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.
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Orientation Available Online July 29, 2020
We're excited to welcome you to CU! While your first year at college may look a little different than expected, we want you to know how grateful we are to have your trust as we partner with you on your academic journey. Our number one goal is to keep our campus community safe, while simultaneously optimizing your CU experience. To ensure you’re confident and prepared for your first day of classes, we have made our New Student Orientation available to you online beginning July 29th.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cumberland University in August. Our beautiful campus is not the same without the energy and enthusiasm of our students.
The Campus Reopening Planning (CROP) Team has been meeting regularly and studying the best ways to safely resume on-campus operations in the fall. Two key concerns include the potential for another wave of infections in the late fall/early winter, and the risk that travel by students and faculty during breaks could increase the chances of exposure and then returning to campus while infected.
To address these concerns, CU has revised the academic calendar for the fall semester. The semester will begin one week earlier and will end before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Revised Academic Calendar - Fall 2020
- Friday, August 14 - Move-In Day - New Students
- Saturday, August 15 - Move-In Day - Returning Students
- Sunday, August 16 - Additional Move-In Day
- Monday, August 17 - First Day of Class
- November 19 - Last Day of Classes
- November 20-25 - Final Exams
With this plan, Labor Day, the fall break holidays and Reading Day have been cancelled and classes will be held on those days.
New Student Orientation will be available online for your student beginning July 29, 2020.
Your student will continue to receive emails about online Orientation and other important information about new health and safety procedures for returning to campus this fall. Please remind them to check their email daily.
University leadership has worked tirelessly to respond to the pandemic and plan for the short- and long-term impacts that will be left in its wake. You can read about the Campus Reopening Plan in detail here.