Welcome to the Family

Congratulations! You are here because you have been accepted to California Baptist University. Thank you for your consideration.  We hope you will spend your next season in life as a college student here with us.

Follow the steps below so you can start your journey on time this coming fall semester.

  • Submit Your Intent to Enroll
    Once you have made your decision about joining the Lancer Nation, let us know if you plan to attend! You can do this by filling out the Intent to Enroll form at the bottom of this page.
  • Finance Your Education
    • Complete your FAFSA. CBU's federal code is 001125.
    • CBU will access your FAFSA and build you a personalized financial aid award. You will be notified by mail and email once your financial aid award is ready to view.
    • Once available, review your financial aid award and accept aid.
    • Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office.
  • Apply for Housing
    • View living areas and complete your online housing application
    • You will have the opportunity to state your living area preference and even select a roommate.
    • Housing is assigned in order of when students complete the housing application process.  On campus housing is not guaranteed for students.
    • Questions? Contact Housing Services.
  • Join the CBU Community on ZeeMee
    ZeeMee is a social media community where future Lancers can connect and get a real life view of CBU from current students! Click here to download the app and meet other future Lancers!
  • Attend Lancer Day
    Let us help you decide if CBU is the right fit. Accepted students are invited to attend this full day event. You'll hear from your future professors and have opportunities to attend breakout sessions related to financial aid and more! Learn more about Lancer Day and register to attend. 
  • Register for Classes
  • Meet the Payment Due Date
  • Get Connected at Welcome Weekend
    • Attend Welcome Weekend and get connected to campus resources, facilities, future classmates, the CBU community and Christ.
    • Welcome Weekend Check-In Times 

    Freshmen:

    Commuter Check-In: Thursday, August 29

    Resident Check-In: Friday, August 30

    Freshmen Programming: Saturday, August 31-Monday, September 2

    Transfers: 

    Commuter Check-In: Thursday, August 29

    Resident Check-In: Sunday, September 1

    Transfer Programming: Monday, September 2

    • Already enrolled in classes but not yet signed up for Welcome Weekend? Check out the Welcome Weekend website.
    • Questions? Contact Leadership and Transitions.