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CBU celebrates Homecoming February 17 and 18

CBU celebrates Homecoming February 17 and 18

RIVERSIDE (February 3, 2012) – California Baptist University will celebrate a weekend of Homecoming activities at the CBU campus February 17th and 18th.

This year’s Homecoming theme, “One World, One Mission,” celebrates the university’s 15th year of global ministry. Since 1997, CBU has sent out some 2,500 participants to 49 countries through its international and domestic service projects.

Friday’s activities begin at 10 a.m. with a historical walking tour of the campus, lunch with the university’s deans, and faculty seminars. The evening will continue with a parent and family barbecue, the annual Alumni Awards Banquet, pep rally and bonfire. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during the pep rally, and a concert by The Daylights will close the evening events.

Events on Saturday start at 7:30 a.m. with a School of Nursing breakfast and seminar. At 8 a.m. the second annual Lancer 5000 5k Walk & Run begins, followed by the Homecoming Block Party, a free event open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include an artisan walk, live entertainment, department booths, interactive activities, and Little Lancer Land for children featuring inflatable attractions and pony rides. Food may be purchased at the international-themed food court. Capping off the weekend of activities, the Lancer women’s and men’s basketball teams will face Dixie State in the Van Dyne Gym starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and are only available through pre-registration.

Homecoming is supported, in part, by Altura Credit Union. Some events require pre-registration or tickets. A detailed schedule, additional information and online registration is available at: http://www.calbaptist.edu/homecoming/


Established in 1950 in El Monte, CA, as California Baptist College, the campus moved to Riverside in 1955 and officially became California Baptist University in 1998. Today, CBU offers 100 undergraduate degrees and concentrations, as well as 30 graduate degrees and credential programs.


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