Make a Reservation
University Orientation is open only to students who have decided to register as full-time students at Boston University by paying their enrollment deposit. If you have submitted your deposit, you will receive an invitation to set up your Boston University Google Apps Account. This account will serve as your official BU e-mail address and more. Once your BU email is set up, you may then register for University Orientation. If you haven’t set up your BU Google Apps Account, please go to www.bu.edu/computing/accounts/google and do so now.
For further assistance and help with any issue while creating the BU Google Apps Account, please call the IT Help Center at 617-353-HELP(4357). Their hours of operations are:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to Midnight
Friday – Saturday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to Midnight
Please note that University Orientation reservations are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please register as soon as possible. All entering undergraduate students are required to attend Orientation on Thursday and Friday.
A $255 University Orientation Fee is automatically included in your first-semester bill. This fee will appear on your Fall Semester bill and covers the cost of housing and linens in a University residence on Thursday (which is available only for Boston University incoming students), lunch and dinner on Thursday, breakfast on Friday, and all University Orientation programs and materials. Please note that you are required to stay on-campus the Thursday night of your University Orientation session in June and July (Sessions 1-7).
All new students who have paid deposits must register for University Orientation.
*IMPORTANT: In the event you would like to request a refund, all refund requests must be made 10 business days (Monday-Friday) in advance of your session date. No refunds will be given if the request is not made 10 business days in advance of the Wednesday of your registered session.