Faith Events

Fall Sacred Dance Celebration
Alleluia Dance Theater Workshop

Gilbert Sports and Fitness, Room 209

Participatory workshop in sacred dance. Dance and drumming of Ghana is taught in the morning and traditional western liturgical dance in the afternoon. All levels of dance experience welcome.

Founders Day Convocation

Samuelson Chapel

Each fall the university community, alumni and friends celebrate the founding of Cal Lutheran at this festive gathering. This year's theme is “Reforming the Heart, Reforming the World.” Alumnus Frank Nausin will receive the 2017 Christus Award.

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. 

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?

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.

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.

Conejo Valley 41st Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Gilbert Arena

Come celebrate with songs and words of inspiration, and give thanks for the richness of our lives and friendships.

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.

Hanukkah Party

Lundring Events Center

The Hillel Club holds its traditional Hanukkah party with fun activities and a social justice theme.

Sankta Lucia Service

Samuelson Chapel

The tradition of Sankta Lucia, brought to America by Swedish immigrants, has been part of the university’s holiday celebrations since its early years.