College of General Studies
|Transfer students may choose from the following sessions:
||July 27 – 29
||August 31 – September 2 (No FYSOP)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I attend University Orientation?
University Orientation ensures that you are properly registered for classes and sets the expectations of what it means to be a citizen at BU. You will receive important information to help you succeed. Orientation attendance for all new students is mandatory.
How do I register for University Orientation?
Once you have paid your deposit, you will be able to register for University Orientation at www.bu.edu/orientation starting on May 1, 2016.
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 Orientations.
Is on-campus housing available during University Orientation?
Students are required to stay on campus in a BU residence hall on Thursday night in July. 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.