New Student Orientation

For Traditional Undergraduates

Schedule of Events

The transition to college is one of the biggest steps you will take in life and New Student Orientation has been created to make this transition as stress-free as possible. 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
Friday, August 25th
8:00am - 2:00pm
International Seminar

All new international students are required to attend the International Student Seminar held at the beginning of each fall and sping semester or term (for some graduate programs). Information necessary to maintain international student status is presented along with needed information about campus resources, policies, and activities. Please remember to bring all of your travel documents with you to orientation. (I-20, I-94, Passport, Visa)

Richter Hall/ Patio
Saturday
Saturday, August 26th
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 Room (Gazebo Side)
8:00am - 5:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 100/101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
9:30am - 3:00pm
Residential Move In

The time has finally come to move-in and meet your roommates!

Residential Halls
10:00am - 6:00pm
Cal Lutheran Bookstore Open

Stop by the Campus Store to purchase your textbooks. 

Campus Store
10:00am - 11:00am
Commuter Check In

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

Kingsmen Park (Gazebo Side)
11:00am - 5:30pm
Info Tent

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

Flagpoles
11:30am - 1:00pm
Commuter Lunch

Commuter students are invited to the Student Union for food, fun and more as they learn about different resources available to them as Cal Lutheran Students!

Student Union Patio
3:30pm - 4:15pm
President's Welcome

Come and get your first welcome to the Cal Lutheran family by the President!

GSFC (Arena)
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Students Meet Your Mentor Team

Students meet with their Peer Advisor, Faculty and Staff mentor teams.

Designated Classrooms
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Residence Life Student Hall Meetings

Meet with your residence hall staff to learn about living on campus.

Residence Halls
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cal Lutheran Community Dinner

First year and transfer families are invited to join us for great food and entertainment.

Kingsmen Park (Both Sides)
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Residence Hall Activities

See what fun activities your residence hall has planned for you!

Residence Halls
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Commuter Movie Night

Come meet fellow Commuter students and enjoy your first movie night together!

Student Union
Sunday
Sunday, August 27th
7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at the Commons

Breakfast will be available in Ullman Commons. Be sure to bring your meal ticket!

Ullman Commons
8:00am - 1:00pm
Info Tent

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

Flagpoles
8:00am - 3:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 100/101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
8:15am - 8:45am
Students Meet Peer Advisor

Go to the designated location on your name tag to meet your Peer Advisor, get a healthy morning snack, and travel to Lutheran Higher Education together.

Designated Classrooms
9:00am - 9:30am
Lutheran Higher Education

Do you have a middle name? We do too. Students and staff share their thoughts on who we are and what makes us distinctive.

GSFC (Arena)
9:45am - 10:45am
College 101 for First Generation

First one in your family to attend college? First Generation students and their families are invited to attend this session to hear life lessons from a recent first generation graduate from Cal Lutheran, Alexandra Perez, and receive a mock lecture from faculty member, Dr. Paloma Vargas. 

GSFC (Arena)
9:45am - 10:45am
Disability Support Services

Learn about resources available to you inside and outside the classroom.

Nygreen 2
9:45am - 10:45am
Opportunities for Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship Workshop

Are you curious about what it’s like to be involved in research here at Cal Lutheran? Do you want to know how you can get started? Stop by our workshop! Several advanced students from various disciplines will share their experiences, offer tips, and answer questions.

Nygreen 1
9:45am - 10:45am
GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon 101

Informational meeting for veteran students and military families.

Student Union - Kingsmen Room
10:30am - 12:00pm
President's Brunch and Family Send-Off

Meet President Chris Kimball and enjoy some refreshments.

Kingsmen Park
11:00am - 4:00pm
Cal Lutheran Bookstore Open

Stop by the Campus Store to purchase your textbooks.

Campus Store
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Math Placement Test

Students who are in majors that have a math requirement, or whose math SAT or ACT scores just missed the cut off, should consider taking the Math Placement Exam. Register now! 

