Grad Kickoff



Congratulations! Your acceptance to graduate school is the beginning of an exciting journey at California Baptist University. Graduate Student Kickoff will be on August 19th from 4:15- 7:00pm and will prepare you for this journey. Click the date below to register. 

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Who should attend Graduate Student Kickoff?

This event is for students who will be starting a graduate program with the College of Nursing, School of Business, School of Education or Leadership Institute in Fall 2019. Graduate Student Kickoff is an opportunity for you to learn about the resources available to you as a CBU student as well as give you the opportunity to meet future classmates and faculty. This is a time to begin building your professional network that will help you succeed academically, professionally, and spiritually. As you begin your studies, we are excited to celebrate you and offer the support of our staff and faculty!

Is attendance mandatory?

This is a mandatory event for students only. We apologize but we are not able to accommodate additional guests at this event. If you have a conflict with dates, please contact your admissions counselor. 

Event Details

As you begin your new endeavor in graduate school, we want to answer some of the questions you may have and help you get to know CBU. We will review everything from where to find academic resources to where to grab a great cup of coffee on campus. Come hear from staff and faculty as they answer your questions and speak to how graduate school at CBU will prepare you to live your purpose. Every student in attendance will also receive a wonderful CBU gift.

Schedule Highlights:

  • Resource Fair including Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Veterans Affairs and more! You will also have the opportunity to pick up your CBU ID card and Parking Permit if previously submitted.
  • Meet faculty and other students in your program during program-specific breakout sessions
  • Be entered into a book voucher/scholarship giveaway
  • Refreshments 
  • Optional campus tour between 4:15- 4:45pm

    Things to do before Graduate Student Kickoff

    Student ID Card: Your student ID card (CBU Card) will be available for pick up during Kickoff. To expedite this process, University Card Services asks that you submit a photo for your card online. You will receive an email that will provide information on the photo requirements and instructions on how to submit your photo. The system will also notify you a few days after submission if your photo has been accepted or if you will need to resubmit another photo. When you arrive at Kickoff you will supply photo identification to pick up your CBU Card. More information can be viewed at this website.

    Parking PermitPlease submit your vehicle(s) information to the Public Safety office in order to legally park on campus during the academic year. Visit the Safety Services Parking and Permits page (InsideCBU login required) to enter your vehicle information.

Event Schedule

Below is an overview of what students can expect at Graduate Student Kickoff

  • 4:15pm - Check-In, campus tours, refreshments and resource fair
  • 5:00pm - Welcome
    • Program
    • Giveaways
  • 6:00pm - Program-specific breakout sessions

Other Questions?

Contact Graduate Admissions: 951.343.4249 |