ways there are to get involved. We encourage students to attend the Job Fair on Monday, September 1 to begin their search for on-campus involvement.

Learn how to navigate the campus entirely

A 5 day orientation allows students to navigate the campus like seasoned students. New students will be prepared for the first day of classes and know where classrooms, buildings, and offices are with confidence. Campus tours are a great opportunity for students to get accustomed to the campus. These will be held on Sunday, August 31, and students are encouraged to bring their schedules so they could be taken to their exact classrooms.

Prepare for the academic aspects of the year ahead

Everything comes down to this.The 5 day orientation prepares students and families for the academic year. There are numerous events and sessions that make the students confident and the families reassured that Cal Lutheran is the right choice. Students can look forward to Freshmen Seminar on Monday, September 1 to bring in the academic year with their peer group. Families will also have the opportunity to connect with faculty on Saturday, August 30 and gain a greater insight into the academics of Cal Lutheran.

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