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Welcome to Your Orientation Info Page

Your Lesley Journey Starts Here

Through Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet your future classmates and explore:

- The Lesley Campus & Cambridge
- Academics & Accessing Your Class Schedule
- Campus Support Services
- Financing Your Education
- Steps to Complete Before Classes Start
- And Everything In-Between

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Select a Date

You'll need to do a couple of things to prepare for your in-person orientation experience.

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Begin Planning

As you wait for your scheduled Orientation date, take steps to prepare. The more you know about programs, resources that are available, and ways you can earn college credits or previously earned credits, the easier your transition to college will be. Use these resources to help you plan and prepare for Orientation. If you have any questions, please call us at 617.349.8565, or email us at orientation@lesley.edu.

Campus and University Resources Guide

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What to Bring to Orientation

The most important thing to bring is a positive attitude and willingness to participate in the program, but the following will also be helpful:


What can you do between now and your Orientation session? A lot! Orientation is the perfect time to find out what you want to know to prepare for your first year. Come fully equipped for the Q&A sessions, including plenty of questions about Lesley and the college experience!


  • Basics
    • Bring what you need. Pack lightly and efficiently. Include a backpack, notebook, and something to write with during orientation. Get started with your Lesley email and Log into Self Service to update your personal information in the Lesley system. 
    • Think about what picture you would like on your official Lesley University Student ID Card. 
    • Review requirements for the Student Health Forms and Medical Records
    • Students or family members with disabilities who would like to request accommodations can contact Disability Services by email at dss@lesley.edu. For timely review and arrangement of accommodations, we encourage you to make requests 2 weeks before your Orientation session or as soon as possible.  
    • Bring your laptop if you can to expedite the registration experience on Day 2. For students who are not able to bring their laptop with them, we will have desktop computers available for students to use during the registration process. 
    • Review the online Student Handbook to familiarize yourself with the student code of conduct.  
  • Overnight
    • Bedding (Pillow, Twin Extra Long Sheets, Blanket/sleeping bag)
    • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
    • Pajamas
    • Towel
    • Shower Shoes (slides/flip flops)
    • Water bottle and preferred snacks
    • Small desk fan
    • Jacket
    • Change of clothes for Day 2.   
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If you are traveling from a distance and need overnight accommodations for the evening prior to the start of the orientation program, please contact Orientation Programs at 617.349.8565 or orientation@lesley.edu. If your family is accompanying you to Cambridge, a list of local hotel accommodations can be found on our Parents webpage.

Contact Orientation Staff