Orientation Overview

Piano Row Carts, waiting to move students in!

Orientation is a little under TWO WEEKS away! Can you even believe it? That being said, you may be wondering what you can expect from this program. The domestic Orientation program runs from August 27 through September 1, plus a special program for off campus students who have lease dates starting after September 1 on September 4 and the Organization Fair on September 7. There is programming every day – events, activities, panels, open houses, social programs, meet-ups, everything you can think of.

OLs unloading a new student’s car

When you first arrive on campus, make sure you head to the Welcome Center. That’s where you’ll receive your Welcome Packet which has the full Orientation schedule in addition to a lot of other really useful things.

You can get your ID and sign up for Emerson’s emergency contact system in the Beard Room (Little Building). You can also submit any health documents you have yet to submit and clear financial holds.

High fives are exchanged on the way to Hooray!

Then once everyone is moved in we will have the Intro Show on the evening of the 28th. This is your welcome to Emerson and full of things to see and lots of surprises! Here at Emerson we do our best to make every experience something you will always remember.

Additionally you can look forward to a welcome from our President Dr. Lee Pelton as well as an Academic Welcome. You’ll get to meet with people from your department and learn more about your classes and what you will be getting up to here at Emerson!

There is amazing programming that cannot be missed including an appearance by an Emerson alum, HOORAY (which cannot be explained and must be experienced), the sensational Date Doctor where you can learn more about love and all sorts of relationships, the Orientation Dance, comedy shows, an open mic and some excellent photo opportunities.

New students hearing the game plan for last year’s Boston Experience.

Also we have a series of Off-Campus and Transfer Student dinners, socials, meet-ups and hang-outs. There’s a multicultural meet and greet. You can learn about how to get involved on campus and what employment opportunities Emerson has to offer. Finally you can look forward to tons of breakout sessions, open houses and tours from the library to WERS to Freshman Class Council! All this information will be in Orientation schedule with clear times and locations so do not fear.

My advice for going into Orientation is to try everything at least once. Be open and willing to meet new people and try new things. That way you can get the most out of your Orientation experience and really get to know Emerson and everything it has to offer.

New students bonding at the Orientation Dance.

If you have any questions about Emerson or Orientation feel free to send us an email at orientation@emerson.edu.

And don’t forget to check out the Emerson College Undergraduate Orientation 2012-2013 Facebook page here and group here, tweet at us @ecorientation and check us out on tumblr – ecorientation.tumblr.com.

Also be sure to check out out VIDEO series on YouTube for lots of advice and pointers on all things Emerson and Orientation.

See you soon!
Core Staff

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