Student Programs

Graduate & Professionals Weekly

The CLU Graduate and Professionals Weekly Update is published every Friday and is distributed electronically to Graduate and Professionals. If you would like to submit marketing information, please email Jaime Faucher at Requests must be made one week prior to the actual event.



Research and Writing Assistance

Looking for assistance with navigating the library’s resources for your theses and dissertations?

MPPA and Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals Program- Please contact Jennifer Petersen at (805) 493-3431 or by email at for questions or to make an appointment. She offers one-on-one assistance with conducting scholarly research at the Pearson Library.

Graduate School of Education, the School of Management, and the School of Psychology- Please contact Henri Mondschein at (805) 493-3012 or by email at He offers one-on-one assistance with conducting scholarly research at the Pearson Library.

Writing Center

The Writing Center staff would like to introduce you to the Writing Center and inform you about the services it provides. Both our graduate and undergraduate tutors are trained to collaboratively focus with writers on any piece of writing at any stage of the writing process. We have available both face-to-face and online appointments. Students can either make a 30-minute or an hour appointment. In order to ensure fair access to the Writing Center services, appointments must be made online at

We look forward to collaborating with you in the CLU Writing Center located at the back of the Pearson Library, the Darling Collaboration Suite. For questions, contact: Scott Chien-Hsiung Chiu, Director of the Writing Center, at (805) 493-3785


Bulletin Board:

Get Involved with the GPSC!

Interested in making a difference as a graduate or professional student on campus? Want to get more involved with what is happening at your institution? Contact Breanne Gibson at for more information on how to get involved with the Graduate and Professional Student Council! Check it out at

Give Back!

Step up to the Challenge now! By making a gift to the CLU Annual Fund you can be a part of the important tradition of giving back and supporting fellow current and future students. The Annual Fund helps to ensure that all graduate students will have the same high-quality academic experience that you have had at CLU by supporting faculty development, research and challenging new programs and curriculums. In order to surpass last year's graduate student participation, we need at least 20% of graduate students to participate. All graduate student donors will be invited to a special reception in appreciation of their generosity. Plus, if you are graduating this year, give your class gift of $50 or more, and you will receive a special purple & gold tassel for graduation! To learn more or give today, check out our Graduate Giving Challenge website!

Online Financial Literacy Program

Interested in learning how to manage your time and money wisely both during and after your educational experience? The Financial Aid Office offers an ongoing Financial Literacy program Life Skills. It is a web-based program that is an excellent way to take control of your finances and other important matters critical to your success. Check it out today!

Follow Financial Aid On Facebook!
Follow us on Facebook for money great tips on budgeting, saving, scholarships, deals around town and more!

Questions, please contact: Financial Aid at or 805-493-3115

2014 Summer Beach Buses

Looking for an affordable mode of transportation to the beach this summer?

Check out this website for more information on a beach bus program, including location, pick up times, and cost!

Scholarship Announcement!

Attention Professionals and Graduate students who are 50 or older and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Please check out this scholarship opportunity for the 2014-15 academic year - The application deadline is August 15, 2014. The scholarship amount is $1000. Apply soon!



July 25

Service Hike Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
California Lutheran University Baseball Field

Community Service Center and Outdoor Recreation- Student Life

Join us and help clean up CLU. Bring sunscreen, water, and good shoes for the trail.

Questions- Please contact Paul Hartmann at (805) 493-3523

July 25

Atomic Bowling
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Harley's Simi Bowl

Student Life

Bowl the night away for free at Harley’s Simi Bowl! Sign-up in the Student Life Mod (9am-5pm) starting Monday, July 21st until spots are filled.

Questions- Please contact Carmen Garcia at (805) 493-3197

July 30

Leading Well
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Swenson 101

Wellness Programs and Transitional Leadership Development Programs- Student Life

Learn how to incorporate wellness into your daily leadership through the eyes of your favorite disney characters!

Questions- Please contact Katie Carroll at (805) 493-3197


CLU Garden
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CLU Community Garden

Community Service Center- Student Life

Every Wednesday from 2-5pm we will be out in the community garden weeding, and harvesting vegetables. The garden is self sustained and vegetables and fruit are sold at a farmers market on campus. Snacks and sunscreen will be provided, and giftcards will be given to the first group that arrives at the garden. There will also be a harvest party at the end of August. 

Questions- Please contact Bri Duddy at (805) 493-3981

August 5

Bowls of Hope
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grace Hall Patio

Community Service Center and Wellness Programs- Student Life

Paint the stress of summer ending away with a bowl-painting party for the Many Mansions "Bowls of Hope" fundraiser. All materials will be provided and your bowl will be donated to charity. Family-friendly crafts will also be available. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to the CSC/ Bri Duddy at

Questions- Please contact the CSC at (805) 493-3981


Ongoing Summer Fitness Programs

Tuesdays – Yoga (5:15pm – 6:15pm) and Zumba (6:30pm – 7:30pm)

Wednesdays – Bootcamp (5:15pm – 6:15pm)

Thursdays – Pilates (6pm – 7pm)

· All Classes will meet in the dance studio in the GSFC building.

· Summer class schedule ends 8/15. No Fitness Classes the week of July 4th.

For updates on the Fitness Class Schedule please visit the Forrest Fitness Center Webpage.



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