Fall 2013 begins

The fall semester began with a busy week of move-​​in, the President’s Con­vo­ca­tion for the 116th entering class, Wel­come Week events, and more.

Photos by Brooks Canaday and Kristie Gillooly.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun visited students and their families as they moved into International Village.

  • A student pushes a cart down Columbus Avenue toward International Village.

  • Emmalee Todd, a first-year behavioral neuroscience major, joked with her mother Karen in the elevator as they moved a cart into Emmalee's dorm room.

  • Students pet King Husky before the start of the President's Convocation in Matthews Arena.

  • Students in Northeastern's 116th entering class filled Matthews Arena.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun addressed the university's newest class at the President's Convocation.

  • Students smiled during the President's Convocation.

  • Enas Altarooti, left, takes a photo of Amal Lajami with Paws. Both are first-year chemistry majors from Saudi Arabia.

  • Northeastern Bhangra performs at Xplosaic, a celebration of Northeastern's cultural diversity through dance, music, art, and food.

  • Students relaxed on Centennial Common during Xplosaic.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun greeted students at a barbecue on Centennial Common.

  • Forrest Perkins, an undeclared first-year student from Vermont, lines up for a hit as students played pick-up wiffleball on the Speare Hall diamond during Welcome Week.

  • Graduate computer science students Deeksha Vasisth, left, and Neha Suresh, both of India, place pins on a world map showing where they are from during Xplosaic.

  • Spinning Arts Club president Sabrina Grullon, second from left, a senior psychology major, leads the Spinning Arts Workshop, which was organized by the Northeastern Spinning Arts Club during Welcome Week to teach students to hula hoop and spin tethered weights called poi.

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