GO (Get Oriented)

GO is HBU’s official free and required orientation for new incoming freshmen and transfer students. Freshmen GO (Get Oriented) is an opportunity for new students to learn more about Houston Baptist University and to get acquainted with the many programs and services we offer to students.

Orientation for Spring 2022 Freshman and Transfer Students

Spring GO is Mandatory for all new incoming Spring 2022 Freshmen and Transfer students and will be held on campus.

 Spring GO Friday, November 19, 2021


COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Admissions
Due to the concerns regarding COVID-19, Houston Baptist University continues to provide several opportunities for new students to attend orientation sessions virtually and in person to help them transition to HBU.  Have questions? Email GO@hbu.edu or call (281) 649-3003.


Houston Baptist University offers two in-person opportunities for students to meet with an advisor and pre-register for fall classes. Pre-Registration is optional but highly recommended for those students looking to create their classes schedule before the summer orientation.

Registration opens March 1, 2022, but only for students who have submitted their $200 enrollment deposit. You will receive and email with instructions on how to register. Spots are limited, so if you are ready to submit your enrollment deposit you can do so here!

Pre-registration Sessions:

 Pre-Registration Session 1: Saturday, May 7, 2022
 Pre-Registration Session 2: Saturday, May 21, 2022


How to Prepare for Pre-Registration

About Advising & Class Registration


Freshmen:  You will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.  An academic advisor is reviewing all your AP and Dual Credit you have submitted.  Please provide all dual credit and AP course work or credit for the most accurate schedule.

Transfers: Please note that you are not required to attend Transfer GO although it is highly encouraged if you attend one of our Pre-Registration sessions. 

NOTE: Transfers selected for our Fall 2022 nursing cohort will be required to attend a nursing orientation this summer in addition to Pre-Registration.

Recruited Athletes: You will have the chance to meet with our Director of Academics, Samantha Bottoms, during Pre-Registration to ensure your athletic and academic schedules align.

Helpful Resources

Academic Registration WorksheetWeekly  Schedule FormRegistration Quick Guide

Begin Your Pre-Work

Preparing for your Pre-Registration session has never been easier. We have outlined all the steps you need to take to prepare for your advising and class registration here at Houston Baptist.

  • ALEKS Math Placement: We have one crucial task that needs to be completed prior to your advising appointment. This task is taking the “ALEKS”, which is HBU’s Math Placement Exam. You are allowed to take the ALEKS once at home through Huskynet.
  • Dual Credit & College Transcripts: We know retrieving transcripts are tough that is why you can upload an unofficial dual credit transcript during your registration. This will allow your advisor the tools they need to recommend the best class schedule.
  • English Placement Examination– student who do not meet the requirements for English Placement will be required to take our placement Accuplacer. See Testing Page for details.
  • Confirm Your Major: Don’t forget to confirm your major here, if you have decided to change your major you can update using HBU.edu/update.

Helpful Tools

Accessing Husky Net:  You will need your HBU One login to  ex.(Username wkiza@hbu.edu + password)

Access HBU SystemsFour Year Major Plans & Pathways

Get Oriented (GO) for Fall 2022

2022 Freshmen GO

Save the Date

You only need to register for 1 of the GO events. Your attendance is  mandatory and space is limited. Registration opens March 1, 2022 first to all student who have submitted their $200 enrollment deposit.

Freshmen GO I Monday- Tuesday June 13-14, 2022
Freshmen GO II Thursday-Friday June 16-17, 2022
Freshmen GO III Monday-Tuesday June 20-21, 2022
Freshmen GO IV Thursday-Friday June 23-24, 2022


2022 Transfer GO

Transfer GO (Get Oriented) is an opportunity for new Transfer Huskies to learn about all things related to transitioning to HBU as a transfer student. We have designed a FREE 1 day event where transfers are guided through success. While at Transfer GO, student will get the chance to meet other new Huskies, get advice from transfer mentors register for classes, learn new HBU traditions and have fun.

Save the Date

You only need to register for 1 of the GO events. They are mandatory and space is limited. Registration opens March 1, 2022 first to all student who have submitted their $200 enrollment deposit.

Transfer  GO I Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Transfer GO II Wednesday, July 6, 2022


2022 Mini GO

We offer Mini GO orientation sessions that will take place after the June Summer GO sessions. These session are for new Freshmen and Transfer students attending HBU for Fall 2022. These sessions are one day sessions where we welcome new Huskies and their families to hear from all departments across campus including advising, and financial aid.

Join us to get your class schedule and prepare for life before school begins this fall.

 Mini GO  I Wednesday, July 20, 2022
 Mini GO  II Wednesday, August 3, 2022
 Mini GO  III Wednesday, August 17, 2022
 Mini GO  IV (Intl. Students) Friday, August 19, 2022


Helpful Resources for Orientation