Homecoming

October 13-15, 2017

Join us for a weekend full of fun and reconnections.

From the Festival and reunions to the Loop da Lu 5K and the big game, you'll find a lot to love. We hope to see you back on campus!

Please note that permit parking will not be enforced during Homecoming. 
We encourage parking in the main administration parking lot, inside campus streets and at Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center.

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Friday, October 13th
Find Faculty
Find Faculty

8:00am – 10:30pm

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Catch up with your favorite professors or make a new faculty connection. Whether they once taught you or may be teaching your child now as a current Cal Lutheran student, they’d love to hear from you. Touch base now in preparation for Homecoming!

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Open Classes
Open Classes

8:00am – 10:30pm

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Attention lifelong learners - brush up on your skills or learn a new one by attending an open class! Choose from the arts, science, or even a foreign language. No registration is necessary, but please plan to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the class out of respect for our professors and students. 

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Founders Day Convocation
Founders Day Convocation

10:15am – 11:30am at Samuelson Chapel

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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.” The program includes the formal installation and blessing of university governing bodies and student government and the presentation of the Christus Award, which recognizes significant individual contributions to strengthening the bridge between the church and the university, or to higher education in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This year’s award recipient is the Rev. Frank Nausin, a 1970 graduate of Cal Lutheran and 1974 graduate of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, longtime pastor to congregations in Arizona and California, former chair of Cal Lutheran’s governing Convocation and current member of the Board of Regents.

Admission is free. Sponsored by the Division of Mission and Identity. The Founders Day Convocation will be streamed at CalLutheran.edu/live. For information, contact Marisa Post at (805) 493-3589 or mpost@CalLutheran.edu.

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Pearson Library
Pearson Library

10:30am – 11:30pm at Pearson Library

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Need a respite during Homecoming & Family Weekend festivities? Come by the Pearson Library and enjoy a quiet moment, catch up on the latest news from our journals, magazines and newspapers and see some of the exciting physical enhancements to the library. 

Campus Tour
Campus Tour

2:00pm – 3:30pm at Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid

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Start your Homecoming off right with a tour of campus. Visit favorite spots and see what’s new from the perspective of your own Admissions tour guide. Space is limited! Please called the Admissions office at (805) 493-3135 to reserve your spot today.

Family Picnic
Family Picnic

5:00pm – 7:00pm at Kingsmen Park

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Students and families are invited to join Student Life for a Picnic in the Park! Come out to Kingsmen Park and enjoy dinner, prizes, games and fun for the whole family. This event is free.

Reception for Alumni and Faculty of the 1960's

6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Join us for a fun night of reconnecting with your Cal Lutheran classmates and former faculty from the 1960’s.  This free event is hosted by Karsten ’65 and Kirsten (Bodding ’64) Lundring at their home just outside of Cal Lutheran’s campus. 

Founders Day Concert
Founders Day Concert

7:30pm – 9:00pm at Samuelson Chapel

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The University String Symphony and Wind Ensemble celebrate homecoming with the annual Founders Day Concert.  The University String Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Yoshika Masuda, will perform masterworks from the orchestral repertoire.  The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Michael Hart, will close the concert with an eclectic mix of traditional favorites and exciting works by contemporary composers.

Donations accepted. For information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit www.callutheran.edu/music

Ullman Commons
Ullman Commons

All Day at Ullman Commons

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From the sandwich bar with homemade bread to the sizzling Mongolian BBQ, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Ullman Commons. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t forget the soft serve ice cream and fresh baked cookies! 

Barbara Collins Arboretum Self-Guided Tour
Barbara Collins Arboretum Self-Guided Tour

All Day

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We invite you to tour the Barbara Collins Arboretum! This project is a joint effort by Dr. Collins, who selected and classified the flora identified on the maps, and the University to provide visitors an opportunity to learn about botany and enjoy the meditative beauty of our campus. 

