Will You Be at the Founders Day Convocation & Concert?

Are you a member of the California Lutheran University community? An alumnus, relative of one, or just a person who lives in the community and participates in events? Then you should plan on attending at least one of the California Lutheran University’s Founders Day Convocations.

This year’s event takes place on October 11th, 2019 at Samuelson Chapel. The annual celebration gives the community, university alumni, and friends the opportunity to acknowledge the founding of the university. This year’s theme is “Educating for Lives of Purpose.” The event will celebrate the educational commitment of the school to its students and graduates. It also acknowledges the university’s role to empower people to serve their neighbors so that all can flourish.

Details About the Convocation

Event programming is as follows. There will be a program that involves installing the Board of Regents, commissioning the Convocation, blessing various groups, including those involved with student government and student council, and the awarding of the Christus Award. Admission to the event is free. It starts at 10:30 AM so plan to arrive early.

What You Need to Know About the Concert

The Founders Day Concert starts at 7:30 PM on October 11th, 2019, as well. It’s known as the Cal Lutheran Music Student Showcase. The concert features the talented student musicians of California Lutheran University. It also takes place at Samuelson Chapel. The event is free to attend but donations are encouraged and appreciated.

Where to Stay While Attending Founders Day

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make while attending the convocation and concert is where you’ll stay. The Hyatt Regency Westlake is one of the best hotels in the area, with high-class amenities. Its Harvest Kitchen & Bar is one of the things that makes the hotel stand out; it’s among the best choices in the area because of its incredible food. The Westlake Village Inn is a sprawling hotel with lush landscapes that include vineyards, an enchanting lake, and beautiful gardens. It is also home to one of the area’s best restaurants, Stonehaus, a boutique enoteca.

Things to Do in the Area After Attending the Event

There are many things to do in the area. Exploring what there is to offer provides you with plenty of entertaining ways to spend your time in California.

Depending on the type of experience you’re hoping to have, you can relax on the sandy beaches of your new favorite beach or get your blood pumping on one of many adrenaline-producing theme park rides.Some nearby attractions include Malibu and its spectacular beaches, Venice Beach and Leo Carrillo State Beach, Gardens of the World, The Oaks Mall, Griffith Observatory, and Six Flags Magic Mountain.

If you love to eat, there are many taste sensations to try out in the area. The restaurants in the area are incredible! Some of the choices you have include Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant, Tuscany II Ristorante, Mendocino Farms, and Pearl District to name a few. You can take a look at their menus online to see what types of foods they serve. That way, you’ll know exactly what you want to eat. Looking forward to a fine meal is almost as fun as eating it!