Transfer Students Orientation

Welcome! To ease your transition to BU, we will be offering an in-person orientation experience for all students new to BU. Below you will find a schedule of events for our Spring Start Orientation, held on January 19, 2018.

Spring Start Orientation offers a perfect opportunity for you to meet faculty and fellow transfer students, get a closer look at our scenic campus and learn about the activities and support services available to students.

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!

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
9:00am-9:50am Academic Conversations with Academic Advisors Full details
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-12:00PM Husky Standards and Expectations Kehr Union Ballroom 1and2
12:05PM-1:15PM Lunch Scranton Commons
1:20PM-1:50PM My College and Me Deans' Overview
Zeigler College of Business Kehr Union Ballroom 1and2
College of Liberal Arts Kehr Union Rm. 345A
College of Education Old Science Hall, Rm. 122
College of Science and Technology Kehr Union Rm. 345B
Undeclared 230 Multicultural Center
Non-Degree Scholars Old Science Hall, Rm. G20
2:00PM-2:40PM You, at BU! For Students Follow your OWL
You, at BU! For Families and Supporters Kehr Union Ballroom 1and2
2:45PM-3:15PM ID Distribution and Prizes Kehr Union Ballroom 1and2
3:20PM-4:00PM Optional Tour Kehr Union Ballroom 1and2

 
 

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!

Pre-Orientation Checklist

✔   Register for Orientation

✔   Login to your BU Email Account

✔   Research Meal Plan Options

✔   Complete the FAFSA (financial aid)

✔   Download and fill out your student ID form

✔   Review your class schedule (My Husky)

✔   Create a user profile on HuskySync

✔   Complete your online health forms

✔   Register your vehicle to park on campus


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

Questions?

orientation@bloomu.edu


Transfer 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

All new students are required to complete online health forms. These include Consent for Treatment, Health History, TB Screening Questionnaire, Immunization Dates, Medical Insurance Information, and the Notice of Privacy Practices. Health forms are accessed through the Health Center Web Portal.

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.

Spring meal plans will begin with brunch on Saturday, January 20th

MyHusky

MyHusky allows you to register for classes, pay bills, view and accept financial aid and provides other related services and information.

On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing is available for transfer students. If you are admitted as an on-campus resident, we will plan to house you for whichever semester you are scheduled to start unless you notify us otherwise.

Off-Campus Housing

Living in the Town of Bloomsburg can be very rewarding and enjoyable. BU offers support for any questions or concerns students may have about living off-campus.

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

Academic Advising collaborates with students to ensure they are on track to complete requirements for their degree. Depending on your major, you will have different requirements. Contact the department of your major for more information about advising specific to your major!

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.

Transfer Facebook Page

A transfer student Facebook page is a resource to find roommates, locate housing, connect with other transfer students, and have any BU questions answered.

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!

Financial Aid

We want your college education to be comprehensive, enjoyable and affordable. Bloomsburg University is committed to assisting you in accessing effective financial aid resources and helping you financially plan your education for long-term success.

Enrollment Services / Office of the Registrar

Enrollment Services / Office of the Registrar is the central office for student scheduling and registration, as well as commencement, college transcripts, undergraduate degree clearance, enrollment verifications, military credits, transfer credits, changing of a major, or declaring a minor.

Tutorial Services

University Tutorial Services (UTS) offers free peer tutoring services for Bloomsburg University students. All tutoring sessions must be scheduled through our office (we do not accept walk-ins) and will be held for one hour per week for each course you request and are matched for tutoring.

Current Student Resources

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

HuskySync

Discover unique opportunities to get involved at Bloomsburg University.

The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce

Local places to stay, eat and explore.