InCLUsive Overnight

April 9-11, 2015

The InCLUsive Overnight Program was established to increase diversity within the student body. We hope to foster a campus climate that encourages inclusive, cross-cultural interaction, respect for and appreciation of diversity and global awareness.

The InCLUsive Overnight Program gives admitted high school students the opportunity to visit CLU’s campus. Participants will learn what life is like as a CLU student by staying in a residence hall, making connections with members of our faculty, staff, and student leaders, meeting other students considering CLU, and interacting with current students who make CLU their home.

This is an invitation only program. If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at or call (805) 493-3135, or 1-877-CLU-FOR-U, Toll Free.

Scholarship Awards

The participants who come to campus will have the opportunity to compete for the InCLUsive Scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $2,500 and are renewable for up to four years. Students must attend the overnight program in order to be eligible for the scholarships.

Participant Invitations

Participants for the InCLUsive Overnight Scholars Program and Scholarship are high school students admitted to CLU for the 2015-2016 academic year. Invitees generally identify as an underrepresented student, first generation college students, or demonstrate commitment to diversity in their community and/or high school.

Participant Information

Before you accept your invitation to the InCLUsive Overnight Scholars Program, we ask that you and your family read and understand the following:


You must attend the full event, from Thursday, April 9 - Saturday, April 11, in order to be considered for the InCLUsive Scholarship. The program concludes on the morning of Saturday, April 11, 2015 with Admitted Student Day. CLU will provide a letter to your high school explaining your absence on Thursday and Friday. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE EVENT SCHEDULE.


Transportation costs will be covered by California Lutheran University. In the case of flights or trains, CLU will purchase the most economical ticket that fits within the time constraints of the program. For those who are driving, CLU will reimburse mileage from your home to California Lutheran University as long as mileage does not exceed what a plane or train ticket would have cost (i.e. students driving from Arizona or Nevada).  In those cases, Cal Lutheran will reimburse you for what a ticket would have cost.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the magnitude of the program, CLU has instituted a cancellation policy that is necessary to make this event successful for all those involved. We encourage you to ensure your availability prior to confirming your attendance at this event. Once your RSVP has been confirmed, you will be contacted by CLU for a credit card information. In the event of cancellation after your travel arrangements have been made, you will be charged the full cost of your ticket, as your reservation is not transferable or refundable.

Tentative InCLUsive Schedule
Students should plan to arrive on campus between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday to check in.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
4:00 pm - Check In
6:00 pm - Welcome Dinner

Friday, April 10, 2015
  9:00 am - Breakfast
  10:00 am - Campus Tour
  11:00 am - Multicultural Program
  11:30 am - Lunch
  1:00 pm - Sit in on a class or various appointments
  2:30 pm - Center for Academic and Accessibility Resources & Student Support Services
  3:15 pm - Athletic or Financial Aid Appointment
  6:30 pm - Off Campus Dinner
  8:30 pm - On Campus Social

Saturday, April 11, 2015
  7:30 am - Check Out
  8:00 am - Check In for Admitted Student Day
  3:30 pm - Program Concludes