Spring Welcome

January 9th, 2018

Our Chance to Connect

There are many starting points that you will experience in your lifetime that are significant and memorable.  And then there's becoming a CBU Lancer.  You will embark on that Journey during Spring Welcome where you will get a taste for the rich traditions and warm community that you will experience for years to come.  Connect with other students at our social events, connect with God as we discover more about Him, and connect with the campus - your new home.  Lance Up Class of 2021!


Who Should Attend Spring Welcome?

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


Event Schedule

Check back in early October to view a copy of this year's schedule. In the meantime, feel free to take a look below at a sample of last year's schedule:

Freshmen Track:

  • 7:30 - 9:00 AM. Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:30 AM. First Stop (Innovators Auditorium)
  • 9:30 - 10:15 AM. Purpose Session (Innovators Auditorium)
  • 10:15 - 11:15 AM. The Academic Guide (Innovators Auditorium)
  • 11:15 - 12:15 PM. Involvement Fair (Staples Room)
  • 12:15 - 1:15 PM. LUNCH
  • 1:15 - 2:15 PM. Essential Residential (Residential students) Yeager B112 / Commuter Keys to Success (Commuter Students) Yeager B113
  • 2:15 - 2:45 PM. FOCUS Time
  • 2:45 - 3:15 PM. Kugel Walk (Stamps Courtyard)
  • 3:15 - 5:00 PM. Free Time
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Spring Kickoff (Community Life Lounge) *Social event w/Food & Games
  • 8:30 - 11 PM. Late night Briscos open (Briscos Cafe)

 Transfer Track:

  • 7:30 - 9:00 AM. Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:30 AM. First Stop (Innovators Auditorium)
  • 9:30 - 10:15 AM. Purpose Session (Innovators Auditorium)
  • 10:15 - 11:15 AM. TransferMation (Yeager A111) 
  • 11:15 - 12:15 PM. Involvement Fair (Staples Room)
  • 12:15 - 1:15 PM. LUNCH
  • 1:15 - 2:15 PM. Countdown to your Career (Yeager A111) feat. CBU Career Center
  • 2:15 - 2:45 PM. FOCUS Time
  • 2:45 - 3:15 PM. Kugel Walk (Stamps Courtyard)
  • 3:15 - 5:00 PM. Free Time
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Spring Kickoff (Community Life Lounge) *Social event w/Food & Games
  • 8:30 - 11 PM. Late night Briscos open (Briscos Cafe)Additional Information
 

 

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Should Parents & Guests come, as well?

      Spring Welcome is designed solely for newly enrolled students. All parents and guests who are on campus the day before on Monday, January 9 are more than welcome to attend dinner with their student; however, Tuesday January 10 programming will only be for students.

      When do classes begin for the Spring Semester?

      The first day of classes is Wednesday, January 11th.

      Will I be able to handle business with offices at the university?

      Yes! There will be time to go to the different offices during Spring Welcome. We encourage you to contact the offices beforehand if possible, to ensure a smooth transition to school in the Spring. Here are a few offices you can contact if you have questions:
          Financial Aid Award: Financial Aid 951.343.4236
          Paying Your Bill: Student Accounts 951.343.4371
          Class Schedule: Academic Advising 951.343.4567
          On-Campus Housing: Residence Life 951.552.8000
          Meal Plans: University Card Services 951.552.8552

      Not sure who to contact? Call your Counselor

  • Living on Campus?

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

  • Travel Arrangements

    The following hotels ocassionally offer special guest rates for families of CBU students:

    Ayres Hotel Corona East
    2260 Griffin Way
    Corona, CA 92879
    Rate: $94 + Tax
         Includes: WiFi, hot breakfast, and parking
    Reserve Room Here and use promotional code: CBU

    Hyatt Place Riverside
    3500 Market Street
    Riverside, CA 92501
    Rate: $105 + Tax + $8 Parking
         Includes: WiFi, breakfast buffet
    Reserve Room with Special Rate Here or use code 68416 when booking

    Riverside Marriott
    3400 Market Street
    Riverside, CA 92501
    Rate: $119 + Tax
         Includes: WiFi
    Reserve Room Here and use promotional code X89

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

    University Address:
    8432 Magnolia Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92504

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