July 2020 Message to Residential Students

With the announcement of California Baptist University delivering live/synchronous remote instruction for the Fall 2020 term, CBU is also pleased to announce that University housing will remain available for enrolled students.

However, unlike prior years, class instruction will be provided primarily in a live/synchronous remote format. Thus, it is expected that students will spend a majority of their time in their living areas. The University understands the decision to reside on campus during this time is a personal matter and, as such, encourages students and parents to thoroughly discuss what is best for the student.

Since conditions have changed for Fall 2020, please consider the following important information regarding the confirmation of housing assignments and conditions for residing in University housing.

Assignment Confirmation

Current room and roommate selections will remain unchanged. Students must confirm their assignments by no later than Wednesday, August 5, 2020. To confirm, notify the Residence Life and Housing Services Office via email at residencelife@calbaptist.edu. Note: confirmation must be sent from a LancerMail account.

Safety in Living Areas

CBU has taken steps to provide safe residences but the responsibility to prevent the spread of coronavirus is a shared responsibility. Residing in University housing is a privilege and residents are expected to assist in the effort to promote safety by following all CBU health guidelines and directives. Students are expected to keep personal living areas clean and avoid behaviors that would jeopardize their health as well as the health of others.

For the welfare of residents, CBU has put into place health and safety measures including:

Daily Screening

Residential students will be required to undergo daily temperature checks and symptom screening throughout the Fall 2020 Term. Temperature checks will be conducted by University staff. Symptom screening will be tracked through the CampusClear app, which is available free for Android and iOS users.

Face Coverings and Physical Distancing

All students will be required to use masks or other forms of face covering throughout campus. The University will issue fabric face masks and/or gaiters-style face covering to all students. However, students are encouraged to bring additional supply. Physical distancing will be enforced.

Guests and Visitors

Only assigned students may enter their respective housing area, apartment, and room. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, immediate family members (except for move-in and move-out days).

Food Service

Meal plan participation will continue to be required of all students residing in University housing designated for traditional students. Meals will be provided in single-serve, to-go format until current health and safety guidelines have been modified by governmental authorities.

University Services

Those offices deemed essential by the University (e.g., Academic Advising, Safety Services, Financial Aid, Health Center, Counseling Center, Student Accounts, Facilities, etc.) will continue to be available and offer services to students who reside at CBU. The Annie Gabriel Library will also be open for student use.

Community Life

All Fall 2020 in-person events, programs, and activities are cancelled. Cancelled programs include, but are not limited to, use of the Recreation Center, intramural sports, program lectures and special events.

Student Covid-19 Acknowledgement and Statement of Compliance

Students who reside in University housing will be required to sign a Student Covid-19 Acknowledgement and Statement of Compliance.

Housing Move In

To promote physical distancing and reduced contact, housing move in will adhere to an expanded move-in schedule. Please click the following link for details:

Returning Student Move In
New Student Move-In Days


As always, all CBU students are to conduct themselves in accordance with the Standard of Student Conduct. Engaging in behavior that is found to be detrimental to the health and safety of other members of the campus community will be addressed promptly and, if necessary, subject to Judicial Action. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, loss of the privilege to reside on campus and loss of the privilege to attend California Baptist University.

Whether you decide to live at CBU or at home this fall, we wish you the very best.

Learn more by visiting CBU’s Coronavirus Updates webpage.