If you are a Spring Transfer or Veteran student, please visit this page for more information. Spring Transfer/Veteran

It is mandatory for all first year students who begin in the spring semester to attend a two-day Orientation session before the start of classes. You’ll meet your fellow classmates and learn the ins-and-outs of campus life. Orientation Leaders will help you get acquainted with all Northeastern has to offer. You’ll meet your academic advisor, talk about your academic goals, and confirm spring classes. We also encourage your families to attend the Parent & Family Orientation – two guests are complimentary. Additional guests, above the two complimentary, will incur added costs.

This is a time for you to get to know your new home—so come, have fun, and get to know Northeastern!


2017 Important Dates

Wednesday, January 4: Move-in 

Students will move into their assigned housing from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 5: Parent & Family Orientation

Parents and family members are invited to participate in the one-day Parent & Family Orientation program. Participation is optional, but encouraged. This one-day program will take place from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please note: once students move-in, there will be limited time to reconnect with students during their mandatory two-day Orientation and Welcome Week activities. A family dinner will be provided on campus the evening of Thursday, January 5. This will be the final time families spend with their students.

Thursday, January 5–Friday, January 6: Student Orientation

This is a mandatory two-day program for N.U.in and Freshman students. Please note: these are full-day programs that start in the morning, and will lead directly into evening social activities.

Friday, January 6–Friday, January 13: Welcome Week

Following Orientation you will experience Welcome Week, a week dedicated to new students in which we provide an array of academic and social programs and a host of opportunities to explore and experience the campus community and Boston!

A Sampling of Sessions >>

Academic

  • Academic Welcome
  • Academic Advising and Registration for Classes

Community

  • WELCOME HOME: Housing & Residential Life and the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
  • Northeastern University Police Department

Campus Services and Resources

  • Health and Wellness: University Health and Counseling Services and the Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern (O.P.E.N.)
  • Know Your Title IX
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Husky Card Options and Dining Services
  • Center for Financial Independence

Student Involvement & Engagement

  • Cultural & Spiritual Life
  • I’m Engaged…Civically: Center of Community Service
  • Red Black One Pack: Athletics
  • Make Your Mark: Center for Student Involvement

Check-In Times and Location >>

International (NON US Citizens) Student Orientation Check-In
Thursday, January 5, 8:30-9:00 a.m., Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad

In addition to participating in the Student Orientation, it’s also mandatory for international students (Non US Citizens) to take part in an introductory program hosted by the Office of Global Services on Thursday, January 5 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. This session will lead directly into the start of the two-day mandatory Student Orientation program.

Domestic (US Citizens) Student Orientation Check-In
Thursday, January 5, 11:00-11:30 a.m., Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad

Parent & Family Orientation Check-In
Thursday, January 5, 7:00-7:30 a.m., Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad

International Students >>

In addition to participating in the Student Orientation, it’s also mandatory for international students (Non US Citizens) to take part in an introductory program hosted by the Office of Global Services on Thursday, January 5 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. This session will lead directly into the start of the two-day mandatory Student Orientation program.

Accommodations >>

Students will move into their assigned housing on Wednesday, January 4. All housing/move-in inquiries can be directed to 617.373.2814 or housing@northeastern.edu.

On-campus accommodations are not available for parent/family members. Please reference our list of area hotels for overnight stays.

Download Our App >>

The Northeastern Orientation & Parent/Family Programs app is your guide to making the most out of your time at Northeastern University. Access the guide to Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and Parent & Family Weekend.