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Butler University Office of Admission
Graduate Admission

Graduate New Student Checklist

reply to our offer of admission

Please accept your offer of admission on your student status page

  1. Log on to your student status page and navigate to Status Update. Select View Update.  
  2. Select Reply to Offer of Admission under the Forms section. Complete and submit the form.

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 online bill status and class registration. Butler network login information and instructions are sent via email on a rolling basis within ten business days 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 My.Butler system, please contact the IT Help Desk at 317-940-HELP (4357) or email

complete the acceptance of financial responsibility (AFR) process

Butler University policy requires all students to complete the Acceptance of Financial Responsibility (AFR) process each semester prior to enrollment. The AFR statement outlines the student's commitment to pay all expenses incurred at Butler University (including any penalties that result due to past due payments).

This requirement must be completed prior to enrollment. To complete the process, log into your account and navigate to: 

  • Self Service, then Student Center. Under the Finances section (not Campus Finances), click on Accept Financial Responsibility.  
  • Review the complete AFR statement by scrolling down the text box and click on the button next to Accept Terms and Conditions.
  • Click SAVE.

By completing these steps, the Service Indicator (which prevents enrollment) will automatically be removed from the student's account.

If you have any problems logging in or have technology related questions, please call the Butler University IT Help Desk at 317-940-HELP (4357) or email

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 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Closed Noon to 1:00 PM).  The parking services office will also be open on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in order to provide a non-weekday option for graduate students. 

The cost of your permit will be charged to your student account. All students require a parking permit to park a vehicle on campus at any time. Typically, our graduate students will live off campus and drive in making the Commuter (“C”) and Evening (“E”) Permits the most relevant to the graduate cohort. The Permit"C" allows parking in commuter spaces located in the Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot, Sunset Avenue Parking Garage, and along 49th Street. The Permit "E" allows parking anywhere that a commuter permit would be allowed to park, however, the vehicle may only be parked on campus from 5:00 PM to Midnight Monday through Friday or from 4:00 AM to Midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

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 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 (4357) or email

campus housing

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

review financial aid options

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. 

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. 

pay the bill

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


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