WELCOME TO NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY – BOSTON!

The Greater Boston Metro Area is home to nearly 5 million people, with over 600,000 living in the city of Boston. Home to Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox, JP Licks, Mike’s Pastries, Faneuil Hall and more, the region’s advancement lies in the research and development emerging from the area’s institutions of higher education, health care, finance, government, business, and human services. We hope you find this initial information helpful as you prepare to begin classes. If you have any further questions after reading this information, please feel free to contact our office.

ARRIVING AT LOGAN AIRPORT

Taxi services are readily available at Ground Transportation as soon as you exit the baggage claim area. There are also a variety of ride-sharing options that can help you get from Boston Logan Airport to Northeastern University, including Uber and Lyft. The On-Airport Shuttle and the MBTA are other options you may explore. Please note that we do not endorse these companies, we are just listing them as options for your convenience.

Northeastern University participates in the MBTA semester pass program offered for the Fall and Spring semesters.  Passes can be purchased during specific times of the year through the student myNortheastern portal. The purchase time for the Fall Semester runs through early August. Click here for information regarding the MBTA Semester Pass.

JANUARY 2020 ORIENTATION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Below are the orientation sessions for incoming international graduate students who will be completing Master’s programs. The PhD Network will host their own orientation session for international students. Please note that you only need to attend one OGS session as all sessions will contain the same information. Please arrive on time as latecomers will not be allowed to enter. Attendance for the entire session is required. Registration will open in early August. Registration below by clicking on the date and time that works best for your schedule.

 

Wednesday, January 15

10:00am-12:30pm

1:30pm-4:00pm

 

Friday, January 17

1:30pm-4:00pm

JANUARY 2020 ORIENTATION FOR THE COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

You will receive an email from CPS directly with orientation information.

The Office of Global Services will hold an international compliance session at the CPS orientation. Attendance at this session is mandatory.

Please register here.

JANUARY 2020 COMPLIANCE SESSIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS and PARENTS/FAMILIES

Undergraduate international students are required to attend the Student Orientation session immediately preceding the start of the academic semester in early January. This will be the only date posted in your my.northeastern portal.

The Office of Global Services (OGS) will host a specialized presentation that will be incorporated into the Student Orientation program; separate registration is not required. Following Student Orientation, OGS will continue with acculturation programming, such as regional excursions and intercultural/diversity education seminars. Students who are U.S. citizens, but reside abroad, are more than welcome to join OGS sessions/activities.

How to register for orientation
Starting in late October, first-year and transfer undergraduate students must register for Student Orientation via the myNortheastern Student Portal. Families can be registered for the Family Orientation via their student’s myNortheastern Student Portal or by phone at 800.696.6516.

Additional information

More information about undergraduate orientation can be found on the Student Orientation and Parent/Family Programs website.

 

JANUARY 2020 D’Amore McKim Graduate Certificate programs

The Office of Global Services will hold an international compliance session at the DMSB Certificate orientation on January 3rd. Attendance at this session is mandatory.

You will receive an email from your academic department directly with orientation information.

JANUARY 2020 Global Pathways Orientation

The Office of Global Services will hold an international compliance session at the Global Pathways orientation on January 2nd. Attendance at this session is mandatory.

You will receive an email from the Global Pathways program directly with orientation information.

JANUARY 2020 ORIENTATION FOR PHD STUDENTS

The Office of Global Services will hold an international session at the orientation for new PhD students on January 8th. You will receive an email from the PhD Network directly with orientation information. Attendance at this session is mandatory.

For more information and the complete schedule, please visit this website.

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Welcome to Northeastern University and to the Office of Global Service! We thrive to provide you with all the resources that are available to you while you are at Northeastern and help you to be successful in your academic program!