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As a student today, you’re living a vibrant, dynamic and exciting life, and at Cape Breton University (CBU) that’s exactly what we want for you. Here, you will be inspired, encouraged and supported, allowing you to excel in both your academic and personal journeys alongside our community of nearly 5,500 hardworking students.

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Informing Affordable Housing: Dr. Leviten-Reid

July 31, 2020

Having a place to live that is safe, affordable and secure is key to our well-being. That’s why Dr. Catherine…

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Making Resources Accessible to All: Pressbooks

July 28, 2020

On July 15, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA) announced a $35,000…

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Cape Breton University to Host U SPORTS soccer National Championships in 2021 & 2023

July 28, 2020

U SPORTS championship hosts were recently announced in men’s and women’s soccer. Cape Breton University will host the Women’s Soccer…

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CBU receives major funding to lead national research initiative on affordable housing

July 27, 2020

Cape Breton University (CBU) will lead a national research initiative on the importance of affordable rental housing for those in…

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Orientation 2020

Sep 8, 2020 9:00 am - Sep 12, 2020 5:00 pm
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Important Dates


Summer session ends.


Final grades for summer session courses due by 4:00 p.m. in the Registrar’s Office.


Final grades accessible.


Residence Move-In


New Student Orientation begins

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