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Butler University Office of Admission
Graduate Admission

Graduate New Student Checklist

set up your butler network account

You’ll use your Butler network account throughout your time as a student. More immediately, this account will grant you access to your financial aid status, online bill status, housing information, and class registration. Butler network login information and instructions are sent on a rolling basis a few weeks after you're admitted. 

Once you've set up your account, you'll be able to access your official Butler email and calendar at Don’t want to check multiple accounts? You can forward your Butler email to your primary email account by clicking on "Forwarding Options" in the bottom right-hand corner of the login page. Be sure to check the box for "Deliver to both BUmail and Forwarding Address".

For more information about these steps, preparing your technology, smartphone email set-up instructions, and more, check out Information Technology's Quick Start for Admitted Students resource. If you have trouble accessing the system, please contact the IT Help Desk at 317-940-HELP.

parking and student id

Students may obtain a student identification card and parking permit from the Parking and Transportation Services Office located at 4702 Sunset Avenue, Suite 500 (located in the Parking Garage), on weekdays from 9:00 AM–4:00 PM. The cost of your permit will be charged to your student account. The Permit"C" allows parking in commuter spaces located in the Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot, Sunset Avenue Parking Garage, and along 49th Street.

More information on registering your vehicle and parking on campus can be found here

The campus map can be found at

review technology requirements

For information about preparing your technology, smartphone email set-up instructions, and more, check out Information Technology's Quick Start for Admitted Students resource

If you have additional questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 317-940-HELP.

campus housing

If you are considering on-campus housing, please contact Student Affairs at 317-940-9458 or

student accounts and financial aid

Butler University requires all students to complete the Acceptance of Financial Responsibility (AFR) process each semester prior to enrollment. To complete the process, log in to your account and navigate to Self Service, then Student Center under the Finances section (not Campus Finances), and click on Accept Financial Responsibility. Review, then complete, the AFR statement by scrolling down the text box and clicking on the button next to Accept Terms and Conditions. Click save.

Graduate students must be degree-seeking and enrolled at least part-time (3.0 credit hours) in order to be eligible for the Federal Aid Program. For more information regarding Financial Aid, visit the website. Financial Aid is located in the lower level of Robertson Hall. 

The Office of Student Accounts publishes billing statements in an electronic ONLY format. An E-Bill is published the second Wednesday of every month and payment is due in full by the due date on the bill. Students receive email notifications when their E-Bill is available for viewing.

Questions about your bill can be sent to

get your textbooks

Textbook lists for each course are available in the Bookstore and online at The Butler Bookstore is located in Atherton Union, 704 W. Hampton Drive.