Registration, Dates & Schedules

Registration:

Please click here to register for our virtual Parent & Family Orientation.

 

Dates:

Session 1 – Tuesday, July 19, 1-4 pm (ET)

Session 2 – Thursday, July 21, 8-11 pm (ET)

Session 3 – Tuesday, July 26, 8-11 am (ET)

Session 4 – Thursday, July 28, 5-8 pm (ET)

Each of the four sessions will cover the same information so you only need to attend once. However, you are invited to attend all.

 

Schedules:

Session 1 – Tuesday, July 19, 1-4 pm (ET)

1:00 pm – Welcome Remarks

Assistant Dean of Students, John Battaglino, will welcome BU families of first year students and ask the audience questions throughout this interactive Orientation session which will prepare you for the transition that lies ahead and will help will navigate the University from afar.

1:15 pm – Living at BU

We know parents and guardians worry about their student’s well-being. You have provided housing, food, transportation, and household rules for years. Now you are preparing for a transition in which Boston University will provide these necessities to your student. Learn about the logistics of move-in from Housing; community living from Residence Life, and the multitude of meal options via Dining Services.

2:00 pm – Health & Wellness

We understand that your student’s health and well-being are paramount and that it will be hard for you to care for your student from a distance. Rest assured that Boston University has your student covered—from physical and mental well-being to Disability & Access Services—we are here to meet the needs of your student and put your minds at ease.

2:30 pm – Finding Your Way

A fresh start is not only exciting but also intimidating. Does your student have a plan to make connections on campus? What resources are available to your student to help them find their way and to foster a sense of belonging at BU? In this session, you will learn about the Student Activities Office, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, the Community Service Center, as well as from the Director of Student Outreach & Engagement.

3:00 pmStudent Services

Throughout the college experience your student will have access to many resources and supports such as the Office of Financial Assistance and the Student Employment Office that may provide financial supports, including employment opportunities, to your student. Your student will also benefit from the Educational Resource Center which offers free peer tutoring, writing assistance and much more. They should also utilize the Center for Career Development as they explore interests, career options, as well as internship opportunities. Your student should take full advantage of all these student services.

3:15 pmCommunity Safety

Sending your student to a large, urban research institution may be overwhelming for some guardians. We understand and want to take this opportunity to introduce you to a member of the BU Police Department as well as a representative from our Office of Judicial Affairs to discuss safety on campus and in the city.

3:30 pmAcademic Advising

The days of guidance counseling are no longer but your student should begin reaching out to their academic advisor this summer. The advisor will serve as your student’s mentor and should be a well-utilized resource from day one.

4:00 pmBreakout Session – Optional

 

 

Session 2 – Thursday, July 21, 8-11 pm (ET)

8:00 pm – Welcome Remarks

Assistant Dean of Students, John Battaglino, will welcome BU families of first year students and ask the audience questions throughout this interactive Orientation session which will prepare you for the transition that lies ahead and will help will navigate the University from afar.

8:15 pm – Living at BU

We know parents and guardians worry about their student’s well-being. You have provided housing, food, transportation, and household rules for years. Now you are preparing for a transition in which Boston University will provide these necessities to your student. Learn about the logistics of move-in from Housing; community living from Residence Life, and the multitude of meal options via Dining Services.

9:00 pm – Health & Wellness

We understand that your student’s health and well-being are paramount and that it will be hard for you to care for your student from a distance. Rest assured that Boston University has your student covered—from physical and mental well-being to Disability & Access Services—we are here to meet the needs of your student and put your minds at ease.

9:30 pm – Finding Your Way

A fresh start is not only exciting but also intimidating. Does your student have a plan to make connections on campus? What resources are available to your student to help them find their way and to foster a sense of belonging at BU? In this session, you will learn about the Student Activities Office, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, the Community Service Center, as well as from the Director of Student Outreach & Engagement.

10:00 pmStudent Services

Throughout the college experience your student will have access to many resources and supports such as the Office of Financial Assistance and the Student Employment Office that may provide financial supports, including employment opportunities, to your student. Your student will also benefit from the Educational Resource Center which offers free peer tutoring, writing assistance and much more. They should also utilize the Center for Career Development as they explore interests, career options, as well as internship opportunities. Your student should take full advantage of all these student services.

10:15 pmCommunity Safety

Sending your student to a large, urban research institution may be overwhelming for some guardians. We understand and want to take this opportunity to introduce you to a member of the BU Police Department as well as a representative from our Office of Judicial Affairs to discuss safety on campus and in the city.

10:30 pmAcademic Advising

The days of guidance counseling are no longer but your student should begin reaching out to their academic advisor this summer. The advisor will serve as your student’s mentor and should be a well-utilized resource from day one.

11:00 pmBreakout Session – Optional

 

 

Session 3 – Tuesday, July 26, 8-11 am (ET) 

8:00 am – Welcome Remarks

Assistant Dean of Students, John Battaglino, will welcome BU families of first year students and ask the audience questions throughout this interactive Orientation session which will prepare you for the transition that lies ahead and will help will navigate the University from afar.

8:15 am – Living at BU

We know parents and guardians worry about their student’s well-being. You have provided housing, food, transportation, and household rules for years. Now you are preparing for a transition in which Boston University will provide these necessities to your student. Learn about the logistics of move-in from Housing; community living from Residence Life, and the multitude of meal options via Dining Services.

9:00 am – Health & Wellness

We understand that your student’s health and well-being are paramount and that it will be hard for you to care for your student from a distance. Rest assured that Boston University has your student covered—from physical and mental well-being to Disability & Access Services—we are here to meet the needs of your student and put your minds at ease.

9:30 am – Finding Your Way

A fresh start is not only exciting but also intimidating. Does your student have a plan to make connections on campus? What resources are available to your student to help them find their way and to foster a sense of belonging at BU? In this session, you will learn about the Student Activities Office, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, the Community Service Center, as well as from the Director of Student Outreach & Engagement.

10:00 amStudent Services

Throughout the college experience your student will have access to many resources and supports such as the Office of Financial Assistance and the Student Employment Office that may provide financial supports, including employment opportunities, to your student. Your student will also benefit from the Educational Resource Center which offers free peer tutoring, writing assistance and much more. They should also utilize the Center for Career Development as they explore interests, career options, as well as internship opportunities. Your student should take full advantage of all these student services.

10:15 amCommunity Safety

Sending your student to a large, urban research institution may be overwhelming for some guardians. We understand and want to take this opportunity to introduce you to a member of the BU Police Department as well as a representative from our Office of Judicial Affairs to discuss safety on campus and in the city.

10:30 amAcademic Advising

The days of guidance counseling are no longer but your student should begin reaching out to their academic advisor this summer. The advisor will serve as your student’s mentor and should be a well-utilized resource from day one.

11:00 amBreakout Session – Optional

 

 

Session 4 – Thursday, July 28, 5-8 pm (ET)

5:00 pm – Welcome Remarks

Assistant Dean of Students, John Battaglino, will welcome BU families of first year students and ask the audience questions throughout this interactive Orientation session which will prepare you for the transition that lies ahead and will help will navigate the University from afar.

5:15 pm – Living at BU

We know parents and guardians worry about their student’s well-being. You have provided housing, food, transportation, and household rules for years. Now you are preparing for a transition in which Boston University will provide these necessities to your student. Learn about the logistics of move-in from Housing; community living from Residence Life, and the multitude of meal options via Dining Services.

6:00 pm – Health & Wellness

We understand that your student’s health and well-being are paramount and that it will be hard for you to care for your student from a distance. Rest assured that Boston University has your student covered—from physical and mental well-being to Disability & Access Services—we are here to meet the needs of your student and put your minds at ease.

6:30 pm – Finding Your Way

A fresh start is not only exciting but also intimidating. Does your student have a plan to make connections on campus? What resources are available to your student to help them find their way and to foster a sense of belonging at BU? In this session, you will learn about the Student Activities Office, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, the Community Service Center, as well as from the Director of Student Outreach & Engagement.

7:00 pmStudent Services

Throughout the college experience your student will have access to many resources and supports such as the Office of Financial Assistance and the Student Employment Office that may provide financial supports, including employment opportunities, to your student. Your student will also benefit from the Educational Resource Center which offers free peer tutoring, writing assistance and much more. They should also utilize the Center for Career Development as they explore interests, career options, as well as internship opportunities. Your student should take full advantage of all these student services.

7:15 pmCommunity Safety

Sending your student to a large, urban research institution may be overwhelming for some guardians. We understand and want to take this opportunity to introduce you to a member of the BU Police Department as well as a representative from our Office of Judicial Affairs to discuss safety on campus and in the city.

7:30 pmAcademic Advising

The days of guidance counseling are no longer but your student should begin reaching out to their academic advisor this summer. The advisor will serve as your student’s mentor and should be a well-utilized resource from day one.

8:00 pmBreakout Session 1 – Optional