Orient me! I am a … Transfer Student

Orient me! I am a … Transfer Student


Congratulations on your admission to Bloomsburg University! We are so excited to have you on campus as the newest member of the Husky family! In order to ease your transition to BU, the New Student Orientation Office offers a fun and informative TRANSFERmation experience catered to your unique needs. TRANSFERmation will take place on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Please register for your orientation here!

Parents/Guardians are welcome, and encouraged to attend! Please note: orientation is required for new transfer students. It is important you attend orientation in order to begin your academic career as prepared as possible. It is important to know policies and expectations vary greatly University to University. Although you may feel prepared based on your past academic experiences, we want you to fully understand what it means to be a Bloomsburg Husky, and that is something you can only learn by attending TRANSFERmation! Please note: a required $95.00 orientation fee will be included in your spring billing statements. A tentative schedule of events for the day will be posted soon.

In preparation for TRANSFERmation, please reach out to our many TRANSFERmation assistants by emailing BUtransfer@bloomu.edu. TRANSFERmation Assistants are current BU transfer students who tried the rest, and transferred to the best! They are excited to welcome you to BU and will be facilitating your entire TRANSFERmation experience on January 18th.

How can TRANSFERmation Assistants help you? TRANSFERmation Assistants help:

• Find housing
• Get in touch with your advisor
• Understand scheduling
• Navigate meal and dining options
• Explain BU book buying/rental processes
• Recommend the best places to get last minute necessities
• Show you around the Town of Bloomsburg

Most importantly, TRANSFERmation Assistants help you connect with your fellow transfer students! Please join our Facebook group BU TRANSFERmation! There, you can connect with your peers and start forming bonds with new and current students!

In the meantime, please contact us at 570.389.4595 or email BUtransfer@bloomu.edu with any questions!

All events in bold are mandatory. Thank you for helping us make the most of your orientation experience!
Sunday, January 18, 2015
8 -8:50 a.m.- Orientation Check-in for ALL students: Ballroom Lobby

8-8:50 a.m. - Student ID photos:

9 -9:30 a.m. - BU Welcomes You! Ballroom 1
Bloomsburg is a friendly place! Meet some of those friendly faces you are going to see throughout today, and the rest of your BU career!

9:30-10:20 a.m. - New@BU Resource Panel
Intended to be your “home away from home,” this panel of resources includes representatives from: Police and Safety, Counseling services, Health services, campus banking and more!

10:30-11 a.m. - New@BU What Do I Do?(students)
Enough about the nuts and bolts! Let’s break into groups to meet your TRANSFERmation Assistant and your fellow new students! Your workshop location is listed on the front of your folder label.

10:30-11 a.m. - New@BU What Do I Do? (families)
Whether this is your 1st or 5th student to send off to college, sometimes, resources and policies vary school to school. Learn about the opportunities specific to BU, and how you are just as much a part of our community as your student!

11:10-11:50 a.m. - Welcome New Huskies Brunch at the Scranton Commons!
Please have your lunch ticket handy.

noon-1 p.m. - My College Connection Deans’ Workshop
Meet your College Dean who will share important information about your major, your College and BU
academic policies. Be sure to ask lots of questions! (Not sure what College your major is in? See the
enclosed chart)
College of Business Kehr Union room 345A
College of Liberal Arts Kehr Union Ballroom 3
College of Education Kehr Union, room 230
College of Science & Technology Kehr Union room 345B
Undeclared Students Kehr Union Ballroom 1

1:10-2:30 p.m.New@BU – Husky Standards & Expectations Ballroom 1
Learn about the array of services in place to ensure a safe, healthy, and enjoyable Husky experience!

2:35-3 p.m. - Husky Tech Talk Ballroom 1
ISIS…BOLT…HuskyID… is it all the same? Is it different? What do these, and other abbreviations mean? We’ve got you covered- literally and digitally!

3-3:15 p.m. - Orientation Wrap-Ups
• Student ID pick-up
• BINGO prizes
• Raffles
• Open Q & A

3:15 p.m. - Optional campus tours

3:15 p.m. - Orientation Concludes

Please note:

4:30-7:00 p.m. - Dinner hours for the Scranton Commons on January 18, 2015

All resident students have mandatory Wing meetings on the floor of their residence hall at 9 p.m. on January 18, 2015. See your CA for details.