Blazer Beginnings Orientation

For First Year Students New to College
Enrolling Summer 2024 or Fall 2024
Prior to attending Blazer Beginnings Orientation (BBO), students will complete a Pre-Orientation Checklist, which includes Reserving Your Session, submitting Advising & Registration surveys, and more.
See steps listed below to assist you.  Locate and memorize your VSU ID#.
Email if you do not have your ID number.

Step 1: Reserve BBO Session Date & Pay Fee - Orientation session dates have a limited capacity and are no longer available once maximum capacity has been reached. You are encouraged to register early.

  • Select your session date; complete and submit the BBO Registration Form
  • Log into your New Student Admissions Portal. 
  • Click on your current application to view your status page.
  • Register yourself and guests (2 maximum, please) for an available orientation session date.
  • Submit Orientation fee to confirm your date.
Cost to Attend:   This fee is non-refundable.
  • New Student - $60.00

  • Guest - $30.00 each  We kindly ask no more than 2 guests to ensure we can accommodate you comfortably.

VSU Blazer Beginnings Orientation works hard to keep our orientation fees as one of the lowest in the state of Georgia.  All fees cover program meals, materials, necessary program staffing and technology expenses.

Step 2: Complete and Submit  -  MyMajors Survey & Pre-Enrollment Survey Completing and submitting these two items help your advising team plan for your registration and should be submitted no later than one week prior to your schedule session date.  You will need your MyVSU log-in and password to complete survey - instructions reminder here.

  • Only first-year incoming students with less than 30 transferable credit hours are required to complete the MyMajors Assessment and Pre-Enrollment Survey.

Step 3: Submit a Photo for Your VSU ICard - ID photos for your campus ID cannot be taken on-site while attending your scheduled orientation session.  You are strongly encouraged to upload and submit your photo before your orientation date.  Review the Photo Submission Guidelines & Photo Upload   Questions about your submission can be sent to:

Step 4: Review & Accept Your Financial Aid Rewards - Once your FAFSA (and any other required verification materials) is submitted, our Financial Aid Office will begin processing your aid request.  Financial aid eligibility will be shared with you in your Student Portal. You must review all financial aid offers and complete the acceptance form. For step-by-step instructions on how understand and accept your awards, visit Financial Aid

NEXT - Plan Your Visit! - We recommend comfortable clothes and walking shoes. You will get your steps in! Short afternoon showers are possible so bring an umbrella or light rain jacket. It might be warm outside, but inside can be cool for some - a lightweight jacket can help.

2024 BBO Session Dates:

Enrolling in Summer 2024 OR Fall 2024 Term (you will register a class schedule for both semesters at these session dates if planning to begins courses in the Summer term)

  • May 30
  • June 1
  • June 7
Enrolling Fall 2024 only
  •  June 21
  •  July 12
  •  July 20
  •  July 26

After Orientation:
  1. How and Where to Pay Fees for Summer or Fall 2024

    Student account balances must be paid in full or covered by sufficient authorized financial aid no later than the fee payment deadline to avoid class cancellation. Fee submission deadlines are listed on the VSU Bursary page.  Invoices are not mailed.  Your fee balance can be viewed on your personal VSU Online Student Account Center.

  2. How To Purchase Textbooks

    When you receive your class schedule, you will be able to acquire your textbooks. We encourage you to learn about the various textbook purchase options.  For detailed information about textbook purchase options, visit the Course Materials & Textbooks section of the VSU Bookstore webpage.

  3. Access your VSU Email.  If you need assistance locating your VSU email address, email VSU email is the official campus communication. Continue to monitor your VSU email account often for semester updates.