InCLUsive Overnight

April 16-18, 2020

March 16, 2020
In order to minimize the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the Cal Lutheran community and surrounding area, we have canceled all campus events (including the InCLUsive Overnight), visits, and tours. As a result, our campus is closed to visitors until further notice.

Admitted students will be hearing from their admission counselors over the coming weeks, and we will be making every opportunity to get all of your questions about life at Cal Lutheran answered.

If you have any immediate questions, please do not hesitate to text, email, or call your admission counselor. You can find their contact information here.


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 CLU’s campus. Participants will learn what life is like as a CLU student by staying in a residence hall, making connections with members of our faculty, staff, and student leaders, meeting other students considering CLU, and interacting with current students who make CLU 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 or call 877-258-3678.

Scholarship Awards

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.

Participant Invitations

Participants for the InCLUsive Overnight Program and Scholarship are high school students admitted to CLU for the 2020-2021 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.

Sample Schedule

Students should plan to arrive on campus between 4:00 and 5:00 pm on Thursday to check in.

Thursday, April 16
4:00 pm Check In
6:00 pm Welcome Dinner
Friday, April 17
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Campus Tour
12:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Support Services
4:00 pm Alumni Panel
5:00 pm Dinner
8:30 pm On Campus Social
Saturday, April 18
7:30 am Check Out
8:00 am Check In for Admitted Student Day
3:30 pm Program Concludes

Participant Information

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, April 16 - Saturday, April 18, in order to be considered for the InCLUsive Scholarship. The program concludes on the morning of Saturday, April 18, 2020 with Admitted Student Day. Cal Lutheran will provide a letter to your high school explaining your absence on Thursday and Friday. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE EVENT SCHEDULE.


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 have cost.

Cancellation Policy

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