New Student Orientation prepares CBU freshmen for fall semester
Riverside, Calif. (May 14, 2019) – Hundreds of incoming freshmen at California Baptist University took advantage of the first New Student Orientation event for the 2019 fall semester on May 13.
Throughout the day, students attended information sessions on student services, financial aid and CBU’s mission and purpose. The students also had the opportunity to register for classes and receive their student ID card.
More than 250 students attended the event.
The day benefits both students and their parents, said Jay Stovall, director of new student programs.
“The purpose of New Student Orientation is to register students for their classes and expose them to the culture and resources offered to them in this transition. We want them to feel confident in the decision they are making,” Stovall said. “For parents, it shows them what type of university they are sending their students to and our hope is that they experience the love, care and quality that not only they, but their students will experience throughout their CBU journey.”
Reagan Alley, a pre-nursing major from Riverside, said she chose CBU for the vibrant campus life and the Christian atmosphere.
"Today confirmed my decision. It cleared up a lot of unknowns—who to talk to for financial aid, where to go for my classes,” Alley said. “I’m looking forward to getting involved in different clubs and meeting new people.”
“Orientation takes a lot of the unknown out of the equation,” her mom, Debra Alley, said. “I’m very happy she’s coming here. I think it’s a good path for her.”
Victoria Bucy, a resident of Lake Elsinore, California, who is pursuing a civil engineering degree, said she is excited to attend classes in the engineering building.
“I liked the feeling I got when I first walked on campus,” Bucy said of her decision in choosing CBU. “I liked how homey it felt.”
Ariana Sedillo, an interior design major from San Bernardino, California, said she chose CBU for the friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to grow in her faith. She said she appreciated the help given when registering for classes during orientation.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of a club, meeting new people and going to chapel,” Sedillo said. “I’m planning on being busy.”
Her dad, Jeff Sedillo, said Ariana took her time in deciding where to go for college.
“After seeing and listening to everything today, I feel confident in her decision to come here,” Jeff Sedillo said.
Orientation will be offered seven more times for first-time students and four orientation events are tailored for transfer students before the start of the fall semester. For more information on New Student Orientation please click here.
Students who live more than 250 miles away have the option of participating in an Online Orientation.