News • September 05, 2017

Fall 2017 semester begins at CBU

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2016)— Classes for the fall 2017 semester at California Baptist University started Sept. 5, capping off a busy four-day start to the semester that included Welcome Weekend and Lancer Palooza.

The fall semester brings several new additions to CBU since the previous academic year. Students attended Welcome Weekend activities for the first time in the Events Center, a new 5,000 plus-seat multi-purpose arena. The President’s Welcome and “Lancer Palooza” displayed state-of-the-art sound and lighting that now are available for events at CBU.

Lancer Palooza with LecraeThe inaugural “Lancer Palooza” concert hosted in the Events Center on Sept. 4 at California Baptist University featured multi-Grammy award-winning artist Lecrae.  

Events Center Aug 2017The new Events Center at California Baptist University will host a number of NCAA sporting events including CBU men’s and women’s basketball games.

Additionally, this fall CBU launched several new undergraduate majors and master’s degree programs. In the traditional setting, CBU will offer majors in finance, radiologic sciences and worship arts and ministry. The division of Online and Professional Studies will offer new majors in human services and sports recreation and fitness management. CBU will also offer new master’s programs in social work and industrial and organizational psychology.  

While official enrollment records are still pending for the fall semester, initial numbers indicate another historic enrollment mark is likely for CBU.