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Welcome to the Office of Admission. This blogs purpose is to give you helpful tips and details for your college search. We will update you with important dates you need to know, special information about the admission process and so much more. If you have questions at anytime, please feel free to contact us at admission@butler.edu.

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I’m Admitted! What Next?

First of all, congratulations on your acceptance to Butler University! We are very excited to welcome you to the Class of 2017. Now that you’ve been admitted, you’re probably starting to wonder what you should be doing next. Just know that we’re here to help! We’ve come up with a short list to get you started:

  1. Attend an admitted student event. We offer a variety of events including academic days, basketball games, regional receptions, and more. Whatever you choose, we have the perfect visit for you. You can register for these events via the emails we send you or by logging onto your student status page.
  2. Submit your deposit. By submitting your deposit, you guarantee your spot in the freshmen class. Deposits are fully refundable until May 1. Visit our admitted student page for more information and directions on submitting your deposit.
  3. Visit campus. If you’ve never been to Butler before, you’re really missing out. We strongly encourage admitted students who haven’t been to campus to visit this spring. We offer individual visits and True Blue days to help you make an informed decision. Once you get to campus, you’ll fall in love!
  4. Select an Early New Student Registration date. Once you’ve submitted your deposit, you can select which Early New Student Registration date you would like to attend. Registering early allows you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss course options and schedule, meet classmates in a small group setting and get your college photo ID.
  5. Start thinking about housing options. Your housing information and contract will be sent once your enrollment deposit has been received. Residence hall choices: First-year men live in Ross Hall; first-year women may select either Ross Hall (co-ed) or Schwitzer Hall (all women). Transfer and international students have additional options. Roommate matches are made based on personal preferences students select on the housing contract (including things like, “Are you an early riser or a night owl?” “Do you study to music or in complete silence?”) Housing and roommate assignments will be mailed in July.
  6. Send in your final transcript. Arrange to have all of your final academic transcripts sent to the Office of Admission at the end of the school year with your date of graduation posted. If you are taking AP exams, have your scores sent to Butler University.

Still have questions? Feel free to contact your admission counselor. We’re excited to see you on campus this spring and permanently this fall!

Butler University Open House

Choosing a college is about finding the right fit. You might be thinking, what does that really mean? Finding the perfect college or university is all about choosing the right academic program, the right location, the right size, the right community, and the right vibe. And, the only one who can decide if a college is right for you is YOU.

Open House

Open House

That’s why we’ve created Open House at Butler University. It’s a day for you to walk around campus, tour classrooms, speak with faculty in your area of interest, sit in on student panels and so much more. Most importantly though, imagine submerging yourself into what you’re most passionate about—imagine yourself learning, working, playing, volunteering and living at Butler University. So, come visit us in the heart of Indianapolis, take it all in, ask questions, get answers, and find out if Butler is the right fit for you.

Open House Dates:
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 8

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 27

Space is limited so register for Open House today!

Sleep in Style at Butler

Are you tired of going on a campus visit and seeing the same old staged room? Are all of the dorms you’ve seen starting to blend together? Want to see what life at Butler is really like? If so, check out our new Butler Housing page.

Our students are showing off their unique decorations, chicest designs and boldest beautifications. See what each of the residence hall actually look like from someone who lives in them. Get the insiders view of residence life before you make your final college decision.

Want more specifics on each of the 4 residence halls? We thought you might…

Schwitzer Hall
Occupants: All female, freshmen and sophomores
Capacity: 450
Room Style: Standard
Amenities: Schwitzer Hall has a kitchenette on every floor, two full kitchens, two laundry rooms, wireless internet, a 24-hour computer lab, a T.V. and game room, and a quiet study lounge.

Ross Hall
Occupants: Co-ed, freshmen and sophomores
Capacity: 500
Room Style: Standard
Amenities: Ross Hall has a study lounge, wireless internet, a T.V. and game room, laundry facilities, a 24-hour computer lab and a kitchen.

Residential College (ResCo)
Occupants: Co-ed, predominantly sophomores
Capacity: 470
Room Style: Suites (Two double rooms are connected by a bathroom.)
Amenities: ResCo has kitchenettes and lounges, a laundry facility, a game room, wireless internet, a T.V. room and a 24-hour computer lab.

Apartment Village
Occupants: Co-ed, juniors and seniors
Capacity: 500
Room Style: Each apartment has four single bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living area and a kitchen.
Amenities: The Apartment Village features a community center called The Dawg House. It has a laundry facility, wireless internet, convenience store, computer lab, quiet study room and a game room.

Residence Life at Butler

August will be here before you know it, and you will soon be a student at Butler University.  While it may seem like there is a lot to do before you arrive-don’t fret, a lot of great resources and assistance will be provided to you when you arrive on campus.  The residence halls at Butler are a great place to get started connecting to people and resources here at Butler as soon as you arrive.

