Download the CBU Welcome Weekend app for the complete welcome weekend schedule.


 

 

FRESHMEN

(Students & Guests)
*All parking will be located in Yeager Center Lot

 *Campus Store Open 8am - 8pm. Get your books early to beat the rush.

Time Event Location
8:00am-12:30pm Smith Hall, Tower Hall & Cottages Check-in Events Center
9:30am-2:00pm Simmons Hall & the Village Check-in Events Center
1:00pm-3:00pm Freshmen Commuter Check-in Events Center
1:30pm-3:00pm Veteran's Meeting (optional) Busb 124
2:00pm-3:00pm 1st Generation College Student Session (optional)  Wallace Theatre
3:30pm-4:45pm Focus Time Front Lawn
3:30pm-4:45pm Parent & Guest Session Events Center
4:45pm-5:30pm President's Welcome Events Center
5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner (Will Be in Two Shifts)  
5:30pm-7:30pm Academic Open House Innovators Auditorium
7:15pm-8:00pm Commuter Connection Meeting Stamps Courtyard
8:00pm-8:30pm Student Residential Meeting - Group 1 Smith Hall - Yeager A112 / Tower Hall - Wallace Theatre
9:00pm-9:30pm Student Residential Meeting - Group 2 Cottages - Yeager A112 / Simmons Hall - Wallace Theatre / Village – Briscos

 

TRANSFERS

*Transfer's Welcome Weekend Experience starts Friday 8/31
   
 *OFFICE HOURS:
8:00am - 6:30pm
Academic Advising/ Financial Aid/ Registrar/ Student Accounts/ Student Success/ Undergraduate Admissions/ University Card Services
 
8:00am - 9:00pm
Campus Store
 
6:00am - Midnight
Recreation Center

TRANSFERS

(Students & Guests)
*All parking will be located in Yeager Center Lot

 

Time Event Location
9:00am-2:00pm Residential Check-in Events Center
1:00pm-3:00pm Commuter Check-in Events Center
1:30pm-3:00pm Veteran's Meeting (optional) Busb 124
1:30pm-3:00pm Academic Open House (optional) Busb 124
2:00pm-3:00pm 1st Generation College Student Session (optional)  
3:30pm-4:30pm Focus Time Front Lawn
3:30pm-4:30pm Parent & Guest Session Events Center
4:30pm-5:30pm President's Welcome Events Center
5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner (will be in two shifts)  Alumni Dining Commons
7:00pm-9:00pm Meet the Inland Empire Front Lawn
9:00pm-9:30pm Student Residential Meeting  
9:00pm-9:30pm Commuter Connection Meeting Stamps Courtyard

 

FRESHMEN

(Students Only) 

 

Time Event Location
7:30am-8:00am Wake Up! (Breakfast Included) Events Center Patio
8:00am-10:15am Purpose Session Events Center
10:15am-10:45am Break Events Center
10:45am-12:00pm Purpose Session Events Center
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm-2:15pm Focus Time Front Lawn
2:15pm-5:00pm Purpose Session Events Center
5:00pm-6:30pm Dinner w/FOCUS Groups Various Campus Locations
7:00pm-9:00pm Meet The Inland Empire Front Lawn
     

 

*OFFICE HOURS:
8:00am - 6:30pm
Academic Advising/ Financial Aid/ Registrar/ Student Accounts/ Student Success/ Undergraduate Admissions/ University Card Services
 
8:00am - 7:00pm
Campus Store
 
6:00am - Midnight
Recreation Center

ALL STUDENTS

(Students Only)

 

Time Event Location
7:15am-8:15am Breakfast Alumni Dining Commons
8:30am-10:00am Purpose Session Events Center
10:00am-10:30am Break Events Center
10:30am-12:00pm Purpose Session Events Center
12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch With Focus Groups  
1:15pm-2:45pm Involvement Fair + Job Fair + FOCUS Time Recreation Center + Campus Locations
2:45pm-5:30pm Social Time Aquatic Center & Van Dyne Gym
5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner Various Campus Dining Locations
7:00pm-9:00pm Final Purpose Session Events Center
     
     

 

*OFFICE HOURS:

10:00am - 3:30pm
Academic Advising/ Financial Aid/ Registrar/ Student Accounts/ Student Success/ Undergraduate Admissions/ University Card Services
 
10:00am - 3:30pm
Campus Store
 
6:00am - Midnight
Recreation Center

ALL STUDENTS

(Students Only)

 

VISIT A LOCAL CHURCH! 

