School of Hospitality Administration
|Freshmen may choose from the following sessions*:
||June 19 – 21
||July 17 – 19
||August 28 – 31 (No FYSOP)
*Students in Kilachand Honors College must attend one of the following sessions: Session 3, Session 5, or Session 7.
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. Attendance for all new students is mandatory.
How do I register for University Orientation?
Once you pay your enrollment deposit, you will be eligible to register for University Orientation at www.bu.edu/orientation beginning May 3, 2013.
Are there benefits to attending an earlier session?
Students who attend sessions in June and July are 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, Environments, Gender Focus, Public Health Awareness, Homelessness & Housing, Human Rights, Hunger, and Urban Engagement. This is an opportunity to reconnect with those you’ve met at Orientation, meet classmates with similar interests, and make change by completing meaningful community service.
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. FYSOP allows new Terriers to positively visualize themselves as part of the BU Community.
Is there an Orientation Program for Parents?
Parent Orientation runs concurrently with University Orientation. We strongly encourage parents to attend. Approximately ¾ of freshmen parents attend Parent Orientation. Some attending sessions in June and July* stay in cost-effective student housing.
*Please note that there is no housing for parents during Session 7 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 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, during Sessions 1-6. This is a good opportunity for parents to experience campus life.