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. Feel free to check out the schedule for first year students below and let us know if you have any questions.

Friday
Friday, August 30, 2019
8:00am - 4:00pm
International Seminar

All new international students are required to attend the International Student Seminar held at the beginning of each fall and spring 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/Ahmanson Lobby/Patio
Saturday
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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
8:00am - 5:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID and Parking Pass!

Ullman 100/101
9:30am - 10:30am
Commuter Check In

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

Kingsmen Park
9:30am - 3:00pm
Residential Move-In

Welcome to your home for the next academic year! Please use this time to move-in to your residence hall and get settled.

 

Residence Halls
10:00am - 1:00pm
Student Union Open House

Discover all that the Student Union has to offer you during your time at CLU. 

Student Union
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.

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

Check out the Pearson Library, Writing Center, and Information Technology Services (ITS) at their open house!

Pearson Library
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
First Year Students Meet Mentor Team

First year students meet with their Peer Advisor and Faculty Advisor mentor team.

Designated Classrooms
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Residence Life First Year Student Hall Meeting

Meet with your residence hall staff to learn about living on campus as a first year student.

Residence Halls
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
9:00pm - 11:00pm
First Year Activities!

Join us for some late evening student activities, both residential and commuter students are welcome!

Thompson Pederson Recreation Area
Sunday
Sunday, September 1, 2019
7:30am - 8:30am
Breakfast at the Commons
Ullman Commons
8:00am - 12:00pm
Info Tent

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

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

Come pick up your ID card and parking pass!

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

Learn about mental well-being and the available services and resources on campus.

GSFC - Soiland
9:15am - 9:30am
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
9:45am - 11:15am
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 - 12:30pm
Lunch at the Commons

Have a lunch in the Commons with your fellow peers. 

Ullman Commons
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 Test. This session is optional. Students can sign up for the test in advance here!

Richter Hall
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Stretch it Like Gumby

Gumby wants to make sure there are are no injuries while hiking to the CLU Rocks. Stop by for a quick yoga sesh and a cold treat!

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

An old tradition of Cal Lutheran! We invite new students to participate in watering their class tree and hiking up to paint the CLU rocks. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and shoes! Bring a waterbottle! Sunscreen encouraged!

Gilbert Sports Fitness Center Patio/ Mt. Clef Ridge
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kingsmen and Regals Dinner

Have a delicious dinner with your peers and get to know each other! Wear your purple and gold! Transfers can trade in an old school's shirt for new CLU swag!

Kingsmen Park
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Playfair

This event is one of the highlights of Orientation so don't miss out!

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
Monday
Monday, September 2, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm
ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking pass!

Ullman 100/101
9:00am - 9:30am
Bagel Breakfast

Arrive early to make sure you get your first pick at a bagel!

GSFC - Soiland
9:30am - 10:15am
Academia at Cal Lutheran

Come to this session to learn a bit about the differences between high school and college life, as well as to hear about the support available for students at Cal Lutheran.

GSFC - Soiland
10:15am - 11:00am
4-to-Finish

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

GSFC - Soiland
11:15am - 12:00pm
Student Lunch Social

First year students are invited to have lunch with other students.

Kingsmen Park
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Freshmen Seminar and Advising

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

Designated Classrooms
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bridging Difference Dinner

Join us for dinner and an engaging program focused on social justice and inclusion.

Kingsmen Park
8:00pm - 10:00pm
CLU After Dark

Wear your favorite neon attire and join us for a lit up night in the Union.

Student Union
Tuesday
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
7:30am - 8:30am
Breakfast at the Commons

Have a breakfast in the Commons with your fellow peers. 

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

Come pick up your ID card and parking pass!

Ullman 100/101
9:30am - 10:15am
Pre-Health Workshop
Richter Hall
9:30am - 10:15am
Becoming a Healthy Kingsman and Regal

Managing a balanced and healthy life as a college student is easier than you think! Come learn about some strategies you can use to be your best self everyday.

GSFC - Soiland
9:30am - 10:15am
Disability Support Services

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

Nygreen 2
9:30am - 10:15am
GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon 101

Informational meeting for veteran students

Student Union - Kingsmen Room
9:30am - 10:15am
College 101 for First Generation

Stop by this workshop to learn more about what to expect at college from a fellow first generation college student who recently graduated from Cal Lutheran. Also, a faculty member will provide a introduction to the college classroom with a mock lecture.

GSFC - Lundring
9:30am - 10:15am
Opportunities for Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship Workshop

Are you curious about what it’s like to be involved in research here at CLU? Do you want to know how you can get started? Stop by our workshop! 

Nygreen 1
9:30am - 10:15am
Writing Center Workshop
Forum
10:30am - 11:00am
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 - Soiland
11:15am - 11:45am
You Got Served Introduction

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

GSFC - Soiland
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Lunch and Load Busses

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

Gilbert Sports Fitness Center Patio
12:30pm - 4:00pm
You Got Served

A service project that gives back to our surrounding communities.

Ventura County
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 - 8:00pm
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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