August 25-27, 2023

Orientation Checklist

Before your arrival for New Student Orientation, there are a few things you need to have completed. Below is a checklist of the actions you need to take. If you complete each of these items, your move-in and check-in process will be expedited.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Student Life Office at (805) 493-3197 or


  • Register for Orientation

    New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students to attend and that Family Orientation is on Friday, August 25, 2023 only. Register for Orientation
  • Complete the Virtual Pre-Orientation

    The Virtual Pre-Orientation will cover everything you need to know prior to attending the in-person experience. Start the Virtual Pre-Orientation
  • Next Steps page

    Complete all the checklist items in your Next Steps page to achieve "New Student Clearance."
    Go to your Next Steps page
  • Establish contact with your Peer Advisor

    • Your Peer Advisor will be reaching out to you during summer. Be expecting their call and be sure to get into contact with them before Orientation. They are a great source of information and will help you prepare for Orientation and your first year at Cal Lutheran.
    • Your Peer Advisor will contact you the Week before New Student Orientation.
  • Check your MyCLU Portal & Email

    Check your official Cal Lutheran email at least once a week throughout the summer and daily during the academic year.

  • Submit the Forrest Fitness Center Waiver

    The Forrest Fitness Center is available for use by all currently enrolled students as Public Health Policy dictates. This is subject to change as conditions evolve. Students must fill out the waiver online prior to use. For questions regarding the Forrest Fitness Center, please contact Maddy Griess at or (805) 493-3523.
  • Register Your Vehicle for a Free Parking Pass

    Complete the online Vehicle Registration form to receive a parking pass for your vehicle.
  • Upload a Picture for Your ID Card

    You will need to submit your picture to Campus Safety for your Cal Lutheran ID card. You should do this before New Student Orientation. Your ID card will be issued to you when you arrive for orientation.  Online photos will be accepted through August 21. For questions regarding Campus Safety, please contact Campus Safety via the non-emergency line at (805) 493-3208.
    View the instructions on how to upload your picture
  • Enroll in the "4 to Finish" Program

    If you are a first-year student and would like to enroll in the "4 to Finish" Program, you are required to complete the agreement, and return it to Academic Services before September 30. The agreement for Fall 2023 will be available soon.

    For questions regarding 4 to Finish, please contact Academic Services at or (805) 493-3105.