Is Orientation required? >>

Yes. It is mandatory for all incoming students to attend an Orientation program, where they will meet with their academic advisers, and register for classes.

How do I register for Orientation? >>

Students should register online through the Admitted Student Portal, at Parents can register with their student on the admitted student portal, or by calling 800.696.6516.

How are my Orientation costs covered? >>

The Undergraduate Student Fee supports enrollment and support services including new student Orientation (with 2 complimentary guests), Welcome Week activities, and Parent Association membership. Students will automatically be billed this fee upon enrollment; more information may be found on the Student Financial Services website.

What if I want to change my major? >>

Students requesting major changes must do so through the Admitted Student Portal, at Major change requests must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the orientation session. Please note: Because Orientation sessions are college/program specific, you may need to change your Orientation session to coincide with your new major. Once your new major is approved through Admissions, check your Orientation registration in your myNEU Portal for possible new dates, or contact Orientation for assistance.

How do I request a deferment to another year? >>

Official requests for deferring your enrollment to another year must be made through the Admitted Student Portal, at


Will I meet my adviser at Orientation? >>

This depends on your program of study. In some cases you will meet the adviser with whom you will work in the spring. In other cases, you will meet with a different adviser who is assisting with the Orientation process, and you will meet your official academic adviser during the first week of the semester. In either case, you will have the opportunity to work with an adviser from your college during the academic portion of the Orientation program.

If I attend a later Orientation session, will I get the classes I want? >>

Students are automatically registered or “seeded” into some classes, determined by your major department, before you arrive on campus for Orientation. Depending on your program of study, you may have to choose one or more electives to complete your fall schedule. Regardless of the Orientation session you attend, your advisers will help you choose from the list of available courses and register for an appropriate schedule.


What are guest-housing accommodations like at Orientation? >>

On-campus guest housing is in upper-class, apartment-style, air-conditioned rooms. Though we do our best to accommodate single attendees in single-occupancy apartments, there are times that we need to place two single attendees in a double occupancy apartment. In this case, each guest would be provided a separate bedroom but common spaces (living room/bathroom) would be shared

When will I get my housing assignment along with move-in information? >>

Both room assignments and initial move-in information will be sent to new students in early June. More detailed move-in information will follow in August.

When will I receive roommate information? >>

Roommate information is sent at the same time as the room assignments in early June.  If your roommate has not shared his or her contact information, you can e-mail and ask that we forward your e-mail address to your roommate so that you can connect before the semester begins.

When do classes begin? >>

Fall 2014 classes begin Wednesday, September 3.