Spring Welcome starts the new 2020 semester at CBU
Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2020) – California Baptist University welcomed students back for the first day of the spring 2020 semester on Jan. 13. The return followed a Spring Welcome event that introduced new freshmen and transfer students to CBU over the weekend.
Alani Cabral, a nursing junior who transferred to CBU, said the Spring Welcome provided valuable information, including learning her way around campus.
“I’m looking forward to getting more involved in the student culture and getting out of my comfort zone,” Cabral said.
New students moved into residential facilities Friday, Jan. 10. On Saturday, they attended sessions that covered CBU’s vision, academics and how to become involved on campus. The day ended with a social outing to a local bowling alley.
First-Year Experience groups – FYE – also began Jan. 11 to help acclimate students to campus life. These groups provide support for students as they begin their first semester at CBU.
“Spring Welcome is dedicated to serving our new students by providing them opportunities to connect to the CBU campus and community,” said Daniel Garcia, assistant director of New Student Programs. “The Community Life office plans purposeful events and sessions to introduce new students to staff, faculty and information that will encourage and support a successful higher education career here at CBU.”
Katherine Garcia, a nursing junior who transferred to CBU, said she chose CBU because of the location and its nursing program.
“I’m excited to work on a degree that I am passionate about and can’t wait to pursue,” Garcia said.