The Details

RADIATE is a four day conference for college students sponsored by Cru. Cru is world-wide Christian ministry dedicated to helping the Body of Christ fulfill the Great Commission. Cru is on more than 1500 campuses in the US and around the world. Local movements focus on Winning students to Christ, Building them in their faith, and Sending them to the World with the gospel.


January 15-18, 2016


Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel
11999 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92840


      • Early Registration: $159
        (until 11:59 PM December 3, PST)
      • Registration: $179
        (until 11:59 PM January 8, PST)
      • On-Site Registration: $199
      • Commuter: $99
        (goes up to $129 after January 8)
      • Daily (one day) fee: $45
        (Does not apply to adult guests attending for one session (e.g. ministry partners).

NOTE: Deposits for registration are non-transferable and non-refundable


RADIATE features top of the line Christian speakers, passionate worship, equipping seminars, serving others, and lots of fun in one of nation’s most popular destinations. You will be inspired to live for the Lord and to invest your life in things that count for eternity. You will be housed with other college students at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County, one of Orange County’s premier hotels and resorts. For more information, go to Hyatt Regency.


The real benefit is being with hundreds of other fired-up students who love Jesus. The friends you make at RADIATE will deepen your walk with God and strengthen your impact for the Kingdom.


A typical day features a plenary session in the morning, seminars or special events in the afternoon, and another plenary session in the evening. During the conference there are opportunities to explore ministry options with Cru such as short-term missions project in the US and around the world. Other options include a self-guided prayer experience, a late-night student lounge, and meeting amazing people!


RADIATE speakers, JP and Donna Jones, explain how they will be talking about discipleship over the course of the conference. Watch the video to see more about what they will be teaching.

Sooo many questions…

Day of Faith?

A highlight of the conference. This is an opportunity for our movements to take partnerships to a new level. You’ll get a chance to practice sharing your faith (we’ll train you first!), and we’ll get to do it while partnering with a variety of local churches and ministries who are already on the ground in Orange County. You get some great exposure to reaching the lost, and existing church and ministry partners will get a lift in the process. Win-win!

When should I show up?

Registration begins at 1pm on January 15th, and will end 60 minutes prior to the first session. All students must go through registration to confirm your attendance, get your hotel room (if needed), and to pick up information and resources for the conference. Following registration, you are encouraged to unpack, check into your rooms, and get dinner (on your own). The opening session is currently scheduled to begin at 7:30, but times are subject to change.

How do I room with friends?

All hotel rooms are assigned during registration. If you want to room together, you must go through registration together. Everyone pre-registered is guaranteed a room at the conference, and we make every effort to give you a room with your friends. However, as more rooms are filled, it is more difficult to fill all roommate requests. Get there early to get a room with friends.

Can I commute to the conference?

Yes. The commuter fee is $99 paid on the first evening of the conference. Or, you can pay a $40 for each day you show up at the conference. Please check in at the conference office. You will need some kind of ID (wrist band or other ID) in order to attend meetings.

Will I need a car?

Nope. All events take place on the hotel grounds, except for the Day of Outreach, and carpools will be arranged for those without cars. Food is within walking distance, so you just need to get there and get back home.

What should I bring?

Toiletries, mobile devices (and chargers), Bible, notebook, food or money for food, and an expectation of hearing from the Lord!


If you are bringing a car, you must notify the hotel when you check in to the hotel. You will have to pay for parking. Parking is not included in your conference registration fees.

*Note: Parking is $12 per day.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes. They will need to have a bracelet or other confirmation they have paid the conference fees. Please visit our conference office to register visitors.


If you have any other questions regarding the conference, contact us at We look forward to see you at the conference!


Life in college is full, and at times, overwhelmingly busy. With so much going on, is it even possible to serve God and have a ministry in such a busy season of life?

Alright, I’ve seen enough!