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New Student Registration
New Student Registration

Schedule of the Day

Additional information about each aspect of the day can be found below. Upon arrival, you will receive an individualized schedule detailing locations and your specific academic advising appointment time.

Please note: Indianapolis is on Eastern Standard Time—same time as New York, an hour ahead of Chicago.

New Student Registration

9:00-9:30 am Check in

ID photos will be taken during check in.
Smile! This will be the photo for your official Butler student ID. Following lunch, your ID will be ready to pick up and take home. Students can pick up IDs before departing campus.

Check In Location: Irwin Library

9:00-10:00 am "Everything you Need" Fair

10:15 am Welcome and General Session

This session will highlight Butler's Core Curriculum and provide an overview of what to expect from the various sessions throughout the day. 

11:00 am Student Session: College Meetings

During this student-only meeting, representatives from the college of your selected major will review Core Curriculum requirements, major and college requirements, appropriate first semester courses, what to think about when crafting a course schedule with your advisor, and the many support services available to you. The college meeting is also a great opportunity to meet your future classmates.

11:00 am Family Session: Making the Transition

Whether this is your first or last child to go off to college, this is always a big transition for the entire family. This session will highlight "critical conversations" recommended for families, ways to keep connected to Butler and your student, and the many support services available. Also included will be a discussion of FERPA privacy laws and an opportunity for Q&A. 

Noon Lunch

Lunch will be provided and this is the perfect time for students and parents to reconnect to discuss all that you learned in your individual morning sessions. Feel free to also visit Starbucks, the bookstore, or explore campus during this time. 

Informational lunch sessions will be offered for the following students and their guests:

  • Students accepted into the University Honors Program.
  • Students who are Exploratory Studies and Exploratory-Natural Science majors within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

1:00 pm Students: Academic Advising Begins

Academic advising is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member in the major you have declared. During the appointment, you will discuss your placement exam results, classes important to your major, the Core Curriculum, and potential electives. Appointments may range from 30 minutes to an hour and will take place sometime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Some departments will conduct a quick departmental meeting at 1:00 that will also help you prepare for your advising appointment.

Academic advising is an opportunity for students to build rapport with a faculty advisor. Therefore, we ask that parents attend the College Meeting for Families and Information Sessions during this time.

A hospitality area will be available throughout the afternoon. Butler IDs will be available for students to pick up, campus tours will depart from this location, and if at any time you have a question, please stop by the information table. This is the perfect place to meet up with your family at the end of the day.

1:00 pm Families: College Meetings

Representatives from the college of the student's major will discuss academic advising appointments, common classes taken in the first year, unique requirements for the major or college, support services, and more.   

A hospitality area will be available throughout the afternoon. Butler IDs will be available for students to pick up, campus tours will depart from this location, and if at any time you have a question, please stop by the information table. This is the perfect place to meet up with your family at the end of the day.

2:00-4:00 pm Information Sessions

Each of the following information sessions will be offered twice. 

Money Matters
Need help in navigating college costs?  This session will provide guidance on developing a plan for your investment in a Butler education. Hear about financial aid next steps, financing options, and the billing and payment process from representatives of Financial Aid and Student Accounts. 

Living on Campus: Residence Life and Butler Dining
This session will provide you with information about living and dining on Butler’s campus.  Learn more about the Themed Living Communities (TLC’s); housing options and meal plan; what is provided in residence hall rooms; when you learn your roommate and housing assignment; and what the residential communities offer to enhance your Butler experience.  

Academic Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
Do you want to get the most out of your Butler education? Do you want to do more? Are you already thinking about what you'll do after Butler? Representatives from Study Abroad, Internship and Career Services, and the Center for High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement (CHASE) will present about the numerous opportunities for intellectual engagement available to you as a Butler student. Come learn about study abroad, undergraduate research programs, the Washington, D.C. and New York City internship programs, the University Honors Program, applying for prestigious scholarships, and which offices can help you explore graduate school, gap year, and internship and career options.

Beginning Your Butler Journey
Come to this session to learn details about your first days at Butler, Welcome Week. An exciting and interactive time, Welcome Week allows students to meet new friends, connect with faculty and staff, learn about campus resources, and get acclimated to campus. Also during this session, representatives from the PuLSE Office will discuss the benefits of student involvement as well as the myriad of ways for students to connect with opportunities both on and off campus.

3:00 and 4:00 pm Campus Tours

These tours will span the campus including academic buildings, Atherton Union, Hinkle Fieldhouse, and the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC). Residence halls may or may not be included due to limited availability. 

2:00-4:00 pm Residence Hall Open House

During this time a residence hall room will be available for viewing in either Residential College (ResCo) and/or Irvington House depending on availability. Fairview House is primarily a sophomore residence hall and is not available for viewing on New Student Registration days.

2:00-4:00 pm Hospitality Area and ID Pickup

If you have questions or need a break, please feel free to stop by the hospitality area anytime until 4:00 p.m.

Butler IDs will be available for students to pick up, campus tours will depart from this location, and if at any time you have a question, please stop by the information table. This is the perfect place to meet up with your family at the end of the day.