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Northeastern University Orientation
Freshman Program

It is mandatory for all students who begin in the spring to attend an orientation session before they start at Northeastern. While you’re here, you’ll meet other new students and learn your way around campus. You’ll explore your academic college and major, learn more about experiential learning and cooperative education, register for classes, and meet your future classmates. A non-refundable $350 New Student Fee will be posted to your first semester bill. This fee includes student orientation costs (including the opportunity to have two complimentary guests participate in the Parent Program which runs simultaneously to the Student Program), the automatic membership of your parents into the Parents Association; receiving regular communication on the University throughout the year, and Welcome Week activities.

Check-in/Check-out Times and Locations
All students/parents should check-in at the Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad, from 7:00-7:30a.m. Check-out begins at 3:00p.m. in the Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad. Please note that the check-out time can vary upon the completion of the student's academic advising.

International Students
In addition to participating in New Student Orientation, international students are also invited to take part in a comprehensive introduction program, hosted by the International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI), held at the beginning of each semester. 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

PLEASE NOTE: All international students must attend the orientation session in January. Please visit your Admitted Student Portal for a specific date and registration.

Important Housing Information
Domestic students who are registered for the January  session and are living on campus will move in to the residence halls the day prior to orientation. International students will move in two days prior to orientation, January 6. Additional housing information will be sent to you in early December.

Spring Enrolled Students

Check your Admitted Student Portal for program dates and registration.

Enrolled Domestic Students:
Click here for important January Orientation Information

Enrolled International Students:
Click here for important January Orientation Information

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