School of Hospitality Administration
|Freshmen may choose from the following sessions:
||June 17 – 19
||July 15 – 17
||July 22 – 24
||August 26 – 29 (No FYSOP)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I attend University Orientation?
University Orientation ensures that you are properly registered for classes and that you receive important information to help you succeed. Orientation attendance for all new students is mandatory.
How do I register for University Orientation?
Once you pay your enrollment deposit, you will be able to register for University Orientation at www.bu.edu/orientation beginning May 1, 2015.
Are there benefits to attending an earlier session?
It is to your advantage to attend University Orientation in June or July. Students who attend earlier sessions have stated that it is comforting to be familiar with Boston and have their schedules approved by an academic advisor a month or more before classes begin, allowing new Terriers to positively visualize themselves as part of the Boston University community.
Students who attend sessions in June and July are also eligible to apply for FYSOP, the First-Year Student Outreach Project. Students selected to participate in FYSOP return to campus one week prior to the start of the fall semester to engage in a week of education and service in one of eleven focus areas, including abilities, animals, children, elders, environment, gender & sexuality, homelessness and housing, human rights, food justice, public health, and urban engagement. FYSOP offers students the opportunity to reconnect with friends met during Orientation, meet peers with similar passions, explore the neighborhoods of Boston and make positive community change through service.
Is there an Orientation Program for Parents?
Parent Orientation runs concurrently with University Orientation. We strongly encourage parents to attend. Approximately half of incoming students’ families attend Parent & Sibling Orientation. There are cost-effective housing options at the Student Residence at 33 Harry Agganis Way for some individuals attending sessions in June and July.
*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?
Students are required to stay on campus in a Boston University residence hall on Thursday night. Additional nights are available by request for Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. There are a limited number of rooms available for participating parents Tuesday through Saturday. This is a good opportunity for parents to experience college life and enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Boston.