Wel­come Week is where col­lege life begins. It’s the Start of Some­thing Great—the next chapter in your aca­d­emic career. This year, Wel­come Week will take place from Sat­urday, Aug. 30 to Sat­urday, Sept. 6, though some events start as early as Wednesday. Each day during Wel­come Week is packed with infor­ma­tion ses­sions, min­gling events, city tours, cer­e­monies, sports games, and more for full-​​time under­grad­uate students.

Many events are tai­lored to Northeastern’s newest Huskies, while others are open to the entire stu­dent body. To help you plan your week, the entire Wel­come Week schedule can be found here. Stu­dents can also access sched­ules, maps, announce­ments, and more via the Wel­come Week mobile app. Or just swing by the Wel­come Booth set up in front of Krentzman Quad to ask ques­tions or catch up on all the activity on campus.

The sig­na­ture Wel­come Week events will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The day kicks off with Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun’s annual “President’s Con­vo­ca­tion” at Matthews Arena, where he will offi­cially wel­come new stu­dents to campus. Con­vo­ca­tion will be fol­lowed by a new event in Cen­ten­nial Common dubbed “A Taste of Boston,” fea­turing a tasting of foods rep­re­senting the Boston Water­front, Chi­na­town, and the North End. Later that evening, stu­dents will join First Pages author Sheri Fink as she dis­cusses her riv­eting book, Five Days at Memo­rial: Life and Death in a Storm-​​Ravaged Hos­pital.

Another exciting Wel­come Week event is the first annual Fall Fest, where musical acts, give­aways, games, food trucks, and more will be spread out all over campus. This event, which takes place on Monday, Sept. 1 from 1–4 p.m., also gives new and returning stu­dents a chance to learn about stu­dent orga­ni­za­tions, campus depart­ments, and sports and recre­ation teams.

There are also events tai­lored to par­tic­ular under­grad­uate demo­graphics. Exam­ples include the Inter­na­tional Stu­dent Soiree, the Honors Induc­tion Cer­e­mony, and the D’Amore-McKim Cor­po­rate Idi­tarod. Check the full schedule for a list of events spe­cific to your pro­gram or college.

Are you a returning stu­dent? Even upper­classmen can get in on the action. Fun events open to the entire stu­dent pop­u­la­tion include a Boston 5K Run, Comedy Hyp­no­tist David Hall, Water Bal­loon Vol­ley­ball, a stu­dent employ­ment job fair, and the Col­lege of Science’s annual liquid nitrogen ice cream social on Krentzman Quad.