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Saturday, October 14th
Jack's Corner at Starbucks
Jack's Corner at Starbucks

6:30am – 11:00pm at Ullman Commons

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Enjoy a warm cup of coffee with your favorite faculty or roommate! 

Loop da Lu 5k Family Run/Walk
Loop da Lu 5k Family Run/Walk

7:00am – 9:30am at Kingsmen Park

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What better way to start the day than with an energizing run/walk around campus? Round up your college friends, roommates, and family to do the 5k loop together! Check back for more details coming soon.

Pancakes in the Park
Pancakes in the Park

9:00am – 11:00am at Kingsmen Park

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Enjoy a delicious breakfast with members of the Cal Lutheran community including President Kimball and the Board of Regents.  Whether you're participating in the Loop da Lu or just cheering on the sidelines, this is a great way to start your day!

$7 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under, Cash Only; Loop da Lu participants eat free. 

 

Student Research Symposium
Student Research Symposium

9:00am – 12:00pm at Ahmanson Science Center

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You're invited to view the latest research conducted by Cal Lutheran students. Learn more about current research in fields such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, communication, exercise science, global studies, psychology, religion, and more.

9:00 - 10:30 am
Student Oral Presentations - Richter Hall, Ahmanson Science Center

10:30 - 12:00 pm
Student Poster Sessions - Ahmanson Science Center Lobby

Campus Store
Campus Store

10:00am – 4:00pm at Campus Store

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Visit the campus store to pick up the latest Cal Lutheran gear!

SEEd Project Garden Tour
SEEd Project Garden Tour

10:00am – 11:00am at SEEd Project Garden/Fry Family Outdoor Classroom

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Come out to the SEEd Project (Sustainable Edible Education) garden to see what’s growing, meet current student leaders, and learn about our program. You’ll see our pollinator hotel, chickens, apiary, and worm composting operation, in addition to the new outdoor community kitchen made with reclaimed and recycled materials. 

Please note there will be two times when you can tour the SEEd Project Garden - 10am and 11:30am.

Dance Party Reunion
Dance Party Reunion

11:15am – 12:45pm at Dance Studio, Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center 209

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Join Sandi Patterson and current CLU dance students for a “Dance Party Reunion”!  Request music from the 1950’s to the present or plug in your phone to play your favorites for others to enjoy. Dance mixers and family participation will be encouraged!

SEEd Project Garden Tour
SEEd Project Garden Tour

11:30am – 12:30pm at SEEd Project Garden/Fry Family Outdoor Classroom

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Come out to the SEEd Project (Sustainable Edible Education) garden to see what’s growing, meet current student leaders, and learn about our program. You’ll see our pollinator hotel, chickens, apiary, and worm composting operation, in addition to the new outdoor community kitchen made with reclaimed and recycled materials. 

 

Please note there will be two times when you can tour the SEEd Project Garden - 10am and 11:30am.

Kingsmen Football vs. Claremont
Kingsmen Football vs. Claremont

1:00pm – 4:00pm at William Rolland Stadium and Gallery of Fine Art

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Come cheer on the Kingsmen to victory. Be sure to wear your Cal Lutheran purple to show your school spirit!

Class Reunions
Class Reunions

2:30pm – 7:00pm at Kingsmen Park

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Show your Cal Lutheran spirit and meet up with your graduating class! Gather at the Homecoming Festival to reconnect with your classmates. Admission to the festival is $15 per adult and kids 12 and under are free. 

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Homecoming Festival
Homecoming Festival

3:30pm at Kingsmen Park

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Perfect for the young and young-at-heart, our Festival offers fun for all ages. Choose from bounce houses, good eats, spirits, and live music – all included for $15 per adult and $5 for undergraduate students, CASH ONLY. Kids 12 and under are free. 

Good eats will include all beef hot dogs, bratwurst, veggie dogs with veggie chili, street tacos (chicken, steak, or carnitas), chips & salsa, grilled vegetable kabobs, macaroni & cheese, kettle corn, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, lemonade, water, spirits (2 drink tickets for 21 and older).

