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Reflections on an OL Summer

We asked OL 2014 alum Samantha Cullum to reflect on her experience as an Orientation Leader. Here’s what she had to say: When I volunteered to write this blog post, I was sure it was going to be easy. I mean, I was an orientation leader all this summer, so there is plenty of stuff  Continue Reading »




My OL Experience

Orientation Leader selection is upon us! We are looking for fresh faces to help welcome incoming students and their families to the Northeastern community. It’s a big job and a fun job…but it’s also difficult to describe.  Because if you ask anyone who has been an Orientation Leader, they’ll likely tell you it was a  Continue Reading »




The Long Journey Back

If you’re an N.U.in student, you’re probably feeling a lot of things right now.  You might be starting to realize you’re going to miss the country you’ve spent the last few months in. You might be anxious to see friends and family so you can tell them about your experience.  And you also might be  Continue Reading »




Missing Home

Whether you grew up in the suburbs of Boston or Shanghai, coming to Northeastern is a big deal. It signals the start of your life as an adult. And while that is likely something you have been craving for some time, there are challenges that come with the independence. One of the biggest that students  Continue Reading »




Beyond Welcome Week

Now that you are a few weeks into the beginning of your college life, you may feel a little more comfortable in your new community. Or maybe not.  Or—and this is most likely—somewhere in between. Even if you have found those handful of reliable people to venture into the dining hall with, you might still  Continue Reading »




You’re Here!

  You’ve made it! After a long summer of anticipating moving to campus, you’re finally and officially here.  It’s great to see you!  We hope Orientation helped you make some new connections and piqued your interest in how to get involved on campus.  If your head is still spinning with all of the new faces  Continue Reading »




We Heart Orientation Leaders

As the summer starts to wind down, we took some time last week to celebrate our wonderful Orientation staff at our annual banquet. Comprised of 31 Orientation Leaders and 4 Senior Staff members, this group of students dedicated themselves to providing incoming students and their families with a warm welcome and seamless transition into the  Continue Reading »




The Ultimate Advice for Incoming Students

Orientation Leaders are used to being asked all kinds of questions. “How often do you talk to your family?” “Where do I find a winter coat for my California son?” “What do you do for fun on the weekends?” As the summer starts to wind down for OLs, we decided to ask them for the  Continue Reading »




Hey there, OLs!

We’ve captured some great shots of our Orientation Leaders on the job. Check it out!




5 Ways to Rock Your Orientation

Orientation season is in full swing here at Northeastern! If you’re getting ready to head to campus for Orientation in the next few weeks, you might be wondering what you’re in for.  We’ve put together some tips that will help you make the most of your time. 1) Be Yourself.    The bad news is you don’t  Continue Reading »