All Upcoming Events

Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture and William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

The 20 contemporary printmakers in this exhibition dispense with artificial boundaries around their technique in order to make participatory art for the digital age. They demonstrate how prints can inhabit three dimensions like sculpture or sprawl across a wall like a painted mural.

2019 EDU|CAL Inaugural Annual Symposium featuring Tara Yosso, PhD
'Recovering Our Histories, Reclaiming Community Cultural Wealth'

Lundring Events Center

EDU|CAL’s inaugural symposium will feature a discussion on engaging asset-based cultural models in the classroom with keynote speaker Professor Tara Yosso from UC Riverside. The purpose of this event is to provide outreach to current and future students by offering pedagogical resources and tools to successfully work with a growingly diverse student demographic.

Founders' Day
The Gospel through the Lens of Occupied Lands and Showing up Lutheran

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Prairie Rose Seminole is an enrolled tribal member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of ND, descendant of the Sahnish/Arikara, Northern Cheyenne and Lakota Nations.

Lecture Recording: The Value of VidGrid


Come witness our new hosting and video-recording platform: VidGrid. With a variety of options for recording, from allowing you to move and adjust your webcam while recording to annotating as you go, it's unlike anything you've seen before! This new system is easy to use and integrates with Blackboard in several ways. It also includes FREE AI captioning services that you can edit in-player for maximum ADA compliance for your students, and quizzing and analytics features. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to RSVP for a software license a link to a recording and other helpful materials after the session.

Nonprofit Leadership Council

Oxnard Campus

This workshop will explore basic brain anatomy and the neurobiology of human decision making, and how we can harness this knowledge to increase our efficacy and our ability to build strong, high-functioning teams.

2019 Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony

Lundring Events Center

Join us as we recognize six exceptional individuals for their outstanding contributions in the field of intercollegiate varsity athletics, and for bringing recognition and honor to Cal Lutheran.

CLU Fall Cultural Dance Festival 2019
Dance and Drumming of Ghana

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

Learn dance and drumming of Ghana with Emmalyn Moreno. No previous experience is required. The class is held in the Dance Studio of the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center (Room 209). Come dressed to move. Free. Please arrive by 2 p.m. Activities begin at 2:15 and conclude at 3:45. Drums available but if you have your own bring it!

Results: Word Recognition & Fluency

Lundring Events Center and Ullman Conference Center

This CRLP Professional Learning Institute on the Common Core Foundational Skills focuses on “What” content students need to learn, “When” it needs to be covered within an overall scope and sequence, and “How” instruction might be approached within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). This training also emphasizes the “Why” behind the What, the When, and the How. CRLP is committed to teachers knowing the theory, research, and reasoning that informs their practice.

CALL Institute Supporting the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy

Ventura County Office of Education

CALL offers middle and high school content teachers practical, research-based instructional routines that help students access and engage with a variety of complex text across content areas. The institute provides instructional routines that scaffold students’ comprehension of complex text and academic language development, making challenging text accessible, relevant, and comprehensible to all students, including English learners. The end goal is for students to independently comprehend complex texts across a range of types and disciplines in order to build strong content knowledge.

CLU Fall Cultural Dance Festival 2019
Liturgical Dance

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

Learn Liturgical Dance with Stella Matsuda. No previous experience is required. The class is held in the Dance Studio of the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center (Room 209). Come dressed to move. Free. Please arrive by 2 p.m. Activities begin at 2:15 and conclude at 3:45.

Culturally Relevant Practices at HSIs
With honored speaker Gina Ann Garcia, PhD

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Faculty and staff are invited to attend this engaging lecture on the importance of becoming a Latinx-serving campus and how that essence can be transmitted through interactions with students. 

Complicating an HSI Identity
Keynote with honored speaker Gina Ann Garcia, PhD

Lundring Events Center

The community is invited to attend this keynote address for an idea of how Cal Lutheran can transform from a Latinx-enrolling to Latinx-serving institution.

2019 Day of Caring
Join Cal Lutheran and the United Way for a day of service in Ventura County!

Various Locations in Ventura County

Please join fellow alumni, students and the United Way for the 2019 Day of Caring – Ventura County's largest volunteer day. 

Faculty Recital: Classical Favorites
Eric Kinsley, Keum Hwa Cha and guest artist Haekyung An

Samuelson Chapel

Eric Kinsley, keyboards, Keum Hwa Cha, violin, and guest artist Haekyung An, soprano, perform masterpieces often neglected in modern concert halls.

