Honors Day

February 6, 2015 or February 27, 2015

Honors Day is an invitation-only event designed to give admitted students in the top-tier of our applicant pool an opportunity to visit campus to experience Cal Lutheran first-hand.  Students learn about the University Honors Program, Undergraduate Research opportunities, and interview for the University's top scholarships — the Presidential Scholarships.

Eligibility

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria to be invited to Honors Day:

  1. Be a first-year applicant to Cal Lutheran
  2. Submit a complete Application for Admission by November 1st, and be admitted to CLU
  3. Meet GPA and Test Score qualifications (eligible students will be notified by the admission office upon review of their application)

All students invited to Honors Day are also invited to join the University Honors Program.

The program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Students RSVP to attend one of the two days; students cannot attend more than one day.  Space is limited for each event.

Important Dates and Deadlines

These are the important dates and deadlines for the 2014 Honors Day events.

November 1, 2014
  • Submit your Application for Admission and all supporting documentation by November 1st in order to be considered for Honors Day. Your application is considered complete when we have received:
    • Your application
    • Application fee
    • Essay
    • Test scores
    • Transcripts
    • Letter of recommendation
January 21, 2015
  • Registration for Honors Day opens. Eligible students will be notified how to register.
February 6, 2015
  • First Honors Day event on campus.
February 27, 2015
  • Second Honors Day event on campus.
Participant Information

Students who are invited to attend Honors Day RSVP online to let CLU know which day they would like to attend (February 6th or February 27th). Space is limited for each Honors Day and all available spaces may fill prior to the RSVP deadline.

Transportation to campus on the day of the event is the responsibility of the student. Limited travel grants are available; you will be able to request more information at the time of registration.

Limited on-campus housing is available on Thursday night for students who wish to stay overnight. Priority for overnight accommodations is given to students from out-of-state. We cannot accommodate families on campus; however, there are a number of hotels in the Thousand Oaks area that offer discounts if you mention CLU when booking a room. For more information, please visit the Hotels & Accommodations page.

The day begins at 8:00 a.m. with check-in and then runs through the closing, approximately 5:00 p.m. CLU will provide breakfast & lunch for students.

Professional attire is most appropriate for Honors Day (slacks, dress shirts, skirts, etc.). If you are staying overnight, casual clothing is appropriate before the Friday event. Although average temperature for this time of year is the high 60's during the day; the evening can become cool and a jacket may be necessary.

While on campus, students will have one interview for the Presidential Scholarships. The Presidential Scholarships range up to full tuition for four years. Each interview will be with a member of our faculty or an administrator, and will last approximately 20 minutes. The interview is an effort to get to know each student a little bit better. The interviewers will not be asking questions designed to mislead or confuse students. Questions in previous years have revolved around activities and interests; books, journals, or articles read outside of the classroom; what's happening in the world today; and an inspirational person.

Other activities include a roundtable discussion with current students, sessions on the University Honors Program, and Undergraduate Research opportunities.

Sample Schedule
8:00 a.m. Check-in Opens
8:15 a.m. Breakfast, Welcome, and Orientation
9:00 a.m. Mock Lecture
10:30 a.m. Mock Lecture Response
11:45 a.m. University Honors Program and Undergraduate Research opportunities
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m.

Interviews

From 2pm to 4pm students will be participating in interviews, attending optional appointments, taking a campus tour and/or relaxing in our Honors Day "Rec Room."  Each student will receive a personalized schedule at check-in.

4:15 p.m. Roundtable session with current Cal Lutheran Students
5:00 p.m. Closing

For students staying overnight on Thursday, check-in will be from 5-7 p.m. on the Thursday before the Event.

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