Orientation Schedule

Friday, January 1st

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On-Campus Housing Move-in 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Off-Campus Housing check-in dates vary. Check with your apartment complex.

Saturday, January 2nd

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International Student Session 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC 3280-3290

Required for International Students

Check-in for Orientation 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC Terrace
Doughnut Drop-in 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC Garden Court

Grab a doughnut & hot chocolate and make some friends!

Information Fair 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC Terrace
Transfer Student Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. WSC 3220-3222

Transfer Students

Things to Consider When Choosing a Major 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC Varsity Theatre

Optional

Anyone is welcome to attend.

Life Sciences College Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC 3380

Optional

Class planning and transfer information for majors in the College of Life Sciences.

Convocation 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. WSC Ballroom

Official welcome from the Administration. Please be seated by 10:15 a.m.

Lunch & Cougar Crash Course 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location determined by Y Group

Location determined by Y Group.

Honor Night With David Betterman 4:40 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. WSC Ballroom

Learn more about BYU's Honor Code in talk show fashion. We'll introduce you to the famous Honor Code angels.

T-Shirt Pickup 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. WSC Garden Court

Pick up t-shirt and planner. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 7th

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Honors Program 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WSC 3224

Friday, June 17th

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**CHECK-IN** 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Brigham Square

Late check-in available at Tent in Brigham Square.

Information Fair 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. WSC Garden Court
International Student Session 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC 3211

Required for International Students

Multicultural Student Session 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC 3228

U.S. citizens or permanent residents from a multicultural background or who demonstrate a strong fit with the BYU University Statement on Fostering an Enriched Environment

Service Fair 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. WSC Terrace

Check out opportunities for service at BYU.

Honors Program Session 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC 3220/3222/3224
Pre-Med/Law/MBA Session 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC 3380

Optional. For students interested in professional graduate programs

ROTC 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSC 3223
Convocation 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. WSC Ballroom

Please be seated by 10:15am

Lunch 11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Brigham Square

Must have wristband

Transfer Student Lunch Meeting 11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. WSC 3220/3222/3224

Pick up lunch on Brigham Square before going to meeting room.

Cougar Crash Course Rotation 1 12:40 p.m. - 2:40 a.m. Location determined by Y Group

Students will tour campus with fun activities and great information shared along the way. Topics will include:

  • Textbooks and supplies
  • Entertainment
  • Computer Labs and IT
  • Open Q&A
  • OneStop
  • Harold B. Lee Library
  • Building Tour
  • Campus Involvement and Fitness
  • Testing Center
  • Campus Safety
  • Academic Advisement
  • Help Labs
  • BYU Store
College Meetings 2:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Kimball Quad

College advisement centers will meet students at Kimball Quad at 2:50pm to take them to their meetings .

On-Campus Housing Check-in 5:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Move-in Information

Friday Night Extravaganza 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Brigham Square

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Saturday, June 18th

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Devotional 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. JSB Auditorium
Cougar Crash Course-Rotation 2 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location determined by Y Group

Students will tour campus with fun activities and great information shared along the way. Topics will include:

  • Textbooks and supplies
  • Entertainment
  • Computer Labs and IT
  • Open Q&A
  • OneStop
  • Harold B. Lee Library
  • Building Tour
  • Campus Involvement and Fitness
  • Testing Center
  • Campus Safety
  • Academic Advisement
  • Help Labs
  • BYU Store
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Brigham Square
Cougar Crash Course-Rotation 3 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location determined by Y Group

Students will tour campus with fun activities and great information shared along the way. Topics will include:

  • Textbooks and supplies
  • Entertainment
  • Computer Labs and IT
  • Open Q&A
  • OneStop
  • Harold B. Lee Library
  • Building Tour
  • Campus Involvement and Fitness
  • Testing Center
  • Campus Safety
  • Academic Advisement
  • Help Labs
  • BYU Store
Class Schedule Walk Through 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Brigham Square

Upperclassmen, faculty, and staff will show students where their classes are located.

