Spring 2017 semester begins at CBU
Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2017)—Spring semester at California Baptist University officially started this week, beginning with freshman and transfer students moving into residential facilities and attending orientation activities.
During orientation, students attended activities and presentations such as a “purpose session” that explained CBU’s vision and also an “involvement fair” that helped connect new students to various campus resources. Later, students participated in the traditional Kugel Walk for newly enrolled students. Tradition calls for students to touch the Kugel, a floating granite globe structure that symbolizes the Great Commission, as they begin their educational experience at CBU.
FOCUS groups—short for First-year Orientation & Christian University Success—began Jan. 10 to help acclimate students to campus life. The groups will provide support and connection for students as they begin collegiate life at CBU.
Kathleen Zambrano, a healthcare administration junior transferring to CBU, found orientation helpful.
“There was a lot of opportunity to get a lot of questions answered,” Zambrano said. “I feel a lot better about knowing where everything is and what each department does.”
Elyanna Aceres, a nursing freshman, was encouraged to hear that CBU faculty is accessible.
“They told us, we’re here to help you,” Aceres said. “You’re not only just a student, we’re here to help you outside of class as well.”
Classes begin for the spring 2017 semester on Jan. 11.