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 fellow new students through our Continuing Conversations series and complete your Blackboard Orientation course. I can't wait to see all your smiling faces through your BU authenticated Zoom accounts during the live, remote sessions in January. We have a lot in store for you during your transition into our community.
Continue to keep yourself and your loved ones safe,
Director of Orientation
Find Your Belonging
It's not about fitting into someone else's standards. Set the tone for the BU experience that YOU want. Explore all the areas of our community and start thinking about how you see yourself making an impact here.
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.
Tuesday Prompts on Yellowdig
Every week a question will be posted to encourage sharing of opinions, perspectives and insights with each other. Like someone’s point of view. Learn from them. Encourage others to join in the conversation. Our new BU students are all around the world. Take time to to get to know and learn from each other during these extraordinary times. Don’t forget you can always start your own prompt to start a discussion!
Set up your YellowDig account through the Orientation Blackboard course.Go to Yellowdig
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