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Summer Orientation: Families

June 21–22

Parents and guardians, we want you to come to Orientation, too! Find out how you can help your student succeed at college. Meet other families as well as the faculty and staff at BJU who will be pouring their lives into your student. You will leave with valuable resources and information.

Attending Summer Orientation will help you and your student start the school year with confidence.

There is no charge for parents attending Summer Orientation.

When to Arrive


Friday, 7:30–9 a.m.
(Student check in at the residence halls—Parents check in at the Welcome Center Lobby)
Plan to arrive by 8 a.m. to move your student into their residence hall room and collect their packet before the 9 a.m. session.

An optional early arrival is available for Thursday, June 20 with student check-in at the residence halls at 7–8 p.m., and parent check-in at the Welcome Center from 7–9 p.m.


Friday, 8 a.m. – Saturday, noon

Driving Directions

Hotels for Families

We’re pleased to be able to recommend the following locations for you to stay during your visit to Greenville. Be sure you ask for the special rate offered to guests of BJU. Please see our complete list of recommended Greenville area hotels.

Arriving in Greenville? We can pick you up

If you’re arriving by plane, bus or train, we can give you a ride to and from campus. Shuttle service is provided from:

  • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  • Greenville bus station
  • Greenville train station

To request a shuttle, contact the Welcome Center by 5 p.m. the Wednesday prior to your arrival.

Arriving outside the Greenville Area

Shuttle Service from Major Airports

Vendors at these airports provide shuttle service.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) — 3 hours from Greenville
  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) — 2 hours from Greenville

Shuttle arrangements can be made by calling 800-669-6463. When scheduling flights, please keep in mind your travel time to and from BJU and the airport.

Personal Items

You may want to have items to take notes with (a device or pen/paper)

What to Wear

Business casual dress

Financial Aid Documents

If you need to provide any Financial Aid documents, bring those. Contact Financial Aid with any questions.

Looking for where to stay?

Check out some Greenville hotels.


Where should I stay?


Who should attend Orientation?

Do I really need to come?

Should I bring my other children?

I had a family member attend BJU previously; do I need to come to Orientation?

As a transfer student, my student attended Orientation at a previous institution; do we need to come to BJU’s Orientation?

How long is Orientation?