Orient me! I am a … Parent or Guardian

Orient me! I am a … Parent or Guardian


Welcome to Bloomsburg University and the Husky Family! We are honored that you have entrusted the education of your new student to BU!

Orientation is not just for new students! Orientation is for parents and family of new students as well! By attending a BU Preview day, parents and guardians are given an opportunity to meet faculty and current students, get a closer look at our scenic campus, learn about the array of activities and support services available to BU students, and to meet other parents! We hope you will take full advantage of the resources and workshop geared specifically to the unique needs of parents and families.

Parent orientation takes place at the same time as new student orientation. All new students except summer freshmen and ACT 101/EOP students are required to attend a BU Preview Day.

For your convenience, Bloomsburg offers eight different BU Preview Dates for new freshmen and their families:

For additional information about BU Preview days, please visit the links to the left hand side of this page, especially the Orientation FAQs and the Parents FAQs! Thank you for helping us make the most of your Orientation experience!

Tentative Preview Day Schedule

Same as your new student until …

  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. — New Husky Parents Workshop: We won’t make her bed the way you do, and we can’t fold his t-shirts that special way only you can, but we do offer many resources and services which aim to give your student as “home-like” an experience as possible. Bring all the questions you’ve generated and we will answer each one! This workshop is one of the most highly related of the day! You will soon see why…
  • 3:45-4:30 p.m. — The Parent Party! I would love to tell you about this…. but it’s a secret…

A couple notes…

Parking for orientation is the Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital Parking Lot located on Lightstreet Road. Orientation staff will eagerly direct you from the parking lot to check-in and breakfast. If you find the Hospital Parking lot is full, overflow parking is behind the Andruss Library. The BU campus map may be helpful to you in your travels.

Wondering what to bring??? Just bring yourself, an open mind, and maybe something to write with! Remember to check the weather! It never rains in Bloomsburg (☺)…. But just in case it decides to start during orientation, we want our huskies to be prepared!

Staying overnight? Check out our corporate sponsors for comfortable and convenient lodging and dining. Be sure to tell them you are in town for BU orientation - they may have a special discount for you!

Still confused? Still have questions?

We’ve got an app for that! It’s called the New Student Orientation Office… and it is actually not an app… It’s an office. But we are a helpful office nonetheless:

570-389-4595
orientation@bloomu.edu