Sunday, September 11


9 am to 11 am

Main Building, Steve’s Café


9 am to 11 am

Santa Clarita Farmers’ Market 
Meet at the Blue Wall 
Shop more than 40 different vendors for some of California’s freshest produce. Shuttle will leave every 30 min from the Blue Wall. The shuttle is first come, first served.


11 am to 12 pm

Self-Care at CalArts
Main Building, A200
Learn some practical steps to invoke meditation or relaxation through the resounding vibrations and pleasant sounds of singing bowls! Enter to win a meditation box full of crystals, tea, a journal, and more! “Whatever your intention is, it is a space for your mind to go when situations, emotions, and triggers appear throughout your day. A place for you to drawback to for peace.” Lauren Dredd, Sound Bowl Meditation Instructor


12 to 1 pm

Main Building, Steve’s Café


1 to 2pm

Orientation Group Time
Main Building, Meet in the Main Gallery
Say your final farewells and "see you laters" with your wonderful Orientation Leader and Orientation group. This time will be your final hurrah together before the start of the academic school year!


2 to 4pm

Pinning Ceremony
Main Building, Main Gallery
Join us for the last event of Orientation with a message from President Ravi Rajan and  Vice President of Student Experience Brenda Ivelisse. Followed by their remarks will be the annual Pinning Ceremony for all new students to receeive their class pin and participate in an tradition that will mark their CalArts journey.

5 to 7 pm

Main Building, Steve’s Café


7 pm

First Floor Meetings
Ahmanson and Chouinard
Mandatory to ALL on-campus residents. Come meet the RAs and ResLife neighbors. Learn important information about life in the Residential Halls. Your RA will go over policies, expectations, and tips and tricks on navigating life at CalArts! This meeting is mandatory and referrals will be cited to those who miss.