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 to attend a two-day Orientation session before they start at Northeastern. You’ll meet your fellow classmates, get to know campus, and learn the ins-and-outs of college life. We’ve got a great staff of current students who serve as Orientation Leaders throughout your program. These students will help you get acquainted with all Northeastern has to offer. You’ll meet your academic adviser, talk about your academic goals, and register for classes. Student Orientation also includes the opportunity to have two complimentary guests participate in the Parent/Family Program

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

Important Dates

Move-in: Wednesday, January 6

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

Student Orientation: Thursday, January 7–Friday, January 8

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.

Parent/Family Orientation: Thursday, January 7

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 conclude around 3:00 p.m. Please note: Once students move-in, there will be limited time for first-year families to reconnect with students during their mandatory two-day Orientation and Welcome Week activities.

Welcome Week: Friday, January 8–Friday, January 15

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 and community.

A Sampling of Sessions:

  • Academic Welcome, Academic Advising, and Registration for Classes
  • Red Black One Pack: Athletics
  • Dining Services & Husky Card Options
  • Make Your Mark: Center for Student Involvement
  • WELCOME HOME: Housing & Residential Life and Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
  • Health and Wellness: University Health and Counseling Services and Office of Prevention & Education at Northeastern
  • And plenty of social activities for you to meet your fellow classmates and friends!

Early Arrival Option >>

Does not pertain to Spring Entry.

Check-In Times and Location >>

International (NON US Citizens) Student Check-In
Thursday, January 7, 8:30-9:00 a.m., Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad

Domestic (US Citizens) Student Check-In
Thursday, January 7, 11:00-11:30 a.m., Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad

Parent/Family Check-In
Thursday, January 7, 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 to take part in an introductory program hosted by the International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) on Thursday, January 7 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. This session will lead directly into the two-day Student Orientation program.

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.