The Bloomsburg Orientation Program
Your transition to Bloomsburg University isn't confined to a one-day orientation event. We've designed an immersive program that will help you, your family, and supporters get ready to start your journey on the right 'paw'!
Bloom Bound is a virtual program for you to complete prior to your New Student Orientation event. here, you'll learn more about:
- Student Life
- Support Services
- What it means to be a Husky
The FYE Orientation Series is comprised of webinars focused on key topics designed to engage, educate, and inform you, as well as your family and supporters. Check out previously recorded episodes! New dates/topics will be released early Spring 2022.
Your orientation day is a great opportunity for you to:
- Learn about the different academic and professional opportunities from current students and faculty.
- Start planning your academic future with a fall semester schedule overview along with coursework requirements.
- Get introduced to important software tools you'll use as a student.
- Connect with your fellow students.
- Explore the campus and downtown.
During your New Student Orientation day, you'll learn more about your required "Before BU Course" on BOLT (Bloomsburg Online Learning and Teaching - our primary online learning platform). The "Before BU Course" is comprised of a series of short modules about various campus expectations and opportunities.
The Before BU BOLT course will go live in July. *This is for fall admits only.
Husky Orientation and Welcome Leaders, or H.O.W.L.'s as we affectionately refer to them, are highly trained student leaders whose job is to help new students adjust to life at Bloomsburg University. There are more than 60 spirited and talented HOWLs who will serve as your personal hosts and share their experiences, tips and strategies for success.
HOWLs range from rising sophomores to seniors and cover nearly every major offered at BU. They live on and off-campus and are each involved in an average of at least three other student organizations on campus. Each of the HOWLs are individually unique yet collectively united and work on making this the best transition for each student by welcoming you in true Husky fashion.
Your official introduction to Husky Life!
Welcome Week begins once all first year students have moved to campus. During Welcome Week, you'll be introduced to college life at BU through a series workshops, social events, guest speakers, and peer interaction. You'll also learn more about Husky traditions and campus culture so you're prepared for your first day of class!