“GO” (Get Oriented)

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

Due to the concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in an effort to plan for the safety of our students, guests, faculty and staff, Houston Baptist University has made the difficult decision to offer a full online virtual freshmen & transfer orientation experience in place of the on-campus program for summer 2020.

All new students will have the opportunity to attend a variety of virtual sessions to help them transition into HBU. At the end of the virtual sessions freshmen students will have the opportunity to view their class schedule. Transfer students will have the opportunity to be advised and registered for classes. Below are the steps you need to complete. Have questions, email GO@hbu.edu or call 281.649.3834.

 


Begin:  Your “GO” Modules

Freshmen virtual orientation is still a two day event full of activities designed to introduce you to the resources and services provided to you as a HBU student. We have created online modules for you to complete prior to your online virtual sessions. You will find out which additional steps you need to complete in preparation for the fall.

The online modules will be available for all students starting Monday, May 25 via Husky Blackboard. Check back for more information here!

Note: If you have not previously met with an academic advisor and registered for classes, don’t worry your academic advisor is working to create a schedule for you! Don’t forget to provide all dual credit and AP course work or credit. All freshmen will have access to their schedule Day 1 of their scheduled GO session via Huskynet.

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

Your Virtual “GO” Guide

EXPLORE: Your Mandatory Sessions

Day 1 of Your “GO” Session

These mandatory sessions for students are designed to educate new Huskies on some key components about Houston Baptist University, including:  a special welcome from our Vice President of Enrollment, financial aid/settlement and safety.  Registration links are below. Please register for your orientation date only!  We ask that you plan to attend these sessions. We promise there will be breaks in between. Those who attend will be entered into a drawing to win a $15 amazon gift card(s) or a $25 book voucher(s), so make sure to tune in!

Audience: Parents/Families/ New Huskies, NOTE: The link below will sign you up for all of them at once.

Get Oriented “GO”  I June 8  Mandatory Session Register Here
Get Oriented “GO”  II: June 11 Mandatory Session Register Here
Get Oriented “GO”  III: June 15 Mandatory Session Register Here
Get Oriented “GO”  IV June 18 Mandatory Session Register Here

Session Topics:

  • Special welcome: Looking ahead toward the fall:  9:00 a.m. 
  • Get Ahead & Stay Ahead: Financial Aid & Settlement session: 10:00 a.m. 
  • Four Years Forever, Safety, and Title IX: 11:00 a.m. 

CONNECT:

Day 2 of Your “GO” Session

We know that you want a chance to connect and network with other incoming students. We are giving you the chance to do just that! Join the connection sessions below during day 2 of your “GO” session. Your “GO” leaders are ready to lead you through it.

 

GO I: Tuesday, June 9

CONNECTION SESSIONS:

GO II: Friday, June 12

CONNECTION SESSIONS:

GO III: Tuesday, June 16

CONNECTION SESSIONS:

 

GO VI: Friday, June 19

CONNECTION SESSIONS:

 

 

SHARE: Husky Drive In & Drive Thru

We were just as bummed to move GO virtually! But the show must go on!

Join the Office of Admissions and Student Life as we host the first ever Husky Drive In – Drive Thru for our future Huskies. First 10 people in line can choose their door prize. We want to celebrate with you and your family! We will have a DJ,  FREE Chick-Fil-A (limit 2 per car), HBU swag, and a chance for you to see campus all from the comfort of your car.  You can bring your missing items like official final transcripts and bacterial meningitis.

The event starts at 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., and you are able to come and go as you please. Drive In & Drive Thru campus to meet the President,  your GO team leaders, academic success, admissions, and residence life!  Follow and Connect  on Instagram and Facebook.

Drive In  Wednesday, June  10

Drive In Wednesday, June 17

Join the “GO” Expectations Chat

We will be hosting a free online web chat on Tuesday,  May 26  from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. This chat will explain how to log onto blackboard, how to prepare for GO, and what to expect. SAVE The DATE and chat live with us.

Join the Chat

 

 

 


BEGIN: Your “GO” Modules

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 a 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.  Your modules must be completed before you can receive an advising appointment.

The online modules will be available for all students starting Monday, May 25 via Husky Blackboard. Check back for more information here!

Your Virtual “GO” Guide

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

EXPLORE: Your Mandatory Sessions

These mandatory sessions for students are designed to educate new Huskies on some of the key components of Houston Baptist University, including:  a special welcome from our Vice President of Enrollment, financial aid/settlement and safety.  Please register for your orientation date only!   We ask that you plan to attend these sessions.

Audience: Parents/Families/ New Huskies, NOTE: The link below will sign you up for all of them at once.

Session Dates: Tuesdays, June 2 & Tuesday, June 23

Transfer “GO” Get Oriented “GO”  I:   Tuesday,  June 2 Register Here
Transfer “GO” Get Oriented “GO”  II:  Tuesday,  June 23 Register Here

Sessions Topics: 

  • Special welcome: Looking ahead toward the fall:  8:00 a.m. 
  • Get Ahead & Stay Ahead: Financial Aid & Settlement session: 9:00 a.m. 
  • Four Years Forever, Safety, and Title IX: 10:00 a.m. 

