Welcome to the HBU Family!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Houston Baptist University! You are now on your way to officially becoming a Husky. Please review the steps below to ensure your enrollment is a smooth one.
You’re Accepted… Now What?
Check out the ways you can win free swag, gift cards and more each week! Why become a Husky? We will give you 15 reasons why “A Higher Education” is in your future. Visit accepted.HBU.edu to enter the fun.
Securing your admission at Houston Baptist is easy! Just click the link “I’m A Husky” and secure your seat in the Class of 2022. Submitting your deposit gives priority registration for classes and on-campus housing.
As a reminder, the $200 deposit goes directly towards your first semester’s tuition and is refundable up until May 1, 2018 Deposit today!
Once you secure your admission you will receive a brand new “I’m A Husky” t-shirt.
Apply to Live On Campus
Freshmen can apply to live in Freshman Village, our suite of residence halls that are specifically for freshmen. Transfer students can live in Hodo Residence College or Husky Village Apartments (sophomores and up only).
Housing applications will be sent after submitting your enrollment deposit to HBU. Residence Life will email you a link to the online ResLife application for Fall 2018 starting February 5, as well as your username and password needed to apply. Please see the Residence Life page for additional information on the application process.
Submit your FAFSA
It is highly recommended that you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even if you think your family may not qualify for any aid. Students who submit the FAFSA could qualify to receive additional grants, loans, and work-study opportunities.
Schedule Your Financial Aid Appointment (Must Have Award Letter)
We are here to help! In the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid we help students and their families finance a HBU education. From applying for aid to managing unmet costs, we’ll provide you with guidance, resources and advice along the way. If you have questions about your award letter schedule your appointment today with your admissions counselor to talk about your next steps.
Submit Meningitis Vaccination
Per Texas law, all students under the age of 22 who are attending a new college after January 1, 2012, must have received the meningitis vaccination no more than five years prior to the first day of class. Also, you must have received the vaccination at least 10 days prior to the start of class or campus move-in.
You must provide both proof of the meningitis vaccination and the HBU meningitis form, prior to being allowed to register for classes or move onto campus. Proof of vaccination consists of a copy of shot records with a signature of the healthcare professional and the date the shot was administered. Request an affidavit for exemption from the vaccine for reasons of conscience if you wish to be exempt. If approved, you will be sent an affidavit that will need to be notarized and turned in to our office. *Please note, this process takes up to three weeks.
View more information on Health Requirements for New Students.
Taking a tour of campus with one of our Husky Ambassadors is a great way to get further insight into what makes Houston Baptist University “A Higher Education.” Personal campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Fridays at 3 p.m. There are also several special visit opportunities throughout the year. Reserve a campus tour today!
Scholarship Opportunities and Net Price Calculator
There are several automatic scholarships for freshman and transfer students, along with a few scholarships that require additional documents. You should receive a merit award letter a week to two weeks after your acceptance letter.
Please use our online Net Price Calculator to estimate the scholarships and other financial awards that may be available to you. Freshmen scholarships are based on high school class rank from your transcript and on your SAT or ACT score. Our transfer scholarships are based on cumulative college GPA.
New Student Orientation (Mandatory for all new incoming freshmen and transfer)
Check out our Orientation and Registration page for more information.
The Odyssey: HBU Campus Recreation’s The Odyssey is an exciting outdoor adventure created just for incoming freshmen! It is a great opportunity to jump start your journey at HBU through building authentic relationships by meeting current student leaders, HBU faculty/staff, and learning all about the HBU community.
Through a partnership with Camp Eagle, in Rocksprings TX, a fun filled and epic retreat has been created just for The Odyssey. You will enjoy the great outdoors through hiking, zip lining, and hanging out by the water.
If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out to campusrec@HBU.edu
GEN 1 Summer Bridge: Additional support is offered to first generation students through the Summer Bridge program. This is a free 4-day program designed to help first generation students make friends with other incoming first generation students, gain familiarity with HBU’s campus and staff, and learn some practical skills that will help make them successful students.
New Student Summer Excursions:
Check out some awesome opportunities to hang out with some of your future classmates! Sign up for Summer Xcursions.
Welcome Days (Fall of 2018 only)
Learn what it takes to be a Husky by making friends, having fun and receiving helpful information to get your college experience off to a great start. See all of the details on the Welcome Days webpage.