Below are MANDATORY events for all new students and for specific colleges and programs. During these events you will receive important information regarding your transition to life at Northeastern. Please be sure to plan accordingly and check back frequently for updates.

University “I AM HERE” Registration

University “I AM HERE” registration is a mandatory action that completes the enrollment process. This takes place through your myNEU Portal from Wednesday, August 30 at 8:00 a.m. through Tuesday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m.

President’s Convocation and March

Tuesday, September 5 – Rain or shine! Wear your Convocation T-shirt!

Join us for President Aoun’s official university welcome and induction ceremony for all new students. All colleges/programs will walk to Convocation as a group, and then be seated in Matthews Arena together. Please meet at your designated location promptly at 8:45 a.m.:

  • College of Arts, Media and Design: Grass area outside of Ryder Hall
  • D’Amore-McKim School of Business: Krentzman Quad
  • College of Computer and Information Science: West Village Quad
  • College of Engineering: Library Quad
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities: Centennial Quad
  • University Programs (Explore Program and General Studies): Robinson Quad

Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the College of Science will walk as a group at the conclusion of their College Welcome:

  • Bouvé College of Health Sciences: 8:30 a.m., Curry Student Center, Ballroom
  • College of Science: 8:30 a.m., Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall

MATTHEWS ARENA POLICY: NO BACKPACKS OR LARGE BAGS. HANDBAGS AND PURSES ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH. WE RECOMMEND THAT ALL BAGS ARE LEFT BEHIND FOR AN EFFICIENT ENTRY INTO THE FACILITY.

Following Convocation, join in Fall Fest ’17.

First Pages

Tuesday, September 5, Seated by 6:45 p.m.
Matthews Arena
Join author Bryan Stevenson as he addresses the incoming class and discusses his riveting book, Just Mercy.

College Welcome Sessions

Select your college/program below to view College March and Welcome Session details:

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Advising Meetings by Major

Monday, September 4
Class Meeting by Major. Meet your classmates and your BCHS academic Advisor. Bring your Fall Course Schedules. Times and locations by major as follows:

  • 9:15-10:15 a.m.: Physical Therapy (325 Behrakis Health Sciences Center)
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Nursing (320 Behrakis Health Sciences Center)
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Pharmacy & Pharmaceuticals Sciences (West Village F, Room 20)
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Health Science (310 Behrakis Health Sciences Center)

Bouve College of Health Sciences: Complimentary Box Lunch


Monday September 4, 11:15 - 11:30 am
West Village F, Room 20
Pick up your complimentary Box lunch and take it with you for the O.P.E.N. presentation


Office of Prevention & Education at Northeastern (O.P.E.N.) Presentation

Monday, September 4, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20

 

Ice Cream Social for Bouvé First Year and Transfer Students

Monday, September 4, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Behrakis Health Sciences Center, Lobby 

 

 President's Convocation March

 WEAR YOUR CONVOCATION T-SHIRT!
 Tuesday, September 5, 8:20 - 9:15 am
 Curry Student Center, Ballroom
 
Dean Susan Parish, College Welcome Bouvé C0llege of Health Sciences
Professor Emeritus William Fowler, PhD

At the conclusion of the College Welcome, students will walk to Convocation as a group, and then be seated in Matthews Arena together. Matthews Arena Policy: No Backpacks or large bags. Handbags and purses are subject to search. Following Convocation, join in Fall Fest!

College of Arts, Media and Design

President's Convocation March

WEAR YOUR CONVOCATION T-SHIRT!
Tuesday, September 5, 8:45 a.m.
Grass area outside of Ryder Hall
All colleges/programs will walk to Convocation as a group, and then be seated in Matthews Arena together. Please meet at your designated location promptly at 8:45 a.m. Rain or Shine! Matthews Arena Policy: No Backpacks or large bags. Handbags and purses are subject to search. Following Convocation, join in Fall Fest!

 

College Welcome

Tuesday, September 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen Street

 

Departmental Gatherings

Tuesday, September 5, 
Times and locations by major as follows:

  • Architecture (315 Shillman Hall)
  • Art & Design (310 Behrakis Health Sciences Center)
  • Communication Studies/Media and Screen Studies (220 Shillman Hall)
  • Journalism (210 Shillman Hall)
  • Music (429 Ryder Hall)
  • Theatre (180 Ryder Hall)

College of Computer and Information Science

President's Convocation March

WEAR YOUR CONVOCATION T-SHIRT!
Tuesday, September 5, 8:45 a.m.
West Village Quad
All colleges/programs will walk to Convocation as a group, and then be seated in Matthews Arena together. Please meet at your designated location promptly at 8:45 a.m. Rain or Shine! Matthews Arena Policy: No Backpacks or large bags. Handbags and purses are subject to search. Following Convocation, join in Fall Fest!

 

College Welcome

Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 p.m.
Ell Hall, Blackman Auditorium
Followed by a BBQ on West Village Quad at 5:00 p.m.

College of Engineering

President's Convocation March

WEAR YOUR CONVOCATION T-SHIRT!
Tuesday, September 5, 8:45 a.m.
Library Quad (outside of Snell Engineering Building)
All colleges/programs will walk to Convocation as a group, and then be seated in Matthews Arena together. Please meet at your designated location promptly at 8:45 a.m. Rain or Shine! Matthews Arena Policy: No Backpacks or large bags. Handbags and purses are subject to search. Following Convocation, join in Fall Fest!

