Fall 2021 semester begins in person at CBU
Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2021) – After offering classes mostly through synchronous remote instruction the past 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Baptist University campus was buzzing with energy and enthusiasm as in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester began Sept. 7.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Lancer Nation back on campus! The perseverance of our students, faculty and staff has been so evident over the last 18 months and we are excited to begin the fall 2021 term,” said Dr. Charles Sands, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “We want everyone to connect to the CBU community as we all celebrate the return to campus.”
New CBU students moved into their living areas and began getting acquainted with life on campus during Welcome Weekend Sept. 3-5. On Sept. 5, Community Life hosted a movie night on the Front Lawn for all CBU students. The event featured food trucks, Disney costume contests and the showing of “Cruella.”
CBU launched several new undergraduate majors and master’s degree programs this fall semester. In the traditional setting, CBU now offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Science in Engineering. The Division of Online and Professional Studies offers two new graduate programs: a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Healthcare Administration.
Additionally, CBU has entered the final year of its four-year transition from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I.