Orientation and Registration

“GO” (Get Oriented)

“GO” is HBU’s official free, required orientation for new incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Freshmen and Transfer “GO” is a free and required for all new incoming students. Multiple New Student “GO” sessions are scheduled to help complete the final steps in your process for applying and registering for classes, and is the most important. Orientation helps you understand all the resources and services the university can offer to help ensure your success. And… It’s fun!

Deposited students will have the opportunity to attend a variety of sessions to help them transition into HBU, as well as be advised and register for classes. At the end of the day attendees will leave with their schedule in hand!

Various HBU Orientation programs are presented  depending on whether you are admitted to the fall semester, spring semester or summer school. See the descriptions below to find the orientation program you should attend.

Have you paid your deposit yet?

Students will need to pay the $200 enrollment/housing deposit before being eligible to register for classes. Deposits will apply to students’ overall tuition balance. Don’t miss your chance to “Get Orientated.”

Submit your Enrollment Deposit

Spring 2019 “GO” Get Oriented Sessions

Spring “GO” Get Oriented is required for students admitted to the spring semester.

Registration opens October 1 and closes on January 11.

Spring “GO” Get Orientated Friday, November 16, 2019
Spring Distance Advising Monday, November 26-January 10
Spring Open Registration Friday, January 11, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

Spring Orientation is followed by Spring Connection Week. Spring Connection is a series of events and programs to welcome you to HBU. and help you transition to you new home.


Spring Distance Advising

If you live outside 250 miles of Houston Baptist University, you are eligible to participate in our distance advising. Distance advising take place over the phone! Please indicate Distance Advising on your registration form. Students will be contacted by our academic advising office to schedule an appointment after November 26, 2018.


Spring Open Registration

Open registration is designed for students who are choosing to attend HBU after Spring orientation has passed. This is also the time when transient students and late registrants will register for classes, meet with an adviser and finalize all outstanding items on their checklist.

Pre-Registration & Advising Sessions

Ready to get a jump start on your Fall Schedule?

Registration opens March 1 for Pre-Registration day.
Hear from your academic college, meet with your advisor and register for classes. This day is optional and open to all new incoming Fall 2019 freshmen and transfer students.

Am I ready for Pre-Registration?:

If you have completed the following checklist, then it’s time to register for Pre-Registration.

  • Applied and been accepted to HBU
  • You are entering HBU as a Freshman or Transfer
  • Your Enrollment Deposit is Paid, Deposit Now

Questions about anything on the list? Contact your Admission Counselor.

2019 Pre-Registration Sessions

Pre-Registration & Advising I Saturday, May 4, 2019
Pre-Registration & Advising II Saturday, May 18, 2019

Please Note:

Transfer students who attend Pre-Registration are NOT required to attend a Transfer “GO” session.

Freshman students who attend Pre-Registration MUST still attend New Student “GO” in June. Please plan to register for both events.

Freshmen “GO” Sessions

These orientations are required for new incoming freshmen students to attend if they have even if they have attended a Pre-Registration Event.  These events give students the chance to register for classes, meet with an adviser and finalize all the details before starting classes in the fall.

Get Oriented “GO”  I June 10-11, 2019
Get Oriented “GO”  II June 13-14, 2019
Get Oriented “GO”  III June 17-18, 2019
Get Oriented “GO”  IV June 20-21, 2019

 

Transfer “GO” Sessions

These orientations are required for new incoming transfer or post-baccalaureate students to attend if they have NOT attended a Pre-Registration Event.  These events give students the chance to register for classes, meet with an adviser and finalize all the details before starting classes in the fall.

Transfer “GO” Get Oriented “GO”  I Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Transfer “GO” Get Oriented “GO”  I Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Summer Distance “GO” Advising

Do you live 250+ miles  outside of Houston Baptist University, you are eligible to participate in our distance advising.  You will be advised over the phone after Monday, June 24 through Friday, August 16, 2019. Please indicate Distance Advising on your registration form. Students will be contacted by our academic advising office to schedule an appointment.

Mini “GO” Get Oriented Sessions

We have designed our mini sessions to allow students the chance to get all the piece they need to become a Husky. Please check back on dates and times later in the summer.

Mini “GO” Get Oriented  I TBD
Mini “GO” Get Oriented  II TBD
Mini “GO” Get Oriented  III TBD
Mini “GO” Get Oriented  IV TBD

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