New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a single-day event that is programmed to give new students the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of CBU from staff, faculty and current students. 



New Student Orientation (NSO) is a single-day event that is programmed to give new students the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of CBU from staff, faculty and current students. We know that the transition into college can sometimes be overwhelming, but we are committed to making sure new Lancers are set up for success as they begin their time at CBU.

About NSO

There will be three opportunities (*dates listed above) to attend New Student Orientation this summer and experience what life is like as a Lancer. NSO comes at NO additional cost. New students and their two guests will learn about CBU’s campus and traditions, receive critical resources that will set them up for success and meet other Lancers, all on our beautiful campus. 

Students can take care of a few tasks that will make their Welcome Weekend check-in smoother, including taking their ID photo and picking up their CBU ID (available 7:30-8:15 a.m. and during breaks). Students can also visit the Safety Services table to register a car (please know the license plate number).

Plan on attending this event the entire morning. Lunch will be provided, and there will be time to take care of any outstanding business with offices on campus.

See the campus, meet the people and experience a day in the life of a Lancer at NSO!



7:30-8:15 AM
Check In — Fowler Events Center Patio

8:30-10 AM
Session I* — Fowler Events Center

10-10:30 AM
Break — Fowler Events Center Patio

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Session II* — Fowler Events Center

12:15-1:30 PM
Lunch — Rec Center, or take it to go

*Sessions I & II will introduce new students to CBU's Core 4 outcomes. CBU hopes to provide resources and information that will foster an environment where students can grow and develop in these four values; Being Academically Prepared, Biblically Rooted, Equipped to Serve and Globally Minded. Sessions will also provide new students and guests a look into the resources and experiences that the Student Services offices will offer throughout the year. Students will learn about everything from Safety Services to intramural sports. 

1-5 PM
Offices Open — Various Locations

All Student Services offices will be open regular business hours to help answer any questions or allow students to complete any unfinished business.

1-3 PM
Campus Tours — Meet in the Fowler Events Center Lobby

1-3 PM
Living Area Open House — Various Living Areas

Select living areas will have an open house where housing questions can be answered and room floor plans can be seen. 

Notable Offices on Campus

Here are some offices that you may have questions about or may have some unfinished business. Click through to find more resources and information before you come to campus.

check in sign
food truck

What If I Am Unable to Attend an In-Person NSO?

Students must enroll in classes for fall before they can complete the online New Student Orientation module. Students are highly encouraged to attend an in-person orientation. However, we recognize that special circumstances might make it especially difficult for some students to travel to CBU’s campus in the summer. If you would like to complete an online orientation please click here to complete our request form.