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What you need to know Welcome! At Northeastern, orientation is more than campus tours and registration; it’s a crash course on life as a Husky. It’s a chance to get acquainted with your college and meet your academic advisor. It’s a sneak peek into the array of exciting experiential learning opportunities ahead of you. It’s your launching pad for forming friendships that will last a lifetime. It’s Husky 101. What freshman students need to know

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all undergraduate students.* You’ll meet fellow new students and learn your way around campus. You’ll get important information about your college and major, and learn more about co-op and experientiallearning opportunities. You’ll also have a chance to explore Boston, the ultimate college town.

What International students need to know

It is mandatory for all new freshmen and transfer international students to attend the New Student Orientation session following fall move-in.* International students will also take part in a comprehensive introduction program hosted by the International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI). ISSI Orientation offers several weeks of events and activities designed to help international students transition to the Northeastern community. International students will get to meet one another, learn about others’ experiences, find assistance with getting settled, and learn about the culture and history of the United States.

What Transfer Students need to know

It is mandatory for all transfer students to attend an orientation session.* At your session, you will meet your academic advisor, register for classes, hear from University departments, and get acquainted with faculty and staff. You’ll also meet current Northeastern students and other new transfer students.

What Families need to know

Orientation isn’t just for students. Parents and families of Northeastern’s freshmen and transfer students are invited to participate in the Parent and Family Program, a separate but simultaneous session. It’s designed to introduce families to the academics and community at Northeastern. You’ll meet campus administrators and faculty members, learn about campus services, and see firsthand the University resources available to new students. You may also choose to stay on campus to get more of a feel for our community. New Student Orientation includes the complimentary participation of two guests, with meals. There are additional costs for added guests, as well as for housing should you choose to stay on campus. Please note that guest housing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required for all Parent and Family Program guests. Visit for details. * Students who do not attend orientation will be charged additional fees.

registration Once inside the registration application, you will be notified of the dates for your program; Orientation sessions are college/programspecific. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration can be done through your admitted student portal, at by clicking on “register for events” on the self-service tab. Registration deadline for all freshman students is June 1.

new-student fee New Student Orientation and Parent Programs & Services are supported by the Undergraduate Student Fee. Students will automatically be billed this fee upon enrollment and more information may be found on the Student Financial Services website at

questions Get details about orientation events, registration deadlines, and a list of frequently asked questions at (or call 800.696.6516 or 617.373.3868).

Husky Pride The Husky dog has been Northeastern’s mascot since 1927, when the University’s very first Husky arrived at Boston’s North Station by train from Alaska. Classes at Northeastern were canceled for the afternoon, and King Husky was greeted by more than 1,000 students and the University band.

2013-2014 Important Dates* More dates at June 2013 September 4, 2013 December 4, 2013 January 6, 2014

Housing assignments and move-in information Fall semester classes begin Fall semester classes end (final exams to follow) Spring semester classes begin

*Dates subject to change

Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Programs 101 Ell Hall Northeastern University 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 800.696.6516 P: 617.373.3868 F: 617.373.8899

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