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The Start of Something Great.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all undergraduate students.* You’ll meet your fellow classmates, get to know campus, and learn the ins-and-outs of college life as a Northeastern student. During your time on campus, you’ll not only meet an array of faculty and staff who will be able to assist you through this new transition, but will also meet your academic adviser, talk about your academic goals, and register for classes. By the end of your orientation, you’ll know what it means to be a true husky!

WHAT FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW Orientation isn’t just for students. Parents and families of Northeastern’s new 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. New Student Orientation includes the complimentary participation of two guests, with meals. There are additional costs for additional guests, as well as for housing if 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 guests — visit for details. *International students will attend the orientation session that immediately follows fall move-in. In addition to New Student Orientation, International students will also take part in a comprehensive program hosted by the International Student & Scholar Institute (ISSI). The ISSI will make certain you have completed all U.S. documentation requirements, as well as provide you with additional information and support to ease your transition to life in the United States and Northeastern University

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 adviser. 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.

REGISTRATION Registration can be done through your admitted student portal at by clicking on “Orientation Registration” under the self-service tab.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT FEE The Undergraduate Student Fee supports new student orientation costs, including the opportunity to have two complimentary guests participate in the Parent and Family Program. Students will automatically be billed this fee upon enrollment. More information may be found on the Student Financial Services website at

QUESTIONS Get details about New Student Orientation session events, registration deadlines, and a list of frequently asked questions at (or contact us at: 800.696.6516, 617.373.3868, or email

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.


IMPORTANT DATES* Additional dates can be found at

June 2014

Housing Assignments and Move-in Information

September 3, 2014 Fall semester classes begin December 3, 2014

Fall semester classes end (final exams to follow)

January 12, 2015

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 @NUOrientation

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