August 26-28, 2022

First-Year Students

The transition to college is a big step! New Student Orientation has been created to assist you and your family with this transition. New Student Orientation is all about you getting settled in a new environment, planning for a year full of academic and social growth, and getting to know new people. 

Friday, August 26, 2022
8:00am - 9:30am
Residential Check-In/Fast Track

This is the first stop in your New Student Orientation journey! Come by our Check-In tent to let us know you've arrived and complete the check-in process with us.  We wil direct you to your next stop! 

Kingsmen Park
8:00am - 5:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

If you still need to take your ID card photo or pick up your parking pass, not a problem! You can stop by Ullman Commons 100/101. Skip the waiting and upload your photo ahead of time! 

(Ullman 100/101)

Upload your ID card photo ahead of time

Ullman Commons
9:30am - 3:00pm
Residential Move-In

The moment you've been waiting for! Once you've checked-in with our Orientation Staff and received your room key, you are ready to move in! 

Residence Halls
10:00am - 11:00am
Commuter Check-In

Commuter students, we've got you! Check in with us during this time and we will make sure you are all set to dive into the weekends festivities. (Gazebo side of Kingsmen Park)

Kingsmen Park
10:30am - 3:00pm
Info Tent

Come to the Info Tent with any questions or for late Orientation check-in. We are here to help you! 

Flagpoles
11:15am - 3:00pm
Campus Open House

Get to know our campus! Visit various places throughout campus and get your passport stamped! Once completed, take your stamped card to the last stop and grab your special edition NSO t-shirt! 

All of Campus
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation is a time we gather as a community to signify the beginning of the Fall semester, welcoming all students to California Lutheran University.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Commuter Social

Our commuters are a very important part of our community! Stop by for a tasty "mocktail" and some snacks before heading to the President's Dinner and Family Farewell.

Make sure to snag a Commuter Guide while you chat and mingle with current commuters and staff! 

CCEI Patio and Mt. Clef lawn
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Residence Life First Year Student Hall Meetings

Meet with your RA's and residence hall staff to learn about living on campus.

Residence Halls
6:00pm - 7:30pm
President's Dinner and Family Farewell

After meeting in the residence halls and commuter social, head back over to Kingsmen Park to enjoy a delicious catered dinner and live entertainment! 

Kingsmen Park
9:00pm - 11:00pm
First Year Activities

Come have some fun in the residence halls with first year activities! Commuters welcome as well! 

Residence Halls
Saturday, August 27, 2022
7:30am - 10:00am
Breakfast at the Commons

Ullman Common is open for breakfast. Residential students should use their meal plan swipes and commuter students should use the meal tickets provided to them at Orientation Check-In.

Ullman Commons
8:00am - 5:00pm
Info Tent

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

Flagpoles
8:00am - 5:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

If you still need to take your ID card photo or pick up your parking pass, not a problem! You can stop by Ullman Commons 100/101. Skip the waiting and upload your photo ahead of time! 

(Ullman 100/101)

Upload your ID card photo ahead of time

Ullman Commons
9:00am - 11:00am
Coffee Truck and Bagels in the Park

Start off your first morning on campus with an aromatic coffee from Makenna Coffee Truck and a delicious bagel before exploring what our Wellness Resource office has in store for you! 

(Shakespeare side of Kingsmen Park)

Kingsmen Park
10:00am - 11:30am
Rise & Shine with Wellness Resources!

Health and wellness are very important to us! After enjoying your breakfast, come by and grab a yoga mat to stretch it like Gumby! Join in a guided yoga class from 10:30am to 11:30am.

We will also be making essential oil rollers. 

(Shakespear side of Kingsmen Park)

Kingsmen Park
10:30am - 11:30am
Yoga Class

Guided yoga class. Feel free to bring your own mat! 

(Shakespeare side of Kingsmen Park)

Kingsmen Park
11:00am - 11:15am
Meet Your Peer Advisor!

Meet up with your Peer Advisor (PA) and grab a boxed lunch. PA's will be holding up signs to make it easy to find them. Once you are with your group and have grabbed your lunch, you will move on to your First Year Seminar classroom with your PA and classmates and meet your Faculty Mentor. 

Kingsmen Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
First Year Seminar Team Lunch!

First year students are invited to have lunch with their peer group and peer advisors. 

If you are a first year student, your faculty mentor for your first year seminar class will also join your group for lunch in your assigned classrooms. 

Assigned FYS Classrooms
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Title IX Presentation

Cal Lutheran’s programming efforts aim to educate students on awareness, prevention, bystander intervention, resources, and University policies and procedures.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plant a Tree. Hike the Rocks.

The offices of the Cal Lutheran Annual Fund and Student Life invite new students to participate in starting a new and continuing with an old tradition at Cal Lutheran.

We will begin at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center and water the trees on our journey up the trail to the CLU rocks.

(Mt. Clef Ridge)

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Gumby Grub

Time to close out the day with a yummy dinner! Come mix and mingle with your new classmates and Student Life Staff! 

Kingsmen Park
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Playfair

This event tends to be the highlight of orientation so come and decide for yourself!

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
Sunday, August 28, 2022
7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast at the Commons

Ullman Common is open for breakfast. Residential students should use their meal plan swipes and commuter students should use the meal tickets provided to them at Orientation Check-In.

Ullman Commons
8:00am - 1:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

If you still need to take your ID card photo or pick up your parking pass, not a problem! You can stop by Ullman Commons 100/101. Skip the waiting and upload your photo ahead of time! 

(Ullman 100/101)

Upload your ID card photo ahead of time

Ullman Commons
8:00am - 12:00pm
Info Tent

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

Flagpoles
8:30am - 9:30am
Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by our wonderful Campus Ministry Team, stop by Kingsmen Park to enjoy a beautiful morning and delicious breakfast outside! Meet out new Pastor and Campus Ministry Staff as well. 

Kingsmen Park
9:30am - 10:00am
You Got Served Intro

Learn about our group service project!

Kingsmen Park
10:00am - 12:00pm
You Got Served

Join us for a community service project and beautifying our campus!

(Various places around campus depending on assignment)

Kingsmen Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch at the Commons

Ullman Common is open for breakfast. Residential students should use their meal plan swipes and commuter students should use the meal tickets provided to them at Orientation Check-In.

Ullman Commons
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Identity Socials Lunch

Stop by and grab lunch before heading to your identity socials! 

Kingsmen Park
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Identity Socials

We invite you to attend any or all of the affinity socials and get to know your peers! All are welcome.

  • Asian & Pacific Islander Social 
  • Black Life Social 
  • LGBTQIA+ Social 
  • International Student Social 
  • Latinx Social 
Kingsmen Park
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dinner in the Commons

Ullman Common is open for breakfast. Residential students should use their meal plan swipes and commuter students should use the meal tickets provided to them at Orientation Check-In.

Ullman Commons
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