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New Student Registration

New Student Registration Dates

2020 Dates

New Student Registration is a full day academic orientation program. Indianapolis is on Eastern Standard Time—same time as New York, an hour ahead of Chicago.

     Friday, April 24

     Saturday, April 25

     Friday, May 15

     Saturday, May 16

     Friday, June 5

     Friday, June 12*

     Saturday, June 13*

     Friday, June 19*

     *These June dates are also available for incoming transfer students to attend.


Important Information

Beginning March 1, 2020, students for whom the enrollment deposit process is complete will receive an email with instructions for how to submit date preferences. Each New Student Registration day has limited availability based on college and major.

Students: Upon receiving the instructions, you can submit preferences for three dates you and your guests are available to attend. If you have parents or guests who may attend with you, they will be registered through this process so confirm they are also available to attend all of the date preferences selected before submitting the form. We cannot guarantee registration into your first preference and date changes may not be able to be accommodated. Therefore, take into account the following before submitting preferences:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam dates
  • School activities and celebrations, such as prom, graduation/graduation rehearsals, athletic tournaments, performances, etc.
  • Family activities and celebrations, such as weddings, vacations, camps, etc.
  • Work commitments

Soon after submitting date preferences, students will receive confirmation of their reserved New Student Registration date via email. Attached to this message will be additional information about the day, a checklist of action items, and critical placement exam deadlines. Access to the online placement exam portal will begin two days following receipt of your assigned date confirmation email.

Because we cannot guarantee registration into your first preference, please do not make travel arrangements until you have received an email confirmation with your assigned date.


Event Accommodations

If you or any of your guests need disability-related accommodations specifically for this New Student Registration event and you did not indicate needs when selecting dates, please submit a request.

Please allow two weeks’ advance notice in order to provide adequate time for arrangements to be made. Although attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests submitted with fewer than two weeks’ notice, it cannot be guaranteed that a reasonable accommodation can be provided.

The University does not have medical equipment available (such as wheelchairs, scooters or golf carts) though rental information can be provided upon request. Activities take place in various buildings across campus. Please plan accordingly.

If you wish to request disability-related accommodations during your academic studies at Butler, you must contact Student Disability Services directly at and arrange an individualized discussion.