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BU First
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BU First Week Programs


Fall 2019


Being First

Tuesday, September 3
4:00–5:30 PM
Atherton 326

First-generation students face a variety of challenges that their peers do not experience. As a first-generation student, what challenges am I likely to face? What can I do to overcome them? What can I do to be proactive? Find the answers to these questions and many more at Being First.

The Imposter Syndrome

Wednesday, September 4
4:00–5:30 PM
Atherton 326

Do you ever feel like an imposter? Do you ever turn down opportunities because you believe that there is someone better for the job? You’re not alone. In fact, studies show that a high percentage of college students feel this way. Come learn about Imposter Syndrome and ways to combat it.


Advisor/Mentor: What's the Difference?

Tuesday, October 1
4:00–5:30 PM
Atherton 326

Wednesday, October 2
5:30–7:00 PM
Atherton 315

People sharing their knowledge and lived-experiences can help guide our decisions and direction. The advising and mentoring roles will be explored in depth to help us formulate and maximize these relationships.


Heading Home for Break

Tuesday, November 5
5:30-7:00 PM
Atherton 326

Holidays can be joyful but also stressful. Learn how to share your college experiences and manage family dynamics.


On Friday, November 8 we acknowledge and celebrate the successes of our past, present, and future first-generation Bulldogs! 

  • We launch @ButlerBUFirst on Twitter and Instagram on Friday. Use #BUF1rst and share what makes you proud to be FirstGen. Offer encouragement to other FG students!
  • Drop by Atherton 315 Friday, November 8 for *warm* Insomnia Cookies and to pick up some BU First Swag.  Drop by between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Milk, cookies and cider provided starting at 2:00 pm until it lasts.


The End is Upon Us: Wrapping Up Fall 2019

Tuesday, December 3
5:30–7:00 PM
Atherton 326


The end of the semester approaches! What can you expect? Hear about student-tested approaches that include self-care tips.