Time Event Location
12:00pm-2:00pm In-n-out Front Lawn
2:00pm-4:00pm Class Tours Front Lawn
5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner  Campus Dining Locations
7:30pm-10:30pm Lancers & Beyond Bed Bath & Beyond (off Tyler Street in Riverside)
     
     

ALL STUDENTS

(Students Only)

 

PREPARE FOR CLASSES

Time Event Location
7:00pm-9:00pm Clash 'n' Roll (Cbu Tradition!) Front Lawn

 

*OFFICE HOURS:
8:00am - 5:00 pm
Academic Advising/ Financial Aid/ Registrar/ Student Accounts/ Student Success/ Undergraduate Admissions/ University Card Services
 
8:00am - 7:00pm
Campus Store
 
6:00am - Midnight
Recreation Center
 

 

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Who should attend Welcome Weekend?

     All new students are expected to attend the events of Welcome Weekend. We have planned everything to help students as they transition to being a student at CBU. This includes all incoming Freshman and Transfer students.

     

    Can I bring guests?

    Parents and Guests of Freshman are welcome for the Thursday, August 30 portion of Welcome Weekend.

    Parents and Guests of Transfers are welcome for the Friday, August 31 portion of Welcome Weekend. 

     

    I am a commuter; do we get to stay on campus?

    We do not have a place for commuters to stay on campus. While they are on campus, the Commuter Lounge located in Cottage 1 is available to them. Additionally, commuter meals are covered throughout Welcome Weekend.

     

    I have to work, what parts do I have to attend?

    We understand that work happens, so please plan to attend when you are not working.

     

    Do we have to attend all days?

    Yes, we have purposely planned these days to get you connected to the community, our campus, and Christ. Do not miss it!

     

    I will be on a family vacation, what information will I miss?

    You will miss an incredible time with other students, hearing from faculty and staff, what is happening this next year, and how you can transition successfully.

     

    When do classes begin for the Fall Semester?

    Class begin Tuesday September 4.

     

    I am a Parent, what part of the Weekend am I allowed to come to?

    Parents and Guests of Freshman are welcome for the Thursday, August 30 portion of Welcome Weekend.

    Parents and Guests of Transfers are welcome for the Friday, August 31 portion of Welcome Weekend. 

     

    When is Parent and Family Weekend, Homecoming, and Grandparents Day?

    Parent & Family Weekend:  November 9-11, 2018

    Homecoming:  February 8-9, 2019

    Grandparents Day:  April 11,2019

  • Travel Arrangements

     Ayres Inn Corona East (7.4 miles from campus)
    (800) 448-8810

    **ENTER CODE CBU2018 to receive the Welcome Weekend discount of 18%

     Make a reservation


    Riverside Marriott (5.7 miles from campus)

    951-784-8000

    **ENTER CODE "X89" on the booking website, www.marriott.com/ralmc 

    Ayres Inn Corona West (12.6 miles from campus)
    (800) 676-1363

    **ENTER CODE CBU2018 to receive the Welcome Weekend discount of 18%

     Make a reservation

    Enterprise Car Rental Discount code: NACA111

     Here is a more extensive list of Hotels that may also offer CBU guest rates.

    University Address:
    8432 Magnolia Ave
    Riverside CA, 92504

  • Living on Campus?

    Visit Residence Life's What to Pack page for more detailed information on what to bring. 

Contact Information:

Have questions about Welcome Weekend?  Please contact us!
    Office of Leadership & Transitions
    Phone: 951.552.8100
    Email: nsp@calbaptist.edu