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Updated Travel Guidelines

Dear Residential Students,

We are writing to let you know that the California Department of Public Health released an updated travel advisory on January 6 that reduced the required quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days for those traveling to California from other states and countries. As a result, we will only be requiring our out-of-state and international students to complete a 10-day quarantine period upon move-in.

The 10-day quarantine begins on the first day that a student enters the state of California. If you are planning to arrive in California ahead of your scheduled move-in date, please be prepared to show proof of your arrival date — a travel document with your name on it — at move-in. Your quarantine dates will be adjusted upon presentation of documentation.

Students traveling from other states or countries will move directly into their spring housing assignment for the travel quarantine and can only leave for essential activities like getting food from Ullman Dining or grocery store, retrieving medications or necessities, and doctor appointments. 

If you are traveling from afar and are looking to stay in a local hotel, the Hampton Inn and Suites has offered a reduced rate for Cal Lutheran students and families. Simply ask for the Cal Lutheran rate on your reservation.

Please contact our office with any other questions you may have. Safe travels!

Residence Life


  • Update to Stay at Home Order
    Fri January 15, 2021

    Based on current conditions of the two geographic regions in which the campuses of Cal Lutheran sit (Southern California and Bay Area), the cabinet has decided to extend minimal staffing and virtual learning at all campuses at least until February 5, 2020.

  • Updated Travel Guidelines
    Thu January 7, 2021

    The California Department of Public Health released an updated travel advisory that reduced the required quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days for those traveling to California from other states and countries.

  • Athletics COVID-19 Testing
    Thu January 7, 2021

    Student-athletes need to provide the athletic training staff with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within three to five days before arriving on campus.

  • Residential Student Move-In and Testing
    Wed January 6, 2021

    All residential students are required to take a COVID-19 saliva test upon arrival to campus, and those traveling from outside the state will be asked to quarantine in their suite as required by local and state guidance.

  • Spring Semester Update
    Tue January 5, 2021

    As we look to the start of the spring semester, we are closely following the guidelines of the regional stay-at-home order and planning accordingly.

  • Services and Facilities Available in Thousand Oaks and Oxnard
    Mon January 4, 2021

    Current health orders allow us to offer some services in person on our Thousand Oaks campus and at our Oxnard Center.

  • California Stay at Home Order Extended
    Sun January 3, 2021

    Offices will be open starting Monday, January 4 staffed at the same level as they were immediately before the holiday break.

  • Early January Staffing Level
    Wed December 23, 2020

    Cal Lutheran leadership has decided to extend the minimal on-site staffing levels currently in effect through the first week following the holiday break.

  • Holiday Travel Winter 2020-2021
    Tue December 15, 2020

    All employees are encouraged to follow the state's policy and the county guidelines for respective campuses/centers regarding travel. 

  • Message to athletes
    Thu December 10, 2020

    We are committed to providing athletics activities during spring semester as allowed by public health and NCAA guidelines.