New Student Orientation

We are excited you will be joining us for the experience of a lifetime. The entire Northeastern community is here to help support you as you prepare for this exciting new chapter of your life.

Undergraduate students

During the two-day mandatory Student Orientation on August 29-30, we will host a presentation for international students, which you are also required to attend. Staff from OGS will share important information about adjusting to life in the US and maintaining your F-1 status.

All new undergraduate international students, attending Northeastern in Boston, must attend BOTH the international student session hosted by the Office of Global Services and the student orientation hosted by the Office of Student Orientation and Parent/Family programs. These mandatory sessions connect students to their academic advisors, introduce Northeastern University services and programs, and launch your life as a Husky. Please review the dates and schedule before your arrive on myNortheastern.

If you registered for new student orientation, you are automatically registered for the Office of Global Services international student session.

Graduate students

The international student orientation programs planned by the Office of Global Services will welcome you to Northeastern University - Boston and help you learn about being an international student at Northeastern.

Students from the following school will receive information about orientation directly from the department since the international student orientation is part of the department orientation:

  • Northeastern University School of Law (LLM)

For the following schools, there is a department orientation and a separate international student session. Both are mandatory.

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Computer and Information Science
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • College of Arts, Media and Design
  • College of Science
  • D’Amore -McKim School of Business
  • Bouvé College of Health Sciences

We will have six international graduate student orientation dates. Students from the colleges above are required to choose and register for one orientation session listed below.

International Transfer Student Orientation

The international student orientation programs planned by the Office of Global Services will welcome you to Northeastern University - Boston and help you learn about being an international student at Northeastern.

  • Hosted by the Office of Global Services:

When: August 31st, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Curry Student Center Ballroom

NOTE: Global Pathways and N.U. Immerse students are not required to participate.

College of Professional Studies - Undergraduate

We will be communicating important information about your international student status; therefore, your attendance is mandatory.

International Student Orientation for Undergraduate CPS Students:

When: August 31st, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Cargill 097
Register here. (Undergraduate Students Only)

Please note this is different from the CPS Orientation Session for all CPS Students. As an International CPS student, you are REQUIRED to attend both.

College of Professional Studies - Graduate

We will be communicating important information about your international student status; therefore, your attendance is mandatory.

International Student Orientation for Graduate CPS Students:

When: September 13th, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Fenway Center
Register here. (Graduate Students Only)

When: September 14th, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Curry Student Center Ballroom
Register here. (Graduate Students Only)

When: September 14th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Curry Student Center Ballroom
Register here. (Graduate Students Only)

Please note this is different from the CPS Orientation Session for all CPS Students. As an International CPS student, you are REQUIRED to attend both.

Parents/Supporters Program

  • International Parents/Family Compliance  Info Session:

Thursday  August 30th | 10 Behrakis Health Sciences Center  | 8:30 – 10:30 am
OR
Thursday August 30th  | 130 Hurtig Hall | 2:00 – 4:00 pm

  • International Parents/Family Compliance  Reception:

Thursday  August 30th | Fenway Center | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

NOTE: All events are voluntary for parents.

Orientation in Seattle

New student orientation activities will begin Friday, August 31, 2018. A variety of orientation sessions will be offered throughout September for both semester-programs and quarter-programs to ensure you are set up for success. For example, depending on what master’s program you are starting, if you are on an F-1 visa, or if you will be using the Northeastern University Student Health Plan, you can select the sessions to join that fit your needs the best.

Click here for a full list of the Fall 2018 Orientation Series.

Orientation location:

Orientation Center
401 Terry Ave. N., Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98109

Fri, August 31; Sat, Sept 1; Mon, Sept 3; Tues, Sept 4
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Drop into the Orientation Center any time to join a campus tour; get your student identification; pick-up your access badge; and more.

Information for students who cannot attend orientation

All newly admitted students to the Seattle campus should make every effort to attend orientation events. If you are an international student that cannot attend for some reason, contact Laura Iwane at l.iwane@northeastern.edu for instructions regarding the immigration clearance process.

Incoming International Graduate Student Webinar