CLU 101 Counselor Program



CLU 101 is an invitation-only Counselor Program that was created to provide secondary and post-secondary counselors the opportunity to learn more about California Lutheran University and the surrounding area, connect with the Admission Staff, and experience life on our beautiful campus.

We hope that by participating in this program, counselors feel knowledgeable about Cal Lutheran and will then return to their schools to share CLU with their students.

Registration has closed for the 2015 CLU 101 program. If you have any questions, please contact Marcela Serratos

2015 Program Details

The ninth annual CLU 101 Counselor Program will take place January 22 - 24, 2015. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Cal Lutheran and surrounding areas throughout the visit.

Airfare (or mileage reimbursement), transportation to and from the airport, and transportation during the event will be provided by Cal Lutheran. Single room accomodations will also be provided for each counselor at a local hotel.

2015 Tentative Schedule of Events

Date Schedule
Wed., Jan. 21
  • CLU 101 attendees traveling internationally arrive
Thu., Jan. 22
  • International Counselor Breakfast
  • All Domestic CLU 101 attendees arrive
  • 6:30 pm: CLU 101 Check-in, Welcome Reception and Dinner
Fri., Jan. 23
  • 8:30 am: Spend the day on campus and experience Cal Lutheran
  • 5:00 pm: Sunset Toast
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner
Sat., Jan. 24
  • 9:00 am: Brunch at Cal Lutheran
  • 11:00 am: Santa Barbara excursion or free time
  • 6:30 pm: Closing Reception and Dinner
Sun., Jan. 25
  • Depart for home

The schedule of events for CLU 101 is subject to change. A final copy of the schedule will be presented at check-in.

What's it like?

Previous attendees of the CLU 101 programs have had the following to say about their experiences:


“I have been on many college tours and this one rates as one of the best! Some college tours, in an effort to get you as much information in a short period of time, can be grueling. The attention to detail, the programming, and the dissemination of information in a comfortable, yet informative way was amazing. I came away very impressed with the school and found that the counselor program is reflective of how CLU takes care of their students. I highly recommend it.”

Sue DeRuyter
New Community Jewish High School
West Hills, California


“When you spend a few days in the CLU culture, surrounded by people who believe in: the power of a personalized education, programs that are topical and rich, and a campus alive with opportunity and engagement, you come away with a hope that all college-bound students will find a “fit and match” this good.  CLU is a place of personality, hope, and optimism; the students are offered so much and are at the center of this institution; they have access to the professors and a variety of academic possibilities and challenges. This place is a “life-changer”."

Dr. Kathy M. Klug
Aspen High School
Aspen, Colorado


“I really enjoyed my visit to California Lutheran University.  I have to admit I didn't know much about CLU before I visited, so I was so happy to to see it in depth and in person.  What a beautiful campus in a great location with excellent academic programs!  My big take away was how happy and friendly everyone on campus was.  Students, faculty and staff were all so passionate about what they were doing and were having a great time doing it.”

Joanie Brotman
Parker School
Kamuela, Hawaii


“I am a new high school counsellor, and CLU was my first formal university tour.  I can honestly say CLU has set the bar so high that it is difficult to imagine I will have a better experience elsewhere.  Every aspect of the program was thoughtfully and thoroughly planned.  The time spent on CLU’s beautiful campus was informative and fun.  I found both the students and professors to be kind and engaging.  They genuinely seemed to love CLU.  If given the opportunity to attend this tour take it!  You will come back to your school refreshed and excited to tell your students about all that CLU has to offer.”

Jacquelyn Valenzuela
NIST International School
Bangkok, Thailand


“I found the CLU 101 program to be very informative. What I found most impressive was the support services available to students, including a program dedicated toward developing undergraduate research topics. I left CLU with a clear sense of its mission and found it to be a nurturing academic environment that encourages self-discovery, community impact and global awareness; all aimed to shape the whole person.” 

Gloria Díaz Ventura
Flintridge Preparatory School
La Cañada Flintridge, CA