Now that you have secured your place at Northeastern, the next step is to attend Orientation. Orientation is a mandatory one-day program for all incoming transfer students. You’ll meet your fellow classmates, get to know campus, and learn the ins-and-outs of life at Northeastern. We have a dynamic staff of current students who serve as Orientation Leaders throughout your program. These students will help you make a smooth transition and get acquainted with all Northeastern has to offer. You’ll also meet your academic adviser, talk about your academic goals, and register for classes.

Early Arrival

For those who have chosen the Early Arrival option, check-in time is from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Students may check in at West Village E Residence Hall Lobby the evening prior (Wednesday) to their session.

An Early Arrival option is available for parents and guests for an additional fee. Participants can receive an overnight accommodation (Wednesday-Thursday) and a meal (prior to 7:00 p.m.) the night before the session. Parents may check in at West Village E Residence Hall Lobby.

Check-In Time and Location

Student and guest check-in will be from 7:00-7:30 a.m., in the Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad. Check-out begins at 3:00 p.m. Please note that check-out time can vary depending upon completion of the student’s academic advising session. For those making travel arrangements by plane, it is not recommended to book a flight leaving Boston prior to 6:00 p.m.

Please note: Accommodations for students and family members include bed linens, pillow, and towels.

International Students

In addition to participating in the New Student Orientation that precedes the start of the semester (directly following move-in), international students are also invited to take part in a comprehensive introductory program hosted by the International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI). Activities include cultural enrichment programming, information sessions, immigration advising, regional excursions, intercultural/diversity education seminars, and workshops on topics ranging from academic success to student life. For more information, visit