Fall 2019 RALLI Institute
Results: Academic Language and Literacy Instruction (RALLI)

Ullman Conference Center and Lundring Events Center

A CRLP professional learning institute, RALLI, provides teachers and administrators with the tools and skills necessary to analyze the academic and literacy demands of complex literary and informational text. RALLI supports the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language in grades K-5.

Lunchbox Diversity
Demographic Change and the Future of Higher Education

Student Union

Open to all faculty and staff. This is a professional development opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable campus.

CLU Fall Cultural Dance Festival 2019
East Indian Dance - Bharat Natyam

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

Lecture demonstration of Bharat Natyam with Padmini Vassan. The masterclass is held in the Dance Studio of the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center (Room 209). Includes lecture, demonstration, question and answer, as well as movement by the participants. No experience necessary. Free. Please arrive by 2 p.m. Activities begin at 2:15 and conclude at 3:45

Engaging the English Learner in Designated & Integrated ELD (K-5)
Unpacking and Implementing California's English Language Development Standards

Lundring Events Center

ADEPT K-8 Developmental English Proficiency Test

Lundring Events Center

ADEPT is an assessment tool for teachers to gain additional knowledge about their students' linguistic resources in English and thus plan instruction that supports their students' academic language development.

Reel Justice Film Series: 'Exiled'

Lundring Events Center

Exiled documents the emotional, complicated stories of two deported U.S. military veterans living in Tijuana, Mexico.

Spectrum of Opportunity
'Communication Alternatives in Autism' Author Celebration

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

Join us for an interactive celebration with autistic authors who type and spell to communicate. Learn about disability and communication rights, educational access for minimally speaking individuals, and meet and greet the following amazing self-advocates: Tracy Thresher, Larry Bissonnette, Ido Kedar, Samuel Capozzi, Dillan Barmache, Henry Frost, Philip Reyes and Rhema Russell.

Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Pearson Library

Join us from 4pm-5pm in Lib 138 (the active learning classroom) to learn about how you are figuratively killing people with your PowerPoint presentations, and what you can do to make your slides and presentation dynamic and engaging. All faculty and staff welcome.

Founders Day Convocation
'Educating for Lives of Purpose'

Samuelson Chapel

Each fall, the university community, alumni and friends gather to celebrate the founding of the university and mark the occasion with a festive convocation.

Founders Day Concert
Cal Lutheran Music Student Showcase

Samuelson Chapel

Music Department students celebrate homecoming weekend and the founding of the university with an eclectic array of solo and chamber performances.

8th Annual Loop da Lu 5k Walk/Run

Kingsmen Park

Join fellow alumni, family and friends for a 5K tour of our beautiful Thousand Oaks Campus.

Ketchup 'n Catchup Alumni Lunch
School of Management Alumni lunch and Advisory Council Faculty Awards

Student Union

Calling all School of Management, School of Business and business degree alumni! You’re invited to join faculty, staff and Dean Apfelthaler for a casual get-together to 'ketchup'. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

16th Annual Student Research Symposium

Lundring Events Center and Soiland Recreation Center

Cal Lutheran celebrates the scholarly work of top undergraduates at this annual event. Students’ original findings, the product of full-time research under faculty mentors, are often presented at professional conferences and accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals.


Bachelor's Degree for Professionals (formerly ADEP) Reunion

Swenson Center, Room 101

Our bachelor’s degree completion program is now over 2,000 alumni strong, and that is worth celebrating! Please join us for our first-ever Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals (formerly Adult Degree Evening Program – ADEP) Alumni Reunion during Homecoming Weekend!

Homecoming Concert
Cal Lutheran Choral Ensembles

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Choir and the Women’s Chorale open the season with Wyant Morton conducting.

CLU Fall Cultural Dance Festival 2019
Dance Folklorico!

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

Folklorico Masterclass with Araceli Mojarro Wazylewski. Held in the Dance Studio of the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center (Room 209). Araceli will give an overview of the regions and styles of Folklorico and then teach the participants one particular dance. No previous experience needed. Free. Please arrive by 2 p.m. Activities begin at 2:15 and conclude at 3:45.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series: Cristina Villalobos
'Minority Serving Institutions'

Swenson Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences 101

In her talk, "Minority Serving Institutions: America's Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce," Cristina Villalobos discusses the contributions of MSIs to the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and provides recommendations to expand effective practices beyond these institutions.

The Mystical Music & Dance of the Middle East
Artists and Speakers Series: Yuval Ron Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel

The Yuval Ron Ensemble unites the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism and the early Christian Church of the Middle East into a musical interfaith celebration.

History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

Lundring Events Center

This year’s lecture series, Accommodation and Resistance, focuses on the cultural conflicts that occur when two worldviews collide.

