Student Orientation

It is mandatory for all incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students to participate in student orientation hosted by the Office of Student Orientation and Parent/Family Programs.

Students beginning in the fall will attend sessions during the months of June and July. Students starting in the spring will attend a session in January prior to the start of the semester. Once a student officially commits to the university by paying the enrollment fee, he or she will have the ability to register for student orientation through the Admitted Student Portal.

At student orientation, students will get acclimated to campus and Boston, prepare for the start of the academic year, and experience what makes Northeastern unique. Students will also register for classes, get their student ID card, and partake in a variety of activities to meet fellow classmates.

The undergraduate student fee supports student orientation costs, including the opportunity to have two complimentary guests participate in the parent and family orientation. Though not mandatory for parent/family members, their participation is encouraged. Students will automatically be billed this fee upon enrollment; more information may be found on the Student Financial Services website.

Undergraduate international students (non–U.S. citizens) are required to participate in both student orientation and the international student orientation hosted by the Office of Global Services (OGS). Both programs take place at the time of move-in, preceding the start of the academic semester.

The Office of Student Orientation and Parent/Family Programs
101 Ell Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Website: northeastern.edu/orientation
Phone: 800.696.6516
Email: orientation@northeastern.edu