Lancer Day aims to solidify college choice for high school seniors
Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2020) – Sydney Halvorson, of Wildomar, California, took part in Lancer Day at California Baptist University on Feb. 18. Halverson attended chapel, met her peers and learned about programs and the CBU culture. By the end of the day, she was set on becoming a Lancer.
“I love the atmosphere. Everyone actually seems to care about the students, which makes me want to come here,” Halvorson said. “I know I won’t just be a number in the classroom. I’ll have a name.”
When the day reached the “Choose CBU Party” event, she wrote her name on the large CBU letters, indicating she will attend CBU for the fall 2020 semester.
Lancer Day is one of several events that CBU holds throughout the year to connect prospective and accepted students to campus. About 250 prospective Lancers, many accompanied by their parents, participated in the latest event. Visitors had the opportunity to attend chapel, hear from program directors and various campus offices and sign up for an orientation session.
“The purpose of Lancer Day is to help accepted students see if CBU is the right fit for them. Everyone is unique and has specific questions, so at Lancer Day we want to provide an opportunity for students to get those questions answered,” said Bryce Burditt, associate director of undergraduate admissions, visit and events. “The Choose CBU party is a celebration for us to cheer on students who have decided to commit to CBU.”
Ignacio Dominguez, of Redwood City, California, also made his commitment to attend CBU at Lancer Day. He appreciated that everybody was well prepared to answer his questions.
“I’ve always looked for a close-knit community like CBU. It wasn’t so big, but it wasn’t so small. I thought that was the best part about it,” Dominguez said. “I think the events that they hold [for prospective students] gives you that push and that reassurance that you know you’re going somewhere good.”
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