Welcome, Bulldog!

Fall 2024 Orientation is Saturday, August 24–Tuesday, August 27, 2024.

Fall Orientation: Kick off the start of your school year!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Butler University and kick off your school year. Please read through all of the Orientation website as it contains pertinent information about action steps you need to take to prepare for Orientation—like completing required online modules; a brief overview of the Orientation schedule; and what to expect while attending Orientation.

All new students, including first-year, transfer, and commuter students are required to take part in Orientation from Saturday, August 24–Tuesday, August 27, 2024. We’re currently preparing for 2024 Fall Orientation, but in the past, all students have been invited to take part in a variety of academic and community-based experiences as well as social activities during the week. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to meet your classmates and learn more about Butler.

As a part of their Orientation experience, all incoming students will be placed into Orientation groups which will be mentored by a returning Butler student called a Student Orientation Guide (SOG).

Activities will occur throughout the day starting as early as 9:00 AM ET and extending through late-night social programming on Saturday, August 24–Tuesday, August 27. The Orientation schedule will be updated regularly as we near Orientation. Additional educational and social programming occurs throughout the first week of classes and in Weeks of Welcome for the first six weeks of the academic semester.

Starting classes in January? View our January Orientation website for more information.

Prior to a student’s orientation period, all new students are required to complete a series of online Orientation modules including the New Student Orientation Course, the “U Got This!” course, and the AlcoholEdu Course. All courses will be available online via Canvas and students will be notified via their Butler email when they can access the courses in late summer. More information about each course, including completion deadlines, can be found here.