Congrats on being admitted to Cal Lutheran!

Welcome back admitted students! We are now half way through the month of July! This summer break is flying by, and we hope you have been soaking up every moment. This edition of the Admitted Student Newsletter will be filled with helpful information as well as some office tips for you to execute before your start date. We want to best prepare you for your arrival at Cal Lutheran this fall, so make sure to connect with us and your peers on our social media platforms.

Remember, if you have missed any newsletter or want to check out previous issues, click here to catch up on previous weeks! 

Things to Do Before the Fall Semester

The Undergraduate Admission team recently came up with some helpful things students can do before the start of their fall semester. As a college student, there are always questions about what students should be doing prior to their arrival at college. Our staff is here to help you every step of the way! Check out what we said below:

  1. Connect with classmates - Find ways to connect with others via social media especially on the Facebook group for your class. We also encourage you to think about how you want to get involved during the school year

  2. Prepare for dorm life - If you are planning on living on campus in the fall, be sure to check the housing checklists for dorm essentials that can help you understand what's needed.

  3. Attend New Student Orientation - Orientation offers incoming students the chance to meet faculty and staff as well as future classmates. Beyond that, students will participate in amazing activities and experience campus.

  4. Review academic content - Revisit content learned in high school and look to build upon those skills. We also encourage students to complete any assigned reading before arriving on campus so you are prepared to engage with classmates.

  5. Learn about the area around campus - Dive into the community and see what is around the campus. You will spend lots of time outside of the classroom, so we want you to find things that fulfill you in your free time.

  6. Enjoy the process! - We understand that there can be some nerves regarding starting this new chapter, but we want you to enjoy this process and remember we are here to help every step of the way!

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

Cal Lutheran is happy to host the 25th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival with the showing of “Macbeth”. Showings are July 23 & 24, 28-31 and Aug 5-7. Don’t forget the park opens at 5:30pm, and the show starts at 8:00pm.

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is the professional theater company of Cal Lutheran. This nonprofit organization coordinates apprentice programs for professional and aspiring Shakespearean actors, an educational tour for local schools, and summer theater camps for youth.

Come enjoy this production in our very own Kingsmen Park! Purchase tickets here!


To find out what you need to do to enroll, just visit your Admitted Student Portal. If you are interested in exploring our campus, please feel free to schedule an in-person visit or check out our new virtual tour from home!



Tell the world you're #Going2CLU

NEW! You can now tell the world you're Cal Lutheran bound with our downloadable yard signs! Our ready-to-display yard signs are available for purchase, along with our downloadable signs. 

Download and use Instagram AR effects, GIF stickers, Zoom backgrounds and more with our admitted student social media toolkit!

If you use the hashtags in a public post or tag us (@CalLutheran), you just might get a great gift!

Don't forget to follow us on our social media platforms to stay up to date with happenings on campus!


International Financial Aid
Cal Lutheran offers International Grants to international students, based on demonstrated financial need. Click here to access the application! If eligible, an International Grant is awarded in addition to your merit scholarship award and is renewable each year. If you have any additional questions, please email 

International WhatsApp Group
Our International Admission team wants to connect with you! If you are an international student and want to connect with the Admission Team click this WhatsApp link and begin to chat!


To enroll at Cal Lutheran, you'll need to take care of a few things. Log into your student portal and complete the items you see there to win some Cal Lu swag including sunglasses, water bottles, phone-lights, beanies, and pop-sockets! Be sure to finish your admission steps and claim your items!

Submit Your FAFSA

Our Financial Aid Office is happy to assist with any questions that you may have regarding your FAFSA or your Financial Aid package when it is offered to you.

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Submit your $450 enrollment deposit to secure your place in the incoming class of 2022!

Submit Your Housing Deposit

For students planning to live on campus, you are still able to submit your housing deposit. Make sure to submit your $400 housing deposit as soon as possible.


We've created a private Facebook group just for Fall 2022 admitted students. Join this group to connect with other new students and ask any questions you may have. There's also a Facebook group just for parents of new students.
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We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow all county, state, and federal guidelines. In all areas except classrooms, laboratories, and health services, indoor masking will be optional for all individuals regardless of vaccination status. Vaccines and boosters are required for all undergraduate students.
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