Orientation Check-In

We are excited to welcome you to campus this fall. Due to a regional spike in COVID-19 cases, we have additional check-in and move-in procedures to provide a safe environment for our campus community. As you prepare for your arrival on campus, here is some essential information. 

On-Campus new student check-in and move-in is on Wednesday, August 18 between 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. 

Commuter new student check-in is on Thursday, August 19 between 8:30-10:00 a.m.  

Everyone is required to schedule a new student check-in appointment. You will arrive at the Berry Performing Arts Center [BPAC] at your scheduled appointment time to check in and begin the process. 

  • If you are not vaccinated or have not turned in the documentation of vaccination into the nurse’s office by the day of your arrival, you will be provided a rapid Covid test to self-administer at the time of check-in. 
  • Once you are approved to proceed by either a negative Covid test or documented vaccination, you will be sent to complete the enrollment process. 
  • The enrollment process will be completed in Simmons Great Hall. If you attended Eagle Base camp earlier in the summer, this will only involve a quick check that everything is done. 
  • Once the enrollment process is finished, you will proceed to your Residence Hall to move-in if you are living on campus. 

To schedule your check-in appointment, follow the link to your Residence Hall or to the Commuter scheduling page and select an available time. After you schedule your appointment, you can adjust as necessary by canceling your original appointment and scheduling a new one. 

Mayfield Resident

Hutcheson Resident

J. Alvin Resident


More information about COVID-19 protocols for move-in and orientation will be sent out a week before arrival. 

We are committed to the health and safety of our JBU community and believe this is the best way to limit exposure as we start the school year. 

If you have any questions about the check-in or move-in process, please email Orientation@jbu.edu or Residence@jbu.edu.