Welcome Weekend 2020

August 12-16, 2020

We can’t wait until you’re all back on campus to kick off the 2020-2021 academic year!

This is an opportunity for the CBU community to officially say “Welcome!” to the class of 2024 and to invite returning students back for a new year. We hope that you are just as excited to be at CBU as we are to have you!

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.

We know it will be a little different this year as we respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis, but we still have some amazing events to start the year off right.

CBU community members should receive links to all virtual events through their CBU email if they are not posted below. If you need a link or event invitation, please email us in advance of the event at info@cbu.edu.

Download a pdf copy of the welcome Weekend Schedule

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 12

Local First-time Resident Student Check In
All Day
Cooper-Wilson Center

Welcome to campus, residential students! PLEASE CHECK YOUR CBU EMAIL ADDRESS TO REVIEW YOUR APPROPRIATE MOVE-IN DATE & TIME. To ensure safety is at the front of our move-in process, all students who have been approved to live on campus will be given a specific move in time to ensure safe precautions are held during this process. When you arrive, you will receive your key to your residence hall, a resident student packet, and your Welcome Weekend schedule!
Click here for a PDF showing move-in procedures on a map of the campus.

Residential Students Parent Support / Apoyo para padres de estudiantes residenciales
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Maurelian Lounge & Wilson Family Commons in the Living Learning Center
Have a question? We are here for you! Stop by either of these lounges to receive support or information on how to ensure a healthy and safe move-in process for you and your student! Masks required.
¿Tiene alguna pregunta? ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar le! ¡Pase por cualquiera de nuestros salones para recibir apoyo e información sobre cómo garantizar un proceso de mudanza saludable y seguro para usted y su estudiante! Mascara es requerida.

Thursday, August 13

Out-of-Area First-time Resident Student Check In
All Day
Cooper-Wilson Center

Welcome to campus, residential students! PLEASE CHECK YOUR CBU EMAIL ADDRESS TO REVIEW YOUR APPROPRIATE MOVE-IN DATE & TIME. To ensure safety is at the front of our move-in process, all students who have been approved to live on campus will be given a specific move in time to ensure safe precautions are held during this process. When you arrive, you will receive your key to your residence hall, a resident student packet, and your Welcome Weekend schedule!
Click here for a PDF showing move-in procedures on a map of the campus.

New Student IDs and Hangtags
All Day
Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall 2nd Floor)

One hour after your scheduled check-in time, come to get your ID photo and parking hang tag. Prior to coming, fill out your vehicle information at www.cbu.edu/vehicle-registration. Due to social distancing, only two students can be helped at the same time, so to maintain order and efficiency please come during your scheduled time.

Residential Students Parent Support/ Apoyo para padres de estudiantes residenciales
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Maurelian Lounge & Wilson Family Commons in the Living Learning Center
Have a question? We are here for you! Stop by either of these lounges to receive support or information on how to ensure a healthy and safe move-in process for you and your student! Masks required.
¿Tiene alguna pregunta? ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar le! ¡Pase por cualquiera de nuestros salones para recibir apoyo e información sobre cómo garantizar un proceso de mudanza saludable y seguro para usted y su estudiante! Mascara es requerida.

New Scholar Welcome
5:00-6:30 p.m.
WebEx Link • Meeting number: 146 461 6477 • Password: dCEfqP3t5P8
The 2020-2021 Dream.US Scholar/LSS cohorts will meet with their scholar advisor to officially welcome them to Christian Brothers University. We will go over what being a Dream scholar means and review the requirements of their scholarship. New scholars will also get the chance to hear from upperclassman and graduated scholars and ask questions about their journey ahead.

Residence Hall Meeting (mandatory for residents)
8:30-9:30 p.m.
Nolan Field
Meet your hallmates and RA while learning about important policies and suggestions from your Residence Life staff for a successful first year living on campus at CBU! Details for this event will be shared with you by your RA!

Late Night Social: Movie Night!
9:30-11:00 p.m.
Nolan Field

Enjoy a late-night movie on the soccer field! Mask required. Event sponsored by Residence Life

Friday, August 14

Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:30 a.m.
Alfonso Dining Hall

It’s breakfast! The most important meal of the day! Come down to Alfonso Dining Hall to receive a continental style breakfast to give you energy for your Friday! Masks required.

OJ with your OG! (Mandatory for all freshmen)
9:45-10:15 a.m.
WebEx Link

Rise and shine! It’s connect with your OG group time! During this session, your OG’s (the same ones that you have had through orientation) will go over the Welcome Weekend schedule with you, help answer any questions you may have about Welcome Weekend or the first week of school, and anything else you may need help with! Check your OG GroupMe for your WebEx link!  

