Campus Traditions


Coffeehouse -- Coffeehouse occurs two to three times a semester either in Wanda's, the ADC, or outside on the Stamps Courtyard. These feature local artists, as well as bigger names such as Tyrone Wells, Phil Wickham, and Paul Wright.

Commuter Sidewalk Café (first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month) -- Each month, the Campus Activities Board provides free coffee and bagels to commuters.

Kugel Walk -- The Kugel, a floating granite globe sculpture located in the Ronald L. and Jane Dowden Ellis Great Commission Plaza at the main entrance to the Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, is a symbol of Christ's Great Commission. The name of the globe comes from the German word, "kugel" (pronounced KOO-gol), and means "ball." California Baptist University tradition calls for newly enrolled students to touch the Kugel as they begin their educational experience at CBU and again on commencement day. The Kugel plays a similar role for participants in other CBU activities such as International Service Projects. The tradition symbolizes each student's commitment to live a life of purpose in accordance with his or her spiritual beliefs.

Late Night Breakfast (finals week) -- This event truly is a late night breakfast served by the faculty and staff to the students during one of the first nights of finals week. Many students have adopted the tradition of dressing up as their favorite faculty or staff member in a loving mocking fashion. You never know who is going to show up!

Fall Semester

TWIRP-The Woman Is Required to Pay (third week of September) -- During TWIRP Week, girls invite guys to fun activities and events throughout the week. Highlights of the week include a Barn Dance, complete with a caller, square dancing, and costume contest, as well as a trip to Magic Mountain.

Club Rush (early October) -- This event gives students a chance to see what clubs are active for the year, so they can decide which one(s) to join. Students also have the chance to form new clubs at this event.

Blood Drive (mid-October) -- Each semester, members of the CBU community have the chance to donate blood.

Midnight Madness (late October/early November) -- This event is a kickoff to the year's basketball season. Highlights include the introduction of the men's and women's basketball teams, a dunk contest, 3-point shootout, games and relays, and free food and prizes for the fans. You must wear your CBU Crazies t-shirt to get in the door.

Homecoming Block Party (early-November) -- an action-packed weekend (Friday evening and all day Saturday) of alumni reunions, games and a gigantic carnival. More details at

Fortuna Bowl (early November) -- This is the championship for the recreational sports men's and women's flag football season. These highly anticipated games are played on the front lawn under the lights. This night has become a CBU fall classic event that no one wants to miss!

Yule Festival (early December) -- This event features a formal dinner and night of entertainment at the Disneyland Hotel. In addition to the festivities, the year's Mr. & Ms. CBU are revealed. Mr. & Ms. CBU nominees must be seniors who demonstrate campus involvement, leadership, citizenship, and school spirit These awards carry quite a bit of prestige as they are selected by their peers.

Spring Semester

Club Fair (late January) -- Each of the clubs has the opportunity to share activities they have planned for the remainder of the year.

Blood Drive (mid-March) -- Each semester, members of the CBU community have the chance to donate blood.

Lancer Cup (late April) -- This is the championship game for recreational sports co-ed soccer. This game is held on the front lawn

Campus Day (late April) -- This is an afternoon filled with games and competition. Teams include the commuter team, faculty and staff team, and teams comprised of residents from the same living areas. This event is a fun way to end the year.