Office of the President

Lori E. Varlotta

Welcome to Cal Lutheran!

Whether you are a long-time member of our Cal Lutheran community, new to the University, or checking us out for the first time, I am glad you’re here. Please use this site to discover or rediscover the wide range of educational, co-curricular, social, and recreational opportunities our community offers to students, faculty, staff, and friends.

Speaking of our community, there has never been a better time to be a part of this vibrant campus. Our 2023-24 academic year is chock full of exciting planning opportunities that will shape the future of Cal Lu for many years to come.

We are using these plans to shape Cal Lutheran’s future — a bright one that you can help us bring to life. Take a close look at our website and then come explore our main campus and our various centers. It doesn’t take long to see the power and potential of this faith-friendly and future-focused university... come be a part of it all! 

Lori E. Varlotta, PhD


AUGUST 26-28, 2022

Welcome to all of our new traditional undergraduate students!

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University Initiatives

Diversity, Equity,  Inclusion & Justice

Faculty and staff at Cal Lutheran are called to challenge barriers and prepare students to lead a life of meaning and purpose in pursuit of socially-just communities.


Shared Governance & Decision-Making

Our approach to shared governance is designed to advance the university's mission and promote a common good that prioritizes student learning and experience.


A Strategic Plan for Our Future

As California Lutheran University moves into its seventh decade, three strategic goals that arise from our identity, mission and values will be emphasized through 2022.