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, they will have the ability to register for student orientation through the myNortheastern admitted student portal.

At 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/Family Orientation. This is a tuition-based fee; more information may be found on the Student Financial Services website.

Undergraduate international students (non–U.S. citizens) are required to attend the student orientation session immediately preceding the start of the fall academic semester. The Office of Global Services (OGS) will host a specialized presentation that will be incorporated into the two-day student orientation program; separate registration is not required. Following student orientation, OGS will continue with acculturation programming, such as regional excursions and intercultural/diversity education seminars. Students who are U.S. citizens, but reside abroad, are more than welcome to join OGS sessions/activities.

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

Phone: 800.696.6516