Summer Start Orientation

Summer Start Orientation


Welcome to Bloomsburg University and the Husky Family! To ease your transition to BU, there will be a required Summer Start orientation for students only on June 28. However, the Orientation Office welcomes parents of Summer Start freshmen to partake in an orientation experience on June 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 or June 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 or 5:30 to 7:30.

This Summer Start orientation is conducted in association with your assigned move-in on either June 26 or 27. Therefore there is no need for registering for whichever orientation you decide to come to.

Your housing assignment will be posted on your MyHousing account beginning on June 16.

Summer Start orientation on June 28, allows students to get a closer look at our scenic campus, learn about the activities and support services available to Summer Start students, and receive guidance from the program advisor, Brad Swenson.

All new Summer Start students are required to attend Summer Start orientation on June 28. Parents/guardians of Summer Start students are strongly encouraged to attend the orientation on June 26 or 27 as well.

However, students and parents/guardians are not required to attend a BU Preview Day.

Orientation Schedule

Welcome to your Summer Start orientation experience! Orientation is designed to get your BU experience started off right! In order to have the best chance of success, it is important you attend every workshop and pay attention to the helpful information.

Ask questions! Make a new friend! Orientation is for YOU! Please note, events in bold are required.

  • 8:30 to 8:55 a.m. Commuter student check-in (Haas Auditorium, 2nd floor) — If you will be driving back and forth to campus for the Summer Start program, this check-in is for you! Students who are living in a residence hall do not need to attend this check-in.
  • 9 to 10 a.m. Summer Start Opening (Haas Center) — Let’s get started! Hear from a few key people and resources in place to help you succeed this summer!
  • 10 to 10:25 a.m. Summer Start to Husky Finish (Haas Center) — Here, current BU students, and former summer starters, reflect on opportunities they wish they had taken advantage of, and celebrate the decisions they are glad they made. You will leave this experiences ready to get busy, get connected, get done with summer and get ready for fall!
  • 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Achieving Academic Success (Haas Center) — Summer Start will require dedication, tenacity, and a strong work ethic. We know you’ve got these qualities already, so let’s discuss how you will demonstrate them over the next six weeks! During this workshop, you will learn the academic standard and requirements of completing the Summer Start program in order to earn a spot to return in the fall.
  • 11:20 a.m. Commuters take student ID photos (Card Center - Elwell Hall) — Smile pretty, commuters! You will get your ID when you return in the fall.
  • 11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Brunch (Scranton Commons) — All students must have your student ID to eat. If you do not have your student ID, you will have to pay for your entry into the dining hall. Commuters, please bring money to pay for brunch.
  • 12:20 to 12:40 p.m. HUSKIES 101 (Haas Center) — What happens if I get sick? When is my tuition bill due? Why do I have so many accounts and what do they all mean? What will life be like in the fall? We will touch on these topics and more!
  • 12:50 to 1:20 p.m. From High School to Husky (Assigned Workshop Locations) — How do you make the most out of being the first to arrive on campus? Where is the best place to grab dinner in town? What’s there to do for fun in Bloom? OWLs (Orientation Workshop Leaders) are student leaders and mentors who know the ins and outs of Husky life, and are ready to share that information with you! In small groups, you will get to know your fellow summer starters and begin creating your summer of success!
  • 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. Summer Start Breakout sessions (McCormick Hall) — There is nothing like talking to students who have been where you are. If you are nervous about “giving up” six weeks of summer, take it from these current summer starters- you are not giving up, you are gaining! Breakout sessions will cover these topics, and more!
  • 3:30 to 4 p.m. My Major & Me (My Major & Me workshop locations) — On the front of this schedule of events, you will find the name of the major to which you have been admitted. If that major is listed on the enclosed My Major & Me chart, this means your fall academic advisor would like to meet with you during this time. If your major is not represented on the chart, you do not have a meeting. Commuters: you may depart campus if you do not have a My Major & Me meeting. Good luck with classes tomorrow!
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dinner (Scranton Commons) — All students must have their student ID to eat. If you do not have your student ID, you will have to pay for your entry into the dining hall. Dinner is not required for commuters, but if you choose to stay, you are responsible for your dinner costs.
  • 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Dean of Students & One is Too Many (Haas Center) — As a community, Huskies value respect, dignity, diversity, and the right to a safe and healthy atmosphere. This experience introduces your role and responsibilities as a new Husky. To ensure consistency, attendance will be taken. Commuters are not required to attend.
  • 8 to 9 p.m. Residence Life Wing Meetings (Residence Hall) — See your CA (Community Assistant) for details. Commuters are not required to attend.

For additional information about new student orientation, please visit the links to the left hand side of this page! Thank you for helping us make the most of your summer Orientation experience!