New Student Orientation

For Traditional Undergraduate Students

General Info for First Year Students

The transition to college is one of the biggest steps you will take in life and New Student Orientation has been created to make this transition as stress-free as possible. New Student Orientation is all about you getting settled in a new environment, planning for a year full of academic and social growth, and getting to know new people.

First Year Student Orientation

On Saturday August 30, 2014 you will officially check into Cal Lutheran. You will be ushered by your Peer Advisors through activities geared to introduce you to the CLU community. You will meet your classmates, figure out where your classes are, find out what the surrounding community has to offer, move into your residence hall (if you are living on campus) and much more! You will also meet your Mentor Team which is made up of two to four people.

  • Peer Advisor - An upperclassmen student leader who is responsible for guiding you through the first weekend and co-teaching your Freshmen Seminar course during the Fall Semester. NOTE: Some groups have two Peer Advisors.
  • Faculty Mentor - A member of the CLU faculty who is your initial academic advisor and also teaches your Freshmen Seminar class with your Peer Advisor(s) and Administrative Mentor.
  • Administrative Mentor - A university administrator whose primary task is to help you succeed administratively at CLU. They can assist you with a wide-range of issues or questions.

INTD 101 - The Freshmen Seminar

As a first year student you will automatically be registered for a one-unit course during the Fall semester called INTD 101 - The Freshmen Seminar. The course is designed to further assist you in your transition to CLU and college in general. We want you to succeed academically, administratively, and socially. This course helps you with all three. The Freshmen Seminar meets every Tuesday at 11:25am to 12:25pm during the Fall Semester and is co-taught by your Mentor Team.