New Student Orientation

For Undergraduate Students

Schedule of Events for Families

Visit the Parents & Families website for resources throughout your student's time at Cal Lutheran.

The transition to college is one of the biggest steps your student will take in their life. However, your student is not the only person making a transition. While they are learning how to live on their own and making their own decisions, you, too are confronted with a new set of circumstances.

Whether your student is living at home or on campus, you will most likely see your role as a family member change. Family Orientation has been created to make this transition as stress-free as possible.

Friday, Aug. 29
8:15am - 6:45pm

Library Open

Come visit the Library and check out all the studying materials and areas that are available to your student!

Pearson Library
8:00am - 6:00pm

ID Cards and Parking Pass

Your student can come pick up their ID Cards and Parking Pass at the Welcome Center.

Alumni 112 & 113
10:00pm - 2:00pm

New Student Orientation and Residential Move-in

The time has finally come to Check-In your student and meet their roommates!

Residential Halls
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Resource Fair

Come mingle and check out all the different offices and resources we have on campus!


Family Residential Meeting

If your student is living on campus, this meeting will give you all the helpful information you need.



Cal Lutheran Dinner

Come out and enjoy a great meal while connecting with peers and their families!

Kingsmen Park
Saturday, Aug. 30
8:00am - 9:45am New Student Orientation Check-In/ Office Resources GSFC Patio
10:00am - 10:30am

President's Welcome

Come and get your first welcome to the CLU family by the President!

GSFC Arena
10:45am-12:15pm Presentation of Campus Resources GSFC Arena
10:45am-12:15pm Spanish Presentation of Campus Resources Lundering Events Center
12:00pm-2:00pm Community Connection and Lunch Kingsmen Park
2:00pm-3:00pm Spanish Lutheran Higher Education Lundering Events Center
2:00pm-3:00pm Families hear Lutheran Higher Education GSFC Arena
3:00pm-3:30pm Spanish Parenting in the College Years Lundering Events Center
3:00pm-3:30pm Parenting in the College Years GSFC Arena
3:45pm- 4:15pm Transfer Family Faculty Connection Roth Nelson
4:00pm-4:30pm First Year Families Meet Faculty Designated Classrooms
4:45pm - 5:15pm

Resources for Student with Disabilities

Learn about resources available to your student inside and outside the classroom

Alumni 128
4:45pm - 5:15pm

Veteran Students and Military Families

Informational meeting for Veteran students and Military Families.


Overton Hall
5:00pm - 6:30pm

President's Reception and Family Send-Off

Grab a snack and meet CLU’s very own President!

President's Patio

Family Sessions

You will have the opportunity to hear from several different offices around campus. Some of the family sessions include:

1. Academic and Financial Guidance
  • Business Office: Learn the basics of maintaining a clean student account and how to navigate new policies and payment options.
  • Registrar: Hear about how parents can access their students' grades, the 4 to Finish program, and other class and schedule information.
2. Multicultural and Study Abroad Opportunities
  • Multicultural Programs: Learn about the 19 different Culture and Justice Clubs on campus, the amazing multicultural video and book library, and the other unique leadership opportunities available through this office.
  • Study Abroad: A semester abroad is more affordable than you might think. Cal Lutheran offers opportunities to study in over 70 countries. Hear more about this important part of Cal Lutheran's mission to educate leaders for a global society.
3. Academic and Accessibility Resources and Campus Safety
  • Center for Student Support Services: SSS supports students who want to maximize their academic achievement and provides the following resources: Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR) Program, Accessibility Resource Program (ARP), testing services, tutoring information, and Faculty Advisor assignments.
  • Campus Safety: Learn the function of Campus Safety, how it serves the CLU community, and some steps students need to take to stay safe and protect their property.
4. Counseling and Health Services
  • Student Counseling Services provides professional, confidential psychological counseling services free of charge to registered Cal Lutheran students and psychological education and consultation to the entire campus community. Students are seen by appointment or, if experiencing a psychological crisis, on a walk-in basis.
  • Health Services will present a video presentation that will discuss what services are available, which students are eligible to use our office, and the cost of services. Patient confidentiality and some of our policies will also be discussed.

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