24 at CBU lets high school students envision life as a Lancer
Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2018) — Carlos Figueroa, a high school senior from Glendora, California, made his first trip to California Baptist University on Oct. 24 as part of the 24 at CBU event. With aspirations of becoming an engineer, Figueroa took advantage of the admissions program to gauge his level of interest in CBU as a potential college choice.
By the end of his 24 at CBU experience, Figueroa appeared to have found a new collegiate home.
“The event inspired me to come to CBU, especially because I got to tour the new engineering building,” Figueroa said. He also noted that the welcoming environment of the campus community impressed him.
“The 24 at CBU program aims to give high school seniors an opportunity to live on campus for 24 hours,” said Dustin Lowe, director of undergraduate admissions. “This is a great opportunity for seniors to come and experience life as a CBU student.”
The event included a dinner, a student activity, meeting a host Lancer to help answer questions about CBU and an assigned sleeping room in one of the student housing areas. The next morning, prospective students had an opportunity to visit a class or attend a chapel service, speak to an admission counselor, take a campus tour and attend various information sessions.
Tiffany Davis, a Riverside Polytechnic High School senior, said the event helped her understand how to register for college courses.
“It was a great experience and I enjoyed the environment—especially when I thought about living on campus,” Davis said.
Joana Sanchez, a Beaumont High School senior, said she enjoyed the chapel service and was impressed with CBU’s student to teacher ratio (17:1).
“I like that CBU has small classes and hearing that the professors care about their students was nice,” Sanchez said.