New Student Orientation

For Undergraduate Students

Schedule of Events 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.


Friday, Aug. 28
8:00am - 4:00pm

International Seminar

All new international students are required to attend the International Student Seminar held at the beginning of each fall and spring semester or term (for some graduate programs). Information necessary to maintain international student status is presented along with needed information about campus resources, policies, and activities. Please remember to bring all of your travel documents with you to orientation (I-20, I-94, Passport, Visa).

Ahmanson Science Center - Richter Hall/ Overton Hall
8:00am - 12:00pm

Orientation Check-in & Residential Hall Move-In

The time has finally come to check-in to your room and meet your roommates!

Kingsmen Park (Gazebo Side)
2:00pm-4:00pm

Library Open House

Come visit the library and check out all the studying materials and areas that are available to you!

Pearson Library
8:00am - 5:00pm

ID Cards and Parking Permit

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 100/101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
12:00pm - 5:30pm

Info Tent

Come to the Info Tent with any questions or for late check-in.

Flagpole
4:00pm - 5:00pm

International Student Check-In

All new international students check-in.

Flagpole
4:30pm - 5:15pm

Commuter Campus Tours

Peer Advisors give tours of the campus to Commuter Students.

Kingsmen Park (Shakespeare Side)
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Residence Life Student Hall Meetings

Meet with your residence hall staff to learn about living on campus.

Residence Halls
5:45pm - 6:30pm

President's Welcome

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

GSFC (Arena)
6:30pm - 7:45pm

Cal Lutheran Family Dinner

First year and transfer families are invited to join us for great food and entertainment.

Kingsmen Park (Both Sides)
9:00pm - 11:00pm

Residence Hall Activities

See what fun activites your residence hall has planned for you!

Residential Halls
Saturday, Aug. 29
7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast at the Commons

Ullman Commons
8:00am - 3:00pm

ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in Ullman Commons 100/101.

Ullman Commons 100/101
8:00am - 6:30pm

Info Tent

Come to the Info Tent with any questions or for late check-in.

Flagpole
8:15am - 8:30am

Students Meet Peer Advisor

Come to Kingsmen Park to meet your Peer Advisor and travel to your Seminar class together.

Kingsmen Park
8:30am - 9:00am

Students Meet Mentor Teams

Students meet with their Peer Advisor, Faculty and Staff mentor teams.

Designated Classrooms
9:15am - 10:15am

Lutheran Higher Education

Do you have a middle name? We do too.

Students and staff share their thoughts on who we are and what makes us distinctive.

GSFC (Arena)
10:15am - 10:45am

FERPA

Learn more about the law that states that no one outside of the institution will have access to your educational records, and how it affects you as a college student.

GSFC (Soiland)
11:00am - 12:00pm

English Placement Testing

English Placement Test to determine what English class will be taken.

Designated Classrooms
11:00am - 1:00pm

English Placement Testing for Students with Disabilities

English Placement Test to determine what English class will be taken.

 

Swenson 209
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Community Connection and Lunch

Come and meet different Cal Lutheran offices and vendors that offer useful resources for you. Enjoy Lunch!

 

Kingsmen Park
2:00pm - 2:30pm

You're Not Alone

Sexual assault can be prevented.This session will start the conversation with facts regarding sexual assault and how Cal Lutheran aims to educate all students about campus sexual violence. Campus sexual violence includes stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault. Cal Lutheran’s programming efforts aim to educate students on awareness, prevention, bystander intervention, resources, and University policies and procedures.

GSFC (Arena)
2:30pm - 3:00pm

Student Counseling Services

Learn about what services and resources are available to you on campus.

GSFC (Arena)
3:30pm - 4:15pm

Disability Support Services

Learn about resources available to you inside and outside the classroom.

Nygreen 1
3:30pm - 4:15pm

GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon 101

Informational meeting for veteran students and military families.

Overton Hall
4:00pm - 5:30pm

President's Reception and Family Send-Off

Grab a snack and meet Cal Lutheran's very own President!

President's Patio
5:30pm - 7:00pm

First Year Dinner

Have a delicious dinner with your peers and get to know each other!

Kingsmen Park (Gazebo Side)
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Playfair

This event tends to be the highlight of orientation so come and decide for yourself!

