Week of Welcome 2022

Orientation is all about setting you up for success. Each September, January and May, new and returning CBU students are encouraged to participate in the many sessions and events held by CBU to start your semester off on the right foot.

During Week of Welcome, students can meet faculty, staff and current students, learn about student supports and services, financial aid and find out what campus life is like at CBU!

Need further help? Check out our Student Handbook, another tool to help you navigate the variety of services and programs offered at CBU.

We are so excited to welcome you (or welcome you back!) to Cape Breton University. For more information on our Week of Welcome events, please see below.

CBU is excited to once again be offering free airport pick-ups from the JA Douglas McCurdy Airport in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Airport pick-ups will take place from April 17-30, 2022, for students arriving for the May semester.

Requests must be submitted 48 hours prior to your arrival time. To request airport pick-up, please fill out the form here.

Event: Main Orientation Sessions
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: The Cineplex Cinemas

Join us at The Cineplex Cinemas to learn more about student services offered at CBU and what you can expect for the semester ahead. Students will also receive a swag bag of CBU goodies, popcorn, free lunch and an opportunity to stay for a movie following the sessions!

Event: Live music
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: Directional Support / Information Tables
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: Live music
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: Directional Support / Information Tables
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: Eid Celebrations
Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: CBU Campus

Students will be able to purchase shawarma plates for $5.

Event: Live music
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: Directional Support / Information Tables
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: CBU Students’ Union Gift Card Bingo
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: The Pit Lounge

Students are invited to participate in a fun night of gift card bingo for an opportunity to win gift cards from a variety of stores and restaurants in the community.

Event: Live music
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: Directional Support / Information Tables
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: Campus Rec Night
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: Sullivan Fieldhouse

Campus Rec activities aim to provide enjoyable opportunities to meet new friends, experience new activities, enhance physical, social and leadership skills, while engaging in a fun and friendly environment.

Join CBU’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Coordinator, Yann Artur, as he introduces students to a variety of Campus Rec activities from soccer, floor hockey, cricket, pickle ball and so much more!

Event: Live music
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: Directional Support / Information Tables
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: CBU Campus and Cineplex Cinemas

Event: Pub Night
Time: 8pm-12am
Location: The Pit Lounge

To celebrate the first week of classes, join us in the Pit Lounge for a Pub Night where students will have an opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy live music, games, food and drink.