Traditional Campus Activities
Coffeehouse -- Coffeehouse concerts occur a few times each semester and range from Open Mic Nights showcasing CBU's talent to concerts by well known artists such as Tyrone Wells, Phil Wickham, Elenowen, Ben Rector, Andrew Belle, and many more!
Commuter Sidewalk Café (first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month) -- Each month, Community Life provides free coffee and a breakfast pastry to commuters. Stop by and find out what we are up to!
Kugel Walk -- The Kugel, a floating granite globe sculpture located in the Ronald L. and Jane Dowden Ellis Great Commission Plaza at the main entrance to the Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, is a symbol of Christ’s Great Commission. The name of the globe comes from the German word, “kugel” (pronounced KOO-gol), and means "ball." California Baptist University tradition calls for newly enrolled students to touch the Kugel as they begin their educational experience at CBU and again on commencement day. The kugel plays a similar role for participants in other CBU activities such as International Service Projects. The tradition symbolizes each student’s commitment to live a life of purpose in accordance with his or her spiritual beliefs.
Late Night Breakfast (finals week) -- This event truly is a late night breakfast served by the faculty and staff to the students during one of the first nights of finals week.
TWIRP-The Woman Is Required to Pay (end of September) -- During TWIRP Week, girls invite guys to fun activities and events throughout the week. Highlights of the week include a Barn Dance, complete with a caller, square dancing, and costume contest, as well as a concert, off-campus excursions, and an Angels game.
Club Fair (First Friday in October and February) -- This event gives students a chance to see what clubs are active for the semester, so they can decide which one(s) to join. Every club hosts a booth out in the Stamps Courtyard and provides information for the student body.
Midnight Madness (late October/early November) -- This event is a kickoff to the year’s basketball season. Highlights include the introduction of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, a dunk contest, 3-point shootout, games and relays, and free food and prizes for the fans. You must wear your CBU Crazies t-shirt to get in the door. Ticket required.
Fortuna Bowl (early November) -- This is the championship for the recreational sports men’s and women’s flag football season. These highly anticipated games are played on the front lawn under the lights. This night has become a CBU fall classic event that no one wants to miss!
Yule Festival (early December) -- This event features a formal dinner and night of entertainment at a southern CA venue. Last year's event featured Sleeping at Last and was held at Disney's Grand Californian.
Homecoming Block Party (mid-November) an action-packed weekend (Thursday evening and all-day Friday and Saturday) of alumni reunions, games and a gigantic carnival. More details at www.calbaptist.edu/homecoming In addition to the festivities, the year’s Mr. & Ms. CBU are revealed. Mr. & Ms. CBU nominees must be seniors who demonstrate campus involvement, leadership, citizenship, and school spirit These awards carry quite a bit of prestige as they are selected by their peers.
Lancer Cup (late April) -- Held on the front lawn, this is the championship game for recreational sports co-ed soccer. With food trucks and entertainment, this event is