If you are a Fall Transfer student, please visit this page for more information. Fall Transfers

It is mandatory for all students who begin in the fall to attend a two-day Orientation session before they start at Northeastern. You’ll meet your fellow classmates, get to know campus, and learn the ins-and-outs of college life. We’ve got a great staff of current students who serve as Orientation Leaders throughout your program. These students will help you get acquainted with all Northeastern has to offer. You’ll meet your academic adviser, talk about your academic goals, and register for classes. Student Orientation also includes the opportunity to have two complimentary guests participate in the Parent Program, which runs simultaneously to the Student Program. For a checklist of what to bring, see our essentials page.

This is a time for you to get to know your new home—so come, have fun and get to know Northeastern!


A Sampling of Sessions:

  • Academic Welcome, Academic Advising, and Registration for Classes
  • Athletics and Husky Spirit
  • Dining Services & Husky Card Options
  • Diversity Session: Stepping Up and Stepping In
  • Global Opportunities
  • Make Your Mark: Center for Student Involvement and Activities Fair
  • Residential Life & Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
  • University Health and Counseling Services
  • And plenty of social activities!



Early Arrival Option >>

Students coming from a distance may elect to arrive the day prior to their summer Orientation session at no extra expense. This option is available during Orientation registration through the myNEU Portal. Participants receive an additional overnight accommodation and meal (prior to 7:00 p.m.) for the night before their Orientation session.

For those who have chosen the Early Arrival option, check-in time is from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Students may check in at Stetson West Residence Hall Lobby the evening prior to their session.

An Early Arrival option is available for parents and guests for an additional fee. Participants can receive an overnight accommodation and a meal (prior to 7:00 p.m.) the night before the session. Parents may check in at West Village E Residence Hall Lobby.

Check-In Time and Location >>

All students should check in at Stetson West residence hall lobby from 7:00-7:45 a.m. on the first day of the program. It is mandatory that all students stay overnight in the residence hall. Check-out begins at 3:00 p.m. the following day. Please note: check-out time can vary depending upon completion of the student’s academic advising session. For those making travel arrangements by plane, it is not recommended to book a flight leaving Boston prior to 6 p.m.

All guests attending the Parent and Family Orientation Program and staying on campus should check in at the West Village E lobby. Guests not staying on campus should check in at the Stetson West residence hall lobby with their student. Please note: Guest housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited housing is available. Preregistration and payment is required.

Please note: Accommodations for both students and family members include bed linens, pillow, and towels.

International Students >>

In addition to participating in the New Student Orientation that precedes the start of the semester, international students are also invited to take part in a comprehensive introductory program hosted by the International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI). Activities include cultural enrichment programming, information sessions, immigration advising, regional excursions, intercultural/diversity education seminars, and workshops on topics ranging from academic success to student life. For more information, visit northeastern.edu/issi.