Undergraduate Orientation

Hey there, Lesley Lynx. Now that you’re the real deal, it’s time to get you up and running. Join us for Orientation, where you’ll be fully immersed in all things Lesley University, from your resources on campus to how to choose your classes. Spend the night in our residence halls, meet your future BFFs, and explore the city with us. It’s going to be a lot of fun—you won’t want to miss it.

Threshold Student Orientation

Are you starting the Threshold Program this fall? Learn more about the Threshold Student Orientation.

2020 Orientation Dates

  • First-Year Students

    Winter Orientation Date:

    • January 17, 2020 8:00 – 5:00 pm

     

    You will be automatically enrolled for Winter Orientation and receive a confirmation email when you submit your deposit.

     

    Summer 2020 Orientation Dates (Overnight):

    • June 15 - 16, 2020
    • June 18 - 19, 2020
    • June 24 - 25, 2020
  • Transfer Students

    Winter Orientation Date:

    • January 17, 2020 8:00 – 5:00 pm

     

    You will be automatically enrolled for Winter Orientation and receive a confirmation email when you submit your deposit. 

     

    Summer 2020 Orientation Dates (One-Day)

    • June 22, 2020
    • July 29th, 2020 
  • International Students

    Winter Orientation Date:

    • January 17, 2020 8:00 – 5:00 pm

     

    Please bring your passport with you. If you cannot attend this orientation, you will be required to attend a mandatory make-up session during the first weeks of the semester.

  • Urban Scholars Initiative (USI) Students

    Please check back for orientation dates.

  • Fall Check-in/Move-in/Welcome Week

    Check-in/Move-in: September 6, 2020 (Sunday)

    Welcome Week: September 7–11, 2020 (Monday–Friday)

  • Parents and Guardians

    You aren’t the only one going through this life transition. Your family is experiencing the same wonderful mix of excitement and trepidation. In the summer, we encourage families to attend a one-day orientation designed just for them, which explains our resources and support services. The separate family orientation takes place on the first day of each summer student orientation session.

    The topics discussed include:

    • Student life and academic development
    • Health and well-being
    • Campus involvement
    • Student transition: the role of the family
    • Student financial assistance
    • Academics

    FALL

    CHECK-IN
    Sunday, September 6th

    FAMILY & FRIENDS WEEKEND
    October 2–4th

    You’ll register your family members at the same time as your own registration for orientation. If you need further information, please contact Abeeda Husain at 617.349.8534 or email us at ahusain@lesley.edu.

What to Expect

  • January 17 Orientation Agenda

    Orientation Agenda*

    8:00–9:00 am  New Student Check-In: Breakfast and Student IDs U-Hall 2-150
    8:15 am  International Students, F-1 Session: Meet fellow international students, complete mandatory F-1 check-in, and learn about your F-1 status and support U-Hall 2-150
    9:00–9:20 am  Welcome & Meet the Academic Deans U-Hall 2-150
    9:30–10:10 am Academic Resources & Support Services (Group 1) U-Hall 2-150
      Overview of Online Student Portal (Group 2) U-Hall 3-094
    10:20–11:00 am  Academic Resources & Support Services (Group 2) U-Hall 2-150
      Overview of Online Student Portal (Group 1) U-Hall 3-094
    11:10–12:10 pm Diversity & Inclusion Session U-Hall 3-094
    12:15–1:00 pm Lunch & Drop-in House Porter Cafe and Student Admin Services
    1:00–1:45 pm Optional Tour with Orientation Staff  
    1:50–2:30 pm Student Life & Getting Involved (Group 1) U-Hall 2-150
      Commuter Student Services (Group 2) U-Hall 3-094
      Residence Life: Living on Campus (Group 2) U-Hall 3-087
    2:40–3:20 pm Student Life & Getting Involved (Group 2) U-Hall 2-150
      Commuter Student Services (Group 1) U-Hall 3-094
      Residence Life: Living on Campus (Group 1) U-Hall 3-087
    3:30–4:10 pm Advising & Academic Overviews: CLAS U-Hall 3-094
      Advising & Academic Overviews: LCAL & BHCC U-Hall 3-092
      Advising & Academic Overviews: LA+D U-Hall L-030

     

    *schedule is subject to change

     

  • Check-In

    Check-in for orientation is at the Margaret A. McKenna Student Center on Doble Campus. Specific times will be announced as we get closer to the events. 

    From the moment you check in, Orientation Leaders will be there to help you in your first few days on campus. They’ll guide you throughout your entire orientation experience.

  • Overnight Accommodations

    During all June Orientation sessions, all new first-year students, including commuter students, are required to stay overnight in a Lesley residence hall.

    The overnight stay is an important part of the orientation experience for all students. Your sessions will go into the evening hours and begin early the next day. You’ll also be developing your class schedule overnight with the orientation staff and peers.

    While we recognize that the support of family and friends is critical to your success as a student, we regret that we do not have space to accommodate guests in the residence halls during orientation. However, there are hotels located close to campus. We'll include a list of accommodations in your confirmation packet that we mail to your home address.

    Contact the Student Activities Office at 617.349.8565 if you live far away and need to come a day before your orientation.

  • Class Registration

    You’ll go home with your class schedule at the end of the program after meeting with an academic advisor. You’ll receive a bill for the classes you registered for during orientation. The one-time $125 New Student Fee that covers all your costs for orientation will be included in your first bill.

What to Bring

  • Overnight Sessions

    All of your meals and accommodations will be provided. The only items you’ll need to bring are: 

    • Extra long sheets for a twin-sized bed, blankets or a sleeping bag, and a pillow
    • A towel and washcloth
    • All toiletries, including shampoo, soap, hairdryers, and any other personal items
    • Comfortable clothing such as shorts, t-shirts, jeans, a sweatshirt or light jacket (it can get cool at night), something to sleep in, and sneakers or other comfortable shoes (there will be nothing that you need to dress up for during the program)
    • Spending money, if you want to make purchases in the Lesley bookstore
  • One-Day Sessions

    Just bring yourself, and any transfer credit evaluations or transcripts from your previous institution.

Contact Orientation Staff