New Students

Welcome to California Lutheran University!

We're here to help you feel more informed about life here at Cal Lutheran and in the United States.

Because of COVID-19, you may need to begin your academic term from outside the U.S.  Guidance from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will determine whether you will receive an I-20 that along with your passport and F-1 visa will allow entry into the U.S. this spring 2021 to study.  New international students who are fully enrolled in only vitural/online courses will not be issued an I-20 to enter the U.S. at this time. You can check your schedule of classes to see which classes are in person and which are vitural. 

If you do enter the U.S. this spring, please monitor your health status for 14 days.  

1. Get everything ready

What you need to do to prepare for your first trip to Cal Lutheran. Learn more

2. Pack what you need

Some tips on what to bring with you to the U.S. Learn more

3. Getting to campus

Once you arrive in the U.S., you'll need to get to campus.  Learn More.

4.. Arrive at campus

What to do when you first arrive at Cal Lutheran. Learn more

5. Complete the New Student Seminar (Orientation)

This is a required online event that will help you adjust to your new surroundings. Enter here.

6. Settle in

Get the answers to some common first-day questions. Learn more