Parents and family members are invited (and encouraged) to participate in the concurrent Parent/Family Orientation program. The Parent and Family Orientation  is designed to introduce you to the broad academic and social aspects of the university community. You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the academic colleges, participate in campus services presentations, and to see firsthand many of the wonderful university resources available to new students. Parents and family members will also interact and network with each other throughout the program.

The Undergraduate Student Fee supports New Student Orientation costs, including the opportunity to have two complimentary guests participate in the Parent and Family Program, 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, under the Student Accounts tab.


Session L/M: Tuesday, September 1 – Wednesday, September 2

This is the final session for full-time, undergraduate, Freshman students only. On Tuesday, September 1, student and guest check-in will take place at 7:00 am in the Curry Student Center. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Session N/O: Wednesday, September 3

This is the final session for full-time, undergraduate, transfer students only.  Student and guest check-in will be from 7:15 – 8:00 am in the Curry Student Center.

The Orientation program is designed for adult participation and is not recommended for young children. Please note that all minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times while on University grounds. All fees apply.

With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted on campus.

Parent and Family Program Sessions

Click here for the parent & family schedule.

Please note that this sample schedule reflects the two-day, freshman parent & family schedule.  The transfer parent & family schedule will be a one-day session and will include presentations on all of the topics listed below.

Final program schedules will be provided at the time of check-in on the day of your session. A sampling of sessions include:

  • Building the Northeastern Community
  • University Health and Counseling Services
  • Dining Services & Husky Cards
  • Academic College Welcome
  • Financing Your Student’s Education
  • Parent Programs and Services

Click here for August 31 move-in information.