 

College Welcome

Tuesday, September 5, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Ell Hall, Blackman Auditorium

College of Science

College Welcome

WEAR YOUR CONVOCATION T-SHIRT!
Tuesday, September 5, 8:30 a.m. 
Ell Hall, Blackman Auditorium

 

President's Convocation March

Tuesday, September 5
At the conclusion of the College Welcome, students will walk to Convocation as a group, and then be seated in Matthews Arena together. Matthews Arena Policy: No Backpacks or large bags. Handbags and purses are subject to search. Following Convocation, join in Fall Fest!

 

1:00 pm: College of Science Departmental Gathering- MANDATORY 
Various Locations, See Below

Marine Biology, Environmental Science, and Environmental Studies (231 Forsyth Building)
Linguistics (545 Nightingale Hall)
Chemistry (115 Hurtig Hall)
Biochemistry (024 East Village)
Psychology (135 Shillman Hall)
Applied Physics, Biomedical, and Physics (440 Egan Center)
Behavioral Neuroscience (201 Mugar Life Sciences Building)
Biology (102 Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex )
Mathematics (215 Shillman Hall)

 

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

President's Convocation March

WEAR YOUR CONVOCATION T-SHIRT!
Tuesday, September 5, 8:45 a.m.
Centennial Quad (outside of Shillman Hall)
All colleges/programs will walk to Convocation as a group, and then be seated in Matthews Arena together. Please meet at your designated location promptly at 8:45 a.m. Rain or Shine! Matthews Arena Policy: No Backpacks or large bags. Handbags and purses are subject to search. Following Convocation, join in Fall Fest!

 

College Welcome

Tuesday, September 5, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Curry Student Center, Ballroom

 

Departmental Gatherings

Tuesday, September 5, 2:00 p.m.
Times and locations by major as follows:

  • African American Studies (201 B Renaissance Park)
  • American Sign Language (405 Meserve Hall)
  • Asian Studies (201 B Renaissance Park)
  • Criminal Justice (415 Shillman Hall)
  • Cultural Anthropology (947 Renaissance Park)
  • Economics (105 Shillman Hall)
  • English (400 B Holmes Hall)
  • History (215 Shillman Hall)
  • Human Services (201 C Renaissance Park)
  • International Affairs (106 West Village G)
  • Philosophy (325 Shillman Hall)
  • Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (325 Shillman Hall)
  • Political Science (108 West Village G)
  • Religious Studies (325 Shillman Hall)
  • Sociology (947 Renaissance Park)
  • Spanish (201 B Renaissance Park)

D'Amore-McKim School of Business

 

 President's Convocation March

WEAR YOUR CONVOCATION T-SHIRT!
Tuesday, September 5, 8:45 a.m.
Krentzman Quad (outside of Dodge Hall)
All colleges/programs will walk to Convocation as a group, and then be seated in Matthews Arena together. Please meet at your designated location promptly at 8:45 a.m. Rain or Shine! Matthews Arena Policy: No Backpacks or large bags. Handbags and purses are subject to search. Following Convocation, join in Fall Fest!

 

College Welcome

Tuesday, September 5, 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Ell Hall, Blackman Auditorium

University Programs (Northeastern Explore Program/Undeclared and General Studies Program)

President's Convocation March 

WEAR YOUR CONVOCATION T-SHIRT!
Tuesday, September 5, 8:45 a.m.
Robinson Quad (outside of Robinson Hall)
All colleges/programs will walk to Convocation as a group, and then be seated in Matthews Arena together. Please meet at your designated location promptly at 8:45 a.m. Rain or Shine! Matthews Arena Policy: No Backpacks or large bags. Handbags and purses are subject to search. Following Convocation, join in Fall Fest!

 

General Studies Program Welcome

Tuesday, September 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
310 Behrakis Health Sciences Center
Come pick up your goodie bag, win prizes in our trivia contest, and get to know your super cool peer mentors!

 

Northeastern Explore Program/Undeclared Program Welcome

Tuesday, September 5, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Curry Student Center, 318-322

Honors Program

Honors Program Welcome

Friday, September 1, 4:30-5:30 pm
Ell Hall, Blackman Auditorium
Come meet the University Honors Program team, Faculty in Residence, and your Honors Living Learning Assistants.


Honors Program Evening Social

Friday, September 1, 7:30-9:00 pm
Centennial Common. Rain location: Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad
Join current Honors students and staff for ice cream, fried dough, music and fun.  


Honors Tech-Xpedition

Saturday, September 2, 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
20 West Village F
Explore Boston with your classmates on a high-tech scavenger hunt! Please wear your red Honors Welcome Week t-shirt. Teams will depart from 20 West Village F in waves throughout the morning, and arrive back at Blackman Auditorium for the awards ceremony.


Honors Tech-Xpedition Awards Ceremony

Saturday, September 2, 12:15-4:00 p.m.
Ell Hall, Blackman Auditorium

Honors Induction Ceremony & Reception

Sunday, September 3, 1:00-3:30 pm
Ell Hall, Blackman Auditorium 
Be formally inducted into the Northeastern University Honors Program. Reception will follow in the Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad.