You've been admitted ... congratulations!

Now what's next?

Ben Franklin Hall

Reserve your place with your $200 admissions deposit: BU received 11,000 applications each year for 1,900 spots in the freshmen class. The admissions deposit holds your spot in the incoming class. Pay the deposit online by May 1.

Submit the FAFSA early: Early filers usually receive priority consideration for financial aid and scholarships. You can file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1.

Explore scholarship opportunities: Each year, Bloomsburg University offers nearly $2 Million in scholarship awards to deserving students. For priority consideration, apply by Jan. 15.

Living on campus? Register for housing and select a meal plan in mid-March. Be sure to check out all of our living options, including our brand new 7-story, 135-suite David Soltz Hall.

Get to know us ... be social: No need to wait until you get on campus, start connecting with current and fellow incoming Huskies today on our vast social media network. BU is among the most followed universities in the state and a leader in the State System, including the top Instagram account and second most followed Twitter profile, as well as the first on Snapchat.

Submit your final high school transcript: All students are required to submit a final high school transcript showing proof of graduation. Your school guidance counselor should be familiar with this.

Check your new BU student email account: Check it frequently! We will primarily communicate with you through your BU email address. So this is your main source for important dates, deadlines, and activities.

Complete and submit the health form: All new students are required to complete the online health forms prior to starting classes at BU. Complete the forms by July 1.

Register for new student orientation Preview Day: Preview Day is the required freshman orientation that helps students familiarize themselves with BU’s campus and culture. You will have multiple dates to choose from. Registration begins in the spring. * Summer Preparatory Academy students are NOT required to participate in a BU Preview Day. *


Pre-Move In Checklist

  • Do you believe you are a strong writer? Consider the earning Credit by Exam for ENGLISH 101, which would exempt you from the course.
  • If applicable, send us any AP exam test scores and final transcripts from other colleges attended.
  • Take the Language Proficiency exam to potentially fulfill your second language requirement before even arriving in the Fall, or complete the language preference request form.
  • Create a packing list for your residence hall room. Be sure to look at the list of recommended items, as well as the “no-no” list.
  • Housing and roommate assignments will be released in the beginning of August. Get in touch with your roommate as soon as possible to decide “who will bring what…”
  • Make sure you understand your financial aid award. If you have questions, contact our financial aid office. Also, don’t forget to pay your bill through our bursar’s office. Although our tuition is very affordable, it is not free so don’t make that mistake!
  • When available, review your fall class schedule in your MyHusky account. Schedules will be posted mid-August.
  • Once you have your class schedule, visit our University Bookstore website to price and purchase your textbooks. Tip: Buy your books online from home and the awesome staff will box them up for you for pick up once you get here!
  • Review the MyCore program as well as the degree requirements for the major you have chosen.
  • Register your cell phone number for emergency notifications and update your emergency contact info through your MyHusky account. Tip: You can also add a parent’s phone number for emergency notifications.
  • Check out parking and vehicle registration information on our police website
  • Familiarize yourself with The Pilot, our student code of conduct handbook. You are responsible for knowing our code of conduct.
  • Start your co-curricular transcript. The co-curricular transcript is where you can document your involvement in clubs, organizations, and leadership activities during your BU career.
  • Get your BU gear at the University Bookstore
  • Meet the OWLs! OWL stands for Orientation Workshop Leader, they are upperclassmen that are here to help you in your transition to BU. It is never too early to get in touch with an OWL and ask questions!
  • Lastly, get ready to get involved! Check out our student government and the 250+ organizations and clubs BU has to offer! We have something for everyone, including you!