New Student Orientation

For Traditional Undergraduates

Helpful Tips

The most helpful tips for a successful transition to life at CLU come directly from our current students.


Getting Involved

"Put yourself out there, try something new that you've never done before, and never doubt your abilities on campus!" -Andres Elvira. Class of 2018

"My biggest regret was waiting until junior year to get involved in everything at CLU because there is so much to do and it's all so much fun! Take the risk and explore all opportunities to get involved around campus!" - Amber Trujillo. Class of 2016

Living on Campus

"Leave your door open while you are in your room for the first couple of weeks. You will meet so many friends just by saying "Hi!" to people passing by." -Chelsea

Gutowski, Class of 2014.

 "The best thing about living on campus is being able to wake up five minutes before class, and still being able to make it there on time." -Marina Khalili. Class of 2017.


"You should get here [to CLU] early to get a good parking spot! -Maxine Nelson, Class of 2014.

"As a commuter, you have to take the initiative to build your own friendships, so find something to get involved in that gets you excited to come to campus. It is important to find your niche regardless of how far you live." - Angela Cuzic. Class of 2018

International Students

"It was not as hard as I thought...I thought it would be really hard to make friends but ther

are so many nice and kind people [at CLU]. Professors really care about students and take care of international students sincerely." -Joonggun (Andy) Ahn, Class of 2014 (South Korea).

"Talk to everyone and anyone with no fear because everyone is in the same boat, and they will be very friendly and fun to meet" -Michelle Handal. Class of 2019