Fall Orientation

Fall 2016 Transfer Orientation Schedule

Read important information regarding housing and orientation for transfer students »

Transfer students are encouraged to participate in the full New Student Orientation program that begins on August 29.

If you are unable to attend the New Student Orientation program from Monday, August 29 to Sunday, September 4 due to a September 1 off-campus lease start date, you are invited to attend a one-day Fall Orientation session on Tuesday, September 6.

Please note that this is not an identical program to the New Student Orientation program offered the previous week but will provide students with an opportunity to participate in programs and sessions designed to assist students in their transition to Emerson College and the City of Boston.

Registration information to participate in the abbreviated New Student Orientation program will be mailed to students in early June.

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The deadline to enroll in this program will be August 19.


A detailed Orientation schedule will be provided to you upon arrival at the Orientation Welcome Center, Monday, August 29 or Tuesday, August 30. If participating in the one-day session, you will receive your schedule upon arrival. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

8:00 am–9:00 am
Welcome Center and Breakfast: Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
8:00 am–4:00 pm
I.D. Central/Emergency Notification System Sign Up: Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
9:00 am–7:00 pm
Clear Financial Holds: Student Financial Services, 216 Tremont Street, 4th Floor
9:00 am–8:00 pm
Pre-Entrance Health Compliance:  Center for Health and Wellness, 216 Tremont Street, Third Floor
9:00 am–10:15 am
Orientation Welcome:  Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
10:15 am–11:15am
Hooray: Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
11:15 am–12:15 pm
Academic Advising: Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Welcome Lunch with Off Campus Student Services: Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street
2:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Campus Tours: Leave from the Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street
3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Making the Most of your Emerson Experience


Monday, August 29, 2016

8:00 am–6:15 pm
Move In to Residence Halls (assigned by student’s last name)
9:00 am–7:00 pm
Welcome Center and Parents Leadership Council Station: Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
9:00 am–7:00 pm
I.D. Central/Emergency Notification System Sign Up: Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Clear Financial Holds: Student Financial Services, 216 Tremont Street, 4th Floor
11:30 am–1:30 pm
LUNCH: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:00–7:00 pm
DINNER: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
7:15 pm
Meet with Orientation Leaders in lobbies of each residence hall to walk to social event
8:00 pm
Social Program: This I Believe - Paramount Theater, 555 Washington Street
10:00–11:00pm
Residence Hall Socials - Various residence hall locations. See your Resident Assistant for details.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

7:30–9:30 am
BREAKFAST: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
8:00 am–1:00 pm
Move In to Residence Halls (assigned by student's last name)
8:30 am–3:45 pm
Parent Orientation
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Welcome Center and Parents Leadership Council Station: Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
9:00 am–5:00 pm
I.D. Central/Emergency Notification System Sign Up: Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Clear Financial Holds: Student Financial Services, 216 Tremont Street, 4th Floor
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Off Campus and Transfer Student Gathering Place - Student Lounge, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
11:30 am–1:30 pm
LUNCH: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
12:00–5:00 pm
Clear SEVIS Holds: Conference Room, 120 Boylston Street, 10th Floor
4:00–5:30 pm
Residence Hall Meetings
5:30–6:30 pm
Off Campus and Transfer Student Dinner - Multipurpose Room, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street
5:30–7:00 pm
DINNER: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
6:00 pm SHARP!
Multicultural Meet and Greet: Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level
7:00 pm
Meet with Orientation Leaders in lobbies of each residence hall and walk to Cutler Majestic Theatre
7:30 pm SHARP!
Welcome to Emerson! Show: Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street
10:00–11:00pm
Residence Hall Socials - Various residence hall locations. See your Resident Assistant for details.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

7:30–9:30 am
BREAKFAST: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
8:00–8:45 am
Off-Campus Student Coffee Break: Iwasaki Library, 120 Boylston Street, Third Floor
8:00–9:00 am
I.D. Central/Emergency Notification System Sign Up: Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Orientation Info Center: Campus Life Suite, Suite 411, Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street
9:00 am–5:00 pm

Clear Financial Holds: Student Financial Services, 216 Tremont Street, 4th Floor

9:00 am SHARP!
President’s Welcome and Convening of the New Class: Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street.
10:30–11:30 am
Active Bystander Intervention Theater: Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street.
12:15–1:00 pm
LUNCH: Dining Hall, 2nd Floor of 80 Boylston Street
12:45 pm SHARP!
Meet with OL in lobbies of each residence hall to walk to Hooray!
1:00–3:45 pm SHARP!
Hooray!: Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza
3:45pm SHARP!
OL Group Meetings: Various
5:007:45 pm
Off Campus and Transfer Student Gathering Place - Student Lounge, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:30–6:30 pm
Freshman Class Council Leadership Program Info Session: Room 233, 120 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:30–7:00 pm
DINNER: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:30–7:00 pm
Comedic Arts Welcome Dinner:  Tufte PPC, 10 Boylston Place, 3rd Floor, Semel Theater
5:30–7:00 pm
Off-Campus and Transfer Student Reception: Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level
7:15 pm
Meet with OLs to walk to Cutler Majestic Theatre
7:30 pm SHARP!
Mr. Joy:  Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

7:30–8:45 am
BREAKFAST: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
8:30 am
Meet OLs in the lobbies of each residence hall to walk to Cutler Majestic Theatre
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Orientation Info Center: Campus Life Suite, Suite 411, Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street
9:00 am SHARP!
Academic Welcome and Department Meetings: Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street
10:00 am

Academic Department Meetings: Various campus locations. See your customized academic sheet that you recieved when you checked in at the Welcome Center for your assigned location.

