Download the Life at CBU app to find the Welcome Weekend Guide for the complete Welcome Weekend schedule.





  • Check-In Times


    Commuter Check-In: Thursday, August 29 
    Resident Check-In: Friday, August 30 
    Welcome Weekend Freshmen Programming: Saturday, August 31–Monday, September 2


    Commuter Check-In: Thursday, August 29 
    Resident Check-In: Friday, August 30 
    Welcome Weekend Transfer Programming: Saturday, August 31–Monday, September 2

    Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 3

  • 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?

    Students are encouraged to bring parents and/or immediate family members to their Welcome Weekend check-in day.  There will be parent and guest programming during the afternoon and evening of each of the check-in days. 


    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 3.


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

    Parents are encouraged to come to the first day (check-in day) of their student’s Welcome Weekend experience.  We will have parent programming that afternoon and evening. 


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

    Please see the following link:

  • 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)


    **ENTER CODE "X89" on the booking website, 

    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!
    The Community Life Office
    Phone: 951-552-8506