Non-Degree Scholars

Non-degree students can take undergraduate courses but aren’t currently or don’t plan to pursue a Bloomsburg University degree.

Types of non-degree scholars are:

• Someone who wants to take a class for personal enrichment
• College students attending other institutions who want to transfer the credit back to their college
• High school students who are taking undergraduate courses while still in high school

Orientation Registration - Friday, January 19, 2018

To attend BU Orientation, you MUST register online.

Schedule of Events

List of events hosted by the Office of New Student Orientation for all new BU students.

8:30AM-9:50AM Student ID Photos BU Card Center, Elwell Hall
10:00AM-10:55AM Spring Start Orientation Check In Kehr Union Ballroom Lobby
Resource and Involvement Fair Kehr Union Ballroom 3
11:00AM-11:15AM Welcome to You, at BU! Kehr Union Ballroom 1and2
11:20AM-12:00AM Optional Tour Kehr Union Ballroom 1and2
12:05PM-1:15PM Lunch Scranton Commons
1:20PM-1:50PM My College and Me Deans' Overview Non-Degree Scholars Old Science Hall, Rm G20


**Student IDs can be picked up at the BU Card Center in Elwell Hall after Orientation concludes.

If you are unable to attend our on campus orientation, please contact our office at 570-389-4595 to ensure you have all of the information needed to successfully start your journey at BU!

Hours It’s Open

Bloomsburg University Police Dept.: 24 hours a day

Residence Life/Card Center: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Student Rec: 7:00AM - 9:00PM

University Bookstore: 8:00AM-6:30PM


Tips for your visit

Parking for orientation is the Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital Parking Lot located on Lightstreet Rd. Orientation staff will eagerly direct you from the parking lot to check-in and breakfast. If you find the Hospital Parking lot is full, overflow parking is behind the Andruss Library. Directions and a campus map may be helpful to you in your travels.

Wondering what to bring??? Just bring yourself, an open mind, and maybe something to write with! Remember to check the weather! It never rains in Bloomsburg…. But just in case it decides to start during orientation, we want our huskies to be prepared!

Staying overnight? Check out our corporate sponsors for comfortable and convenient lodging and dining. Be sure to tell them you are in town for BU orientation- they may have a special discount for you!

Nondegree Student Resources

BU Student Email

It is very important that you check your BU email account on a weekly basis as this is the ONLY way Bloomsburg University will communicate with you. If you have a smartphone, sync it to your phone!

Health Center

Maintain your health and wellness while attending BU.

On-Campus Parking

Motor vehicle parking on Bloomsburg University's campus is regulated and strictly enforced by university police. Motorists are strongly encouraged to park in appropriate locations, obtain necessary permits, and follow posted rules to avoid almost certain parking citations and fines.

The Permit Store

Your one stop shop for registering your vehicle, purchasing your parking permit, and parking citation payment

Bloomsburg University Dining Services and Meal Plans

Bloomsburg University Dining menus, locations, meal plans and upcoming events.

Husky Mail Hub

Bloomsburg University's Mail Services Center distributes and processes mail for faculty, administration, staff and students.

Academic Calendar

For complete semester information regarding semester start and end dates, university breaks, and enrollment details.

Academic Advising

Bloomsburg University collaborates with students to ensure they are on track to complete requirements for their coursework. As a non-degree student, your needs as a student are unique. For information specific to you, please visit

Student Technology Support

The student tech support page has all the information you will need if you have any questions, or experience any issues related to technology.

University Bookstore

The University Store was established to provide books and supplies in a convenient, on-campus location for you at competitive prices.

Map of Campus

Lost on campus? This map will help you find exactly where you are wanting to go!

Campus Transportation and Shuttle Bus Services

Campus and town shuttle bus schedule, route information, and more!

Current Student Resources

Anything you could possibly need to know to get involved, stay informed and be successful at BU!

The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce

Local places to stay, eat and explore.