We are busy preparing and eagerly awaiting your arrival on Orientation Day, September 3! For students who may have burning questions, are feeling a bit nervous, or just want to get a jump on figuring things out before our exciting on-campus Orientation Day, we are offering a couple Pre-Orientation afternoon sessions. There is an in-person or virtual option – choose one date that works for you and register below to attend!

International Students please note you may register for virtual sessions only.


Tuesday, August 20

  • Arrive anytime between 12:30 and 1:00 pm. Programming will be complete at 3:30 pm.
  • Campus will be open 3:30 – 4:30 pm if you wish to visit the bookstore*, pick up student ID** or parking pass**, or find your classrooms. Student Leaders will be available to assist with directions.

*Bookstore Information:

  • If you like, you can order textbooks at ahead to have them ready for pick up at Pre-Orientation! Or you can come directly into the Bookstore and shop for books there that day. For more information about textbooks, visit and click on Step 15 (Buy your textbooks). We will also be showing you how to find your list of books at Pre-Orientation during the first session.
  • There will  be a sale at the Bookstore during Pre-Orientation – 20% off clothing, drink ware, winter ware, gifts, and supplies!


** Pick-up your Student ID Card or Parking Pass:


Wednesday, August 21

  • Tentatively scheduled for 1 to 4 pm.
  • Student in attendance will receive an emailed coupon to use at the BU Bookstore for 20% off clothing, drink ware, winter ware, gifts, and supplies!

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, watch presentations, and take a campus tour.

We also offer a virtual Pre-Orientation for those who may be unable to travel to campus prior to the start of the term as an opportunity to speak with staff and students to obtain information about preparing to attend.

Who should attend Pre-Orientation?

The event is for new students who have been admitted for September 2024 or January 2025 to help prepare for university. 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, learn about how to prepare for fall, and better understand the transition to university.
  • Detailed Information – students and family will be able to ask specific questions about their program of study, services and supports offered, and preparing to attend.


If you haven’t yet set-up your student account or registered, please visit and follow all your next steps.

Register Now

Registration Deadline is August 15.