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Summer Orientation: Students

June 21–22

We’re so excited that you are going to be a part of BJU!

At Summer Orientation, you’ll get to set up your course schedule, connect with your professors, make friends with other new students—and be prepared to start your first year.

When to Arrive


Friday, 7:30–9 a.m.
(Residence Halls)
Plan to arrive by 8 a.m. to move into your residence hall room and collect your packet before the 9 a.m. session. If you are staying in the residence hall, all of your check-in materials will be there. Please go to the residence hall first before coming to the Student Center for breakfast and the 9 a.m. session in Stratton Hall.

An optional early arrival is available on Thursday, June 20 with check-in for students at their residence hall at 7–8 p.m. There will be a student event in the Den at 8:30 p.m.

Driving Directions


Friday, 8 a.m. — Saturday noon

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

  • Bedding & pillow (twin size)
  • Toiletries, towels, washcloths
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Paper, pens and pencils for notes
  • Social Security card (needed to apply for campus job)
  • Official copies of your completed high school and/or college transcripts (if not previously submitted)

Financial Aid Documents

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

Job Documents

If you have already secured a student job, you can bring the documents requested from HR.

What to Wear


  • Class dress is recommended for Friday daytime meetings. (Modest dresses or skirts to the knee or business casual pants; shirts or tops to the shoulder)
  • For evening and Saturday, pants/jeans/capris are fine
  • We ask that you not wear shorts


  • Class dress is recommended for Friday daytime meetings. (Collared shirts and casual pants)
  • For evening and Saturday, T-shirts/jeans are fine
  • Hair trimmed neatly (off the collar and with your ears showing)
  • We ask that you not wear shorts


Who should attend Orientation?

Should I bring my parents or guardians?

Should I bring my brothers and/or sisters?

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

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

How long is Orientation?


As a new student, can I stay off campus during Orientation?