Welcome, New Buccaneer!

Use this checklist to make sure you’re taking care of all your important business as a student and getting connected to all the resources you need to be successful!

If you have general questions about your preparation for CBU, contact Student Success at studentsuccess@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3758. Your Student Success Advisor will also be a helpful resource for you.

Confirm receipt of email with CBU account and credentials.

When? As soon as possible.

Without this, you will miss important notifications from CBU offices and staff. Confirm that you are able to log into your CBU email, and start checking your CBU email daily.
Need help? Reach out to Information Technology Services (ITS) at help@cbu.edu or (901) 321-4438. OR fill out a Helpdesk Request Form.

Take Placement Tests (if applicable).

When? As soon as possible, preferably within one week of receiving invitation via email.

You should take any placement tests needed before registering for classes. These tests will be offered via Canvas. Look out for an email from Academic Services letting you know about next steps.
Need help? Reach out to Academic Services at studentsuccess@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3758.

Confirm the Office of the Admissions has received your high school and other college transcripts.

When? As soon as possible, April 25 at absolute latest; complete prior to Class Registration.

If we do not have your up-to-date transcripts, you will not be able to register for the appropriate classes. Do you have classes currently in progress? Make sure your transcript is sent electronically as soon as final grades are posted. In the meantime, providing an “in progress” report to the Registrar will help you work with your advisor to register for classes.

Need help? Reach out to the Office of Admissions at admissions@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3205.

Apply for On-Campus Housing

When? As soon as possible, July 1 at absolute latest.

Secure a safe and convenient place to live for next year! The sooner a housing agreement is submitted, the greater opportunity to grant room type, roommate, or suitemate preference. Housing agreements and sign-up procedures are available at cbu.edu/reslifeapps.

Need help? Reach out to the Office of Residence Life at reslife@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3531.

Confirm your Financial Aid package and what you owe.

When? ASAP — July 1 at absolute latest.

Understanding your financial aid package amount and what you owe will help you make a plan for settling your account (an important later step). This includes reviewing your Financial Aid report, understanding the Terms & Conditions, and contacting the Office of Financial Aid with any questions before accepting or declining your awards.
Need help? Reach out to the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3305.

Submit a CBU Health Form and Immunization Record.

When? As soon as possible, July 15 at absolute latest; complete prior to Class Registration.

TENNESSEE STATE LAW requires all students entering Christian Brothers University to provide documentation showing their immunizations are up-to-date. In addition, you won’t be able to register for a full load of classes until you have a Health Form and Immunization Record on file! Review and complete the CBU Health Form in its entirety.
Need help? Reach out to the Health Resources at health@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3260.