Welcome Families

Student Orientation and Family Programs connects families with university resources, helping you navigate and build networks within Northeastern’s global community. We support families throughout their Northeastern experience — including academic, administrative, and personal matters.

We partner with families and support your student by:​

  • Encouraging communication between families and the university​
  • Accessing resources to guide students in academic and personal decision-making​
  • Providing a compassionate, caring, and coordinated crisis response

Each year, we host several programs for family engagement:


Husky 101 Family Orientation

Husky 101 Orientation connects newly enrolled undergraduate students and families with essential resources, programs, and platforms to chart their Northeastern path with global, research, and experiential opportunities and programs.


Family & Friends Weekend

Join us for a campus experience sprinkled with Boston attractions, mid-day Friday, October 22 through mid-day Sunday, October 24, 2021. Fall is a beautiful time to visit campus and most importantly, spend time and reconnect with your student.

To add to your family fun, Family & Friends Weekend is shared with The Head of the Charles Regatta. We encourage you to make hotel reservations in advance!


Tuesday Talks Family Panels

Our Tuesday Talks panel series helps families stay connected to the university and updated on new initiatives and student resources. View recordings below and provide feedback and suggestions for future Tuesday Talks.

Health and Wellness | July 2021
Learn how Northeastern supports the health and well-being of our community.

Northeastern’s Global Network | April 2021
Learn how to access Northeastern’s global experiences, campuses, and communities.

Experiential and Lifelong Learning | March 2021
Navigate experiential and lifelong learning at Northeastern, including co-op, research, and PlusOne Master’s Program opportunities.

Family Transition Panel and Mixer | February 2021
Our resident experts, Parents Leadership Council members and current students, share helpful insider tips to support students through their Northeastern experience.


Touch of Home Specialty Orders

Surprise your student! The Office of Student Orientation and Family Programs, in partnership with the campus grocery store Wollaston’s, offers specialty cakes and fruit baskets for all occasions. Learn more and place your order.


The Parent Channel

Stay in the know! The Parent Channel is your primary source of information. For information about university decisions and resources in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine requirements, visit ​news.northeastern.edu/coronavirus


Family Portal

The myNortheastern Family Portal serves as the primary way that Northeastern delivers the tuition bill – families can review and pay online. Other services include access to student account information, such as your student’s academic transcript and Husky Card monetary balance.

Students should fill out this form to provide access to family members to view student records. Once a student has completed the form, an email will be sent to the family member with a claim link to access student account information.


Understanding FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) limits universities and colleges on what can be shared with families in regard to your student, without the student’s clear knowledge and expressed permission to share with others. Before a student is 18 years of age, FERPA gives family members certain rights with respect to their student’s education records. Once the student reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level, these rights transfer to the student.


Stay Connected

Connect with campus resources and follow us on Facebook @nufamilyprograms for the latest news and events. If you have questions, please email parents@northeastern.edu and we’ll happily assist you.