Newbury Center Welcome and Orientation – Spring 2023

What is a first-generation undergrad student? 

A student in the first generation of their family to go to college (i.e., a student whose parents/guardians/caregivers did not earn bachelor’s degrees, although elder siblings and cousins may be attending college already or have earned four-year degrees).

What is a first-generation graduate/professional student? 

A student whose parents/guardians/caregivers did not earn a master’s, doctorate, or a professional degree such as a JD or MD.

Here at the Newbury Center, we provide welcome and orientations for new first-gen students to give you a warm welcome to BU. Held at the beginning of each semester, these events introduce students to the resources of the Newbury Center, share some “ins and outs” of being a first-gen student at BU, and start building your community.

For spring semester, we will offer two separate orientations for new first-gen undergraduate students:  one in-person and one on Zoom–please attend whichever one works best for your schedule.

For new first-gen graduate/professional students, we encourage you to meet individually with the Newbury Center staff.  More details below!

New Undergraduates:

  • In-Person Orientation – STH B24
    • Monday, January 23, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
      Please register HERE
      by Thursday, January 19th.  Dinner will be provided, receive a free Terrier F1RSTS t-shirt,and win some Newbury Center swag!
  • Virtual Orientation on Zoom
    • Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 7 PM – 8 PM
      Please register HERE

New Graduate/Professional Students: