News • July 05, 2021

CBU preparing for return to live in-person instruction, campus activities

After nearly a year and a half of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, California Baptist University is preparing to welcome students back to campus this fall with a full range of academic and extracurricular programming.

“We are excited to resume a more normal campus experience for students and employees alike,” CBU President Dr. Ronald L. Ellis said July 1.

“The past 17 months have been challenging for everyone but thankfully we are seeing things similar to pre-pandemic conditions,” Ellis said.

The decision to resume in-person instruction this fall was announced in January based on the increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccinations. Since then, as the numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have subsided, state and federal health officials have eased restrictions on public gatherings and lifted social distancing and face covering requirements for fully vaccinated individuals.

In addition to returning to in-person academic instruction this fall, Ellis said CBU also is preparing to welcome live audiences back to campus activities. These will include fine arts performances such as theater productions and musical concerts as well as intercollegiate athletics.

“The 2021-22 season marks the final year of CBU’s transition to full membership in NCAA Division I, so I know the Lancer Nation shares our excitement that fans once again will be able to attend CBU athletic events in person,” Ellis said. “I can’t wait to join thousands of fans cheering our Lancer teams as they continue building a winning legacy in the Western Athletic Conference.”

Ellis said CBU will stay on top of pandemic developments and employ best practices to ensure the return to live, in-person instruction and campus activities remain safe for CBU students, employees, and visitors.

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