Cumberland is a tight knit community, and we’re excited that you are now part of our family. There are so many exciting things we have to share with you about CU. Check out our blog to learn more about how to prepare for your first day. 

Packing for College 101

Whether you’re moving from down the road or out of state, you want to pack everything you need to make your residence hall feel like home. Move-In Day can be hectic, but planning ahead can lessen the stress of packing and moving. We’ve gathered some tips to help you keep track of the things you need.


10 Benefits to Living on Campus

Living on campus places you right in the middle of student life activities. It makes it easy to connect with your friends and participate in student organizations, honor societies, and interest groups. As a resident, you’ll be able to make an impact on campus as a leader and play a part in shaping the CU experience for all our students.

PA Talk: Fun Things to Do in Lebanon

The Lebanon Town Square is home to a plethora of restaurants, shops, and businesses. You can stop in for a yoga class at Bloom Yoga, grab a cheeseburger at Town Square Social, and top it off with some milkshakes at the Main Street Mercantile & Creamery.

PA Talk: Finding Your Best Friends at CU

here are a few tips along with a bit of my experience on how I met my best friends at CU, and hopefully, you can meet yours here too! Whether you are a commuter or resident, make sure to remember these tips because I promise you, they will help!

FAFSA Tips & Tricks

The FAFSA, Federal Application for Federal Student Aid, is used to determine if a student is eligible for federal, state, school or even private financial aid. By completing the FAFSA, you are able to apply for federal and state grants, loans and work studies, as well as school and private scholarships. Basically, the FAFSA is your first step for receiving monetary assistance for your entire college career.


PA Talk: How I Chose My Major

I have always had an interest in doing something in the medical field, but I kept going back and forth between wanting to work with individuals with special needs and wanting to be a physician assistant in dermatology. This past December, I decided that the best way for me to find out if being a physician assistant was what I wanted to do was by shadowing one.

PA Talks: Tips for Commuters

I have always been a commuter at Cumberland University. Now that our student body as grown exponentially, especially in the category of commuters, I have a few pro-tips to share with my fellow commuters.

PA Talks: First-Generation College Students

My name is Jessica Ramirez and I am the first one in my family to go to college. It’s a pretty big accomplishment of mine, but it can be very tricky going into something that you don’t have much knowledge on. Here are a few ways you can make the transition less daunting.

Making the Most of Your Summer Internship

As the summer winds down, summer internships are wrapping up. Before your opportunity concludes, make sure to leave a lasting impression with employers. Check out these tips to make the most of your summer internship.

10 Things to Do the Summer Before College

Your first day at CU will be here before you know it. There are several things you can do to help you prepare for your first day.