Campus Life: Spring 2021 FAQs

  • How will new students be welcomed to CBU?

    The Spring Welcome Weekend Experience will be offered to new students in a virtual format. This interactive event will provide a variety of valuable tools to help make the transition to life at CBU as smooth and successful as possible. 

    New students will receive notification via LancerMail when access to the event is available. 

    Parents are encouraged to join the CBU Parents Association and take advantage of available resources, which include an interactive Parents Guide.

  • When can students move into spring housing?

    In an effort to promote physical distancing and well-being, new and returning students’ move-in schedules have been staggered:

    Returning Student Move-In Days

    New Student Move-In Days

  • Who can help students move in?

    Immediate family members can assist students during move in.  However, students are requested to limit the number of immediate family members who help. Families are encouraged to depart from campus after their student has finished moving into their unit.

  • How will Chapel be delivered? 

    Chapel for the spring semester will be delivered in an engaging video format produced specifically for CBU students. Each Chapel will contain elements of regular Chapel programming (worship music by the CBU worship team, various speakers, etc.) in a creative, interactive format.

    • Students will have the flexibility to plan personal Chapel participation according to their schedules.
    • The first Chapel of the semester will be available on Tuesday, January 12.
    • Students are required to acquire a minimum of fifteen (15) credits to pass Chapel each semester. For details regarding chapel participation, please refer to section 35 of the Student Handbook.

    Specific instructions and information concerning Chapel will be sent to students via LancerMail.

  • Will CBU host career fairs during the spring semester?

    Yes. The Career Center will host virtual career fairs and recruiting events. To access the fairs, log onto Handshake, click "Events," access the attendee list, and RSVP for an event.

    Since participation in a virtual career fair may be a new experience, workshops and guides have been designed to help students prepare and stand out from the crowd. Handshake™ also provides a calendar of future virtual trainings and events.

  • When will the Campus Store be open? 

    Students will be able to purchase textbooks online beginning January 4 and in person beginning January 11. Students ordering online can have items delivered to their home or they can opt to pick up items at the Campus Store (commuter students) or The Post (residential students). For more information, visit the Campus Store’s online store. 

  • How do residential students receive mail?

    The Post regularly receives mail and other items from the US Postal Service, Amazon, FedEx, UPS, DHL, OnTrac and GLS. To better protect the CBU community, all mail and larger items will be distributed at the front counter of The Post upon presentation of a valid CBU ID Card. Students, families and friends are encouraged to send items to The Post through their preferred courier. 

  • Will the Counseling Center and Health Center be available to students?

    Yes. As part of CBU’s commitment to the health and well-being of our community, the Counseling Center and Health Center will be open to serve CBU students.

    Through the CBU Health Center, students will have access to virtual health and well-being resources. Students are encouraged to contact the CBU Health Center at 951.552.5067 for more information. 

    For more information about the services available through the Counseling Center, including resources, videos and hours of operation, visit the Counseling Center website.

  • Will the CBU Recreation Center be open?

    No. Until state and county mandates regarding closure of gyms and fitness centers are lifted, the Recreation Center will remain closed.

  • Are campus gatherings permitted?

    Due to the ongoing state and county mandates related to gatherings, all in-person events, programs and activities are canceled. 

  • Does CBU have a Designated COVID-19 Point of Contact?

    Yes. Students, faculty, and staff experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms should immediately contact the Office of Student Care at studentcare@calbaptist.edu or 951.552.8100. If after hours, contact CBU Safety Services at 951.343.4311.