Overnight Experience

The Overnight Experience program is offered each Spring to current high school seniors and transfer students, who have applied to Cal Lutheran. You and your families are invited to spend a day on our campus with faculty, staff and other prospective students and families. You will have the opportunity to tour campus, attend sessions on academic programs and student life, see the residence halls and interact with Cal Lutheran community members.

March 9, 2017

On Thursday, March 9th we will offer an overnight experience for Admitted Students as part of our All-Access program on Friday, March 10th.  Please visit the All-Access event page to register.

March 30-31, 2017

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Sample Student Schedule

Students should plan to arrive on campus between 6:45 and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, to check in at the Admission Office, building number 36 on the campus map. Family members are invited to take part in the program the following morning, which will begin with a welcome breakfast.

Thursday Evening
  • 7:00 p.m. Check In & Welcome Activities (Students Only)
  • 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. Campus Tour (Optional)
  • 11:00 a.m. CLU Involvement Opportunities Presentation
  • 11:45 a.m. Sit in on a class or Admission and Financial Aid Presentation (Optional)
  • 12:45 p.m. Event Concludes

Sample Parent Schedule

  • 8:20 a.m. Check In
  • 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. Campus Tour (Optional)
  • 11:00 a.m. CLU Involvement Opportunities Presentation
  • 11:45 a.m. Admission and Financial Aid Presentation (Optional)
  • 12:50 p.m. Event Concludes

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.


Overnight Experience is designed to give you as much exposure to Cal Lutheran 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 arrange assistance. Morning and evenings can be cool, therefore, we recommend wearing layers of clothing.


Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission with any questions. Call 805-493-3135 or email us at admissions@CalLutheran.edu.