Dear New Students,

Words can't express how excited I am to welcome you to Boston University. During these extraordinary times, it has become even more apparent that this supportive community gives us opportunities to grow as individuals. With this Orientation, we want to guide you to find your sense of belonging here too.

Our remote Orientation has been designed to be both reflective and interactive. Questions are asked of you to encourage you to delve deeper into your own story, to strengthen your understanding of yourself. On the flip side, virtual experiences challenge you to confidently share your story, and listen respectfully to others share their own. These moments of storytelling enrich our understanding of the world and how we all belong in it. In addition, it influences our own identity development.

I encourage you to return to this site regularly to meet thousands of other Terriers: fellow new students, continuing students, faculty, and staff. We have a lot in store for you during your transition into our community.

Continue to keep yourself and your loved ones safe,
Shiney James
Director of Orientation

What to Expect

Be exposed to the people, resources and opportunities that BU has to offer at your own pace through a number of different mediums. Most importantly, meet other new members of our community.


Parent & Family Orientation

Parents & Families are also welcome to participate in their own Orientation experience, distinct from the student experience. By signing up, parents and families will have access to content, videos, and special events from now until October 18, 2020. Boston University is a global research institution with a vibrant campus life. The opportunities are endless. We can't wait to show you around.


Meet Our Team

Our team of continuing students share the best tips and tricks for finding your joy at BU. With at least one year under their belt, they are completely committed to smoothing your transition. We get it. You want to feel like you belong. They can help.

Meet Our Team

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  • Kristin Rundlett

    Kristin Rundlett

    I have two dream jobs because I still haven’t decided on what I want to do. One of those would be a wedding planner and the other is to work in the events department of a sporting arena.

  • Ryan Rimple

    I decided to transfer to BU actually over the summer into my sophomore year.

  • Madison Imoto in front of trees and blue sky

    Madison Imoto

    The most important lesson that I learned is how to be my own person by making decisions that are right for me. Though it is easy to compare yourself to others, especially your peers, I try not to because everyone’s experience in college and in life in general is going to be different.

  • Rajwinder Kaur

    Since my transition to BU, I have learned the importance of patience and persistence. I never realized I needed to be more patient with myself!