We welcome who you are. We embrace who you want to become.

As a student today, you’re living a vibrant, dynamic and exciting life, and at Cape Breton University (CBU) that’s exactly what we want for you. Here, you will be inspired, encouraged and supported, allowing you to excel in both your academic and personal journeys alongside our community of more than 5,000 hardworking students.

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Renovations Make the CBU Campus Fully Accessible

October 13, 2020

A new project currently underway at Cape Breton University (CBU) will make the campus fully accessible, a crucial step in…

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CBU Announces Online Winter Semester

October 7, 2020

Cape Breton University announced, today, classes for the Winter Semester, beginning January 2021, will be delivered online. This decision was…

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Creating Change Through Hiking and Healing

September 28, 2020

In the fall of 2019, at a creativity weekend retreat in Margaree, Cape Breton, four people with diverse backgrounds became…

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From the CBU Alumni Vault

September 25, 2020

During this not so typical summer, the CBU Alumni Department took on a special project that we are excited to…

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The Politics of Hope: Virtual Speaker Series Session 2

Oct 29, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Future Student Month (Virtual)

Nov 1, 2020 9:00 am - Nov 30, 2020 5:00 pm
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Diwali Celebrations (Virtual)

Nov 12, 2020 12:00 am - Nov 16, 2020 12:00 am
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The Politics of Hope: Virtual Speaker Series Session 3

Nov 19, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Important Dates


Final date to apply for Spring Convocation


Final date to withdraw from a Fall Term (three-credit) course without academic penalty (financial penalty will apply)


Fall Convocation


Fall Reading Week Nov. 9-13 (no classes)


Remembrance Day – CBU closed

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