Below are answers to frequently asked questions about orientation as well as the schedule.
The key contact in your department will register you for orientation. You will receive a confirmation email from Human Resources Management with directions and more information about the session. You will also receive a reminder email the week prior.
Orientation is offered biweekly on Mondays and runs from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. The following topics are covered:
Orientation takes place in the Alumni Center in Columbus Place located at 716 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA, 02120. Once inside the building, please proceed to the 6th floor. Please access the Maps & Directions link under “About” on the Northeastern website for directions.
Northeastern is easily accessible by public transportation, both rail and MBTA. There are also bike racks on campus. If you will be driving, park at the Columbus Garage at 795 Columbus Avenue and inform the attendant that you are here for New Hire Orientation. After your first day, you can sign up for a parking pass or park at the Renaissance Garage for $24 for 4-8 hours. This is not a reimbursable expense, however you can purchase discounted parking coupons at Student Financial Services, 354 Richards Hall, between the hours of 8:30 – 4:30.
Please let the HRM Customer Service Center, 617.373.2230, and your hiring manager know that you will not be able to attend. Please also make sure to reschedule for another orientation session.
Northeastern strives for a professional dress code. It is our recommendation that you follow the specific policies of your area and review them with your manager during your first week. As the campus tour is a part of orientation, you may want to wear good walking shoes.
Please check Northeastern’s website. There will also be announcements on the local TV stations. If orientation is canceled, we will reschedule it and notify you of the new date.
Your offer letter indicates how to schedule your orientation. The schedule for the next months is below.
|Mon. April 13||Alumni Center|
|Mon. April 27||Alumni Center|
|Mon. May 11||Alumni Center|
|Mon. June 1||Alumni Center|
|Mon. June 15||Alumni Center|
|Mon. June 29||Alumni Center|
|Mon. July 13||Alumni Center|
|Mon. July 27||Alumni Center|
|Mon. Aug 10||Alumni Center|
|Mon. Aug 24||Alumni Center|