Congratulations on becoming a Husky!

Participation in Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming first-year (two-day program) and transfer (one-day program) students.  Though not mandatory for parent/family members, we encourage their participation as well! Orientation introduces you to the university, and prepares you to begin your life as a college student.  Students will have several dates to choose from during June and July. Orientation dates are college/program specific. Please note that international students will attend an Orientation session immediately preceding the start of the academic semester in late August. Dates and registration will be made available to all enrolled students in their Admitted Student Portal in mid-April.

At Orientation, students will have the opportunity to learn their way around campus and Boston, as well as prepare for the start of the academic year, and experience what makes Northeastern unique. Students will also register for classes, get their student ID card, and partake in a variety of activities that will help you meet your fellow classmates.

For additional information or assistance, contact the Office of Student Orientation and Parent/Family Programs at 800.696.6516, or via email at

Please note: The Undergraduate Student Fee supports first year student Orientation costs, including the opportunity to have two complimentary guests participate in the Parent and Family Program. Students will automatically be billed this fee upon enrollment; more information may be found on the Student Financial Services website.