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Welcome, Butler Class of 2019!

We are excited about your decision to be part of the Butler community and are committed to making your college transition a smooth one. On this site you’ll find many resources to help in that effort. So, bookmark this page and check back often as we will continue to add new information throughout the summer.  Also, make sure you follow the official Class of 2019 Twitter and Facebook accounts.

And, don’t forget to watch your BU email account. We’ll be sending you information there as well—nearly every month. Don’t know how to log in to your butler.edu email? Just visit IT’s Quick Start.

Feel free to contact Butler’s Student Affairs division at 800-368-6852 ext. 9262 or 317-940-9262 with questions or concerns.

Welcome Week

During Welcome Week, students and parents will have the opportunity to interact with current students, faculty, and staff to begin navigating their journey at Butler University. Welcome Week is an exciting and interactive time that allows students to meet new friends, connect with faculty and staff, learn about campus resources, and get acclimated to campus.

More details will be provided throughout the summer.

Saturday August 22

  • 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. – Move-in to residence halls
  • 2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. – Resource Fair
  • 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Family Dinners on your own
  • 6:00p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Off-campus student dinner
  • 8:00 p.m. – REQUIRED meeting for residence hall student
  • 8:00 p.m. – Parent and sibling reception

Sunday August 23

  • 11:30 a.m. – Butler University Convocation (REQUIRED for students, families are welcome to attend)
  • Directly following Convocation – Class Photo and Butler University Convocation reception
  • 2:00p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Family Farewell
  • 2:30 p.m. – REQUIRED student orientation begins

Welcome Week programming ends on Tuesday, August 25

Classes begin Wednesday, August. 26

Our goals for Welcome Week are to help you make a smooth transition to college life, prepare students for the educational opportunities that are available, and introduce students to all aspects of our campus community. To accomplish this, a variety of events have been planned for students. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to meet new people, prepare for the start of the year, and explore the wide variety of ways to be engaged with your new community

To help us reach these goals, we have Student Orientation Guides (SOGs) that help mentor you during Welcome Week and beyond. This is an energized, committed group of returning students that support you. You will first formally meet with your SOGs on Sunday, Aug. 24 during the orientation group meetings. Assignments for these groups will be given at the Resource Fair on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Additionally, Faculty Orientation Guides (FOGs) are faculty members who work with SOGs to help familiarize you with Butler and build an understanding of what the college experience will be like. Butler staff members are on hand throughout Welcome Week to answer any questions and concerns that may arise.

Learn more about SOGs and FOGs from this video: