Fall Orientation

Fall 2016 Graduate Orientation Schedule

We are excited that you will be joining us soon! Please choose from the following options as they relate to you:


Early ID Hours

Emerson College ID Central will be open for students who would like to have their Student IDs made before Orientation, during the following times.  Please bring another form of ID with you (passport, driver's license, or other form of picture ID).

Saturday, August 27th 10:00am - 5:00 pm Charles Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Monday, August 29th 9:00am - 7:00pm Charles Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Tuesday, August 30th 9:00am - 5:00pm Charles Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, August 31st 8:00am - 9:00am Charles Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor

International Graduate Student Orientation: September 2, 2016*

All events will take place at 216 Tremont Street, in the Bill Bordy Theatre & Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

Reminder: Please remember to bring your passport, I-20, and Visa documents to the International Graduate Student Orientation.

Check-in / Breakfast Reception 8:30am Bill Bordy Theatre & Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street, 1st Floor
Welcome 9:00am
iGrad Transition Program Update 9:15am
Center for Health and Wellness 9:30am
Writing and Academic Resource Center 9:35am
Staying Safe in Boston 9:40am
Turn in SEVIS Documents 9:45am
Visa Information Session 10:15am
Lunch 12:00pm
English Language Group Assessment 1:00pm Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater, 555 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Individual Assessments 2:00pm Multiple Locations. Will be announced during the day.
Open for Student Obligations
Pick Up SEVIS Documents 3:00 - 5:00pm International Student Affairs, 120 Boylston Street, 10th Floor
Immunization Clinic 3:00 - 4:15pm Center for Health and Wellness, 216 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor
Clear Holds, Pay Fees 3:00 - 5:00pm Student Accounts, 216 Tremont Street, 4th Floor
Get IDs and Sign-up for Connect-ED 3:00 - 5:00pm Charles Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Pre-Entrance Health Compliance - Upload Immunization Documents 3:00 - 5:00pm Lab 112, 180 Tremont Street, 1st Floor

Graduate Student Orientation: September 6, 2016*

Open for Student Obligations

Note: Students do not have to report right at 10:00am. The time represents the period that students may fulfill these obligations. Students must complete all obligations before the Departmental/Program Meetings at 4:30pm.

Clear Holds, Pay Fees 10:00am - 4:00pm Student Accounts, 216 Tremont Street, 4th Floor
Receive Emerson IDs and Sign-up for Connect-Ed 10:00am - 7:00pm ID Central, 80 Boylston Street, 1st Floor
Pre-Entrance Health Compliance/Immunization Clinic 10:00am - 12:00pm Center for Health and Wellness, 216 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor
4:00pm - 7:00pm Center for Health and Wellness, 216 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor

Departmental/Program Meetings

Civic Media Art and Practice (CMAP) 4:30pm Engagement Lab, 160 Boylston Street, 4th Floor
Communication Disorders 3:00pm 216 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Communication Management 4:30pm Ansin Building, 180 Tremont Street, Classroom 203
Creative Writing 4:30pm Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater, 555 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Global Marketing Communication & Advertising 4:30pm Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street, Classroom 417
Integrated Marketing Communication 4:30pm Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street, Classroom 233
Journalism 4:30pm Ansin Building, 180 Tremont Street, Classroom 204
Media Art 4:30pm Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Classroom 517
Publishing and Writing 4:30pm Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater, 555 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Theatre Education 4:30pm Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Studio 7, 4th Floor

Welcome Sessions and Reception

Welcome, Office of Graduate Studies 5:45pm Paramount Mainstage, 555 Washington Street
Campus Life 5:50pm Paramount Mainstage, 555 Washington Street
Office of Diversity and Inclusion 5:55pm Paramount Mainstage, 555 Washington Street
Office of Violence Prevention and Response - Emerson STANDS 6:05pm Paramount Mainstage, 555 Washington Street
Office of Title IX Equity and Access 6:25pm Paramount Mainstage, 555 Washington Street
Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS) 6:30pm Paramount Mainstage, 555 Washington Street
emersonNEXT 6:35pm Paramount Mainstage, 555 Washington Street
Career Services - Finding a Career Footing 6:40pm Paramount Mainstage, 555 Washington Street
Graduate Student Association (GSA) - What does the GSA do for you? 6:45pm Paramount Mainstage, 555 Washington Street
Reception 7:00pm Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater, 555 Washington Street, 2nd Floor

*Schedules are subject to change