Welcome to CU
Congratulations on your decision to attend Cumberland University! We are excited to welcome you to the Phoenix family. As you prepare for your first day on campus there are two important steps that you will need to complete before your journey begins - registration and orientation.
Registration is always an exciting time at Cumberland University. You will complete your registration process virtually before you can access the online orientation through Canvas. Follow these steps to get your registration started.
Fall 2021 New Student Orientation
We're excited to welcome you to CU! We want you to know how grateful we are to have your trust as we partner with you on your academic journey. To ensure you’re confident and prepared for your first day of classes, we have split our New Student Orientation experience into two parts - online and on-campus.
Part 1: Online Orientation
Part one of your orientation will be available to you online through Canvas beginning July 8th. Online Orientation consists of ten informative modules that provide you with the information you need to rise and succeed as a new Phoenix.
This first part of orientation is a requirement for all new students and should be completed no later than Aug 22nd. You can do all the orientation modules at once, or complete them a little at a time - however you choose to learn, be sure you’re all done before the first day of class on August 23rd.
To get started: Login to Canvas
Canvas is an online course management tool that professors will utilize to display course-related content. This is the platform you will use to access the New Student Orientation modules. All the modules will be available beginning July 1st.
To login, visit https://cumberland.instructure.com/login and enter your student email (example JSmith12@students.cumberland.edu) and email password.
You’ll be prompted to accept an invitation to the “Orientation Fall ‘21” course. Select the green accept button at the top of the screen and you’re ready to go!
If you have trouble accessing Canvas or your student email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get the grade
Part one of Orientation will count as a grade in your Foundations in Scholarship and Learning (FSL) class, which means you’ll want to be sure to allow enough time to complete all of the modules before your first day of class. Who doesn’t like the idea of getting an A on the first day?
Part 2: On-Campus Orientation August 20-22
Mark your calendar for Friday, August 20th at 1pm! We’ll be gathering on campus to welcome you and all your fellow Phoenix to CU! The fun continues through the weekend with exciting events on both Saturday and Sunday. This event is very important and is a requirement for all new students to attend.
Orientation check-in will begin at 12:00 PM at Alumni Hall, located at 212 Leeville Pike. At check-in you'll receive your Orientation packet. This packet will contain all the information you will need to participate in the scheduled events. View the Orientation Guide here.
Keynote Speaker: Michael R. Ayalon, M.S.P.
Professional speaker, fraternal leader, entrepreneur, author, podcaster
Michael Ayalon is a professional speaker, author, host of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, and CEO of Greek University. He has headlined keynote presentations on over 200 college campuses in 35 states to help solve problems such as Sexual Assault, Hazing, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and recruitment for college student organizations. As a speaker, he is able to take lessons learned from helping to build companies from startup to over $25 Million in annual sales, as well as best practices as the Former Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity with 120 chapters and over 100,000 members, to create dynamic, positive, and results-driven keynotes and workshops that transform people’s lives.
Mike is the author of the new book “From Letters to Leaders: Creating Impact on Your College Campus and Beyond”, he is a graduate of the School of Management at the University at Buffalo, and has a Master’s Degree from Cumberland University in Public Service Management.
Part 2: On-Campus Parent Orientation August 20
Parent Orientation will run concurrently on campus with the student orientation agenda on Friday, August 20, 2021.
Parent orientation is designed to give you the resources and information you need to support your student throughout their college experience. Our parent orientation includes four separate panel discussions moderated by our academic deans. Each session will last 25 minutes with five minutes for questions. Our panelists will rotate to each location to ensure you're able to learn all CU can offer you and your student.
Parent Orientation will kick-off at 1:00 PM. Locations are assigned by last name.