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2014 Summer Orientation Schedule


8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Rodeheaver Auditorium lobby

Placement TestsAlumni Building 219

Music AuditionsFine Arts Center

Campus Tour (9, 10 and 11 a.m.) – Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium plaza

12 noon

Opening Luncheon (Students & Parents)

Kalmbach Room (Dining Common)

Following the meal, Steve Pettit, BJU’s president, will welcome you to orientation and overview what BJU has to offer you while you are a student here. Then, you will meet the student ambassador who will direct your small group in the session to follow.

1:30 p.m.

Student Session – An Overview of Life at BJU

Alumni Building

Students will attend one of three duplicate sessions that will highlight the academic, social and spiritual opportunities available to them during their years at BJU. Students will be able to ask questions in a small group setting with their student ambassadors.

Parent Session – Letting Them Grow

Stratton Hall

Several key student-service departments will present an overview of campus safety, career planning and academic assistance. Following these presentations, Dr. Jeff Heath, director of enrollment planning, will moderate a panel which will discuss the academic, social and spiritual opportunities available to students during their years at BJU and how parents can help their students succeed.

3:30 & 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Students & Parents)

Attend two out of eight breakout sessions focused on making your transition from high school to college successful.

View Sessions

5 p.m.

Supper by Academic College/School (Students & Parents)

Locations to be announced

Students and parents are invited to meet the dean of the student’s chosen school and enjoy fellowshipping with faculty members and current students.

5:45 p.m.

Group Advising by Academic Program

Locations to be announced

7 p.m.

BJU Expectations (Students & Parents)

Stratton Hall (Student Center)

Dr. Eric Newton, dean of students, will introduce and share the philosophy behind BJU’s student expectations and how these expectations are a means of fostering student growth at BJU. A question and answer time will follow the presentation.

8 p.m.

Bruins Unite (Students)

Davis Field House

Experience the Bruin Nation firsthand by mixing and mingling with fellow Class of 2018 Bruins as well as Student Life staff and Admission staff.

8 p.m.

Parent Connection Dessert with Executives, Administrators, Faculty and Staff

Edwards Activity Room (Student Center)

The Welcome Center lobby will be open for parents to visit with members of the faculty, staff and administration.

10:30 p.m.

Student Prayer Group

Residence Halls
Student ambassadors will lead the students through prayer group, a vital part of BJU student life.


7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast – Residence hall lobbies

8 a.m. – 12 noon

Initial Student Advising Session and Registration for Classes

Placement TestsAlumni Building 219

Information Fair (Students & Parents)

Edwards Activity Room (Student Center)

Stop by to speak with representatives from a variety of student service and academic departments. Students will be able to meet with representatives from campus departments to have questions answered about residence hall requests, technology set-up, societies, organizations, campus work, academic and career-related resources, ministry opportunities and local church involvement.

12 noon

Lunch (optional) – Kalmbach Room (Dining Common)