First Year Experience, New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your decision to attend CBU. During your first year, you will embark on a journey of personal, educational, and career exploration and growth! Sign up for for New Student Orientation at the link below.

Summer 2024 New Student Orientation REGISTRATION

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
June 17-18: New Transfer & First-Year Students
June 21-22: New Transfer & First-Year Students
July 18-19: New Transfer & First-Year Students

Orientation Resources

New Student Orientation Agenda | First-Year Students | Summer 2024 New Student Orientation Agenda | Family & Guests | Summer 2024 Campus Map

Welcome to CBU Checklist

Follow this guide to make sure all of your business is squared away before the semester begins!

Placement Testing

CBU offers English, Spanish, French, and Math Placement Tests to help you ensure you are at the right level for our learning. Most incoming students are required to take one or more placement tests before they register for classes.

Soon after receiving your Welcome Email, test proctors will reach out if you need to take either the English or Math Placement. If you have not yet received an invitation to complete the English or Math placement and believe this is in error, email immediately, and the placement administrator will be notified. (Be sure to check your CBU email inbox; check spam/junk folders, too — just in case these messages don’t hit your inbox.)

ENGLISH PLACEMENT:  Look for an email from Dr. Maureen Johnson to your CBU account with instructions. Questions about the placement should be directed to If possible, please try to take the placement at least two weeks prior to NSO.

MATH PLACEMENT: If math placement will benefit you, Dr. Justin Smith and others from the Math Department will contact you about practice tests, study modules, and scheduling. To learn more about the assessment and CBU math placement, click this link. Schedule your math placement here.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT: At CBU, we have a linguistically diverse student population. Students have different advising needs depending on their status as a native speaker, heritage speaker, or learner of a language other than their first. Students in major programs in the Rosa Deal School of Arts are required to complete 12 hours of language courses. But if you are a native or heritage speaker of a language, we want to adjust to your needs. Contact Dr. Hannah Pitner at and she will guide you to the next steps.

Class Registration

You’ll work with faculty advisors to determine which classes you should take this fall to make sure you’re starting off strong! Be sure to submit your HEALTH FORM in order to register for classes.

Questions? Contact Us
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