New Student Orientation

For Undergraduate Students

Schedule of Events for Transfer Students

The transition to a new school is a big step, and Transfer Orientation has been created to make this transition as stress-free as possible. Transfer Orientation is all about equipping you to get settled in a new environment, planning for a year full of academic growth, and getting to know new people.

Friday is move-in day for students living on campus. If you will not be living on campus, you do not need to arrive until Saturday.

Friday, Aug. 28
8:00am - 4:00pm

International Seminar

All new international students are required to attend the International Student Seminar held at the beginning of each fall and spring semester or term (for some graduate programs). Information necessary to maintain international student status is presented along with needed information about campus resources, policies, and activities. Please remember to bring all of your travel documents with you to orientation (I-20, I-94, Passport, Visa).

Richter/Overton Hall
8:00am -12:00pm

New Student Orientation and Residential Move-In

The time has finally come to check-in to your dorm and meet your roommates!

Kingsmen Park (Gazebo Side)
8:15am - 6:45pm

Library Open

Come visit the library and check out all the studying materials and areas that are available to you!

Pearson Library
11:00am - 3:00pm

ID Cards and Parking Permit

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
4:30pm- 5:15pm

Commuter Campus

Peer Advisors give tours of the campus to Commuter Students.

Kingsmen Park (Shakespeare Side)
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Residential Student Mandatory Hall Meeting

Students meet with residence hall staff to learn about living on campus.

Residential Halls
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Residential Student Family Hall Meeting

Families meet with residence hall staff to learn about students living on campus.

GSFC (Arena)
5:45pm- 6:30pm

President's Welcome

Come and get your first welcome to the Cal Lutheran family from the President.

GSFC (Arena)
6:30pm - 7:45pm

Cal Lutheran Family Dinner

First year and transfer families are invited to join us for great food and entertainment.

Kingsmen Park (Both Sides)
8:30pm - 11:00pm

Residence Hall Evening Fun and Activities

See what fun activities your residence hall has planned for you!

Residential Halls
Saturday, Aug. 29
8:00am - 5:00pm

ID Cards and Parking Permit

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Lundring Events Center.

GSFC (Lundring Events Center)
8:30am - 9:00am

Students Meet Mentor Teams

Students meet with their Peer Advisor, Faculty and Staff members.

Designated Classrooms
9:15am - 10:15am

Lutheran Higher Education


GSFC (Arena)
10:15am- 10:45am


Learn more about the law that states that no one outside of the institution will have access to your educational records, and how it affects you as a college student.

GSFC (Soiland)
10:15am - 11:15am

Transfer Student Success

Get the inside scoop on how to be a successful Kingsmen and Regal from various offices, as well as wise words from those who ventured here before you.

11:00am- 12:00pm

English Placement Testing

English Placement Test to determine what English class will be taken.

Designated Classrooms
11:30am - 12:30pm

English Placement Testing for Students with Disabilities

English Placement Test to determine what English class will be taken.


Swenson 209
11:30am- 1:30pm

Community Connection and Lunch

Come and meet different Cal Lutheran offices and vendors that offer useful resources for you. Enjoy Lunch!


Kingsmen Park
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Families Meet Faculty

Families meet faculty mentors of their student.

Deisgnated Classrooms
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Title IX Program

Sexual assault can be prevented.This session will start the conversation with facts regarding sexual assault and how Cal Lutheran aims to educate all students about campus sexual violence. Campus sexual violence includes stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault. Cal Lutheran’s programming efforts aim to educate students on awareness, prevention, bystander intervention, resources, and University policies and procedures.

GSFC (Soiland)
3:30pm - 4:15pm

Disability Support Services

Learn about resources available to you inside and outside the classroom.

Ullman Commons 100
3:30pm - 4:15pm

GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon 101

Informational meeting for veteran students and military families.

Ullman Commons 103
4:00pm - 5:30pm

President's Reception and Family Send-Off

Grab a snack and meet Cal Lutheran's very own President!

President's Patio
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Transfer Dinner

Have a delicious dinner with your peers and get to know each other!

GSFC (Lundring)
7:00pm - 9:00pm


This event tends to be the highlight of orientation so come and decide for yourself!

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Arena
Sunday, Aug. 30
7:30am - 9:00am Breakfast Ullman Commons
8:00am -12:00pm/ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ID Cards and Parking Permit

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 101.

