New Family Checklist
We created helpful to-do lists for all populations. Find your checklist below.
First-Year New Student Checklist
Transfer New Student Checklist
Spring (First-Year & Transfer) New Student Checklist
Graduate New Student Checklist
Student Billing Checklist
A few of our current Butler families share a message with new families and parents.
Check out the FERPA Information page to learn about the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and how it impacts you and your student.
In the event of a campus emergency, weather-related delay or closing, Butler University will activate the emergency notification tool, DawgAlert. This system gives Butler administrators the ability to reach students, faculty, staff, and affiliates on and off campus via text messages and voice and email alerts.
Beginning August 1st, students can register themselves and family members for Dawg Alert. Visit the DawgAlert page to learn how your student can enter your contact information to receive DawgAlerts.
Later this Summer, we will be providing opportunities for students and families to connect with faculty, staff, and current students.
Visit the Connect with Campus page to keep up to date on these opportunities.
There are several times throughout the year that will be of significance to you and your Butler student. It may be helpful to mark these dates on your calendar so you can support your student through the ebbs and flows of college life.
Fall 2021 Semester
|August 21||Move-In Day|
|August 25||First Day of Classes|
|September 6||Labor Day (no classes)|
|October 1 – 3||Family Weekend|
|October 14 – 18||Fall Break (no classes)|
|October 18||Advising for Spring 2022 Begins|
|November 22 – 28||Thanksgiving Break (no classes)|
|December 10||Last Day of Classes|
|December 13 – 17||Final Examinations|
Spring 2022 Semester
|January 10||First Day of Classes|
|January 17||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)|
|March 7 – 13||Spring Break (no classes)|
|March 22||Advising for Fall 2022 Begins|
|April 25||Last Day of Class|
|April 27 – May 3||Final Examinations|
Additional information can be found on the Academic Calendar on the Registrar’s Office website.
Important information will be sent to your student’s Butler email address throughout the summer.
Help get your student into the habit of checking their Butler email and give them a gentle nudge from time to time.
We’re a social university, and now that you’re a part of the Bulldog family, we encourage you to connect!
- Butler University Facebook
- Butler University Twitter
- Butler University Instagram
- Butler University YouTube
Office of New Student & Family Programs
Office of Student Activities
Butler Blue III, “Trip”
Butler Blue IV “Blue”
Nothing quite says “I’m a Butler Bulldog” like your first Butler t-shirt, hat, bumper sticker, or coffee mug!
Do some shopping at the Butler Bookstore, so no one has to wonder where your student goes to school!
Are you planning to celebrate your bulldog with some sweet treats? Make it extra special by including the Butler University logo!
Complete this form to request permission to use one of Butler’s registered trademarks as decoration on baked goods and other perishables.