Richter Hall
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plant a Tree. Paint 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. Join us in front of the William Rolland Stadium for a special tree dedication honoring the Class of 2020. Afterward, join in on Cal Lutheran’s oldest tradition and hike up to the cross to paint the Cal Lutheran rocks. You do not want to miss out on either of these traditions!

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Patio/Mt. Clef Ridge
6:00pm - 7:00pm
First Year Dinner

Have a delicious dinner with your peers and get to know each other!

Kingsmen Park (Gazebo Side)
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Playfair

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

GSFC (Arena)
10:00pm - 11:55pm
Student Union Game Night

Discover all that the brand new Student Union has to offer during your time at Cal Lutheran.  Meet new friends, enjoy some refreshments, and play Foosball, Shuffleboard, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii, or any of the board games. The Student Union has lockers you can use, spare chargers, and a lot of meeting space. Find out what the Student Union can offer to you! The Student Union is home to your student government, ASCLUG, as well as Student Life, and a number of other offices. There are also 3 vending machines, a kitchenette, and some awesome patio furniture.

Student Union
Monday
Monday, August 28th
7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at the Commons

Breakfast will be available in Ullman Commons. Be sure to bring your meal ticket!

Ullman Commons
8:00am - 8:30am
Students Meet Peer Advisor

Peer Advisor meets with students in their designated classrooms.

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

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 100/101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
8:30am - 9:00am
4-to-Finish

This session will provide a brief introduction to 4 to Finish Program, Cal Lutheran's four year graduation guarantee.  

Samuelson Chapel
9:15am - 11:00am
Opening Convocation

This is a time to officially welcome new faculty and students.

GSFC (Arena)
11:25am - 12:30pm
Freshman Seminar and Lunch

Attend your first freshmen seminar class! Learn more about what you will be doing for the fall semester in this class.

Designated Classrooms
12:30pm - 5:00pm
First Year Advising

First Year students meet with Faculty Advisor to go over classes.

Faculty Offices
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pearson Library, Writing Center, and ITS Open House

Please join the Library at their Open House. 

Pearson Library
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dinner at the Commons

Dinner will be available in Ullman Commons. Be sure to bring your meal ticket!

Ullman Commons
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Diversity Speaker: Joe Hernandez-Kolski

Joe Hernandez-Kolski an American actor, spoken word poet, comedian and hip-hop theater artist. He appeared on the fourth and sixth seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam. He is here to talk to you! 

GSFC (Arena)
Tuesday
Tuesday, August 29th
7:00am - 8:30am
Breakfast at the Commons

Breakfast will be available in Ullman Commons. Be sure to bring your meal ticket!

Ullman Commons
8:00am - 2:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 100/101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
8:30am - 9:15am
Counseling and Psychological Services

Learn about what services and resources are available to you on campus.

GSFC (Soiland)
9:15am - 9:45am
FERPA

Learn more about the law that states that no one outside of the institution will have access to your educational records, and how it affects you as a college student.

GSFC (Soiland)
10:00am - 11:30am
Title IX

Sexual assault can be prevented. This session will start the conversation with facts regarding sexual assault and how Cal Lutheran aims to educate all students about campus sexual violence. Campus sexual violence includes stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault. Cal Lutheran’s programming efforts aim to educate students on awareness, prevention, bystander intervention, resources, and University policies and procedures.

GSFC (Arena)
11:30am - 12:00pm
You Got Served Introduction

An introduction into the service project we will be doing and the importance of this event.

GSFC (Arena)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Lunch and Load Busses

Grab a lunch box and prepare to head out for You Got Served in Ventura County.

GSFC Patio
12:30pm - 4:00pm
You Got Served

Join Cal Lutheran for a service project that gives back to our surrounding communities.

Ventura County
2:00pm - 5:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in the Campus Safety office.

Campus Safety
5:30pm - 6:30pm
We Talk About God

Learn about how the Lutheran tradition is celebrated at Cal Lutheran directly from Campus Ministry.

Samuelson Chapel
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dinner at the Commons

Dinner will be available in Ullman Commons. Be sure to bring your meal ticket!

Ullman Commons
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bring It Back Bash

Come out for the annual Bring It Back Bash for fun activites and yummy food!

Kingsmen Park
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