First - Year Students

Congratulations! We’re so excited to welcome you as an AUBG
student and as part of our family. No doubt you’ve got lots of questions about what’s going to happen next: coming to live on campus is an exciting thought!

We make sure that our new students feel right at home, so don’t worry - you’ll soon settle in. You’ll also get all of the orientation information you need by email before the semester starts.

We are confident that you will appreciate the diversity of students from more than 40 nationalities, competent and friendly professors, a modern campus and a beautiful mountain setting. AUBG is both a jumpstart for your career as well as a time to build lifelong friendships.

Please remember to also send us your signed Acceptance and Scholarship letters – either mail them by post or send us scanned copies. You can expect to receive the following information from our university over the summer:

Next Steps

Shortly, you will receive information on how to select your courses for the semester from our Registrars’ office (registrar@aubg.edu). You will be given the opportunity to pre-select your classes now and you will be able to confirm these classes during your orientation week in August. For additional information, you can reach our colleagues at +359 73888221.

 Arrival in Blagoevgrad

In several weeks, you will receive an email from our Dean of Students regarding where and when you should arrive on campus in Blagoevgrad. If you wish to order airport pick-up, please write us.

Orientation

All first-year, transfer and visiting students participate in a week-long orientation program. During this time new students receive information on academic advising and course selection, health care, campus activities, athletics, financial aid, career planning, residence life, and diversity awareness. They complete a computer skills course, and complete a community service project.

Social events throughout the week provide opportunities to meet other students, Residence Assistants, Faculty, and Student Services personnel.

You can find the Orientation Week Schedule here.

 Health Certificate

You will also receive a Welcome letter from our Health Center. Along with that, you will receive a Health Certificate for Admissions that needs to be filled by your doctor and sent back to the Health Center 10 days prior to your arrival on campus. These certificates must be sent to the address of the Health Center. Following that, you will receive information about your Health insurance and procedures you will need to follow. For additional information, you can contact the center at +359 73 888 208.

 Housing

For all housing related questions and issues, please contact our Director of Residence Life and Housing – Mr. Todor Kehayov, at todor@aubg.edu or at +359 73 888 515.

What to Bring

...to help you in your transition from home to community living 

(All items may be purchased in Blagoevgrad-do not bring a year's supply!) 

  • Personal belongings (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.) 
  • Towels/Linens ( a Blanket and a Pillow are provided) 
  • Robe, Pajamas, Slippers (bedrooms are not co-ed, but residence halls are) 
  • Clothing for school, fun, athletics, and dressing up! 
  • Sport clothing/swimming suit for stress relief 
  • Camera (for those unforgettable moments) 
  • Calculator (for that math class...and figuring out your personal budget) 
  • Posters/Pictures/Room Decorations (no nails or tape on walls, but you can be creative!) 
  • A flashlight. 
  • Something to remind you of home (photos, a favorite item...) 
  • Dictionaries, Thesaurus and a fun book to relax with. 
  • Cup/Glass, bowl, knife, fork, spoon (for late night treats). 
  • Alarm Clock (that works!) 
  • Coat hangers 
  • Rain gear/Umbrella 
  • A willingness to learn and to make a difference 
  • A sense of humor and sense of adventure for the new life ahead. 

Things NOT to bring...and the reasons why... 

  • Pets are not allowed in the Residence Halls.They violate standards of health and sanitation and many people are allergic to them. 
  • Electrical Appliances-heaters, cooking appliances such as hot plates, heaters, are dangerous and a violation of the law.The rooms are not designed for cooking or extensive electricity use. 
  • Flammable items of any type including incense and candles...Please help us create a fire safe environment. 
  • Expensive items such as jewelry, etc. We do our best to secure our buildings, but sometimes thefts happen. No insurance policy is provided and any items such as your computer are brought at your own risk.
 University ID Card

When you come to AUBG you will receive a University Identification Card, which doubles as a key to all of our buildings. In order for us to prepare this ID card for you, please email us a suitable photo in JPG format with the minimum size of 400x600 pixels.

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We look forward to having you on campus this fall and hope you have a wonderful summer!

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