Official University Welcome
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
• Webinar ID: 850 7704 0485 • Passcode: 091409
Welcome Weekend’s first opening session will get you excited about what is to come during 2020-2021! Join us as we celebrate our values of faith, service, and community while connecting you to not only our campus culture, but the city of Memphis as well! This session will end with social justice activist, author, and editor/publisher of The Daily Memphian, Eric Barnes, who will speak on climate change both locally and globally as related to the Fresh Reads book, We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Lunch
12:00 p.m.
Your Residence Hall

Boxed lunches will brought to your Residence Hall! Maurelian residents can pick their lunch up in their lounge; Rozier and LLC residents will have their lunches available in the LLC!

Fresh Reads Break Out Session
1:00-2:00 p.m.
WebEx Link

To dive into the content more, we will be breaking into small groups! Mandatory for all students

Partnering with Parents! / ¡Asociación con Padres!
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Zoom LinkMeeting ID: 868 6520 5550 • Passcode: 904865
At CBU, it is important for us to ensure our parents feel supported and engaged in their student’s success! This session will give parents a point of contact for CBU while also reviewing resources available to help you, help your student!
¡En CBU, es importante para nosotros asegurarnos de que nuestros padres se sientan apoyados y comprometidos con el éxito de sus hijos! ¡Esta sesión le dará a los padres un punto de contacto a CBU mientras también revisando los recursos disponibles para ayudarlo a usted a ayudar a su estudiante!

Partnering with Parents: Sealing the Deal at CBU! / Asociación con Padres: ¡Sellando el trato con CBU!
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
• Meeting ID: 827 6109 8892 • Passcode: 036191
As a parent, learn how CBU will be a transformational choice for your student! This session will inform parents regarding what Career Services offers, especially during this pandemic time.
¡Como padre, aprenda cómo CBU será una opción transformadora para su estudiante! Esta sesión informará a los padres sobre lo que ofrece nuestra oficina de Career Services (Servicios de Carrera), especialmente durante esta época de pandemia.

Free Time/Afternoon Activities
2:00-5:30 p.m.
Spend your afternoon how you best see fit! Whether that’s resting, organizing your room, or enjoying the outdoors, feel the freedom to do what you need to do in order to get ready for your first day of school!

First Generation Student Success
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 816 6833 6985 • Passcode: 802680
First in your family to come to college? Not sure how to navigate through it all? Don’t fear! Join us for a First Generation session to learn tips and tricks on how to best succeed during your freshman year of college! 

¡Padres Comprometidos!
3:00-4:00 p.m.
WebEx Link
Meeting number: 146 244 6827 • Password: gpGfmx5Nm38
Spanish-speaking parents are welcome to join us to learn about CBU and how they can support their student on their journey to success. This session will go over resources and information that parents can utilize to connect to the CBU community and put them in contact with Spanish-speaking faculty.
¡Padres que hablen español están invitados a esta sesión para aprender más sobre CBU y como pueden apoyar a sus hijos en su camino a éxito escolar! Esta sesión informara sobre recursos para padres interesados en ser conectados con la comunidad CBU y ponerlos en contacto con facultad que habla español!

The Pathway to Pre-Health: Academic Programs at CBU!
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
• Meeting ID: 895 0932 4191 • Passcode: 246368
Interested in learning what pre-health programs are available at CBU? This session is for you! Join Dr. Trimboli as he shares information regarding what opportunities CBU has for you and your career goals!

Shuttles to Target!
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Cooper-Wilson Center

Need items you forgot at home? Want to get things to decorate your room? Meet us at the front of Cooper Wilson to grab a bus to Target! Two 56-passenger busses will work to pick up and drop off students continuously starting at 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Each bus will have a maximum of 28 passengers. All passengers will be required to wear a mask and sign a waiver of liability relating to COVID-19. These waivers will be provided at the Cooper-Wilson Center.

Returning Scholar Welcome (pending move-in for returning scholars)
4:00-5:00 p.m.
WebEx Link
Meeting number: 146 567 8298 • Password: CDjMfi4t6h6
Returning Dream.US/LSS scholars will get the chance to meet with their new scholar advisor. This session is a chance for returning scholars to ask questions, share their CBU experiences so far, and suggest events/programming they wish to see in the new academic year.

BUC BBQ!
5:30-6:15 p.m. for Maurelian Residents
6:30-7:15 p.m. for LLC and Rozier Residents
Alfonso Dining Hall

Join CBU Faculty and Staff in welcoming the Class of 2024! Central BBQ, a local barbeque favorite, will be provided! Masks required.

