Welcome to Cape Breton University! Here you will find everything you need to know to set yourself up for success from the very start of your educational journey. From orientation, Week of Welcome, important dates and events, make sure to bookmark this page as a resource to come back to.

Week of Welcome 2024

Week of Welcome (WOW) is CBU’s official welcome to the Caper family and is all about you, the student. You’ll learn about student supports and services, participate in fun activities and see just what campus life is like at CBU!

This semester, WOW will take place from January 4-12, 2024, with many fun events to look forward to. From a campus wide service fair to live music, Capers Basketball games and a hypnotist performance, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You will also have the opportunity to take campus tours and meet faculty, staff and fellow students, allowing yourself to become familiar with the campus community right away. WOW will also give you the opportunity to learn more about services offered at CBU and throughout the community.

Each September, January and May, new and returning students are encouraged to participate in the many activities and festivities offered during WOW to start your semester off on the right foot. The full schedule and details of events can be found at cbu.ca/events, so keep an eye on that page to learn more!

Week of Welcome Winter 2024 Events

Thursday, January 4, 2024

10:00am-3:00pm: CBU and Community Service Fair

10:00am-3:00pm: Campus Tours

5:00pm-9:00pm: CBUSU Event – Hypnotist Carmen Giorno

Friday, January 5, 2024

9:00am-4:00pm: SSOB Orientation – Post-Baccalaureate Programs (Begins at Cineplex)

10:00am onwards: SASS Orientation – Library Lounge

10:00am onwards: SST Orientation – Yvonne LeVert Hospitality Suite

10:00am-11:00am: SEH Orientation – RBC Lecture Theatre

1:30pm-2:30pm: SSOB Orientation – Undergraduate Programs

6:00pm-8:00pm: Basketball Match- CBU Capers vs Acadia Axewomen

8:00pm-10:00pm: Basketball Match- CBU Capers vs Acadia Axemen

Saturday, January 6, 2024

4:00pm-6:00pm: Basketball Match- CBU Capers vs Acadia Axewomen

6:00pm-8:00pm: Basketball Match- CBU Capers vs Acadia Axemen

Monday, January 8, 2024

First day of classes!

5:00pm-8:00pm: CBUSU Event – Soulvaria Virtual Reality

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

11:30am-1:00pm CBUSU Event – Turban Day

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

5:00pm-9:00pm: CBUSU Event- MarioKart Tournament

Thursday, January 11, 2024

7:00pm-11:00pm: CBUSU Event – Taylor Swift Experience – Capers Helping Capers Fundraiser

Friday, January 12, 2024

9:00pm-1:00am: CBUSU Party

Need further help? Check out our Student Handbook and the CBU ServiceHub, these tools help you navigate the variety of services and programs offered at CBU.


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