Bloomsburg University Student Handbook 2020-2021

The student handbook is an important resource for you as a Bloomsburg student. The information provided will help guide you during your Bloomsburg experience and connect you to the many dedicated individuals on campus committed to your success. It's our hope that your BU experience is truly spectacular, full of academic growth, lasting relationships and meaningful experiences. As you look forward to this upcoming year, please know there are a variety of opportunities and services available to you as a Husky. Your Onward and Upward Await!

About Bloomsburg University

President - Dr. Bashar W. Hanna

Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D., was named the 19th president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in July 2017.  Visit the President's webpage to find more information along with how to follow him on Twitter or read his President’s blog. 

University Mission

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is an inclusive comprehensive public university that prepares students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.

University Values

Bloomsburg University students, faculty, and staff value: Collaboration, Community, Critical thinking, Diversity, Excellence, Integrity, Knowledge, Opportunity, Respect, Personal and professional growth.

    University Vision

    Bloomsburg University aspires to:

    • be a premier public comprehensive university, recognized as a center of thinking, learning and academic excellence.
    • anticipate and address the changing needs of the Commonwealth.
    • be a diverse community that produces positive change.
    • provide resources to maximize opportunities for success.
    • be a good steward of our resources and the environment.
    • develop individuals to be contributing citizens.

    BU History

    Founded on wisdom and work ethic. Henry Carver founded Bloomsburg University in 1839, but it’s not like it was easy. After sailing the pirate-plagued seas, teaching coast to coast without modern transportation, and even losing one of his hands (yes, seriously), he realized that the hardworking residents of eastern Pennsylvania shouldn’t have to leave their town to find a world-class education. So he carved out our spot on the hill where education would be accessible, work ethic would be non-negotiable, and Huskies would always have a home. 

    History of BU webpage

    BU Brand

    We believe that opportunity is created—fought for by individuals with a clear vision and fierce determination to achieve. This is why we show up every day, on a mission to transform the lives of our students so that they can succeed while lifting others up. This is the attitude found within every Husky. At Bloomsburg University, creating opportunity for our region, and beyond, has been our vision since the very beginning.

    BU Services

    BU Divisions

    Bloomsburg University is comprised of five divisions which work together to support the mission and goals of the university. 

    Academic Affairs

    Administration and Finance

    Strategic Enrollment Management

    Student Affairs

    University Advancement

    BU Policies

    Bloomsburg University has issued a series of policies, Rules and Procedures that are often referred to as ‘the PRP index’.  These university policies are written procedure, rules, regulations and academic requirements for University personnel, staff, students, and visitors to the university.  We encourage you to become familiar with the full Policies, Rules and Procedures Index (PRP Index) however, some of the PRPs most utilized by students are listed below.