Late Night Socials – Carnival Night!
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Signaigo Soccer Field & Track

Join us for a chance to interact with your peers through series of socially distanced carnival inspired activities! Masks Required.  

Saturday, August 15

Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Alfonso Dining Hall

The day ahead is full of unique ways to explore our Lasallian mission; our ethos of Faith, Community and Service; and acclimating to life as a Buccaneer. Grab a bite to eat and prepare for the day! Masks required.

An Introduction to ACCE and Community Partners: An Exploration of Lasallian Service
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Zoom Link
Webinar ID: 812 8153 3882 • Passcode: 269887
Join us for a chance to gain a foundation about what Faith, Service, and Community looks like through the lens of the AutoZone Center for Community Engagement!

Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Alfonso Dining Hall

Be sure to grab some lunch to fuel up for your next session with Brother Dylan Perry! Masks required.

Brother Dylan: A (Young) Life of Dedicated Lasallian Service
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
Webinar ID: 832 8373 1977 • Passcode: 656850
Brother Dylan Perry, an alumnus of Christian Brothers University, shares the importance of service in our Lasallian Community and how it’s central to life as a Buccaneer.

Get HYPE on Health & Wellness at CBU!
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Zoom Link
• Meeting ID: 836 9511 3279 • Passcode: 706604
Your health and wellness is important to us at CBU! Join us for this interactive session sharing important resources on how you can partner with the CBU Counseling Center, Health Services, and Student Engagement in Campus Life to ensure your health and well-being remain at the center to your collegiate journey!

Know the Standard! (Mandatory for all freshmen)
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Zoom Link
• Webinar ID: 814 4624 6956 • Passcode: 100755
Learn the expectations for CBU behavior among your peers and community members, and what CBU expectations will be on following health guidelines for COVID 19!

Dinner
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Alfonso Dining Hall

Grab some dinner and fuel up for the rest of your evening! Masks required.

Late Night Socials – Lip Sync Contest!
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Signaigo Soccer Field

Show off your best TikTok moves by performing to your favorite song on stage at the soccer field. Even if you don’t know the words, you’ll be saved by this COVID-19 twist — you have to wear your mask. Prizes awarded for best overall and most creative performances in the categories of:
1) Solo performance – New Student,
2) Group Performance – New Students,
3) Solo performance – Returning Student,
4) Group performance – Returning Students.
Sign up to perform between 7:30 and 8:15 p.m.

Sunday, August 16

Shuttles to Target!
9:00-11:30 a.m.
Cooper-Wilson Center

Need items you forgot at home? Want to get things to decorate your room? Meet us at the front of Cooper Wilson to grab a bus to Target! Two 56-passenger busses will work to pick up and drop off students continuously starting at 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Each bus will have a maximum of 28 passengers. All passengers will be required to wear a mask and sign a waiver of liability relating to COVID-19. These waivers will be provided at Cooper-Wilson.

Welcome Weekend Workout: Zoomba!
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Nolan Field
& online at https://youtu.be/mJUUPQEKTMI
A little anxious about school starting and the new year approaching? Rejuvenate your mind and your body by joining us for some morning cardio! Masks required for all residential students attending on ground.  

Sunday Brunch
10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Alfonso Dining Hall

Who doesn’t love brunch? Ease into your Sunday with a hearty breakfast to start your last day of summer! Masks required.

Honors Boot Camp
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Zoom Link

Students who have been accepted into CBU’s Honors Program will learn the procedures and expectations of the program!

Back to School Luau
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Nolan Field

Join the Student Activities Council as they create a Hawaiian themed oasis of socializing, relaxing, and getting to know new friends! In addition, the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (NPC), and the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) will be on hand to give you a preview of Greek Life at CBU! Popsicles will be provided by La Michoacana! Event sponsored by the Student Activities Council. Masks required.

Dinner
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Alfonso Dining Hall

Grab some dinner in the cafeteria to fuel up for your last night of summer! Masks required.

University Mass
6:00 p.m.
University Theater
(Note: Unfortunately we will not be streaming Mass this week but we invite you to join us online for future services.)

The Office of Campus Ministry invites all students and their families to join together in prayer as a faith community for CBU’s first Mass of the year! For those on campus, this event will be in-person.  Individuals will need to register upon arrival and will be escorted to a seat for social distancing.  Masks will be required. NOTE: For the Fall 2020 semester, all students attending weekly Mass must complete this form prior to arrival at the University Theater.

CBU Candle Ceremony
8:00 p.m.
WebEx Link
• Meeting ID: 146 933 5343 • Password: 7P6BwKtDQN6
A unified ceremony for all freshman and senior students! Here we will celebrate the past, present, and future of what to expect as a student at CBU!


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