CLUtheran Overnight

April 18-19, 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 CLUtheran 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 CLUtheran Overnight Experience program is offered during our Admitted Student Day event in April. Admitted, high school students, who identify as Lutheran, are invited to visit and learn more about spiritual life on campus.

Participants will learn what life is like as a Cal Lutheran student by staying overnight on campus, making connections with members of our Campus Ministry staff and student leaders, meeting other admitted students considering CLU, and interacting with current students who make our campus their home.

Students should plan to check in for the event around 4 p.m. following the conclusion of Admitted Student Day on Saturday. While families are encouraged to join their student for Admitted Student Day, the CLUtheran Overnight Experience is intended for admitted students only.

Family members are invited to meet up with their students on Sunday morning for the worship service.  The event will conclude around 12:00pm on Sunday.

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 (805) 493-3135, or 1-877-CLU-FOR-U, Toll Free.

Sample Schedule

Saturday, April 18

4:00 p.m.

Check In & Welcome Activities (Students Only)

5:15 to 10:00 p.m.

Dinner & Activities with Campus Ministries (Students Only)

Sunday, April 19

9:00 a.m.

Breakfast (Students Only)

10:00 a.m.

Worship (Students and Families)

12:00 p.m.

Event Concludes

Participant Information

Directions and Parking

Our website includes directions to Cal Lutheran and transportation options. Parking and check-in instructions will be sent upon RSVP.


For students staying overnight, we will provide a bed, couch or air mattress for you to sleep on, but please make sure to bring a pillow and sleeping bag/ blankets as well as anything else you would need for an overnight stay.

Please visit our website for nearby hotel accommodations for parents and other guests that will be joining you.


The Lutheran Overnight event is designed to give you as much exposure to CLU as possible; therefore, you will be walking around our campus throughout the day. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

If you will need assistance moving around the campus, or any other accommodations, contact our Office of Undergraduate Admission as soon as possible so we can make appropriate arrangements. Morning and evenings can be cool, therefore, we recommend wearing layers of clothing.