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.

Spring 2024 New Student Orientation REGISTRATION

Upcoming Orientation Date:
January 4, 2024 – New Transfer & First-Year Students

Orientation Resources

New Student Orientation Agenda | Transfer & First-Year | January 4, 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.

Within a week of receiving your Welcome Email, Student Success will send you an email if you need to take one or more Placement Tests. If you have not yet received an invitation to complete Placement Testing and believe this is in error, email immediately. (Be sure to check spam/junk folders — just in case these messages don’t hit your inbox.)

English Placement Testing will be provided primarily in an online format for students who have access to a laptop or desktop computer. For students unable to test online or prefer an in-person option, on-campus testing options will be provided at a later time. Contact Maureen Johnson at to arrange for a test at least two weeks prior to NSO.

Math Placement Testing will be provided primarily in person; in extenuating circumstances, an online test can be arranged. Students may take a practice test online and utilize study modules prior to taking an official test; official tests may be taken up to three times, with study materials and tutoring available between. The entire battery of practice, study, and three tests will take approximately six weeks, so students should begin the process as soon as possible before NSO. Please contact Justin Smith at to sign up for a test.

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
Rozier Center, Room C