CONNECT:

We know that you want a chance to connect and network with other incoming students. We are giving you the chance to do just that! Join the connection sessions below during day 2 of your “GO” session. Your “GO” leaders are ready to lead you through it.

 

We are also working to provide our incoming transfer students with the chance to meet with financial aid and the business office to talk through final items needed.  Registration Opening Soon!

CONNECTION SESSIONS: Wednesday(s)

2020 Pre-Registration & Advising – ONLINE

The health and safety of our future huskies, our team and their families is our #1 priority. We have moved the pre-registration events to an online format in order to keep future huskies and their families’ safe during these unprecedented times.

Pre-Registration is an optional opportunity for new incoming freshmen and transfer students to meet with an academic advisor and register for 2020 summer and/or fall classes before their summer Get Oriented “GO” session.

Remember that the Office of Admissions is here to assist you during this time. Our goal is that every student received  a full-time class schedule. We have extended Pre-Registration to span a week to accommodate individual advising appointments. By choosing to participate in Pre-Registration you still have first choice class selection.  Space is limited so don’t forget to register and secure your spot.

Contact Us 281.649.3003 or GO@hbu.edu 

Pre-Registration II- New Format

Review the details below for regarding your Pre-Registration date.

  • New Advising Session Format
    • You will schedule a 45 minute one on one advising & registration appointment via phone or video conferencing by a faculty or staff academic advisor. Download Zoom here!

     

    • All students will be required to complete their Enroll 101 registration course which will be found on your student portal. 
      • This link will be sent out on Monday, May 11 via email to the email address you used to apply to Houston Baptist University.
      • Your Enroll 101 course must be completed by Friday, May 15, before you will be allowed to sign up for your advising session.
  • Your Advising Session

    Pre-Registration Session II :

    • Students will register by group and follow the schedule below. Each school or college will have designated days by which to be advised and register. Take a note of your intended majors’ college or school designation and corresponding dates. Review our academic pathways to see your college or school.
    • You may also explore the summer and fall 2020 class schedule to view offerings for summer and fall sessions before  your advising appointment.
    • Please note: The College of Science and Engineering and Nursing majors will register throughout the week due to volume.
    Date Time: Group:  College/School
    Monday, May 18 8:00 a.m-5:30 p.m All Transfers: Group 1 All Majors
    Tuesday, May 19 8:00 a.m-5:30 p.m Freshmen; Group 2
    Wednesday, May 20 8:30 a.m-5:30 p.m Freshmen: Group 3
    Thursday, May 21 8:00 a.m-5:30 p.m Freshmen: Group 4
    • Archie W. Dunham College of Business
    • College of Education Behavioral Sciences
    • College of Science & Engineering
    • School of Nursing & Allied Health
    Friday, May 22

     

    8:00 a.m-5:30 p.m Freshmen: Group 5
    • School of Fine Arts
    • School Humanities
    • School of Christian Thought
    • School of Nursing & Allied Health
    • College of Science & Engineering

     

    Monday, May 25 (make up/missed appointments) 8:00-5:30pm All students All majors

     

  • Know Your Major

    The links below are to degree maps that are intended to help new students understand the pathway to complete their degree.  Choose your college below, where you can download a PDF of your guided pathway. The academic maps serve as guidelines for planning courses toward graduation.

     

  • Pre-Work: Advising & Registration

    Please be sure to complete the pre-work prior to advising and registration:

    • Login to Huskynet– Your OneLogin username and password will be needed! This is the resource you will use to view your schedule during and after your advising appointment. If you have not logged in, use this link here and follow along.
    • Math Placements- if you are any of the following majors below you must take the ALEKS exam.
      • ALEKS is required for the following majors:
    • Business
      Nursing
      Kinesiology-Wellness Management Track
      Science (any track)
      Math
      Engineering (any track)
      Undecided
    • Visit this link to for more information on testing and placement.

     

    • Dual Credit:
      • Due to COVID-19, we will accept unofficial transcripts to review for credit and advising until official can be obtained. Those can be uploaded to your SLATE profile.

     

    • Enroll 101 Course:
      • This course will need to be completed on or before May 16. We will update the link here and it will be sent to all registered students by Monday, May 11.

     

    • Pathways: Check out your four year pathways before you have your advising appointment to discuss with your advisor.
  • Helpful Tools for Your Appointment
    • Academic Registration Worksheet–  We advise students to download and print this worksheet to use before and during your advising appointment.  Your advisor will help you build a schedule for the fall. However, it is important to use this document to record alternate courses if some classes are closed or not available.

     

    • Weekly Calendar- At HBU we believe balance throughout your fours year. The weekly calendar will help you plan your week; do you work, take care of family or have additional responsibilities in addition to your school work? This calendar is great to use when mapping out class times, work schedule and any other areas of your life where you need to be throughout the week.

     

    • Registration Quick Guide-Navigating how to log into your Huskynet  is an essential part of of the registration process. Please use this guide to help you. Need more of a visual? Use our interactive spark page for more assistance in logging in.
      • If you need additional assistance contact our IT Help Desk at 281.649.3410 press #4 and it will get you to a live person to help reset your password. Our Help Desk is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Your Guide to “GO” Orientation

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