New Student Orientation

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New Student Orientation

Thursday and Friday August 22-23

During New Student Orientation, you will participate in an interactive, two-day experience designed to welcome you to the university community and ensure a smooth transition to college life. 

The schedule will include: 

  • An official welcome by Barry’s president, Dr. Mike Allen, and the Orientation Leader Team. 
  • Details on your academic major, expectations, and student support services. 
  • Community building, campus tours, inclusion programs, and student involvement activities. 
  • Information sessions on topics such as student employment, clubs and organizations, recreation and wellness, and life on campus. 
  • A family orientation track for parents and family members to gain information about Barry University and learn about the resources, services, and programs available to students. 

You can bring up to four family members to attend our Family Orientation on Thursday, August 22. Family member details are collected on your myBarry registration. 


Submit your enrollment deposit

Congratulations on taking this major first step and committing to become a Buccaneer! Our team is ready to work closely with you to check off important tasks to ensure a smooth start to your first semester.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit


Complete all items on the New Student Checklist in advance. This includes important tasks that should be completed as soon as possible such as selecting classes, applying for housing, finalizing financial aid, setting up a payment plan, and more.

New Student Checklist


To participate in the Fall 2024 New Student Orientation taking place Thursday and Friday, August 22-23, register here on mybarry

Registration for New Student Orientation is available by visiting your myBarry dashboard. The campus community will officially welcome you as you begin to explore our freshmen traditions and create fun memories with your fellow students. Resident students will receive more information on first-year move-in  from Housing and Residence Life via email. 

All in-person New Student Orientation sessions and activities are designed for new students only.

Mark your calendars! Fall classes will begin Monday, August 26!

The Academic Calendar provides a full overview of important dates and deadlines.

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View Orientation Schedule Here! Register for Orientation Here!

Meet the Orientation Team!

Meet the Orientation Leaders, or what we like to call the "O-Team". Orientation Leaders are undergraduate student leaders selected and trained to assist in New Student Orientation. They act as guides, small group leaders, mentors, and resources for

new incoming students and parents. They also help guide students and parents through many activities and sessions that take place during orientation. They will provide answers to any questions regarding the transition to Barry University.

First Year Experience

First-Year Experience programs introduce students to the rich academic, cultural, co-curricular, and social life of the University through a series of programs and services offered by various departments.

First Year Experience
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Events and Programs

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ORI 100: First Year Experience Seminar

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CASA Success Coaching


Network of Support

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Congratulations! We are so excited to welcome you to the BarryU Community. The first step is to submit your enrollment deposit and register for classes. Next you will need to RSVP for New Student Orientation and begin working on the New Student Checklist.

    We also recommend that you follow New Student Programs on Instagram. We will be communicating a lot of helpful (and fun) updates throughout your first year.

  • New Student Orientation takes place Thursday August 22 through Friday August 23, 2024. Resident students will move-in to their residence hall on Wednesday, August 21.

    New students can meet virtually with an academic advisor to plan their course schedule for the fall semester. Students must also complete any pending financial aid documents, upload immunization records, set up payment plans, and submit a photo for their student ID as outlined in the New Student Checklist

  • New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students with less than 30 credit hours. Through a variety of interactive sessions and university traditions, students will receive important information that will prepare them for a smooth transition to their first semester.

    Make sure to register on your myBarry dashboard and mark your calendar!

  • There are various tasks that new students must complete prior to arriving on campus for New Student Orientation. The New Student Checklist includes all of the required items as well as several additional tasks to help students make the transition to college life.

  • New students need to make an appointment with their academic advisor to select their classes.  It is best to register for classes prior to New Student Orientation.  In order to set up your class schedule, you must have made your enrollment deposit.  Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor by logging onto your myBarry dashboard. 

  • New Student Orientation is free for all new incoming undergraduate students. However, registration is required and can be found on the myBarry dashboard. All meals and activities are provided at no cost for attendees.

  • New students may bring up to four family members during the first day of orientation. Guest information must be submitted when registering for orientation on myBarry.

  • We recommend that students wear comfortable clothing and shoes to New Student Orientation. This includes shorts, T-shirts, sneakers, or sandals. We also recommend bringing an additional layer such as a sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt, just in case. Many sessions will take place indoors with air conditioning although some activities may include walking around campus and sitting outside on the grass. South Florida weather is often unpredictable so you might also want to have an umbrella with you in case of rain.

    We also recommend students be prepared with a QR code reader on their phone to scan in during check-in as well as the various activities planned throughout the day.

  • All new students who will be living on campus for the upcoming school year are expected to move in on January 13 to their residence hall. You will receive an email from Housing and Residence Life with more details.

    Commuter students are expected to participate in both days of New Student Orientation. Parking is available for all commuter students.

    Several of the local hotels offer a corporate rate for Barry University guests and families.

  • All undergraduate students (excluding those enrolled in Adult Learner and fully online programs) and all graduate students residing in University housing or attending classes on an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to provide/complete the following information.

    • Proof of 2 MMR vaccines, 1 Tdap vaccine beginning 2010 or after and a Td booster every 10 years thereafter, 3 Hepatitis B vaccines or complete the Hep B waiver, and 1 MCV4 Meningitis vaccine taken at age 16 or older (this vaccine is only required if living in University provided housing),
    • Proof of private health insurance by completing a waiver or enroll in the Barry sponsored insurance plan,
    • Required Health Information record
    • Consent for Medical Treatment Form
  • Classes for Fall 2024 begin Monday August 26, Visit the Academic Calendar for more details. 

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