Parents and family members are invited (and encouraged) to participate in the concurrent Parent/Family Orientation program. The Parent and Family Orientation is designed to introduce you to the broad academic and social aspects of the university community. You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the academic colleges, participate in campus services presentations, and to see firsthand many of the wonderful university resources available to new students. Parents and family members will also interact and network with each other throughout the program.

The Undergraduate Student Fee supports New Student Orientation costs, including the opportunity to have two complimentary guests participate in the Parent and Family Program, Welcome Week Activities, and Parent Association membership. Students will automatically be billed this fee upon enrollment; more information may be found on the Student Financial Services website, under the Student Accounts tab. There are additional costs for additional guests (above the two complimentary). Added costs must be paid by credit card at the time of registration by credit card. Parent & Family Orientation                        Thursday, January 8*

Transfer Parent & Family Orientation                    Friday, January 9*

*Parent and Family programs run approximately from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Guest Housing

Guest housing is not available for families.  Click here for a list of hotels near the Northeastern campus.

Parent and Family Program Sessions

Final program schedules will be provided at the time of check-in on the day of your session. A sampling of sessions include:

  • Building the Northeastern Community
  • University Health and Counseling Services
  • Dining Services & Husky Cards
  • Academic College Welcome
  • Financing Your Student’s Education
  • Parent Programs and Services


What to Bring

Remember that there will be a lot of walking around campus, so dress appropriately for the weather.