New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is an on-campus event that introduces new students to various services they will need at CBU. While at Orientation, you will have an opportunity to get questions answered from staff representing such offices as Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Academic Advising, Residence Life and Campus Life. 

Event Dates

New Student Orientation events and Virtual Orientation for fall 2017 have now concluded.

If you are an accepted student who is interested in attending CBU this fall, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 951-343-4212. 


Who Should Attend New Student Orientation?

All students that have been accepted and plan on starting at CBU this fall 2017 semester are required to attend New Student Orientation. At this event, students will register for their first semester of classes at CBU and be oriented to the university. Registration is FREE and students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests. Students living more than 4 hours away will have the option to register for their courses through an online process and will attend an on-campus orientation event the day before Welcome Weekend.


Event Details

At the New Student Orientation, students will register for classes for the fall semester and hear all of the information they need to know in order to get started at CBU. Upon arrival, students will receive personalized information that will help them know what classes to take their first semester. During the class registration session, students will work with academic advisors and peer advisors to enroll in classes. The day will also include sessions that cover topics like financial aid, student accounts, a deeper introduction to the CBU experience and lunch in the Alumni Dining Commons.  


Event Schedule

Below is a breakdown of programming for each New Student Orientation date:

Welcome | 15m
CBU Basics + Experience | 1h
Class Registration | 1.5h
Lunch | 1h
Financial Aid + Student Accounts Presentation | 45m
Closing | 15m
*Optional Activities:
     Department Info Booths
     Residence Tours

*All parents and/or guests in attendance will follow the same schedule as students, except they will attend a separate session while students register for classes.

Things to Do Before Orientation

Housing Application: Students that plan to live on campus must complete an online housing application. Students will have access to complete the online application within 2 business days after being accepted to CBU. 

Meal Plan: To choose a meal plan at CBU, please click on the following link: CBU Meal Plan. (Once on the page, you will need to log into InsideCBU using your credentials.) For more information about meal plans, please visit the University Card Services website.

Health Insurance: Health insurance is required for all traditional undergraduate students at CBU enrolled in 7 units or more. Students are automatically charged for and enrolled in the medical insurance provided through UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. Students who have their own insurance or are covered through their parents can choose to opt out of the student insurance plan by completing the online waiver. The online waiver is available here. On the webpage, look under "Student Access" and click on "Student Waive." You will be required to create an account and then will be directed to the waiver form. The waiver must be completed prior to the fall 2017 "last day to drop a course with a refund."

FERPA Form: By law, CBU needs to collect this from every CBU student. California Baptist University is unable to release any personal educational information to anyone other than the student without prior written consent. This form grants or denies permission for CBU to discuss student information with, for example, a parent or guardian who is named on the form. Please complete and bring to orientation: FERPA form

Tuition and Fee Agreement: This form gives CBU permission to apply your grants and scholarships to your CBU fees. Please complete this form and bring it to orientation: Tuition and Fee Agreement.

Parking PermitPlease submit your vehicle information to the Public Safety Office in order to park on campus during the academic year. Visit the Public Safety Parking and Permits page (insideCBU login required) to enter your vehicle information. Your permit will be available to pick up at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. 

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Contact your admissions counselor.
You can also email us:

Event registration questions:
Taylor Shelberg, Admissions Event Coordinator
(951) 343-4932