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What is New Student Orientation?

Orientation is an on-campus event that introduces new students to various services they will need to access at CBU. While at Orientation, you will have an opportunity to get questions answered from staff representing a variety of offices, including Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Academic Advising, Residence Life and Campus Life. Our hope is that by the end of Spring Orientation, you will feel a part of the Lancer Nation and are ready for your first semester at CBU.

Orientation for students living more than four hours away will be on September 1st – a day before Welcome Weekend.

How do I register for classes?

Once you’ve signed up for orientation, the Academic Advising Office will collaborate with you to build your first-semester schedule. Orientation attendance is mandatory in order to finalize your schedule. 

Parents & Guests: What can I expect?

New Student Orientation aims to set everyone up for success. The day will  consist of various sessions for both students and parents & guests because we realize they play a key role in our students' lives. We will provide lunch for up to two guests per student. Additional guest meals may be purchased the day of the event.  

Housing Application: Students that plan to live on campus must complete an online housing application. Students will have access to complete the online application within two business days after being accepted to CBU. 

Commuter Student Data Sheet:  This form is required from every student who does not plan to live on campus.  CBU generally requires traditional, single students under twenty-one years of age, or any student that receives institutional aid in excess of $8,500 per academic year, to live on campus.  Exceptions are made for those living with parents, legal guardians, or approved relatives, upon verification of residency.  Please complete and submit the commuter student data sheet to verify important information in your student account.  An official, signed copy will be required when you arrive at New Student Orientation to confirm your decision.

Health Insurance: is required for all Traditional Undergraduate students at CBU enrolled in 7 units or more.  Students are automatically charged for and enrolled in the medical insurance provided through UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.  Students who have their own insurance or are covered through their parents can choose to "opt out" of the student insurance plan by completing the online waiver (available here May 10th, 2016).  On the webpage, look under "Student Access" and click on "Student Waive."  You will be required to create an account and then will be directed to the waiver form.  The waiver must be completed prior to the Fall 2016 last day to drop a course with a refund.

FERPA Form: By law, we need to collect this from every CBU student. California Baptist University is unable to release any personal educational information to any one other than the student without prior written consent. This form grants or denies permission for CBU to discuss student information with, for example, a parent or guardian who is named on the form. Please complete and bring to Spring Orientation: FERPA form

Tuition and Fee Agreement: This form gives CBU permission to apply your grants and scholarships to your CBU fees. Please complete this form and bring it to Spring Orientation: Tuition and Fee Agreement.

Parking PermitPlease submit your vehicle information to our Public Safety office in order to park on campus. Visit Public Safety Parking and Permits page (insideCBU login required) to enter your vehicle information. Your permit will be available to pick up after Orientation. 

Student/Parent Contact Information: Every student must complete this form.  The information is for oficial CBU purposes only and will not be distributed.  Complete and submit the student/parent contact information form so we can be better equipped to serve you during your time at CBU.

What do I need to come to?

At New Student Orientation, we have programmed our sessions with parents and guests in mind. This will be the main opportunity for Parents and Guests to have their questions answered and to hear helpful information. You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions at New Student Orientation.  Schedule highlights can be found at the top of this page. 

What will I be learning?

Our hope for New Student Orientation is to answer every question that you or your student has. We will have designated sessions for Academic Majors, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, University life and expectations, and resources available to students. There will also be time to visit offices on campus to handle University business. Schedule highlights can be found at the top of this page.

Will my student and I have time to meet with CBU offices?

Yes! Offices will be open throughout New Student Orientation and can be visited at any time during the day. These offices include: Academic Advising (class registration), Financial Aid, Student Accounts (student billing), Registrar (course transcripts), Student Services, and more. Offices are also available at regular hours throughout the year.

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