Registration and Dates

Welcome

Dear Parents & Families,

Congratulations to your student and welcome to the Boston University family! This summer you will have three ways to engage with and learn about Boston University via our complimentary, virtual Parent & Family Orientation program. You will have the opportunity to partake in live Orientation Sessions, to participate in live, interactive Parent & Family Discussions, and to watch “On-Demand” videos to learn more about different departments throughout the University.

Please do not miss these opportunities to learn about and to engage with your student’s (and your) new BU community. We hope that you will participate until you feel prepared and comfortable. Perhaps, one of the most important take-a-ways from the Parent & Family Orientation experience is that Boston University is a large institution that is comprised of small, close-knit communities, held together by an amazing group of support systems, individuals, who are dedicated to your student.

We look forward to welcoming you to our BU family throughout your Orientation experience. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Parent & Family Programs at 617-358-1187 or by email at parents@editoraregextremadura.com.

All best,

Christy Loring

Director, Parent & Family Programs


Dates for Parent & Family Orientation Sessions

  • Tuesday, June 8, 5:00 PM (ET)
  • Tuesday, June 15, 8:00 AM (ET)
  • Tuesday, June 22, 5:00 PM (ET)
  • Tuesday, June 29, 8:00 AM (ET)
  • Tuesday, August 3, 5:00 PM (ET)

Schedules for Parent & Family Orientation Sessions

Tuesday Night Schedule

5:00 PM?? Welcome to the BU Family!

Presenter: Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students

5:15 PM?? What is Academic Advising?

Understand the path your student will travel as they pursue their degree from the Associate Provost, ad interim, for Undergraduate Affairs and learn about Academic Advising.

5:30 PM Student Services

Learn about important student services such as Financial Assistance and registering for classes.

5:45 PM Work at BU

Hear from representatives in our Student Employment Office (SEO) about working on campus and learn from the Center for Career Development about internships and employment opportunities.

6:00 PM Living at BU

Learn about living on campus from our panel of experts including representatives from Residence Life, Dining Services, the Student Activities Office (SAO) and Disability & Access Services.

6:30 PM Health & Wellness

Meet with representatives from Student Health Services (SHS), Behavioral Medicine, Wellness & Prevention, Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP) and our Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec) as they discuss health and well-being.

7:00 PM Community Safety

Meet the BU administrators who are dedicated to ensuring your student’s safety. Presenters will include staff members from BU Police, Judicial Affairs, and Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP).

7:30 PM Finding your Way & Making Friends

Experience the multitude of ways in which your student will thrive at Boston University. You’ll learn about the Student Activities Office (SAO), Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, Office of Outreach & Engagement, and the Community Service Center (CSC).

8:00 PM?? Q&A Session

Join BU administrators, fellow parents of incoming students, and Parent & Family Advisory Board Members who will be able to answer your questions, share experiences, and welcome you to BU and the City of Boston!

8:30 PM?? Program Concludes


Tuesday Morning Schedule

8:00 AM?? Welcome to the BU Family!

Presenter: Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students

8:15 AM?? What is Academic Advising?

Understand the path your student will travel as they pursue their degree from the Associate Provost, ad interim, for Undergraduate Affairs and learn about Academic Advising.

8:30 AM Student Services

Learn about important student services such as Financial Assistance and registering for classes.

8:45 AM Work at BU

Hear from representatives in our Student Employment Office (SEO) about working on campus and learn from the Center for Career Development about internships and employment opportunities.

9:00 AM Living at BU

Learn about living on campus from our panel of experts including representatives from Residence Life, Dining Services, the Student Activities Office (SAO) and Disability & Access Services.

9:30 AM Health & Wellness

Meet with representatives from Student Health Services (SHS), Behavioral Medicine, Wellness & Prevention, Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP) and our Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec) as they discuss health and well-being.

10:00 AM Community Safety

Meet the BU administrators who are dedicated to ensuring your student’s safety. Presenters will include staff members from BU Police, Judicial Affairs, and Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP).

10:30 AM Finding your Way & Making Friends

Experience the multitude of ways in which your student will thrive at Boston University. You’ll learn about the Student Activities Office (SAO), Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, Office of Outreach & Engagement, and the Community Service Center (CSC).

11:00 AM?? Q&A Session

Join BU administrators, fellow parents of incoming students, and Parent & Family Advisory Board Members who will be able to answer your questions, share experiences, and welcome you to BU and the City of Boston!

11:30 AM?? Program Concludes


Dates & Topics for Parent & Family Discussions

  • A Guide for First Generation Families: Monday, July 12, 8-9 PM (ET)

Join this discussion to prepare for the transition that your student and your family are about to experience and to have all of your questions about college answered. You will hear from Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students; Maria Erb, Director of the Newbury Center for First Generation Students, Christy Loring, Director of Parent & Family Programs and current BU First Generation students.

 

  • A Guide for All Families: Monday, July 19, 8-9 AM (ET)

Participate in this conversation to prepare for the transition that your student and your family are about to experience and to have all of your questions about college answered. You will hear from Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students; Stacey Harris, Associate Director of Disability and Access Services, Student Life Fellow; Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk, Program Manager, College Mental Health Programs, and Christy Loring, Director of Parent & Family Programs.

  • A Guide for International Families: Monday, July 26, 8-9 PM (ET)

Attend this session as you prepare to send your student abroad, perhaps for the first time. You will hear from Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students, Christy Loring, Director of Parent & Family Programs, and Lauren Snow, an International Student Advisor from the International Student Scholars Office (ISSO).

  • A Guide for All Families: Monday, August 9, 8-9 AM (ET)

Participate in this conversation to prepare for the transition that your student and your family are about to experience and to have all of your questions about college answered. You will hear from Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students; Lorre Wolf, Director of Disability and Access Services; Paul Cherchia, Co-Director of College Mental Health Programs, and Christy Loring, Director of Parent & Family Programs.


    Registration Information

    You are invited to participate in our complimentary, virtual Parent & Family Orientation Sessions, Parent & Family Discussions, and view our On-Demand Video Guide to Supporting Your Student as many times as you would like, so that you feel comfortable and prepared for this transition, and until all of your questions have been answered.

    Boston University strives to be accessible, inclusive and diverse in our facilities, programming and academic offerings. Your experience in this event is important to us. If you have a disability (including but not limited to learning or attention, mental health, concussion, vision, mobility, hearing, physical or other health related), require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or believe that you require a reasonable accommodation for another reason please contact the parents@editoraregextremadura.com to discuss your needs.


    Contact Us

    Parent & Family Programs

    617-358-1187

    parents@editoraregextremadura.com