Welcome to Northeastern

Saturday, August 29 ­- Saturday, September 12

Whether you’re a remote learner or joining us on campus, you are encouraged to participate in Welcome Week. The programs we offer will help acclimate you to campus, resources, and Boston, as well as introduce you to your new classmates.

Access the Schedule

Download the Welcome Week app or view the online schedule to access the 150+ virtual programs and activities that are planned especially for you! Add events to your personal schedule, and use the filters to view mandatory, virtual, and on-campus programs. Check back daily for updates.

And, remember to add Welcome Week opportunities and moments to your timeline in the SAIL platform. Search for Fall 2020 Welcome Week in SAIL’s Opportunity Finder.

Attend Feature Events: Tuesday, September 8

Download the Welcome Week app or view the online schedule for times and participation links.

  • President’s Welcome Convocation (Mandatory): At 3:00 p.m. EDT, President Aoun and other university leaders will welcome students to the start of their Northeastern journeys. Follow Northeastern on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to tune in live.
  • Academic Welcomes (Mandatory): hosted by each college and program.
  • Fall Fest: Immerse yourself in all that student life has to offer! Check out the clubs and organizations that make Northeastern the vibrant and engaged community it is.
  • First Pages (Mandatory): At 7:00 p.m. EDT, attend keynote speaker and author Jose Antonio Vargas of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. Students are encouraged to pre-submit questions. To accommodate different time zones, this event will be recorded and posted on the First Pages website.
  • At 9:00 p.m. EDT, join us for a surprise show on the Boston campus and on Facebook Live that will inspire you to reach for the sky.

My Northeastern Dream
What dreams do you have for your Northeastern experience? And for your future? Share your Northeastern dream with us in a short video that may be featured during our Welcome Convocation program. Students can record these video segments at booths set up around campus during move-in, or online.

Get Acclimated

Acclimate yourself to Northeastern and Boston! These learning modules will introduce you to essential resources, whether you are starting your journey on campus or remotely.


If you’re joining us on campus, the expectation is that you follow the university’s strict health guidelines and protocols, and that they always remain at the forefront of your actions.

Download the App

Download our app to access the complete schedule of Welcome Week programs, campus resources, helpful apps, alerts, and more. Select Student Orientation and Family Programs guide. Passphrase/login is not required.

Contact Us

We look forward to you joining the Husky community! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office at orientation@northeastern.edu if we can be of any assistance during your transition.