BJU Adapts Summer Orientation for Virtual Delivery

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Student ambassador giving virtual tour

The new coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Here at BJU, we’ve made some adjustments. One of these is to take Summer Orientation online.

“Virtually” the Same

In the past, one of the highlights of Summer Orientation has been the major meet and greet sessions. Though you will miss meeting faculty and fellow students face to face during the virtual orientation, you will still see their faces via Zoom. You’ll also still learn about the major you plan to study and see who will be studying with you in the academic sessions.

True, with a virtual orientation, you don’t get to experience staying in the residence halls. Instead, resident hall students will be given a tour of the resident halls and tips on campus life from current students. Day students will be introduced to the Day Student Connection blog and be given tips on navigating day student life.

The virtual experience begins with a group session and wraps up with a Student Success and Q&A session.

Don’t Stop There

Orientation doesn’t end here. When you arrive at BJU in August, you’ll arrive a day before returning students do, and your first day is set aside to help you get ready for your first year.

Placement tests have also been moved online, so you can still get these done before the semester begins. Once you receive your BJU login, you’ll be able to take any placement tests you need. You’ll immediately know when you finish which class to enroll in for the fall. Music auditions are also being held virtually via video submission. (See music.bju.edu/apply for more details.)

Get to know BJU further by registering for one of our virtual College Up Close sessions or a virtual visit. During a virtual visit, you’ll get a live, personal campus tour with a student and an opportunity to chat with an admission counselor or a faculty member. Virtual College Up Close includes a live campus tour, a student Q&A, academic info sessions and the option to have one-on-one sessions with admission and faculty.

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