Orientation and Registration

“GO” (Get Oriented)

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

“GO” is a free and required event for all new incoming students. Multiple New Student “GO” sessions are scheduled to help finalize the details of your enrollment, including registering for classes and meeting with a Financial Aid representative. Orientation helps you understand all the resources and services the university offers to help ensure your success. Oh… 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 dates are offered, depending on whether you are enrolling for the fall, spring, or summer semester. 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 orientation. Deposits will apply to students’ overall tuition balance. Don’t miss your chance to “Get Oriented.”

Submit your Enrollment Deposit

2020 Pre-Registration & Advising Sessions


Ready to get a jump start on your Fall Schedule?

Registration opens March 1 for our Pre-Registration events.
Students will meet with their advisor and register for  summer and/or fall classes. This event is optional and is open to all new incoming Fall 2020 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
  • Taken my ALEKS math Placement before my class registration date (Engineering, Math, Science, Business, Kinesiology, Nursing majors) * students should plan to take ALEKS before they register for classes
  • You are entering HBU as a new Freshman or Transfer
  • Your Enrollment Deposit has been Paid. Deposit Now

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

2020 Pre-Registration Sessions

Pre-Registration & Advising I Saturday, April, 25  2020,  7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Pre-Registration & Advising II Saturday, May 16  2020,  7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sample Pre-Registration Schedule

Please Note:

The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Please plan to attend the entire event as we cover several elements critical to your enrollment at HBU.

If you are unable stay the entire time please choose one our of GO sessions happening this June.

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

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

2020 Freshman “GO” Sessions

Freshman “GO” is a 2-day, overnight, required orientation for all new incoming  freshmen (those who are attending college for the first time).  If you have attended one of  our Pre-Registration events,  you must still register for one of the “GO” sessions in June.

Parents are welcome to attend, as there are portions of the orientation with information on how you can help your student be successful.

Students and families should plan to clear their calendars to attend the orientation and registration, as there is important  information about financial aid, tuition & payments, class registration and Welcome Days. These events give students the chance to register for classes, meet with an advisor and finalize all the details before starting classes in the fall.

Get Oriented “GO”  I June 8-9, 2020
Get Oriented “GO”  II June 11-12, 2020
Get Oriented “GO”  III June 15- 16 2020
Get Oriented “GO”  IV June 18-19, 2020

View the Sample “GO” schedule (subject to change) below:

 Freshman GO Schedule

2020 Transfer “GO” Sessions

Transfer Orientation is a program designed with a diverse group of transfer students in mind. These sessions help new transfer students become familiar with services and programs vital to their successful transition as full active members of the Houston Baptist University community.

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

This is usually an all day event so please make arrangements to join us for the entire time.

Transfer “GO” Get Oriented “GO”  I Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Transfer “GO” Get Oriented “GO”  II Wednesday, June 24, 2020

View the Sample “GO” schedule (subject to change) below:

Transfer GO Schedule

“GO” Distance Advising and Registration

Advising is one of the most significant components of a students successful college experience.  For the future Huskies who  live 250+ miles outside of Houston Baptist University,  we invite you to participate in our Distance Advising.

Once you register for an appointment. Students will be contacted via email  to set a time to speak over the phone regarding class selection and registration. Distance Advising will begin on  Monday, June 22 through Friday, August 14.  Remember to check your email for a message from your advisor.

Distance advising will require the student have access to a laptop or desktop computer with internet access.  Students should plan to be present for phone appointment. We will not provide a schedule to parent or family member of student.

Your Steps:

  1. When registering for a “GO” session, select distance advising and fill out the form completely. If you need to take placement exams or need to submit outstanding transcripts, please do so at least 1 week prior to your appointment for accurate credit hours to be reflected.
  2.  Students should be able to access their Huskynet during the call. Please visit this guide on how to access Huskynet.
  3. Your appointment is set by an academic advisor  via email. Be sure to check  your email regarding a preferred appointment time.
  4.  An advisor from the Academic Advising Office will contact you regarding your request on that day to discuss class selection and registration.

If you have questions about advising you can email advising@hbu.edu or GO@hbu.edu

2020 Mini “GO” Sessions

Did you miss the summer “GO” sessions in June? Don’t worry we have  4 more opportunities for you to register for classes, meet with advisors, and get connected.   We have created our one-day Mini “GO” orientation sessions to help you get it all done.

Come experience these one-day orientation to take care of your final items before you start classes this August. Check back after July 1st  on dates and times. We are excited to welcome you to the Pack!

Mini “GO” Get Oriented  I July 8th
Mini “GO” Get Oriented  II July 22nd
Mini “GO” Get Oriented  III August 12th
Mini “GO” Get Oriented  IV August 19th



Your Guide to “GO” Orientation

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