Welcome to Boston University School of Public Health

Orientation aims to facilitate new students’ transition into the school and to enrich each individual’s unique educational experience. You’ll learn about life inside and outside the classroom, from academics to research, employment, and volunteer opportunities. Orientation is also an excellent opportunity to meet your peers, the faculty and staff, and deans of the School.

Orientation is designed to introduce new students to Boston University School of Public Health, acquaint them with resources and involvement opportunities, and officially welcome them to the “Terrier Family”. Through educational and social opportunities, both online and in-person, the newest members of our community can begin their next big adventure on the right path. 

We will post updates on the BUSPH Fall 2023 orientation on this page. Please check back later for details.


June 28, 2023 Virtual Orientation:

 MS-PHR, MS-AB, and MPH Part-Time Students Only 

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

8:30-1:00pm EST

This orientation is mandatory for all incoming MS-PHR and MS-AB students. If you are a part-time MPH student, you can attend this virtual orientation to fulfill your mandatory requirement, or you are welcome to join us on August 29th-September 1st for the in-person orientation.

Updates will be made regularly to the schedule below.  We encourage you to continue checking this webpage for any new information.

Location: Online via Zoom.

Register for Orientation Here

Submit Questions for the Current Student Panel Here

*SPH Fall 2022 Orientation Recordings

  1. Public Safety Presentation
  2. SPH Orientation Day One Discussion – 8/30/22
  3. Dean Galea: What Is Public Health – 8/30/22
  4. Understanding Health Disparity – 8/30/22
  5. The Values That Bind Us – 8/31/22
  6. SPH Orientation Discussion – 8/31/22


**Any IDs printed at Charles River Campus will not work at the Med Campus. All IDs will be prepared by the Medical Campus ID Office**

Terrier Card ID Photo Upload Guidelines for Incoming Students


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If you have questions contact Graduate Student Life at sphgsl@bu.edu.