Perfecting You Presentation Series Part 3: Create Your Own Graphics


For times when you can’t find what you want online, we’ll show you how to create graphics in PowerPoint. We also explore software that might intimidate you, but shouldn’t! That is, we’ll dip our toes into the magic of Adobe, for those times when PowerPoint just can’t do it. RSVP to receive a webinar link or for other helpful resources when the workshop is over.

'The Candidate' (Uruguay, 2016)
Seventh International Film Festival

Richter Hall

This political comedy by actor/director Daniel Hendler is about the son of a wealthy businessman who decides to run for president.

Intermediate Proposal Writing
Two Module Series

Oxnard Campus

Perfect for expanding your grant writing skills, this intermediate hands-on workshop dives into the art of proposal writing by exploring the planning phases and each component of a winning proposal.

One County, One Book: Cal Lutheran Faculty Panel Discussion
'The Library Book' by Susan Orlean

Lundring Events Center

University faculty and staff members discuss the themes of Susan Orlean’s The Library Book and the true inside story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.

California Council on Teacher Education Fall 2019 Conference
The first state-level California Clinical Fellows Symposium

San Diego

The first state-level Clinical Fellows Symposium will be held on October 19, the final day of the CCTE Fall 2019 Conference in San Diego. The Symposium will be a unique opportunity for P-12 and university partners to explore clinical practice in teacher education.

The Innovative Vision of Poet Dana Gioia: American Poetry and Public Life
Artists and Speakers Series

Samuelson Chapel

Recent California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia will read from and illuminate his award-winning poetry and discuss how community engagement in poetry and all the arts fosters a vibrant public sphere. The Cal Lutheran Choir will perform a musical setting of Gioia’s poem “Prayer” composed by Morten Lauridsen.

'The Wolves'
by Sarah DeLappe

Preus-Brandt Forum

Winner of the 2015 American Playwriting Foundation’s inaugural Relentless Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2017, The Wolves focuses on challenges for young women growing up in the 21st century.

Lucca Drake Aparicio Memorial Exhibit

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

This exhibit offers family, friends and the community the opportunity to view Lucca Drake Aparicio’s work and share memories of the young artist.

Día de los Muertos Social Justice Altars

Student Union

In commemoration of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, university students will construct altars to commemorate a social justice issue.

Women In Music
Making Change Happen

Preus-Brandt Forum

A panel of prominent women in the music industry will discuss their diverse careers as well as their views on the changing face of the industry and the growing presence of women in leading roles. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the discussion runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta

Kwan Fong Gallery

Assembled from private collections, this exhibition of work by Salomón Huerta aims to disrupt strictly negative representations of Mexicans and Mexican Americans by offering nuanced portraits.

Día de los Muertos

Ullman Commons back patio

Join the Cal Lutheran community and the Latin American Student Organization in honoring the lives of our deceased loved ones for Día de los Muertos.

Franzen Organ Recital Series: Christophe Mantoux

Samuelson Chapel

French organist Christophe Mantoux performs the first concert of the 2019-2020 Orvil and Gloria Franzen Organ Recital Series.

2019 Susan Greiser Price Arts Integration Program
Arts and Learning Symposium: Ensuring Access and Integrity

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center and William Rolland Art Center

This six-hour symposium is designed to build working partnerships between community members and educators at all levels, offering interactive experiences and resources to promote high quality integration of the arts into P-20 school curricula.

Lunchbox Diversity
Anti-Racism and White Fragility

Student Union

A faculty and staff professional development opportunity to better understand what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and more equitable campus community.

CRLP Institute: SEBT Spanish English Biliteracy Transfer
An approach for teaching English reading foundational skills through coherent biliteracy transfer instruction (K-5)

Lundring Events Center

Join fellow teachers in a two-day institute to learn how to effectively promote Spanish to English biliteracy transfer!

Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

This exhibit celebrates the many artists behind animated productions and highlights unseen stages of the animation process.

Areté Vocal Ensemble
'Considering Matthew Shepard'

Samuelson Chapel

Areté, the innovative professional ensemble of vocal artists, returns to the stage for its 11th season to perform Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson. Wyant Morton conducts.

Veterans Day Celebration
Rear Adm. Eugene Fussell, keynote

Kingsmen Park

In its inaugural Veterans Day Celebration, Cal Lutheran honors members of the university community for their service to country.

Exploring the California Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards

Lundring Events Center

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to understand the design and organization of California's new SLD standards and their relationship to the Common Core en Español and share ideas on how to use the new SLD standards for planning for Spanish learner instruction across content areas.

