Students arriving for the fall semester were greeted by the brand new Lancer Plaza entrance to campus.
Since acquiring Adams plaza in 2006, California Baptist University has been developing Lancer Plaza and the surrounding area. Construction began March 25, 2019, and was completed Aug. 30. Students will have access to Lancer Plaza, Lancer Lane, the adjacent parking structure, a new, enlarged outdoor patio and new dining options at California Baptist University.
“The new main entrance to the CBU campus from Adams Street at Lancer Lane is closer to the CA 91 freeway, which many visitors and members of the Lancer Nation use when coming to the university,” said Dr. Mark Wyatt, vice president of Marketing and Communication. “This new entrance will also help reduce congestion at the Campus Bridge Drive entrance from Magnolia Avenue.”
Nick Clift, sophomore behavioral science major, said he is looking forward to the extra entities that will be available in the Lancer Plaza area.
“I really enjoyed seeing the new entrance when I came back on campus. Lancer Plaza really elevates the school as a whole and makes the campus feel more connected,” Clift said. “I am looking forward to the new dining options Lancer Plaza will bring. The new patio will also be a great place to hang out with friends.”
The CBU campus entrance on Magnolia will still be open for students, faculty and visitors as an alternate entrance, while the Adams Street entrance will become the campus’s main entry point.
Liliane Perez, sophomore pre-nursing major, shared her perspective on the new entrance.
“It’s very nice and they did a great job constructing it,” Perez said. “However, I do think there’s going to be a little more traffic at those (Adam Street)stop lights.”
CBU is also in the works of developing a new Welcome Center located in Lancer Plaza. Construction for this project has not yet begun and there is currently no schedule for the project.