New Student Orientation

Orientation gives you a taste of your new life as a Husky. This mandatory program introduces you and your family to the university and will provide you with the resources and tools to help you successfully transition into the Northeastern student community, as well as into your new city, Boston.

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

Beginning in April you will begin to receive information about registering for New Student Orientation. Enrolled students will have several dates to choose from during June and July—orientation dates are college/program specific. Please note that international students typically attend the orientation session immediately preceding the start of the academic semester in late August so that they can coordinate their travel to campus. Dates and registration will be made available to all enrolled students in their Admitted Student Portal in April.

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


Students and their parents enjoy a day full of activities around campus during the 2015 Orientation Week.