CERF's 2019 Ventura County Economic Forecast

Padre Serra Center, Camarillo

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) Annual Ventura County Forecast will be presented by executive director Matthew Fienup. 

Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities
Panel lecture with author Alvaro Huerta and artist Salomón Huerta

Lundring Events Center

Alvaro and Salomón Huerta combine their creative and scholarly efforts to defend and to affirm the humanity of one of the most vulnerable groups in this country: Latina/o immigrants.

'Fuenteovejuna,' or 'Like Sheep to Water…'
Mainstage Production

Black Box Theatre

Set in 1476 Spain and written in the early 1600s, Fuenteovejuna is based on a true story of the people of a small village who rebel and rise up against a corrupt commander.

Faculty Recital: Micah Wright

Samuelson Chapel

Micah Wright, clarinet, is joined by organist Thomas Mellan performing works by Berg, Stravinsky, Poulenc and Mozart.

Free Clothing Swap!

Kwan Fong Gallery

Back by popular demand, a countywide clothing swap returns to the gallery!

'L’Etudiante et Monsieur Henri' ('The Student and Mr. Henri,' France, 2015)
Seventh International Film Festival

Richter Hall

Claude Brasseur plays the cantankerous Henri in this riotous comedy of bad manners and good intentions.

Lecture Recording: Capture with Camtasia


Camtasia allows you to capture screen and webcam footage, and edit them separately in the included editing software. You can also include callouts and quizzes, edit your sound, and do it all from the comfort of your home office. The first three to RSVP will receive a free license courtesy of Digital Learning! RSVP to receive a link to the Zoom session or for helpful materials after the workshop is done.

International Education Week

Student Union and Samuelson Chapel

Cal Lutheran's International Education Week celebration includes a World Fair and International Chapel service.

Faculty Recital: Yoshika Masuda
Cello Identity

Samuelson Chapel

Described by the press as “one of the finest cellists of his generation,” Yoshika Masuda presents a recital featuring works solely composed for solo cello.

An Evening of Symphonic Music
Wind Ensemble and String Symphony

Samuelson Chapel

The Wind Ensemble and the University String Symphony perform under the direction of Michael Hart and Yoshika Masuda.

Lunchbox Diversity
Democracy and the Liberal Arts

Student Union

A faculty and staff professional development opportunity to better understand what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and more equitable campus community.

World AIDS Day (observed)

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Part of Ventura County’s annual observance of World AIDS Day, this three-part program invites everyone to consider HIV/AIDS as not only a global health issue but also a social justice issue that impacts our local communities.

Christmas Festival Concerts
Let All the Nations Be Gathered Together

Samuelson Chapel

The CLU Choral Ensembles and University String Symphony combine forces to present the annual Christmas Festival Concerts. Wyant Morton and Yoshika Masuda conduct.

Fall Dance Showing

Preus-Brandt Forum

Celebrate the world of dance at Cal Lutheran!

Las Posadas

Student Union

In this Christmas season tradition dating to 16th-century Mexico, students playing Mary and Joseph travel by donkey through campus looking for shelter.

Mariachi Ensemble Concert

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Mariachi Ensemble performs classic songs from the mariachi repertoire.

Jazz Collective

Preus-Brandt Forum

Student performers in the jazz ensemble play standards and modern classics.

Lunchbox Diversity
Intergroup Dialogue and Social Responsibility

Student Union

A faculty and staff professional development opportunity to better understand what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and more equitable campus community.

Lunchbox Diversity
Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility on Campus

Student Union

A faculty and staff professional development opportunity to better understand what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and more equitable campus community.

Paths to Professionalism
Find your path to career success

Lundring Events Center

Join a distinguished panel of professionals to learn about what defines you as a professional, challenges of the business environment, and first impressions.

Lunchbox Diversity
The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Student Union

A faculty and staff professional development opportunity to better understand what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and more equitable campus community.

PRiME Competition Event
Promoting sustainability

Lundring Events Center

This competition provides students with an opportunity to compete at a professional level by demonstrating how organizations balance economic and sustainability goals, as well as how to develop innovative solutions.

New Venture Fair 2020
Vote with us!

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

The New Venture Fair (NVF) is a valuable part of Cal Lutheran’s entrepreneur education experience, in which student teams share their innovative startup projects in a competitive environment.

Graduation Banquet 2020
We're having another party!

Kingsmen Park

Join us for our 5th annual celebration for the School of Management graduating classes of 2020! If you have graduated or are graduating between fall 2019 and summer 2020 and are in any of the School of Management programs, you and your family/friends are invited to join us to celebrate!