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 and Veterans. 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.

Important Dates

Move-in: Wednesday, January 6
For those students assigned on-campus housing.

Parent/Family Orientation: Thursday, January 7
Parents and family members of transfer and freshman students are invited to participate in the one-day Parent/Family Orientation program. Parent/Family participation is optional, but encouraged.

Student Orientation: Friday, January 8
This is a mandatory one-day program for transfer students and Veterans.

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
  • Husky Nation: Athletics
  • Dining Services & Husky Card Options
  • Make Your Mark: Center for Student Involvement
  • WELCOME HOME: Housing & Residential Life and the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
  • Health and Wellness: University Health and Counseling Services and OPEN
  • And plenty of social activities for you to meet your fellow classmates and friends!


Check-In Time and Location >>

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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).

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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.