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We saw great academic promise in your application and we would be proud to have you at AUBG. We’re excited to welcome you as part of our family. No doubt you have lots of questions about what’s going to happen next. Coming to live on campus is an exciting thought!



  • On January 4 at 3-4:30 pm EET, AUBG will have the pleasure of e-welcome you and your parents and guardians. At this webinar, you will get introduced to some key student-support persons and offices, will have the chance to ask your questions and get immediate responses to the most burning ones.

  • On January 5, at 3-4:30 pm EET, our Student Billing and Student Loans experts will explain to you how to navigate your finances while at AUBG.

  • On January 10, at 3-4:30 pm EET, our Edu Tech manager will demonstrate to you how to use AUBG learning management system CANVAS. You will need to know this right from the start.

  • On January 12, again at 3-4:30 pm EET, you will get trained by an AUBG Computing professional and professor how to become part of the AUBG computing network, platforms and systems.


New Student Orientation

Campus Life

Preparing for Life on Campus

We make sure that our new students feel right at home, so don’t worry - you’ll soon settle in.

  • The room selection process is conducted twice a year – in December for the Spring semester and in April for the Fall semester. The procedure is seniority-based: returning students select rooms first and the remaining places are assigned to the newcomers. First-year students can fill in the Roommate Compatibility Questionnaire to ease the process of combining students with similar preferences. If you have a special room request, already know who you want to share a room with, or have any other questions, please contact the Residence Life Office.

  • While you can find everything in town (or order online), here are some things you will need right away:

    • Towels and linens (a blanket and a pillow are provided)
    • Posters, pictures and other room decorations (no nails or tape on walls, but you can be creative)
    • Cups, glasses, plates, utensils
    • Coathangers
    • 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 and cooking appliances 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, because they are a fire hazard.
    • Be careful about bringing expensive items such as jewelry, etc. No insurance policy is provided and any such items are brought at your own risk.

Arriving to Blagoevgrad

  • It takes about 2 hours to get from Sofia to Blagoevgrad. You can take a bus (costs 12 BGN) or train (costs about 8 BGN).

    AUBG offers paid pick-up service from Sofia Airport to Blagoevgrad. The price per person depends on the number of passengers. The maximum capacity of an AUBG van is eight passengers. In case an AUBG van is not available, we can arrange a taxi from Blagoevgrad to pick you up from Sofia. The taxi will cost about 120 BGN. If you’d like to use AUBG-arranged transportation, please send an e-mail to Asya Tsvetkova with the exact arrival information: Name of the students traveling and their ID Arrival date Arrival time Flight number The last destination you are flying from If you're arriving in Sofia by plane, keep in mind that the bus and train stations are about half an hour away from the airport. You can take a taxi or the subway from Terminal 2 (a transfer at Serdika Station is required).

  • Spring '23 new students who have booked a room are expected to move into the Residence Halls on Jan 16-17, 2023 from 9 am to 8 pm EET. For questions related to housing and moving in, please contact our Residence Life Office.

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Faculty Advisors

The first academic year is time for you to explore. Yet, exploration should not be mistaken for confusion. As part of your AUBG orientation, you will have an assigned professor who will guide you to choose your first AUBG courses.

Faculty Advisors

Maia Parmakova team members

Maia Parmakova

Krasimir Spasov team members

Krasimir Spasov

William Clark team members

William Clark

Krastanka Bozhinova team members

Krastanka Bozhinova

Jonathan Lyons team members

Jonathan Lyons

Senem Konedareva team members

Senem Konedareva

Petar Dalakov team members

Petar Dalakov

Felix Diaz team members

Felix Diaz


Health Certificate

All new students must present a Health Certificate for Admission. with information about their medical history and immunization status. The second part should be filled in by the student’s family physician. The form has to be sent (by regular or e-mail) to the Health Center before the beginning of the academic year.

All AUBG students must have valid immunizations against:

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Diphtheria and Tetanus
    (last booster shot should be less than 10 years ago)
  • MMR
    (or Measles, Mumps, Rubella (two immunizations with live vaccine) as separate vaccines).
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