Spring Registration starts the 2019 semester at CBU
Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2019) – California Baptist University kicked off the spring 2019 semester with welcome activities for freshmen and transfer students during Spring Registration on Jan. 7.
The day after new students moved into residential housing and registered for classes, students attended sessions that covered CBU’s vision, student services, academics and how to become involved on campus. Students also participated in the Kugel Walk, a CBU tradition in which students touch the floating granite globe structure that symbolizes the Great Commission as they begin their educational experience at CBU.
On Jan. 8 the FOCUS program—short for “First-Year Orientation & Christian University Success”—began to form groups. The small communities provide support as students begin their first semester at CBU and help them adjust to campus life.
The registration activities help students become familiar with the campus, services and traditions, said Jay Stovall, director of new student programs.
“We’re trying to be intentional about getting them connected,” Stovall said.
Brittany Van Wagenen, an early childhood studies freshman, said the CBU campus and community helped her finalize her decision to become a Lancer.
“I came to the campus and thought ‘this is what I’ve been looking for,’” Van Wagenen said. “The feeling of people caring and wanting to be proud of their school.”
Marissa Lemos, a biology sophomore who transferred to CBU, said she chose CBU because of the location and its Christian values.
“I’m looking forward to the community,” Lemos said. “I have a lot of friends who go here and they’re always talking about the great events and the great instructors.”
Classes for the spring 2019 semester start on Jan. 9.