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First Year Experience and Orientation

Hey future Husky, it’s time to start your climb! We’re excited to help you with your first official steps as a Husky.

Explore our campus more deeply and learn about our Husky traditions on your orientation day. Husky Orientation and Welcome Leaders, or H.O.W.L.'s as we affectionately refer to them, are highly trained student leaders whose job is to help new students adjust to life at Bloomsburg University. There are more than 75 spirited and talented HOWLs who will serve as your personal hosts and share their experiences, tips and strategies for success.

HOWLs range from sophomores to seniors and cover nearly every major offered at BU. They live on and off-campus and are each involved in an average of at least three other student organizations on campus. Each of the HOWLs are individually unique yet collectively united and work on making this the best transition for each student. 

Your orientation day is a great opportunity for you to:

  • Learn about the different academic and professional opportunities from current students and faculty.
  • Start planning your academic future with a fall semester schedule overview along with coursework requirements.
  • Get introduced to important software tools you'll use as a student.
  • Connect with your fellow students.
  • Explore the campus and downtown.

First-Year Experience

Bloomsburg’s First-Year Experience Center is dedicated to making your transition to college life success. The Center works closely with the Jump Start and New Student Orientation programs, as well as BU's Learning Communities, Academic Advisement, and the First-Year Seminar courses for incoming students. 

These First-Year Seminars lay the foundation for your future academic success  — covering study skills, time management, and cultural diversity.