The InCLUsive Overnight Program was established to increase diversity within the student
body. We hope to foster a campus climate that encourages inclusive, cross-cultural
interaction, respect for and appreciation of diversity and global awareness.
The InCLUsive Overnight Program gives admitted high school students the opportunity
to visit Cal Lutherans campus. Participants will learn what life is like as a Cal
Lutheran student by staying the night on-campus, making connections with members of
our faculty, staff, and student leaders, meeting other students considering Cal Lutheran,
and interacting with current students who make Cal Lutheran their home.
This is an invitation only program. If you would like to learn more about this program,
please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-258-3678.
The participants who come to campus will have the opportunity to compete for the InCLUsive
Scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $2,500 and are renewable for up to four years.
Students must attend the entire program in order to be eligible for the scholarships.
Participants for the InCLUsive Overnight Program and Scholarship are high school students
admitted to Cal Lutheran for the 2023-2024 academic year. Invitees generally identify
as an underrepresented student, first generation college students, or demonstrate
commitment to diversity in their community and/or high school.
Students should plan to arrive on campus between 4:00 and 5:00 pm on Thursday to check
Thursday, March 30
Friday, March 31
On Campus Social
Saturday, April 1
Before you accept your invitation to the InCLUsive Overnight Scholars Program, we
ask that you and your family read and understand the following:
You must attend the full event, from Thursday, March 30 - Saturday, April 1, in order
to be considered for the InCLUsive Scholarship. The program concludes on the morning
of Saturday, April 1, 2023. Cal Lutheran will provide a letter to your high school
explaining your absence on Thursday and Friday. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE
Please limit your luggage to a reasonable size. Here is a list of recommended items
that you should pack:
Sleeping bag, blankets, pillow, towel, and other personal items
Casual attire for the program
Comfortable walking shoes
Attire for a hike
When you arrive on campus, you will be given meal tickets, which will serve as your
meal passes for all meals in the Dining Hall. However, it is always a good idea to
have a small amount of spending money on hand.
The Cal Lutheran bookstore will be open should you wish to purchase snacks or any
Cal Lutheran apparel.
An umbrella may come in handy. April can be a rainy time of year.
*The sleeping arrangements will be lock-in style where we all stay in a multipurpose
room with adult supervision.
Transportation costs will be covered by California Lutheran University. In the case
of flights or trains, Cal Lutheran will purchase the most economical ticket that fits
within the time constraints of the program. For those who are driving, Cal Lutheran
will reimburse mileage from your home to the university, as long as mileage does not
exceed what a plane or train ticket would have cost (i.e. students driving from Arizona
or Nevada). In those cases, Cal Lutheran will reimburse you for what a ticket would
Due to the magnitude of the program, Cal Lutheran has instituted a cancellation policy
that is necessary to make this event successful for all those involved. We encourage
you to ensure your availability prior to confirming your attendance at this event.
Once your RSVP has been confirmed, you will be contacted by Cal Lutheran for a credit
card information. In the event of cancellation after your travel arrangements have
been made, you will be charged the full cost of your ticket, as your reservation is
not transferable or refundable.
When I came to InCLUsive I immediately knew I was HOME. The weekend was a blast and
meeting people from so many backgrounds made me realize that Cal Lu was the most diverse
and inCLUsive of all the schools I was considering. Do whatever you can to come to
this amazing weekend!
Jaz Palafox ’21 Honolulu, HI Biochemistry Major
InCLUsive is the program that brought me to Cal Lutheran and kept me at Cal Lutheran.
Jahleel Xhamilton ’18 Chicago, IL Psychology Major