Cultural Events

Founders Day Concert
University String Symphony and University Wind Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel

The University String Symphony and Wind Ensemble celebrate homecoming in this annual concert. 

14th Annual Student Research Symposium

Richter Hall and Ahmanson Science Center Lobby

Cal Lutheran celebrates the scholarly work of top undergraduates at this annual event. Oral presentations will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Richter Hall in the Ahmanson Science Center. Poster presentations will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the science center lobby and patio.

Homecoming Concert

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Choir and the Women's Chorale open the season with one of their hallmark concerts.

Martin Luther and Judaism
The Rev. R. Guy Erwin

Lundring Events Center

In working to foster respect and dialogue between people of many religious traditions, what should we do with the knowledge that, late in life, the reformer Martin Luther urged rulers to destroy synagogues, burn books and deny safe passage to Jews?

Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book
Cal Lutheran Faculty Panel Discussion

Lundring Events Center

Cal Lutheran faculty members discuss the diverse themes of the Thousand Oaks Library’s One City One Book selection, News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

Theatre Arts Student Black Box
Devised Works/Student Dance Concert

Preus-Brandt Forum

Students create a program of original performance pieces based around a single theme.

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.

Franzen Organ Recital Series
Bruce Neswick

Samuelson Chapel

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Bruce Neswick will perform the first concert of the 2017-2018 Orvil and Gloria Franzen Organ Program Series.

Thrill The World Thousand Oaks 2017

Kingsmen Park

Thrill the World is a worldwide flash mob that honors Michael Jackson and raises charitable funds. The Cal Lutheran dance party begins at noon in Kingsmen Park with on-site dance instruction, zombie makeup, refreshments and fun for the kids! Global performance of the dance is at 3 p.m.

Reformation 500 Worship Celebration

Samuelson Chapel

The Channel Islands Conference of the Southwest California Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and California Lutheran University host a worship service to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.