Register for Pre-Orientation

What is Pre-Orientation?

Pre-Orientation is an event that allows students to gather on campus to better understand the information about the transition to university that they will receive throughout spring, summer and at Orientation. It is a chance to speak with people face-to-face and have your questions answered. Students and their family will participate in an information fair, workshops, and campus tours.

Who should attend Pre-Orientation?

The event is for new students who have been admitted for September 2019. The programming is primarily for undergraduate students, however, graduate students are welcome to attend. Parents and supports are encouraged to attend. The intended outcomes for Pre-Orientation include:

  • Connection – students will have the opportunity to meet and connect with other new students.
  • Familiarity – students will feel comfortable on campus and have a basic knowledge of the services available to them.
  • Parental Satisfaction – parents and supporters will have the opportunity to ask questions and better understand the transition to university.
  • Detailed Information – students will be able to ask questions specific to their program of study.

Pre-Orientation Schedule

  • June 5th or 6th
  • 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Click here for a detailed printable version of the schedule.

Test out your home away from home! (optional)

Enjoy a night in Residence and wake up rested and ready to take on Pre-Orientation!

  • There are two options for spending a night:
    • June 4th for students attending June 5th Pre-Orientation OR
    • June 5th for students attending June 6th Pre-Orientation
  • Accommodations are $33.10 + PST & GST (per room).
  • All students must have a parent spend the night with them. Each room will be equipped with one bed for the student and one bed for the parent. If you are a mature student and bringing a parent does not make sense for your situation, please contact Courtney Adams (
  • Check-in available after 3pm on the day of arrival.
  • Check-out is at 11am on the day of departure.
  • Parking passes will be provided at check-in.
  • Dining options for dinner and breakfast are available on campus through Food Services.
  • Rooms do not come equipped with a TV. Rooms are wired for internet for anyone wanting to bring a lap-top. Wifi and cable is also available in the McMaster TV lounge on the main floor.
  • Guests must bring their own toiletries.
  • Bedding is provided, however, you can bring your blankets and pillows for comfort.
  • All guests will be staying in McMaster Hall.
  • Residence Life Programming will run from 7pm to 8pm. This is a chance to meet other future BU students and see what Residence Life is all about.
  • Limited spots available. First come first served.

Registration Form: