Start Smart & Stay Smart at CBU [2min read]

We know the first day of university classes can be daunting for new students and can lead to a mixture of feelings. At CBU, our goal is to help ease those feelings by ensuring you are well-equipped and fully prepared to have a successful university experience. This is why we introduced our Start Smart! program. 

Start Smart! is Cape Breton University’s online learning experience aimed at providing students the opportunity to learn more about CBU before they begin their studies. Start Smart! is a series of videos that feature current CBU students and alumni who will give you insight on the ins and outs of CBU.  These videos provide thoughtful insight into what you can expect during your first few weeks of classes. Video topics include the many academic support services available to you, along with important locations to become familiar with on campus. They may even help you find your favourite study spot!

Stay Smart! is the follow-up offering to Start Smart!, specifically designed for current CBU students. It will help you build study skills and time management, while also helping you improve your work/school/life balance and organization. Since you’ve already built your foundation in Start Smart!, Stay Smart! Will help you continue to expand your university knowledge to help you reach your full academic potential. 

Start and Stay Smart! programs were designed with students in mind and the content is continually updated thanks to feedback from students and employees at CBU. If you have recommendations on additional topics to cover in either Start or Stay Smart! please reach out to to share your thoughts.  For more information about Start Smart! and Stay Smart!, please visit