New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation will be online in an effort to maintain guidelines associated with COVID-19.
On July 1, 2020 all incoming students (freshmen and transfers) will receive an invitation to access CBU’s New Student Orientation through your CBU email account. CBU has created several modules on CANVAS to educate and prepare all incoming Buccaneers for their first semester at CBU. Throughout New Student Orientation, students will learn more about CBU’s Lasallian Tradition, Academic Programs, Support Services, Campus Life, and much more! There is no registration or fee required to participate in CBU’s New Student Orientation.
Not familiar with CANVAS? NO PROBLEM! There will be a brief CANVAS training module included at the beginning of CBU’s New Student Orientation that will allow students to familiarize themselves with the CANVAS platform before starting their orientation programming. Have any questions about CBU’s 2020 New Student Orientation? If so, be sure to contact your Orientation Guide who will be able to assist you.
Incoming freshmen will receive a Registration Memo at their CBU email account starting June 1 and every two weeks thereafter for those who commit to CBU after the initial memos are sent. Incoming transfer students will receive a registration email at their CBU account upon completion of their transcript evaluation. If you need assistance registering, please contact your assigned Academic Services advisor or your Orientation Guide.
Placement testing will also be provided in an online format for students who are able to take advantage of this option. Information regarding on-campus testing will be provided at a later time for students who are either unable to test online or prefer an in-person option. We offer testing for English, Spanish, French, and Math (ALEKS) placements. To determine which placement test(s) you need, please refer to your registration memo (freshmen) or registration email (transfer students) for the recommendation. Register for placement testing here.
CBU Orientation Guides (OGs) are a group of current students who are passionate about welcoming new members into the CBU community. They have already began connecting with students and guiding them through the beginning of their CBU journey. If you have not been contacted by an OG, please email Tee Neely at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are excited to meet you. Check out their introductory videos and connect with them here.
Fresh Reads is CBU’s first-year summer reading program and is a part of the Memphis community common reading program, Memphis Reads. The program gives new students a common academic experience and connects them with the campus community as well as the Memphis community. Students will receive a copy of the 2020 Fresh Reads e-book, We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer, as soon as it is available. For more information about events associated with the Fresh Reads program, contact Dr. Karen Golightly at email@example.com.
Welcome Weekend is for both residential and commuter students and is an integral part of the First Year Experience. All first-year freshmen are required to attend. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about campus, give back to the community, enjoy activities, and start building lifelong friendships. Upperclassmen will be welcomed back to campus on Saturday, August 15. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.