*Please note children ages 2- 20 will NOT be permitted in the beer garden. Children under 2 years of age must be carried in the beer garden at all times.*

Homecoming Carnival
Homecoming Carnival

7:00pm – 11:00pm at Memorial Field

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Stop by for all the fun - live performances, rides, activities, and food! Admission is free for students and family. Food is free for Cal Lutheran Students (with ID) and food tickets are available for purchase (cash only) for friends, family, and alumni. We will see you there! 

Ullman Commons
Ullman Commons

All Day at Ullman Commons

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From the sandwich bar with homemade bread to the sizzling Mongolian BBQ, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Ullman Commons. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t forget the soft serve ice cream and fresh baked cookies! 

Barbara Collins Arboretum Self-Guided Tour
Barbara Collins Arboretum Self-Guided Tour

All Day

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We invite you to tour the Barbara Collins Arboretum! This project is a joint effort by Dr. Collins, who selected and classified the flora identified on the maps, and the University to provide visitors an opportunity to learn about botany and enjoy the meditative beauty of our campus. 

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Sunday, October 15th
Worship
Worship

10:00am – 11:00am at Samuelson Chapel

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Worship provides an opportunity for the community to gather and experience the bandwidth of God's grace. While worship unites us in one place and one time it serves as the reminder that God's people are gathered far and wide, just like the Cal Lutheran family.

Do you know that money gets tight for some of our students? A portion of the offering at this worship will be given to the student food pantry, please give generously.

Guest Preacher: Alumnus Brian Hiortdahl '92

Brian Hiortdahl '92 is in his 4th year serving as Senior Pastor of Atonement Lutheran Church in Overland Park, KS.  This is his third call since receiving his Master's of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina in 1997. He has a genuine gift for illuminating God's Word of love and grace through the ordinary words we use to describe our arduous human experience. He also has a passion for Major League Baseball teams that wear blue. But if you are expecting Brian to "hit it out of the park" today with his sermon, he won't. Modeling his game after Jesus he prefers to execute the bunt sacrifice - so that you can score.

Alumni Soccer Games
Alumni Soccer Games

11:00am – 3:00pm at William Rolland Stadium and Gallery of Fine Art

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Get back on the field, alumni! We're putting together soccer games for our alumni to play against the current JV teams. Come watch the game, or if you played soccer, let us know if you can make it by contacting Frank Marino at fmarino@callutheran.edu.

Women: 11 am, Men: 1 pm

 

Homecoming Concert
Homecoming Concert

2:00pm – 4:00pm at Samuelson Chapel

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Cal Lutheran Choral Ensembles

Wyant Morton, Conductor

The Cal Lutheran Choir and the Women's Chorale open the season with one of their hallmark concerts, featuring an eclectic program of exciting and innovative choral music. 

Donations accepted. For information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music.

Ullman Commons
Ullman Commons

All Day at Ullman Commons

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From the sandwich bar with homemade bread to the sizzling Mongolian BBQ, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Ullman Commons. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t forget the soft serve ice cream and fresh baked cookies! 

Barbara Collins Arboretum Self-Guided Tour
Barbara Collins Arboretum Self-Guided Tour

All Day

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We invite you to tour the Barbara Collins Arboretum! This project is a joint effort by Dr. Collins, who selected and classified the flora identified on the maps, and the University to provide visitors an opportunity to learn about botany and enjoy the meditative beauty of our campus. 

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Student Union
Student Union

All Day at Previously the Cafeteria (Self-guided tours will start at the former cafeteria patio. Northwest patio door)

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Need a break from Homecoming and Family events?  The new Student Union Building will be open all day Saturday!  Take a self-guided tour of the new facility, watch a movie in the lounge and enjoy some shuffle board or fooseball. There will also be X-Box and Wii games available to play!

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