GSFC (Arena)
Sunday, Aug. 30
8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast at the Commons

Ullman Commons
8:00am - 5:00pm

ID Cards and Parking Permit

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in the Campus Safety Office.

Campus Safety Office
8:00am - 3:00pm

Info Tent

Come to the Info Tent with any questions or for late check-in.

Flagpole
9:00am - 11:00am

Various Campus Workshops

Attend the different workshops to get to know the campus offices and the resources they offer.

Nygreen Hall

9:30am -10:00am

We Talk About God

Learn about how the Lutheran tradition is celebrated at Cal Lutheran directly from Campus Ministry.

Samuelson Chapel

10:00am - 11:00am

and
11:15am- 12:15pm

Math Placement Testing (sign-up here)

Students who are in majors that have a math requirement, or whose math SAT or ACT scores just missed the cut off, should consider taking the Math Placement Exam.

Overton Hall

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Bring It Back Bash

Come out for Sunday Funday activites and yummy food!

Kingsmen Park (Both sides)
2:15pm - 3:15pm

Four-to-Finish Session

This session will provide a brief introduction to 4 to Finish Program, Cal Lutheran's four year graduation guarantee.  

Preus Brandt Forum
3:15pm - 4:00pm

How to Be Cal Lutheran Kingsmen & Regals

Learn Cal Lutheran's sporting traditions and meet the captains of the Fall sports. Come down and get ready to show your Cal Lutheran Spirit!

GSFC (Arena)
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Plant a Tree. Paint the Rocks.

The offices of the Cal Lutheran Annual Fund and Student Life invite new students to participate in starting a new and continuing with an old tradition at Cal Lutheran. Join us in front of the William Rolland Stadium for a special tree dedication honoring the Class of 2019. Afterward, join in on Cal Lutheran’s oldest tradition and hike up to the cross to paint the Cal Lutheran rocks. You do not want to miss out on either of these traditions!

GSFC Patio/ Mt. Clef Ridge

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Dinner at the Commons

Ullman Commons
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Naked Roommate

Attend this session to learn about the things they don't teach you in the classroom.

GSFC (Soiland)
Monday, Aug. 31
7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast at the Commons

Ullman Commons
8:00am - 5:00pm

ID Cards and Parking Passes

Come pick up your ID card and parking permit in the Campus Safety Office.

Campus Safety Office
8:30am - 9:30am

Faculty Line-Up

Lundring Events Center
8:45am

Peer Advisor Meet Ups with Students

Peer Advisor meets with students in their designated classrooms.

Designated Classrooms
9:00am - 9:15am

Travel to Convocation

Students along with their Peer Advisor travel to Convocation.

N/A
9:30am - 10:45am

Opening Convocation

This is a time to officially welcome new faculty and students.

GSFC (Arena)
11:00am - 11:30am

Freshman Seminar Faculty Talk

Faculty talks to First Year Students about Freshmen Seminar.

GSFC (Soiland)
11:45am - 12:45pm

Seminar Lunch

Lunch with your peer group, peer advisor, and faculty advisor!

Designated Classrooms
12:45pm - 1:15pm

Freshman Seminar

Attend your first freshmen seminar class! Learn more about what you will be doing for the fall semester in this class.

Designated Classrooms
1:30pm - 4:30pm

First Year Advising

First Year students meet with faculty advisor to go over classes.

Faculty Offices
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Job Fair

Come down to the job fair to apply for and interview for on-campus jobs.

GFSC (Soiland)
6:30pm - 7:45pm

Dinner at the Commons

Ullman Commons
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Investigating Identity with Mitzi Sinnott

Come and learn more about diversity with guest speaker Mitzi Sinnott.

GSFC (Arena)
Tuesday, Sept. 1
8:30am - 9:30am

Breakfast at the Commons

Ullman Commons

10:30am - 11:00am

You Got Served Introduction

An introduction into the service project we will be doing and the importance of this event.

GFSC (Arena)
11:00am - 11:30am

Lunch and Load Busses

Grab a lunch box and prepare to head out for You Got Served in Ventura County.

GFSC Patio
11:30am - 3:30pm

You Got Served

A service project that gives back to our surrounding communities.

Ventura County
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dinner at the Commons

Ullman Commons
7:30pm - 10:00pm

Leadership and You

Come and learn more about leadership with guest speaker Jason Jaggard.

GSFC (Arena)

Wednesday, Sep. 2
Classes Begin


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