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During Cal U’s Welcome Weekend, we get ready for the new school year and welcome all of our new students and their families to campus.

Our weekend starts with Move-In Day on Aug. 24 and continues throughout the evening with First Night. Then, a weekend full of activities and experiences helps become familiar with the University’s resources, meet new people and make new friends.

A Cal U student enjoying Welcome Weekend.



Welcome Weekend is a packed schedule with events to help transition to Cal U. See what is happening on campus.

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Cal U students moving into their residence halls.

Move-In Day


Move-in Day for new students is Aug. 24. Learn more about when you need to arrive on campus and what to expect.

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Build Your Own Exploration 

Choose from a variety of activities of Saturday, Aug. 25 to have some fun, meet other members of your class and learn about Cal U. Whether you are seeking adventure, games and exercises, cultural experiences or shopping – Cal U has an activity for you.


Parent and Family Move-In Day Picnic

Join us for a Cal U Tradition! The annual Parent & Family Move-in Day Picnic is an indoor picnic in a much needed cooler environment, with no weather restrictions. The picnic serves as a smooth transitional event that offers a final opportunity for parents and family members to have last minute questions answered, meet and greet others, gather additional information, and enjoy a memorable lunch with your student before leaving campus.

Attendees are encouraged to sign up for the picnic by August 20, 2018.  Questions can be directed to Randi Minerva at minerva@calu.edu.

View other resources we have for parents and families.