College of Communication
|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 Boston University. You will receive important information to help you succeed. Orientation attendance for all new students is mandatory.
Attending the transfer session of Orientation is an important part of transitioning to a new school and we want to make sure that we are able to advise students so they are able to get the most out of their time at Boston University.
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.
Are there benefits to attending Session 7?
It is to your advantage as a transfer student to attend University Orientation Session 7 as it is specifically geared towards helping new students transition to Boston University. Student Advisors from COM Student Services will be in touch with you to help you register for the Fall semester prior to Session 7. During orientation you will meet with COM Advisors to make any adjustments to your Fall schedule and to have any academic questions answered. This also allows New Terriers to positively visualize themselves as part of the BU Community.
Students who attend Orientation for Transfer students in 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 ten focus areas, including abilities, animals, children, elders, environment, gender and sexuality, homelessness and housing, human rights, food justice, and public health. 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 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 at 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.