Transfer Student Orientation


Summer 2018 Orientation Days

Session 1: Monday, June 18
Session 2: Tuesday, June 19
Session 3: Wednesday, June 20
Session 4: Monday, July 16
Session 5: Tuesday, July 17
Session 6: Wednesday, July 18

Summer Orientation Days are a one-day experience all transfer students are required to attend. Students will receive information from on and off campus resources, a presentation from their college dean, meet with academic advisors, take their student ID photo and learn tips and tricks on “Life as a Husky." We offer six dates to pick from, but they all cover the same information so please be sure to only register for one date.  **Check-in for each Orientation Day begins at 8AM.  Orientation is scheduled to end at 4:15PM.

Welcome Weekend 2018

Welcome Weekend (Thursday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Aug. 26 is an OPTIONAL event for transfer students. We hope you will take advantage of attending some of the many social events we will be hosting throughout the weekend! Welcome Weekend 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.

 

Orientation Questions?

    storient@bloomu.edu

2018 Summer Orientation Registration is Now Closed

Attention New Huskies:  The Office of New Student Orientation will be assigning all non-registered students a Summer Orientation date.  Your assigned date will be sent to your Husky email account.  Make sure you are checking your Husky email so you're not missing important information from BU!

Transfer Student Orientation Resources

 

  • Student Email — It is very important you check your Huskies email account on a weekly basis as this is the ONLY way we will communicate with you. If you have a smartphone, sync it to your phone!
  • Student 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.
  • On-Campus Parking — 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
  • Dining and Meal Plans — look through menus, locations, meal plans and upcoming dining events.
  • MyHusky — allows you to register for classes, pay bills, view and accept financial aid and provides other related services and information.
  • On-Campus Housing — Full-time new first year college students admitted as on-campus residents are required to live on campus unless they are over 20 years of age or are commuting from the home of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within approved commutable distance from campus (50 miles). Log into MyHousing for your housing information. If you have questions about housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (570) 389-4089 or to learn more.
  • Husky Mail Hub — 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 — 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 — has all the information you will need if you have any questions or experience any issues related to technology.
  • University Bookstore — was established to provide books and supplies in a convenient, on-campus location for you at competitive prices.
  • Transfer 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 will help you find exactly where you are wanting to go!
  • Shuttle Bus Services — offers campus and town shuttle bus schedule, route information, and more!
  • Financial Aid — We want your college education to be comprehensive, enjoyable and affordable. We're committed to assisting you in accessing effective financial aid resources and helping you financially plan your education for long-term success.
  • 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 — offers free peer tutoring services for 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.
  • HuskySync — Discover unique opportunities to get involved on campus.
  • Placement Testing — We want to make sure you are starting with the right courses in reading, writing, and math.  This page describes your initial placements for those courses as well as your option to challenge placement into courses that you do not seem appropriate.  Placement testing occurs year round.