For Families

Visit the Parents & Families website for resources throughout your student's time at Cal Lutheran.

The transition to college is an important step for your child. While your child is learning how to live on their own and make their own decisions, you are also experiencing change. We are here to support you during this exciting time.

Whether your student is living at home or on campus, you will most likely see your role as a family member change. Family Orientation has been created to make this transition as easy as possible for you and your family.

Saturday, August 31st
8:00am - 9:30am
Residential Check In

Residential students, be sure to check-in for Orientation early in order to receive your room key to move-in!

Kingsmen Park
9:30am - 10:30am
Commuter Check In

Commuter students can check-in later, following a complimentary lunch for you and your family!

Kingsmen Park
10:00am - 1:00pm
Campus Tours

Looking to get a quick tour of campus and learn where your classes will be on Wednesday? Stop by for a campus tour led by our family Peer Advisors!


Gumby - Pearson Library Entrance
10:30am - 3:30pm
Info Tent

Come to the Info Tent with any questions or for late Orientation check-in.

11:30am - 12:30pm
Commuter Lunch

Commuter students and their family members are invited to stop by for food, fun, and more as they learn about different resources available to them as commuters!

Pepper Grove
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Opening Convocation

We invite you to join us for your first official welcome to the Cal Lutheran family from University President, Dr. Chris Kimball, and faculty.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Campus Resources

Learn more about various campus resources available to students.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Residence Life Family Meeting

At this session you will learn all about what life will be like for your student living on campus. Specifically, this session will cover hall staff, Resident Assistant programs, and the student code of conduct. 

Samuelson Chapel
5:45pm - 6:15pm
Commuter Life Meeting

At this session you will learn all about what life will be like as a commuter student and receive some helpful tips and tricks.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
6:30pm - 8:00pm
President's Dinner and Family Farewell

President Kimball invites you and your family to enjoy dinner and entertainment at our final family event of the evening. 

Kingsmen Park