Charger orientation is an exciting and important, one-day event that is required for all incoming new students at Briar Cliff. Orientation will help you to register for classes, meet new friends, and discover the supportive and caring community that is Briar Cliff!  

What To Expect

 As a Future Charger

 During your orientation session as a Future Charger, you will 

  • get your official University ID 
  • register for fall classes 
  • review your financial aid award 
  • learn about campus resources 
  • get to know other students 
  • and have fun! 
 As a Parent and/or Guardian 

As a parent, guardian, or other family member, you are welcome to attend orientation. Special information sessions are scheduled just for you, so you can get the chance to know Briar Cliff as well. Be sure to add your names on your Future Charger's RSVP. 

 Before and After Orientation |Online Course

Prior to orientation, all Future Chargers are enrolled in an online orientation course. Among other things, this course will allow you to begin to fill out paperwork in advance, get an overview from several departments, and learn about Briar Cliff. Students will be provided with an email to create login information a few weeks before their scheduled orientation dates. 

Safety Procedures | COVID-19

Unique This Year!  To better accommodate social distancing, we have moved our indoor events to larger spaces and will be limiting capacity at each session. 

All attendees will need to complete a Charger Health Check to gain approval to visit campus or attend an event. On the day of your event, please text “BCU Visitor” to the number 58052. Immediately, you will receive a link to the Charger Health Check survey. Once you have completed that survey and received a green pass result, you are allowed to attend. Please be ready to show your pass result before entering any Briar Cliff University event.

Orientation Sessions

All incoming students are encouraged to sign up for an in-person orientation session that works best for them. For out-of-state Future Chargers who are traveling long distances (residing 200+ miles away), we created the virtual session option to help accommodate all travel plans.

In-Person Sessions

 April 30, 2021 (Friday)  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 June 4, 2021 (Friday)  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 June, 25, 2021 (Friday)  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Virtual Session

  July 23, 2021 (Friday)  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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