First-Year/Transfer students have the important advantage of being the first students to register at DBU during summer’s First-Year/Transfer Registration! This is where life as an official DBU Patriot begins as students experience life in the DBU Residence Hall for the first time.

The overnight, two-day orientation and registration event provides students with several opportunities to connect with classmates, faculty, and staff through a variety of exciting Student Life activities. At the culmination of the Orientation, new DBU students ring the Liberty Bell and are welcomed as official members of the DBU family!

First-Year Student Orientation & Registration

You are invited to attend Dallas Baptist University's 2017 First-Year Orientation & Registration. At DBU, we want to make Orientation & Registration go as smoothly as possible for our incoming first-year students. We accomplish this by allowing new students to register before returning students. Find the date below that works best with your schedule; then click on the date to register.

First-Year Students will participate in sessions from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM while their parents will participate in specially designed Parent Sessions from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Check-in begins at 9:00 AM in the Crowley Complex.

June 5-6
(First-Year Orientation and Registration I)

June 7-8
(First-Year Orientation and Registration II)

June 12-13
(First-Year Orientation and Registration III)

June 14-15
(First-Year Orientation and Registration IV)

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Transfer Student Sign Up

You are invited to attend Dallas Baptist University's 2017 First-Year Orientation & Registration for Transfer Students. At DBU, we want to make Orientation & Registration go as smoothly as possible for our incoming first-year transfer students. We accomplish this by allowing new students to register before returning students. Find the date below that works best with your schedule; then click on the date to register.

Parents of Transfer Students will participate in Parent Sessions from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM while their students are advised. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel.

June 9
(Transfer Orientation and Registration I)

June 16
(Transfer Orientation and Registration II)

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Important Notes

Electronic Math Advising Tool (eMAT) Requirement

Mandatory Requirement: All students must take the Electronic Math Advising Tool (eMAT) before attending First-Year Orientation & Registration and registering at DBU. Completion of the eMAT is required before a student will be allowed to register for classes. The eMAT is a tool that is used to place students in the appropriate math course during advising, and it is offered online for your convenience at http://webreg.dbu.edu/emathome/emat.html.

For Music and Music Business Majors:

Mandatory Requirement: All students majoring in Music or Music Business are required to audition and complete the Music Theory Placement Exam (TPE) before enrolling in Music courses at DBU. The TPE is administered on campus in conjunction with the student's music audition in the Music Department and is used to place students in the appropriate music courses during advising. Auditions and completion of the Music Theory Placement Exam are required in order to be advised and to register for classes. To schedule an audition and time to take the Music TPE, please contact Cindy Gaskill, Auditions Coordinator, at 214.333.5311 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..