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For Students: Instructions on Return to Campus

Information for students with classes in an outdoor classroom or indoor lab for the spring semester.

Wed Feb 3, 2021

Dear Cal Lutheran Students,

Some of you are enrolled in at least one class that is scheduled to take place in an outdoor and/or indoor classroom or lab during the spring semester or term. When you log in to MyCLU, you will receive a pop-up message. This email explains what you need to do regarding that message.

Start Dates for On-Campus Classes

Faculty will begin teaching in outdoor classrooms and in some indoor labs and studios on Tuesday, February 16. Students enrolled in indoor labs and studio classes are being notified if they will be meeting on campus starting on February 16. The remaining indoor classes will be offered on campus when Ventura County goes into the red tier.

Taking Classes Virtually

Students may elect to attend some or all of their classes virtually through the spring semester. All classrooms have been equipped with technology allowing faculty to simultaneously teach students in the classroom and those who Zoom in from a remote location.

Pop-Up Message

A pop-up message will appear in MyCLU tomorrow asking whether you intend to attend your classes in person or virtually. This information is important to our faculty who are making plans about teaching their classes on campus.

Negative COVID-19 Test Required

If you are a commuter student planning to attend in-person, the pop-up message will say that you need to submit a negative COVID-19 test in order to be on campus. All commuter students will need to provide a negative COVID test within 10 days prior to attending classes on campus for the first time. (Residential students already had COVID-19 testing when they arrived on campus.) For example, if you are taking a class that meets outdoors on February 16, you must have a negative COVID-19 test on or after February 6 and submit the results before February 16. Since it typically takes a couple of days to receive results, you should plan to have a COVID-19 test between February 6 and 11.

Uploading Your Test Results

You can submit a picture of your COVID-19 results or upload the document indicating the results. If you have difficulty with this, you can contact

What if I Test Positive or I’ve Already Had COVID-19?

If you test positive for COVID-19, or if you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, please upload your result and also contact You will be provided instructions on what to do next. You do not need to be tested until 90 days after a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Where Can I Get Tested?

Visit the KNOW Testing page for links to information on where you can get free COVID-19 testing.

How Do I Know if My Classes are In Person?

You can see if your classes will be offered indoors, outdoors, or virtual on the course schedule, as follows:

  • All fully virtual classes have a location of “virtual” listed
  • The location of indoor classes will have a building and room listed in the schedule                       
    • The outdoor classrooms are designated with either a room called Tent or a building labeled Outdoor (OUTD)
How Can I Locate My Outdoor Classroom?

You can find the location for your outdoor classroom on the campus map.

Required Daily Health Check

You will need to fill out the daily health check either in the MyCLU portal or the MyCLU mobile app each day that you come to campus.


We look forward to seeing you back on campus soon! If you have any questions, you can send them to:

Leanne Neilson, PsyD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs