A male and female student with backpacks walk outdoors on California Baptist University's campus

Life on Campus

Pursue personal excellence and spiritual growth through CBU’s programs, clubs/organizations and support services geared toward every stage of your journey.

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Guiding the Whole Person

Academics are but one part of the CBU experience. Whether you intend to live on campus or commute, CBU focuses on the whole student — your spiritual foundation, your commitment toward others and your curiosity to learn and grow. This approach starts with orientation and new student programs easing your transition to campus life, from clubs and activities where you’ll meet and forge connections with like-minded yet diverse peers to opportunities like our International Service Project for assisting others while reflecting Christ’s teachings.

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Lance Up!

The Lancers show the power of perseverance. Since CBU transitioned to an NCAA Division I school, we’ve brought home multiple regional and national championship wins. Check game schedules to cheer on our teams from the 5,050-seat Events Center.

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Special Programs

Empowering Your Success

Supporting success means nurturing the whole person right from the start of their journey. We foster this through programming for new students, our career center and other resources meant to shepherd your personal, academic and spiritual development.

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Campus Activities

Serve, Support & Lead

Uncover your community and develop lifelong bonds — be it with others pursuing a similar field or through Bible study groups, cultural activities and local outreach efforts meant to engage your faith and help you understand your vocation.

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Upcoming Student Events

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Campus Store Buyback (9am - 5pm)

Campus Store



9:30 am - 11:00 am
Fowler Events Center



2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fowler Events Center

Living on Campus

Dive into our dynamic, close-knit and passionate on-campus community, where you’re encouraged to support your peers and connect with others through your faith and interests.

Four CBU students hanging out on the front porch of their on-campus housing


See where you can live on campus — from traditional dorm-style accommodations to our new Magnolia Crossing apartments — before you apply for housing.

A busy dining facility on the CBU campus


Nourish your tastebuds and social connections. Wherever you choose to dine, CBU welcomes you over a variety of healthy choices to sit down and create — or continue to build — lasting relationships with your peers.

Aerial view of buildings on the CBU campus


Study and relax at our Community Life and Commuter Lounges, or work toward a new fitness goal at the CBU Recreation Center. Explore all on-campus facilities.

Student Support Services

Investing in the whole person means accommodating all individuals. From the time your journey begins, we help you establish a firm academic foundation and offer various forms of assistance to guide you to the next stage, explore various careers or manage a personal crisis without interrupting your education.

Explore Our Campus

Get to know our campus located in the heart of Riverside’s Magnolia Center neighborhood, from its facilities and housing to its faith-driven culture ready to embrace and guide your path forward. Start with a virtual tour or schedule a visit today.