·ÛºìÅ®ÀÉsburgâ€™s Center for First-Year Experience and Student Transition is dedicated to making your transition to college life a success. The Center works closely withÌýthe Jump Start and New Student Orientation programs, as well as BU's Learning Communities, Academic Advisement, and the First-Year Seminar courses for incoming students.ÌýThese First-Year Seminars lay the foundation for your future academic successÌý â€” covering study skills, time management, and cultural diversity.Ìý
Learn more about First-Year Experience and Orientation
Your transition to ·ÛºìÅ®ÀÉ isn't confined to a one-day orientation event. We've designed an immersive program that will help you, along with your family and supporters, get ready to start your journey on the right 'paw'! The BU orientation program includes:
A pre-orientation virtual platform- ·ÛºìÅ®ÀÉ Bound
The Zoom with ·ÛºìÅ®ÀÉ webinar series ()
A New Student Orientation event (in-person or virtual)
Every journey needs a map. Chart your course to the top at orientation.
The Jump Start program is designed to introduce you to campus and expand the skills youâ€™ll need as a first-year college student. Youâ€™ll engage in programs and activities that will help you adapt and thrive in your academic, social, and cultural life at ·ÛºìÅ®ÀÉsburg.
Youâ€™ll receive focused support and guidance from faculty and staff who are committed to helping you succeed â€“ both inside the classroom and in the University community.
The Learning Communities at ·ÛºìÅ®ÀÉ foster an inclusive environment where students with similar majors, interests, and goals are afforded rich and varied student learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
With over 10 different Learning Communities to choose from, we're sure you'll find something that matches your interests and goals.
Applications for this student-leadership position will open mid-Fall
Applications are now closed.
2023 - 2024 Leadership Opportunities(current students only)
Your Learning Experience
Weâ€™ll help you develop a personalized academic plan. Then weâ€™ll turn our attention to helping you grow, develop, and get involved with leadership opportunities to match all your interests - making it both intentional and fun.
We believe your education extends well beyond the classroom. At BU, youâ€™ll find that even your spare time has value. With so many clubs and organizations for you to consider, you wonâ€™t have time to be bored.
Center for First Year Experience and Student Transition
201 Warren Student Services Center
400 East 2nd Street
·ÛºìÅ®ÀÉsburg PA, 17815