“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 is providing opportunities for you to attend orientation virtually and in person. We are still planning for our Summer Orientations. Please check back regularly for updates.

All new students will have the opportunity to attend a variety of virtual and in person sessions to help them transition to HBU. During their sessions sessions students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for classes.  Below are the steps you need to complete. Have questions, email GO@hbu.edu or call 281.649.3003.

 



Please join us virtually for Spring Orientation.  Don’t worry we have designed a 1 day  virtual orientation experience . This is our way of taking the in-person Spring “GO” experience and rolling it into a virtual connection time.  Our morning session are designed to help you understand what to expect when you arrive in the Spring  You are only required to attend 1 virtual orientation session.

Who: Spring 2021 New Incoming Transfer & Freshman

What to Expect: Freshmen and transfer will have the opportunity to hear from some of the university administration on classes for the fall, financial aid and student life.

Advising Registration-:Student will be sent a link to sign up for a 30 minute phone or Zoom advising appointment with their staff or faculty advisor.

Blackboard  Orientation Modules– All student will be required to complete their online Orientation Modules via  HBU Blackboard. Modules will open November 1. Students will be sent a link to complete those prior to the advising appointment.

Spring Orientation Schedule

Mandatory Morning Sessions Topics

Special Welcome

Looking ahead toward the Spring.

    • Location: via Zoom Webinar

Print Schedule (PDF)


Virtual Spring GO Session #1

Time & Date: Friday, November, 13 -9 am- 4p.m.

Register for Virtual Orientation #1

Virtual  Spring GO Session  #2

Time/Date:  Friday, January 8, 2021, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Register for Virtual Orientation 


Begin:  Your “GO” Modules

Spring “GO” orientation is a one 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 orientation. The online modules will be available for all students starting  Sunday, November 1 via Husky Blackboard.

Modules can be access via HBU Blackboard  check back for more details. You will need your HBU One login to access your module titled,  HBU -Orientation Freshmen  ex.( wkiza@hbu.edu + password)

Watch the “GO” Expectations Chat

This summer we hosted a virtual chat on what to expect for HBU Black board and the virtual orientation experience. This is a helpful tool as you get prepared for Spring orientation.

See the Video


ADVISING & CLASS REGISTRATION:

Spring Virtual Orientation:

Freshmen:  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 on their scheduled Mini GO session via Huskynet.

Transfers: These orientations are required for new incoming transfer or post-baccalaureate students if you have not attended Nursing Orientation.  Your modules must be completed before  as one of your steps for enrollment. 

Virtually Orientation: You will be advised and registered with your academic advisor via phone or Zoom to ensure you have the best schedule for the fall.

Helpful Tools:

Accessing Husky Net: If you would like view your class schedule use the link below to guide you through accessing your class schedule via Husky Net.

Access HBU Systems

Four Year Major Plans & Pathways

 


Freshmen GO (Get Oriented) is an opportunity for new students to learn about Houston Baptist and the programs and services.   GO is Mandatory for all new incoming Freshmen students. We offer a FREE 2 day orientation to guide each new student at HBU to success. While at GO, students will get the chance to meet other Huskies, meet with staff and faculty advisors, register for class, learn new HBU traditions and have some 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, 2021 first to all student who have submitted their $200 enrollment deposit.

Freshmen GO I

Monday- Tuesday

June 7-8, 2021

Freshmen GO II

Thursday-Friday

June 9-10, 2021

Freshmen GO III

Monday-Tuesday

June 14-15, 2021

Freshmen GO IV

Thursday-Friday

June 16-17, 2021

 

 


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, 2021 first to all student who have submitted their $200 enrollment deposit.

Transfer  GO I

Wednesday

June 2, 2021

Transfer GO II

Wednesday

June 23, 2021

 

Your Guide to “GO” Orientation

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