Saturday Night Finale 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Wilkinson Center

Must have wristband.

Friday, June 17th

ActivityTimePlaceNotes
Parent Check-In 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Brigham Square
Convocation 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. WSC Ballroom
Parents Lunch 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CANC Commons

Pre-register online

Lunch will be offered at The Cannon Center. This all-you-can-eat buffet offers salad, soup, dessert, and five internationally themed stations. Pre-pay only $7 each for lunch.

Parent General Session-Q&A 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. TNRB 151

Thursday, August 25th

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ORIENTATION CHECK-IN 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Helaman Field
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Heritage Halls residents
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. Helaman Halls residents
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m. Wyview and off-campus residents

Late check-in available at Info tent in Brigham's Square beginning at 12:00 Noon.

Welcome 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Helaman Field

Welcome to BYU!

Convocation 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Welcome from the President. Students seated by 10:45 a.m.

Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location assigned by Y Group. Must wear wristband.

Cougar Crash Course-Rotation 1 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The first of 3 rotations where students will tour campus with activities and freebies along the way. Topics include:

  • Textbookss
  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • iClicker Q&A
  • OneStop
  • Library
  • Fitness
  • Testing Center
  • Campus Safety
    and more!
Information & Service Fair 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Stop by The Hub (HBLL) to pick up your free BYU planner and sign your class banner.

DINNER ON YOUR OWN 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Livin' the Y Life 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Enter Edwards Stadium for class photo. Pep rally and Lighting the Y will follow. Must wear wristband.

Friday, August 26th

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Devotional 8:40 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Religious Education at BYU by Brother Kent Brooks. Students seated by 8:30 a.m.

Cougar Crash Course-Rotation 2 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location assigned by Y Group. Must wear wristband. Silver groups (transfer students) go to 3220 WSC.

Transfer Student Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Must wear wristband.

Cougar Crash Course-Rotation 3 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Getting to Know Your Major & College 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Learn about majors and course requirements. Some colleges will also feature a showcase.

DINNER ON YOUR OWN 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Extravaganza 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 27th

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Student Schedule Walk-through 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Upperclassmen, staff, and faculty will walk students through their class schedule so they won't be lost the first day of classes.

Saturday Night Finale 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The Fall 2016 Parent Orientation schedule will be posted later. It will be similar to the 2015 schedule posted below.

Wednesday, August 26th

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On-Campus Housing Check-in 10:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Move-in Guide

Thursday, August 27th

ActivityTimePlaceNotes
Parent Check-in 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Helaman Field
Convocation 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Marriott Center

Doors open at 9:30 am
Enter in Portals C & Q for Parent Seating. Students will attend with their Y Groups.

Parent Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANC Commons

Enjoy a delicious discounted lunch at the Cannon Center for $7/person (all you can eat). Tickets sold with parent registration or at check-in.

Parent General Session 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. HFAC de Jong

Presentation by Dr. Lane Fischer. Advice on how parents can help students have a successful first year. Q&A will follow.

Information & Service Fair 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. WSC Ballroom & Terrace
Parent Breakout Sessions 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MARB

These breakout sessions focus on topics specifically designed to help parents support their students as they adjust to life at BYU.

Parent Breakout Sessions (Repeat) 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MARB
DINNER ON YOUR OWN 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Honor Night With David Betterman 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Marriott Center

Learn more about BYU's Honor Code in talk show fashion. We'll introduce you to the famous Honor Code angels. Please be seated by 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 23rd

ActivityTimePlaceNotes
On-Campus Housing Move-in 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Off-Campus Housing check-in dates and times vary. Check with your apartment complex.

Monday, April 25th

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Check-in 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. WSC 3220/3222/3224
Welcome 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. WSC 3220/3222/3224
Lunch & Cougar Crash Course 10:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. Location determined by Y Group

Location determined by Y Group.

Transfer Student Meeting 11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. TBA

Information for transfer students will be available during lunchtime.

Closing Finale 3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Freshman T-shirt will be given out at the end of the finale.