Elijah Hickman | Banner | First-Year Experience leaders are excited to welcome new freshman's on campus.

CBU welcomes students back in person for fall semester

California Baptist University hosted Welcome Weekend on Sept. 3-5 to officially welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students to campus. Events took place across three days, ranging from freshman-exclusive activities to some open to upperclassmen on campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Welcome Weekend was an entirely virtual format in 2020. With some restrictions lifted, events […]

Photo Illustration by Alex Ianonne | Banner | Student watches online chapel at his virtual collegiate workspace.

CBU welcomes students via online format

California Baptist University welcomed new and transfer students this year on Aug. 20-21. However, to adhere to guidelines regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university was required to adapt in-person welcome activities. To welcome new students, CBU hosts Welcome Weekend, an event that features speakers and activities designed to help students connect and interact with […]

Madison Santana | Camille Grochowski a freshman majoring in Photography and Journalism is experiencing her first Clash 'n' Roll at California Baptist University

Welcome Weekend: A Freshman’s Perspective

While preparing myself for college, I was often told it would be a completely different world. However, no one could quite prepare me for California Baptist University. This school is insanely enthusiastic and brings a whole new meaning to small but mighty. Let’s start with the Kugel Walk: My “official transformation” into a Lancer was […]

Phillip Ndowu | Mykaela Ebalo freshman Kinesiology is celebrating her first day at CBU with her family.

Festivities kick off school year

Welcome Weekend is a time-honored tradition at California Baptist University. It is an opportunity for incoming freshman and transfer students to experience CBU life and all it has to offer.  The Community Life Office plays a key role in putting on Welcome Weekend each year.  Chris Hofschroer, assistant dean of students, shared the drive behind […]

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Popular musicians entertain at Lancerpalooza

A free concert featuring Colony House, Propaganda and Grammy-winner Lecrae welcomed California Baptist University students to the new school year Sept. 4. The event was hosted by the office of New Student Programs and marked the final event of CBU’s annual “Welcome Weekend” orientation. This event was the first campus-wide event held in the Events […]

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Welcome Weekend inaugurates new year

The 2017–2018 school year started with a flurry as new students flooded California Baptist University. Welcome Weekend served as the main event to kick off the year and allowed incoming students to build relationships, become informed, and celebrate with their peers. Hours of preparation, prayer and perspiration went into planning this year’s Welcome Weekend. This […]

Musicians learn new repertoire

Each year the Collinsworth School of Music tunes its students for their upcoming concerts during its annual Rehearsal Camp. Days before students move into their homes and Welcome Weekend starts, the School of Music is hard at work equipping each ensemble to sing, play and worship. From Aug. 28–Sept. 9, members of each ensemble were […]