Your Path Begins Here

College is one of life's great adventures. At Orientation, we'll help you find your way. Meet the people you'll make the journey with and those who will help you move forward. Get a preview of the new experiences you'll encounter. And get a sense of the place you'll explore and call home. But first things first: register.

First Steps

Before Registering
  • Submit your deposit
  • Read this website!
  • Look out for your email invite
  • Set up your BU email account
  • Upload COVID-19 vaccine documentation

Complete Full Checklist

Register for Your Orientation Session

Once you've completed the steps on the Registration Checklist, you'll be able to pick an Orientation session.

Register now

Next Steps

Orientation gives you a glimpse of life on our campus. There's a lot to see and do, so prepare for your adventure. Read up on your destination — review the materials on this site that will give you access to the people, interactions, and memories-in-the-making that await you. Dress like the locals — start wearing your scarlet and white. Check your gear and know how to use it — make sure your technology is up and running so you can get where you're going. You'll be with us in no time. We can't wait.

Dates & Deadlines

Make sure you register for a session, check out the Blackboard course, participate in Continuing Conversations, and follow COVID Protocols.

Upload your COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Compliance Documents Before Session



As soon as you have paid your deposit and created your BU email account, complete this vital next step so you will be able to register for Orientation!

Winter Orientation Registration Ends



Reservations for Orientation sessions are first-come, first-served, so don't wait!

Orientation Blackboard Course Due



The Orientation Blackboard course contains both mandatory components as well as some additional resources to lead you to establishing yourself at Boston University!

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