Ullman Commons 101/ Campus Safety Office
8:45am - 9:45am

10:00am - 11:00am

Math Placement Testing (sign-up here)

Students who are in majors that have a math requirement, or whose math SAT or ACT scores just missed the cut off, should consider taking the Math Placement Exam.

Overton Hall

9:00am - 10:00 am

1:40pm - 2:40pm

Campus Tours

Current students will be availale to show new students where their classes are and other important locations on campus. Students are encouraged to bring their class schedules to the tour.

Outside Pearson Library
9:00am - 11:00am

Forrest Fitness Center Tours

Come and see the different resources we have to help you live a healthy lifestyle!

Forrest Fitness Center
9:00am - 11:00am Workshops (More Info) Various Classrooms
9:30am-4:30pm Library Open Pearson Library
11:15am - 1:30pm

Sunday Funday

Good eats with new friends. Come choose from a unique selection of food and dessert trucks as you enjoy various activities, games, and prizes!

Kingsmen Park
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Library Open House

Join the Pearson Library staff for refreshments. Meet your librarians, pick up some tips and swag, and enter a raffle to win a fabulous gift card! The library will be open from 9:15am to 7:45pm.

Pearson Library
1:45pm - 3:45pm

Language Placement Testing (sign-up here)

Need to find out your level placement for a foreign language? Take the exam and find out!



3:30pm - 4:30pm

Plant a Tree. Paint the Rocks.

The offices of the Cal Lutheran Annual Fund and Student Life invite new students to participate in starting a new and continuing with an old tradition at Cal Lutheran. Join us in front of the William Rolland Stadium for a special tree dedication honoring the Class of 2018. Afterward, join in on Cal Lutheran’s oldest tradition and hike up to the cross to paint the Cal Lutheran rocks. You do not want to miss out on either of these traditions!

Willam Rolland Stadium/ Mt. Clef Ridge
5:00pm - 7:00pm



Ullman Commons


8:00pm - 10:00pm

Wellness Programs presents The Naked Roommate

Come learn about all the things they don’t teach you about in the classrooms.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Arena
Monday, Aug. 31
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast Ullman Commons
10:00am - 2:00pm

ID Cards and Parking Permit

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 101.

Campus Safety Office
9:15am - 4:45pm

Library Open

Come visit the library and check out all the studying materials and areas that are available to you!

Pearson Library
11:15am - 11:45am

Who Cares: A Smart Phone Game Show with Fabulous Prizes

Bring your cell phone. Prizes.

Soiland Recreation Center
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Transfer Faculty Lunch

Start making connections now with the faculty that will shape your tomorrow.

The Peppergrove
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Transfer Career Connection

A lot of finding your dream job after graduation is getting the right internship while still in school. Build your skills and learn about the Career Counseling Center.

Ullman Commons 100
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Job Fair

Looking for a job on campus? Come meet with offices and be ready to interview!

Soiland Recreation Center
5:00pm - 5:30pm

School Spirit/ Pride Event

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Arena
5:45pm - 6:15pm

Introduction to Chapel

Samuelson Chapel
6:30pm -7:30pm


Ullman Commons
7:45pm - 10:00pm

Diversity Event

Soiland Recreation Center
Tuesday, Sep. 1
7:00am - 10:30am Breakfast Ullman Commons
8:00am - 8:00pm

Id Cards and Parking Permit

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 101.

Campus Safety Office

Peer Advisor Meets with Students

Meet up with your peer advisor in your agreed location to walk together for Convocation.

Designated Classrooms

Travel to Convocation

Make your way over to the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Arena for Cal Lutheran's offcial welcome!

Soiland Recreation Center
9:30am - 10:45am

Opening Convocation

This is a time to officially welcome new faculty and students.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Arena
10:45am - 11:15am

You Got Served Introduction

An introduction into the service project that we will be doing and the importance of this event.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Arena
11:15am - 12:00pm Lunch Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Patio
12:00pm - 4:30pm

You Got Served

A service project that gives back to our surrounding communities.

4:45pm - 7:00pm Dinner Ullman Commons


8:00pm - 9:30pm

Peer Group Outing

Thousand Oaks Area
  Transfer advising and registration on this day by appointment only  
Wednesday, Sep. 2
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