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First-Year Orientation 2022

Now that you're a Lesley Lynx, it's time to prepare for your first year.

Orientation is the first step you'll take as a lifelong Lesley Lynx (that's right, you're now a permanent part of our community), which means it's almost time for your first year to begin. We've been busy preparing for your first day and we can't wait to welcome you. At orientation, you'll meet us (your advisors, professors, deans, and support staff) and we'll all finally get to meet you.

As a first-year student, you'll participate in a day of live Zoom gatherings. 

But before all that, there are a few things you need to do to get ready:

  1. Pick which dates you want to attend and which date your family wants to attend.
  2. Register to save your spot and save a spot for your family (scroll down for registration links).
  3. Prepare your space, your internet connection, and your device.
  4. We'll email you the Zoom links once you've registered, and you'll be able to sign in ten minutes before we start.
  5. Lastly, make sure to familiarize yourself with the support and resources we have waiting for you.

Remember, if you have any questions, make sure to call or email us. We're here to help make sure your journey to Lesley starts off right. Contact us at orientation@lesley.edu or 617.349.8565.

Also, stay tuned for information to come about an in-person social event for undergraduate first-year students that will be happening in early July.

 

For First-Year Students
You have three sets of dates to choose from. On the first day, sessions start at 10:30 am ET and wrap up with an opportunity to meet current student leaders at 4:40 pm. On the second day, sessions start at 10:30 am ET and end at 3:20 pm with our orientation closing. Families have a one-day session (that happens on the first day), and they sign up separately.

You can register for a date that overlaps with the person you'll be supporting at Lesley. Or if your household shares a device to connect to the internet, you should register for a session that doesn't overlap so you can both attend all activities.

All three of our First-Year Orientation sessions share the same schedule, so we're laying it all out for you here. All times are ET and individual activities may change.

  • Day 1 Orientation Schedule

    Student Schedule - Day 1

    Time (ET) Session
    10:30 am - 10:40 am Check-In 
    10:40 am - 11:10 am Welcome Remarks
    11:15 am - 12:15 am Orientation Groups
    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Student Success Panel
    1:25 pm - 2:25 pm Residence Life / Commuter Student Services
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Introducing the Support Hub: Your answers to Student Financial Services and Registration
    3:35 pm - 4:35 pm New Student Technology
    4:40 pm Drop-in Hour with Student Leaders (optional)

    Schedule is subject to change.

  • Day 2 Orientation Schedule

    Student Schedule - Day 2

    Time (ET) Session
    10:30 am - 10:40 am Check-In 
    10:40 am - 12:45 pm

    College of Art and Design (LA+D): First Year Experience and Academic Advising

    10:40 am - 11:25 am

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS): Shaping Your Lesley Academic Experience: Conversation with Deans and Faculty

    11:30 pm - 12:45 pm

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS): Academic Advising

    12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

    Taking Care of Yourself While in College

    1:55 pm - 2:40 pm

    Introduction to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice (EDIJ), Title IX, and Community Standards

    2:45 pm - 3:20 pm Orientation Groups and Evaluation

    Schedule is subject to change.

For Families of First-Year Students
You have three orientation options to choose from: June 13-14, June 16-17, and June 23-24. In each case, the family orientation zoom sessions happen on Day 1. Your day begins at 10:30 am ET and ends at 4:35 pm. You'll need to register for the Family session, while your student will register separately for their session.

All three of our Family Orientation sessions share the same schedule, so we're laying it all out for you here. All time are ET and individual activities may change.

  • Family Orientation Sessions Schedule
    Time (ET) Session
    10:30 am - 10:40 am Check-In 
    10:40 am - 11:10 am Welcome Remarks
    11:15 am - 12:15 am Family Resource Panel
    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Introducing the Support Hub: Your answers to Student Financial Services and Registration
    1:25 pm - 2:25 pm Letting Go and Staying Connected
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Break
    3:35 pm - 4:35 pm New Student Technology

    Schedule is subject to change.

Contact Orientation Staff