College of General Studies
|Freshmen may choose from the following sessions:
||June 11 – 13
||June 18 – 20
||June 25 – 27
||July 9 – 11
||July 16 – 18
||July 23 – 25
||August 27 – 30 (No FYSOP)
|Transfer Students may choose from the following sessions:
||July 30 – August 1
||August 27 – 30 (No FYSOP)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why should I attend University Orientation as a family member?
University Orientation gives you an insight/overview of the resources and support available to your student at Boston University.
How do I register for University Orientation?
Once your student has paid the enrollment deposit, he/she will be eligible to register at www.bu.edu/orientation. Registrations for family members need to be added through the student registration process, so make sure your student signs you up when he/she registers for University Orientation!
Are there benefits to attending an earlier session?
It is to your advantage to attend University Orientation in June or July. Although classes are opened up throughout the summer, going to an earlier session allows your student greater course selection at more convenient times than later in the summer. Students who attend earlier sessions have stated that it is comforting to be familiar with Boston and complete class selection a month or more before classes begin. This allows new Terriers to positively visualize themselves as part of the BU Community.
Students who attend sessions in June and July are also eligible to apply for the First Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP) where first-year students come to campus and move into their dorm rooms one week prior to the start of the fall semester to volunteer in one of eleven Issue Areas: Animals, Children, Disabilities, Elders, Environment, Gender Focus, Homelessness & Housing, Human Rights, Hunger, Public Health Awareness and Urban Engagement. This is an opportunity to reconnect with those you’ve met during Orientation, meet classmates with similar interests, and make change by completing meaningful community service. www.bu.edu/csc
Is there a Parent Program?
Parent Orientation runs concurrently with University Orientation. We strongly encourage parents to attend. Approximately half of incoming students’ families attend Parent & Sibling Orientation. Some attending sessions in June and July* stay in cost-effective student residences at 33 Harry Agganis Way.
*Please note that there is no housing for parents during Session 8 because we are preparing the Residence Halls for move-in.
Is on-campus housing available during University Orientation?
Family members who are registered for the Parent Orientation program, during Sessions 1-7 (June and July sessions), are eligible to sign up for housing on-campus. Staying in a residence hall is a great opportunity to experience campus life. Extending your stay through the weekend offers a chance to explore Boston. Family members will be staying at the Student Residence at 33 Harry Agganis Way. For more information about costs and details associated with staying on-campus, please check out the costs for Parent Orientation.
On-campus housing is not offered to family members during Session 8, as we are preparing the residences for student move-in for the academic year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.