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Family Orientation

Welcome to the BSU family!

We understand the importance of providing a family orientation experience that offers parents and supporters the opportunity to learn more about the student experience. The family orientation experience will take place with an in person program during BSU Checkpoint, a virtual option for Crimson Beginnings for Families and continued communication on the Family Hub.

This website will be updated with more information as new details are made available. Please keep checking back! Information will also be sent to the parent email address shared on the admission application. Students can update this information by contacting the Admission Office at

Immediate questions about orientation can be sent to

BSU Family Hub

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The BSU Family Hub provides one stop for resources and information. This online platform makes it easier for families to stay informed and connect with other BSU family members. 


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Family Orientation Program

The Family program runs concurrently with the student BSU Checkpoint Program in June. You do not need to attend the same day as your student. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is highly encouraged for families.  Students will be assigned a session to attend. 

Registration will be live in April.

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Crimson Beginnings for Family

Crimson Beginnings for Family is a virtual online orientation experience for parents and supporters of new first year and transfer students. It is an opportunity for you to explore BSU and the wide array of resources available to support your student.



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Campus Resources and Offices

BSU's comprehensive array of programs assists students in reaching their intellectual pursuits in a warm and friendly environment. Our campus provides a safe, supportive culture for all students and offers a wide range of services to help with housing, academic support, internships and career planning.