New Student Orientation

For Traditional Undergraduates

Schedule of Events

The transition to college is one of the biggest steps you will take in life and New Student Orientation has been created to make this transition as stress-free as possible. New Student Orientation is all about you getting settled in a new environment, planning for a year full of academic and social growth, and getting to know new people.

Friday
Friday, August 26th
8:00am - 11:00am
Check In (Residential) and Residence Hall Move-In

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

Kingsmen Park
8:00am - 5:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 100/101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
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 Hall/Ahmanson Science Center Lobby
11:00am - 1:00pm
Check In (Commuter) and Commuter Lunch

Commuter students are invited to the Student Union for food, fun and more as they learn about different resources available to them as Cal Lutheran Students!

Student Union
1:00pm - 5:30pm
Info Tent

Come to the Info Tent with any questions or for late check-in.

Flagpoles
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pearson Library, Writing Center, and HelpDesk Open House

Come into the Pearson Library and meet your partners in combatting evil villains intent on destroying your academic success! Learn how the IT superheroes at the HelpDesk can foil menacing technology, network, WIFi, and password demons! Discover how the Writing Center team can champion your written communication skills and empower the superhero writer in you! Meet the Masters of the Library who can develop your top research super-powers and open portals to travel instantly across time and space! 

If that’s not enough, come enjoy refreshments, a raffle, and a coffee lounge for your parent(s).

Pearson Library
4:00pm - 5:00pm
International Student Check-In

All international students check-in. 

Flagpoles
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Residence Life Student Hall Meetings

Meet with your residence hall staff to learn about living on campus.

Residence Halls
5:15pm - 6:00pm
President's Welcome

Come and get your first welcome to the Cal Lutheran family by the President!

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cal Lutheran Family Dinner

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

Kingsmen Park
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Residence Hall Activities

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

Residence Halls
Saturday
Saturday, August 27th
7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at the Commons
Ullman Commons
8:00am - 6:30pm
Info Tent

Come to the Info Tent with any questions or for late check-in.

Flagpoles
8:00am - 3:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 100/101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
8:15am - 9:00am
Students Meet Peer Advisor

Come to Kingsmen Park to meet your Peer Advisor and travel to your Seminar class together.

Designated Classrooms
9:00am - 9:30am
The 'L' in Lutheran Higher Education

Do you have a middle name? We do too. Students and staff share their thoughts on who we are and what makes us distinctive.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
9:45am - 10:30am
Student Counseling Services

Learn about what services and resources are available to you on campus.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
10:30am - 11:00am
FERPA

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.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
11:15am - 12:30pm
Community Connection and Lunch

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

Kingsmen Park
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Students Meet Mentor Teams

Students meet with their Peer Advisor, Faculty and Staff mentor teams.

Designated Classrooms
2:15pm - 3:45pm
Title IX

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.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
3:45pm - 4:15pm
Disability Support Services

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

Nygreen Hall
3:45pm - 4:15pm
GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon 101

Informational meeting for veteran students and military families.

Student Union
4:30pm - 6:00pm
President's Reception and Family Send-Off

Meet President Chris Kimball and enjoy some refreshments.

Pepper Grove Park
6:00pm - 7:00pm
First Year Dinner

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

Kingsmen Park
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Playfair

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

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
10:00pm - 11:55pm
Game Night at the Student Union

Discover all that the brand new Student Union has to offer during your time at CLU.  Meet new friends, enjoy some refreshments, and play Foosball, Shuffleboard, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii, or any of the board games. The Student Union has lockers you can use, spare chargers, and a lot of meeting space, each equipped with dry erase boards, and a number of TVs. Find out what the Student Union can offer to you! The Student Union is home to your student government, ASCLUG, as well as Student Life, and a number of other offices. There are also 3 vending machines, a kitchenette, and some awesome patio furniture. Oh, and when you come to this event, there will be some time for Pokemon Go too.

Student Union
Sunday
Sunday, August 28th
8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast at the Commons
Ullman Commons
8:00am - 3:00pm
Info Tent

Come to the Info Tent with any questions or for late check-in.

Flagpoles
8:00am - 3:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 100/101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
9:30am - 10:30am
Math Placement Testing

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.

Sign up beginning July 11th!

Richter Hall
11:00am - 11:45am
Get Involved

Want to get involved? Come learn about all the opportunities and immerse yourself into the Cal Lutheran campus life! 

Overton Hall
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Party in the Park and Lunch

Cool off at the Party In the Park with water activities and Acai Bowls!

Kingsmen Park
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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 2020. 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!

GSFC Patio/Mt. Clef Ridge
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Regals Volleyball Alumni Game

Come out to support and cheer on the Regals Volleyball Alumni team! 

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Opportunities for Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship Workshop

Are you curious about what it’s like to be involved in research here at CLU? Do you want to know how you can get started? Stop by our workshop! Several advanced students from various disciplines will share their experiences, offer tips, and answer questions. Refreshments will be served. 

Nygreen Hall
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dinner at the Commons
Ullman Commons
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Maximize Your Buzz!

This seminar is the first step to changing behaviors by shifting perceptions: “Alcohol Is Not About Drinking; It’s About Who You Are.” If you HATE lectures, you’ll LOVE this!

 
Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
Monday
Monday, August 29th
7:00am - 8:30am
Breakfast at the Commons
Ullman Commons
8:00am - 3:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in the Campus Safety Office.

Ullman Commons 100/101
8:45am - 9:00am
Peer Advisor Meets Up with Students

Peer Advisor meets with students in their designated classrooms.

Designated Classrooms
9:00am - 9:15am
Travel to Convocation

Students along with their Peer Advisor travel to Convocation.

N/A
9:30am - 10:45am
Opening Convocation

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

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
11:00am - 11:30am
You Got Served Introduction

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

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
11:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch and Load Busses

Grab a lunch box and prepare to head out for You Got Served in Ventura County.

Gilbert Patio
12:00pm - 4:00pm
You Got Served

A service project that gives back to our surrounding communities.

Ventura County
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dinner at the Commons
Ullman Commons
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Make Room for the Elephant

Make Room for the Elephant is an ice-breaking keynote that seeks to offer effective strategies for embracing diversity, culture, and change in the communities that make up our personal and professional lives. Self-reflection, the process by which individuals engage in truthful inner-dialogue, is a key concept throughout. The overall goal is to encourage students to examine themselves as individuals in order to determine where they stand on issues and concepts related to diversity and culture. 

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
Tuesday
Tuesday, August 30th
8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast at the Commons
Ullman Commons
8:00am - 3:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit at the Campus Safety Office.

Campus Safety, Parking, Human Resources
9:00am - 11:00am
Job Fair

Come down to the job fair to apply for jobs and interview for on-campus jobs.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
9:30am - 10:00am
4 to Finish

This session will provide a brief introduction to 4 to Finish Program, Cal Lutheran's four year graduation guarantee.  

Samuelson Chapel
11:25am - 12:30pm
Freshman Seminar and Lunch

Attend your first freshmen seminar class! Learn more about what you will be doing for the fall semester in this class.

Designated Classrooms
12:30pm - 4:00pm
First Year Advising

First Year students meet with faculty advisor to go over classes.

Faculty Offices
5:00pm - 6:00pm
We Talk About God

Learn about how the Lutheran tradition is celebrated at Cal Lutheran directly from Campus Ministry.

Samuelson Chapel
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bring It Back Bash

Come out for the annual Bring It Back Bash for fun activites and yummy food!

Kingsmen Park
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