Student Orientation

Office of New Student Orientation

Save the Date!

Spring Start Orientation is Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

We're so excited to partner with you as you journey toward becoming a Husky! Here, you'll find information specifically designed to ease your transition to BU and get you started on the right "paw." If you can't find what you need, we're here as an enthusiastic resource and support! We offer a university-wide welcome to our first time in college, transfer, non-degree scholar and adult learner students. Please feel free to contact our office!

First-Year Students
Transfer Students
Parents and Supporters
Non-Degree Scholars
Adult Learners


2020 Spring Start Orientation Schedule

  • 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
      Spring Start Orientation Check-In, Kehr Union Fireside Lounge, 200 level — You made it! Now let’s get you checked-in for Spring Start Orientation! At check-in, you will take your student ID photo, and browse a resource and involvement fair to learn more about all that BU has to offer! Spring Start orientation officially begins at 12:30 pm. So, after taking your ID photo and browsing the resource and involvement fair, feel free to grab lunch at the Scranton Commons. Students should use their lunch ticket and guests can pay at the entrance.
      Bloomsburg University ID Photos, Kehr Union Fireside Lounge, 200 level
      Resource and Involvement Fair, Kehr Union, Multipurpose 345
  • 12:30 to 12:45 p.m.
      Welcome to BU!, Kehr Union, Ballroom 1 — Learn what to expect during Spring Start orientation! Meet your hosts for the day, along with
      peers also starting their Husky careers in January.
  • 12:50 to 1:20 p.m.
      My College & Me - Hear from the Dean of your College!
        College of Education: Kehr Union, Multicultural Center 230
        College of Liberal Arts: Kehr Union, Multipurpose Room 345A
        College of Science and Technology: Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium
        Zeigler College of Business: Kehr Union, Ballroom 1
        Undeclared Students: Kehr Union, Ballroom 3
        (students not yet in a major)
        Non-Degree Scholars: Kehr Union, Conference Room 226
        (students not pursing a BU degree, but are taking college courses)
  • 1:30 to 2:10 p.m.
      *Optional Campus Tour for Non-Degree Scholars, meet at Kehr Union Lobby, third Floor — This tour is specifically for BU students who are not pursuing a Bloomsburg degree, but who are taking a college course(s).
  • 1:30 to 2 p.m.
      You at BU, for Students! — follow the H.O.W.L. with the number on your schedule
  • 1:30 to 2 p.m.
    • You at BU, for Families!, Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium
  • 1:30 to 2:10 p.m.
      Adult Learner Panel, Kehr Union, Multicultural Center — this panel is by adult learners, and for adult learners! Bring your questions so you can get answers from those who truly understand what it means to be an adult student.
  • 2:15 to 2:45pm
      Husky Living, (Kehr Union Ballroom noted below)
        Husky Living - On Campus: Kehr Union, Ballroom 1 — Did you know that living on-campus is more than a “dorm” and a roommate? Living On-Campus is an experience in bonding, growth, fun, challenge, and lots of support! This workshop discusses how to make the most of your on-campus living experience.

        Husky Living - Off Campus and Commuter: Kehr Union, Ballroom 3 — You don’t have to live on-campus to benefit from all that being a Husky has to offer! Off-campus living offers opportunities for growth, self-motivation, and community-building. In this workshop, off-campus Huskies will learn how to make the most of their living experience.

  • 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.
      Adult Learner Orientation, Kehr Union, Multicultural Center
  • 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.
      Husky Standards and Expectations, Kehr Union, Ballroom 1 — Being a successful Husky involves being aware, informed, and educated on campus resources and policies. This workshop introduces students to the expectations we have of Huskies, as well as the expectations we hope you have of BU!
  • 4:05 to 4:30 p.m.
      ID Distribution and Prizes, Kehr Union, Ballroom 1 — line up in Ballroom 1 to claim your beautiful new ID! Also, while grabbing your ID, you might also be grabbing a prize! We have tons of Husky gear and swag to hand out for surprise winners!
  • 4:45 p.m.
      Optional Campus Tour, meet at Kehr Union Lobby, third Floor — need to see where you’ll have class, eat, and possibly live? Meet our O.W.L.s for a campus tour!

Meet the H.O.W.L.'s


Husky Orientation and Welcome Leaders

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 75 spirited and talented H.O.W.L.'s who will serve as your personal hosts and share their experiences, tips and strategies for success.

Husky Orientation and Welcome Leaders