News • February 13, 2018

Thousands of Lancers attend 2018 homecoming celebration

Homecoming 2018

Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Homecoming weekend at California Baptist University drew an estimated 5,000 alumni and friends to campus on Feb. 9-10.

Friday evening, the annual Homecoming weekend at California Baptist University drew an estimated 5,000 alumni and friends to campus on Feb. 9-10. Alumni Awards Dinner recognized several alumni: Dr. Gary Collins, recipient of the Lancer Medal for Lifetime Achievement Award; Gail Ronveaux and her late husband, Roy (’79, ’96), recipients of the Alumni Service Award; Dr. Kristen Ferguson (’09) recipient of the Distinguished Service in Christian Ministry Award; Dr. Dean and Sheryl Hane, recipients of the Alumni Philanthropy Award; Trevor Hoehne (’05), Alumnus of the Year recipient; and Emmanuel Karemera (’10), Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient.

Homecoming CBU 2018

On Saturday, the festivities shifted outside with a Homecoming Celebration featuring games, live music, food, academic displays and activities for the whole family.

Additionally, there was a homecoming pregame party at the Recreation Center before the men’s and women’s basketball games. Both teams had blowout victories over Biola University with the men’s team winning 96-59 and the women’s team capturing an 80-35 victory. There was a combined attendance of more than 6,000 for both games.  

Homecoming 2018

“Homecoming Weekend included alumni attending from all over the country who gathered to share memories, celebrate reunions, engage with current students, and cheer both men’s and women’s basketball teams to victory,” said Josh Moss, director of alumni and parent relations at CBU. “We’re always happy when Lancers come home.”