Why should I attend New Student Registration?
Should parents attend?
Yes! There are sessions designed specifically for parents. We encourage parents to attend!
If I sign up for New Student Registration online, how will I know if you receive it?
We will send you a written confirmation of receiving your New Student Registration reservation.
How long will New Student Registration last?
New Student Registration will not take up your whole day.
Registration for the morning session will begin at 8:00 am, and registration for the afternoon session will start at 1:00 pm. The morning session will conclude around 11:30 am, with the afternoon session wrapping up around 4:30 pm. Optional tours of the residence halls and campus will be given concluding each session. Lunch or dinner will not be included in the program, but will be available for a charge in our dining services area of the new Student Union, the "Hive," if you wish to eat on campus. For more information on our dining services, click here.
How do I get to campus?
What is the immunization record policy?
South Dakota state law requires all students to present proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) to enroll in classes.
What if I don’t know what to major in or which classes to take?
If you have a preference toward a major, it is a good idea to indicate that choice so that you can meet with someone in that area to ask questions and get more information. If you are really undecided, that’s okay too. You can change your major at any time. Academic advisors will assist you in setting up your class schedule.
How do I find out about overnight accommodations?
For lodging information in Spearfish, please contact the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce at (800) 626-8013. You can also visit their website at www.spearfish.sd.us/chamber (click on Our Members). Keep in mind that some of the New Student Registration dates coincide with other major events in the area. So, make your reservations early!
Will I need a parking permit for New Student Registration?
Parking permits will not be required for students and parents attending New Student Registration. However, students bringing vehicles to campus for the academic year must purchase a parking permit. Permits can be purchased at the Public Safety office, in Woodburn Hall, during New Student Registration days or online at http://emarket.bhsu.edu/ePOS?form=cat.html&cat=12&store=817. Permits will also be available for purchase on campus during the first week of classes.
Is a schedule for fall courses available?
A copy of BHSU’s Fall 2013 course schedule is available for your review here. Please note this schedule is subject to change and will be updated as additional courses are added or closed, based on capacity.
What should I wear?
Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes.
What should I bring?
How do I know which math and English classes to sign up for?
What is the COMPASS exam like?
The COMPASS exam is untimed, so you can work at your own pace. Allow yourself at least 30-45 minutes for each exam. If you are only taking one exam, less time will be needed. Calculators are allowed. Graphic calculators are okay as long as they do not perform algebraic functions. The COMPASS exam will be available on New Student Registration days for those required to take it.
I’ve heard a little about the University Honors Program. What is this?
The University Honors Program offers special challenges and opportunities to a select number of academically talented and highly motivated undergraduates. Members have the unique opportunity to interact with other honors students in a special curriculum that features honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia, and research/creative activities. Joining honors can make a significant difference in your college experience and beyond. Membership can almost mean an edge on law school, medical school, and other graduate admissions, as well as access to distinguished honors faculty dedicated to meeting your learning needs as a scholar and student. To qualify for this exceptional program you must have a high school GPA of at least 3.5 and an ACT composite score of 25 or higher. For information, you can review the honors program website, or contact Amy Fuqua at (605) 642-6397 or by email at email@example.com.
What are Green & Gold Days?
Green & Gold Days, also known as New Student Orientation, give you an opportunity to move in and get acquainted with other new students. Check back soon for the full Green & Gold Days schedule for more information. Come prepared to have a great time while you learn about the many advantages offered at Black Hills State University!
Do I need to bring money?
Yes. If you decide to eat lunch or dinner on campus after the New Student Registration program there is a charge. For more information on meal prices and what our dining services has to offer, please click here. Also, the bookstore will be open if you wish to purchase BHSU gifts or apparel.
Black Hills State University
Office of Admissions
1200 University St. Unit 9502
Spearfish, SD 57799-9502
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Sunday, May 19, 2013