By now, you have probably completed your housing contract and housing preference form and are anxiously awaiting to hear where you are living in the fall.  Most freshman are housed in Ross or Schwitzer Halls, which are traditional first year residence halls.   Residence Life staff pairs students with similar lifestyle habits to room together-such as people that stay up late, or like to listen to music while they study, or matches students who previously requested to live together.  Residence hall living is a great way to connect with new people; many students make lasting connections with roommates and students in their unit.

The Butler campus and Indianapolis are both vibrant places to be.  One of the places where students will find a lot to do is within the residence halls.  Resident Assistants (commonly known as RAs) plan a variety of different programs for residents.  These include events both within and outside of the residence hall.  A few examples of programs that RAs plan are movie nights, service projects, exercise classes at the Health and Recreation Complex, Butler athletic events, cultural dinners, study skills workshops, and Clowes Hall performances on campus.  Each residence hall unit is also associated with a Faculty in Residence or Faculty Ally who also plans programs for students and gives them the opportunity to interact with a faculty member outside of the classroom.  Each resident hall also has a common area where students can watch TV, play pool or table tennis and just hang out!  Hall front desks also have a movie library and collection of games that students can check out.  As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do within the hall and on campus.  That is, of course, after all your studying is done!

Move in day can seem stressful-but it doesn’t have to be!  Make sure to contact your roommate(s) before your arrive on campus so you can coordinate who brings what for your residence hall room.  It can be tempting to bring everything you need with you-but remember, you can always purchase items when you arrive in Indianapolis.  There are a many stores where you can purchase what you need on move in day or during your first semester.  The halls will open at 8am for check in, but don’t worry about being the first one in line to check in to the building.  There is plenty of staff to assist with check in and arriving a few hours after 8am may ease the process for you and your family.  Advice for specific items to bring and not to bring can be found on the Frequently Asked Question section of the Residence Life website at: http://www.butler.edu/residence-life.

All the information you are receiving about your new life at Butler University may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.  There will be lots of resources provided to you when you arrive in the fall.  For now, get excited about becoming a Butler Bulldog!  Please direct any questions regarding residence life to (317) 940-9458 or reslife@butler.edu.

Dining halls at Butler – What you need to know!

So, you’re heading off to college, leaving mom’s kitchen and about to move into the dorms. Now you’re wondering what to do in order to not go hungry. We’ve got you’re questions answered! You will need to sign up for a meal plan which can be used within the residential dining rooms, Market Place @ Atherton or the Residential College Dining Room. The Residential College Dining Room is open Monday thru Friday, breakfast and lunch. The Market Place is open Monday thru Friday, lunch and dinner, and then all three meals Saturday and Sunday. There are three meal plans to choose from: The unlimited plan, the 290 block plan or the 240 block plan.

The unlimited plan is just that, unlimited trips into our dining rooms as often as you’d like. If you enter the dining hall for some coffee and a muffin, head back to your room or a class and decide you’d like a hot breakfast…come on back in. The other meal plans do not allow you to re-enter during the same meal period (breakfast, lunch or dinner). You are guaranteed to not run out of meals at the end of the semester, however, this meal plan is strictly for you and does not allow you to give your meals to friends.

The 290 block plan is designed for those that will be eating a majority of their meals on campus but not necessarily going to the dining hall more than three times a day. To re-enter the dining hall on this meal plan, would require the use of flex dollars or “Dawg Bucks”. The 240 block plan works the same way but takes into account the occasional sleeping in, going away for a weekend or ordering out for pizza with friends. The 240 block plan is the probably the more popular among freshmen.

The preference for the 240 block plan also has to do with the increased flex dollars that come with it. The unlimited, 290 and 240 block plan come with $75.00, $100.00 and $150.00 in flex dollars respectively. Flex dollars are like having cash on your Butler I.D. card and acts as a declining balance to be used in the ARAMARK locations on campus. These include Starbucks, C-Club Food Court, Zia Juice Bar, and The Convenience Store at the Dawg House in the Apartment Village. You may also treat a friend or family member at either of the two dining halls. Flex dollars do expire at the end of a semester, however, more money may be added to a students account (I.D. card). Money added to an account is called “Dawg Bucks” and is used in the same locations as flex dollars. The difference is that Dawg Bucks do not expire until a student graduates and can be added in person or on our website http://www.butler.edu/dining . When adding money to an account, ARAMARK will add 5% to the total if $50.00 or more is added at one time.

This may seem overwhelming at first but we’re here to help and answer any questions you still might have. You may direct these questions to food@butler.edu . Also, remember, you have the first two weeks of school to make any changes to your meal plan choices. Relax, enjoy your summer and we’ll see you soon!