January Orientation

Butler January Orientation


Join Butler University Student Orientation Guides (SOGs), faculty, and staff for January Orientation on: Thursday, January 5, 2023 on Zoom.

January Orientation has been designed so that you will get all the key information you need before starting classes. Rest assured that you will have the opportunity to finish last-minute tasks, as well as meet other students. 

Meet other new students on Zoom from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern on January 5. Please look for a Zoom link invite via your Butler email to participate in this two hour session.

You and your family are encouraged to email Meg Haggerty, Director of the Office of New Student & Family Programs with any questions!

Register for Orientation

If you haven’t done so already, please fill out this quick form so that we can prepare some Orientation t-shirt and other materials for you!

Complete Online Orientation Modules

Prior to a student’s orientation period, all new students must complete a series of online Orientation modules. These modules include academic resources; campus life resources; diversity, equity, and inclusion training modules; and AlcoholEdu.

  • Students will gain access to AlcoholEdu part 1 on December 16, 2022 and must complete the module by Friday, January 6, 2023.
  • Students will receive a separate email invitation on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 to complete the “U Got This!” course, as part of our comprehensive approach to sexual and relationship misconduct response and prevention.

This Canvas Course is asynchronous, and students can complete it at their own pace. The deadline to complete the modules is Friday, February 3, 2023. An invitation to participate in this course will be sent to students via their Butler email address and via Canvas.

The process to move-in and check-in to campus residences will be communicated to students via your Butler email the week of December 19, 2022.

The first dining plan meal of the semester begins on Monday, January 2 for breakfast. 

If you have any food allergies or restrictions, please share those with food@butler.edu so that they can help you navigate your dining options. More information can be found on the Bon Appetit website.

Join us for some on-campus activities January 6 – January 8, scheduled the weekend before classes start.

Friday, January 6
  • Move-in day
  • Meeting with your college
  • Dinner and activity
Saturday, January 7
  • Brunch
  • Campus tour of your class schedule
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Men’s Basketball Viewing Party at Chatham Tap
Sunday, January 8
  • Meals as a group


Please indicate which event(s) you will participate in when you fill out the Registration form.

Please allow two weeks’ advance notice prior to Butler’s winter break (December 23, 2022–January 2, 2023) 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, though rental information can be provided upon request.

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

Special rates are available at hotels that have partnered with Butler (subject to availability) during our fiscal year (June 2022-May 2023). Most hotels require that reservations be made two weeks in advance. When you call to make reservations, please identify yourself as a member of the Butler family and ask for the Butler rate.

Butler Parent & Family Facebook Page

Please feel free to connect your Family to the Butler Parent & Family Facebook Page. Announcements, opportunities, and ways to learn more about Butler will be featured here.

Additional family program offerings will be posted on the Office of New Student & Family Programs website throughout the year. To stay up to date with events and announcements, we also encourage families to follow the Butler Parent and Family Facebook page.

Check Your Email & Review Butler Checklists

If you have not already completed your Spring Student Checklist items, please review the information on the FAQ website that best represents your incoming student identity.  Don’t forget to continually check your Butler email as well!