Campus Life: Fall 2020 FAQs

  • Will Welcome Weekend be offered?

    No. The fall 2020 Welcome Weekend Experience will be offered to students in a virtual format. An interactive website will provide a variety of valuable tools to help make the transition to life at CBU as smooth and successful as possible. The website will be available in mid-August.

    Parents are encouraged to join the CBU Parents Association and take advantage of available resources, which include an interactive Parents Guide.

  • When will students be permitted to move into their fall campus housing?

    To promote physical distancing and well-being, new and returning students’ move-in schedules have been staggered:

    Returning Student Move-In Days

    New Student Move-In Days

  • Who can help a student move in to campus?

    Students may bring only their immediate family members to help move in.  Additionally, students are requested to limit the number of immediate family members who assist. Families are encouraged to depart from campus after their student has finished moving into their unit.

  • How will Chapel be delivered for the fall 2020 semester? 

    Chapel for the 2020 fall semester will be delivered in an engaging video format produced specifically for CBU students. Each Chapel will contain elements of regular Chapel programming (worship music by the CBU worship team, various speakers, etc.) in a creative, interactive format.

    • Students will have the flexibility to plan personal Chapel participation according to their schedules.
    • The requirement of 15 Chapels will remain the same for the fall 2020 semester.
    • The first Chapel of the semester will be available on Tuesday, August 25.

    Specific instructions and information concerning Chapel will be sent to students mid-August.

  • Will CBU host career fairs during the fall 2020 semester?

    Yes. The Career Center will host virtual career fairs and recruiting events. To access the fairs, log onto Handshake, click "Events," access the attendee list, and RSVP for an event.

    Since participation in a virtual career fair may be a new experience, workshops and guides have been designed to help students prepare and stand out from the crowd. Handshake™ also provides a calendar of future virtual trainings and events.

  • Will the Enterprise CarShare program continue to be available at CBU?

    Not at this time. Unfortunately, Enterprise® has indefinitely suspended its car-sharing operations at CBU and other university campuses in the U.S.

  • Will the Campus Store be open for the fall? 

    Yes. The Campus Store will be open for the fall. Students will be able to purchase textbooks online beginning August 10 and in person beginning August 17. Students ordering online can have items delivered to their home or they can opt to pick up items at the Campus Store (commuter students) or The Post (residential students). For more information, visit the Campus Store’s online store. 

  • Will the Post continue to operate?

    Yes. Students, families and friends are encouraged to send items to The Post through their preferred courier. The Post regularly receives items from the US Postal Service, Amazon, FedEx, UPS, DHL, OnTrac and GLS. To better protect the CBU community, all mail and larger items will be distributed at the front counter of The Post upon presentation of a valid CBU ID Card.

  • Will the Counseling Center and Health Center be open?

    Yes. As part of CBU’s commitment to the health and well-being of our community, the Counseling Center and Health Center will be open to serve CBU students in the fall.

    Through the CBU Health Center, students will have access to virtual health and well-being resources. Students are encouraged to contact the CBU Health Center at 951.552.5067 for more information. 

    For more information about the services available through the Counseling Center, including resources, videos and hours of operation, visit the Counseling Center website.

  • Will the CBU Recreation Center be open?

    No. Until state mandates regarding closure of gyms and fitness centers are lifted, the Recreation Center will remain closed.

  • What are campus gatherings going to look like in the fall?

    Due to the ongoing mandates related to gatherings, all fall 2020 in-person events, programs and activities are canceled.