New students at CBU begin the spring 2018 semester
Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2018) – A steady rain welcomed freshmen and transfer students during the orientation activities at California Baptist University. But while wet outside, the weather did not dampen the excitement of starting a new chapter in life for the newest Lancers.
The students moved into residential facilities on Jan. 8. The next day they attended orientation sessions that covered topics such as the mission at CBU, an overview of student services, excelling academically and the numerous ways to get involved on campus. Later, students participated in the traditional Kugel Walk, a symbolic gesture of committing to a life of purpose as they begin their studies at CBU.
FOCUS groups – short for “First-Year Orientation & Christian University Success” – started on Jan. 9. The program helps acclimate students to campus life. These groups will provide continual support for students in their first semester at CBU.
The sessions and activities help the students become familiar with the campus, services and traditions, said Jay Stovall, director of new student programs.
“We make them feel connected by the programming,” Stovall said. “The programs connect them to the university by introducing them to resources, staff and other students.”
Classes began for the spring 2018 semester on Jan. 10.