Founders Day Convocation


Each fall, the university community, alumni and friends gather to celebrate the founding of the university at Founders Day Convocation. We celebrate the educational commitment of the university to equip graduates who are called and empowered to serve the neighbor so that all may flourish.

The ceremony

The Founders Day Convocation program includes the installation of the Board of Regents, commissioning of the Convocation, blessing of the Associated Students of California Lutheran University Government, musical performance, and Graduate and Professionals Student Council, and bestowing of the Christus Award.

Founders Day Convocation

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Christus Award 2023


On October 27, 2023, The Founders Day Address was given by Rev. Lamont Anthony Wells, Executive Director, Network of ELCA (Lutheran) Colleges and Universities (NECU).

As an international human rights activist, he focuses on enhancing and expanding access to education in equitable ways among global populations.


Rev. Lamont

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