Riverside - The return to classroom instruction at California Baptist University will begin August 24, two weeks earlier than previously scheduled. CBU officials said moving up the start date means the fall semester also will end two weeks sooner than previously published.
Under the revised schedule, the fall semester will conclude when final exams end on November 24, two days before Thanksgiving. CBU officials said this will create an extended break before the spring semester begins in January 2021. It is designed to reduce the campus population during the traditional flu season when some health officials also predict a possible new wave of the COVID-19 virus.
All CBU programs were moved to remote instruction in late March after the Riverside County Public Health Officer ordered the closing of schools, colleges and universities to help prevent spread of the novel coronavirus. New safety protocols are being implemented for the return of residential students and resumption of classroom instruction. These include social distancing, enhanced sanitizing, and the required use of face coverings.
Starting fall classes early affects only the CBU traditional calendar. It does not change the schedule for Online and Professional Studies division programs.