Recently, while on my way to history class, I spotted a long spiraling line in the court yard. I asked one of the students in line what all the fuss was about. “Commuter lunch,” he replied with a puzzled look on his face. Being that this was my first semester at CBU, I had never heard of such a thing. I politely joined the back of the line, and within five minutes, I was first in line. I timidly walked up to the table and handed the guy wearing the “CBU Crazies” shirt my ID. He asked if I was a commuter, which I confidently replied “yes”. He scanned my ID and handed it back to me. The girl next to him handed me a paper bag with a Chic-fil-A chicken sandwich, condiments, chips, and a bottle of water inside. “Thank you,” I belted out, with a huge grin on my face as I strolled to class.

This is one of my first memorable impressions from CBU. College can be expensive and time consuming to attend. Since day one, I have been overwhelmed by the way CBU “gives back” to each student. CBU is constantly holding free events and special promotions which are geared at building morale and improving student life.

Last semester one of the students here left their iPhone in the restroom, not once, but twice. Some honest students found the phone and turned it in to lost and found twice. This is the type of environment and people I have grown to love while attending CBU. I enjoy walking to and from classes because there is always a smiling face walking by with a perfect greeting. I look forward to the “good mornings, hellos, and “how are you’s” that I receive throughout the day. Good manners, and friendliness are contagious here at CBU, and that is all right with me.

Also, what better way to start a class than with prayer? Many of my instructors lead the class in prayer before classes begin. This is always a plus in my book–I can always use a little help