Business of Creative Enterprises-  Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
Comedic Arts-  Walker Building, Room 210, 120 Boylston Street
Communication Sciences and Disorders – Mezzanine Level Room 03, Union Savings Building, 216 Tremont Street, Mezzanine Floor
Communication Studies - Room 503, Ansin Building, 180 Tremont Street
Journalism – Rooms 202 & 233 Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street
Marketing – Greene Theater, Tufte, 10 Boylston Place, 6th Floor
Performing Arts - Semel Theater, Tufte, 10 Boylston Place, 3rd Floor
Visual and Media Arts - Cutler-Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street
Writing, Literature and Publishing – Bright Family Screening Room (Room 402), 559 Washington Street, 4th Floor

11:30 am–1:30 pm
LUNCH: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
12:00-1:00pm
Diversity and Inclusion Open House:  Walker 10, Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street, 10th Floor
12:00–1:30 pm
Cultural Center Open House: Cultural Center, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, Lower Level 1
12:00–6:00 pm
Off-Campus and Transfer Student Gathering Place: Student Lounge, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 2nd Floor
12:30–1:30 pm
Berkeley Beacon Info Session: Multipurpose Room, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street, 1st Floor
12:30 –2:30 pm

Library Open House: Iwasaki Library, 120 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor

1:00–2:30 pm
Self-Care Fair: Cabaret and Fitness Center, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level
1:30–3:00 pm
Spiritual Life Meet and Greet: Cultural Center, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, Lower Level 1
2:30 - 3:30pm
Making the Most of Your Emerson Experience: Multipurpose Room, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, First Floor
3:30 pm SHARP!
Career Services and Alumni Relations Info Session: Career Directions: Greene Theater, Tufte PPC, 6th floor
4:00–5:30pm
GLBTQ Meet and Greet: Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level
4:30 pm SHARP!
Community Service Info Session: Room 233, 120 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:30–6:30 pm
Off-Campus and Transfer Meet and Greet, Multipurpose Room, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 2nd floor
5:30–7:00 pm
DINNER: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:30–7:30 pm
Honors Program Student Social and Dinner: Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
6:30–8:00 pm
Off-Campus and Transfer Student Meet Up: Student Lounge, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 2nd floor
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Performing Arts Soiree: Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, 559 Washington Street, Second Floor
8:00–10:00 pm
Think Fast:  Paramount Theater, 555 Washington Street

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Friday, September 2, 2016

7:30–9:30 am
BREAKFAST: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Orientation Info Center: Campus Life Suite, Suite 411, Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street
9:00 am–7:00 pm
Off-Campus and Transfer Student Gathering Place: Student Lounge, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 2nd floor
9:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm SHARP!
Academic Advising Meetings: Various Campus Locations. Time and location provided upon check-in at the Welcome Center.
10:00 am–12:00 pm

Open Houses - various campus locations

Iwasaki Library Open House: Iwasaki Library, 120 Boylston Street, 3rd floor
Writing and Academic Resource Center (WARC) and Disability Services Open House: 216 Tremont Street, 5th floor

Emerson Channel Open House: Vin Di Bona Studios, Tufte PPC, 10 Boylston Place, 8th Floor

Entrepreneurship at Emerson:  Startup Your Idea:  Room 229, Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street, Second Floor

10:00 am–1:00 pm
WERS, WECB, ETIN Open House: WERS Studio, Lower Level, 180 Tremont Street
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Sustainability at Emerson Information Session:  Room 210, Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street, Second Floor
11:00 am–1:15 pm

Athletics Open House: Skybox, Brown-Plofker Gymnasium, 150 Boylston Street, Lower Level 2

Yoga:  11-12pm; Skybox, Brown-Plofker Gymnasium, 150 Boylston Street, Lower Level 2

12:15–1:30 pm
LUNCH: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
Student Employment Meeting: Greene Theater, PPC, 10 Boylston Place, 6th Floor
Intro to Money Matters - Room 914, PPC, 10 Boylston Place, 9th Floor
1:30 pm SHARP!
International Student Visa Meeting (for late arrivals only): 216 Tremont Street, Room 301, 3rd Floor
2:30–5:00 pm
Job Fair: Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
3:00–3:45 pm & 4:15–5:00 pm
Using Emerson's Technology Resources: Room 633, 120 Boylston Street, 6th Floor
4:00–5:00 pm
Fraternity and Sorority Life Info Session: Room 503, Ansin Building, 180 Tremont Street, 5th Floor
4:30–5:30 pm
International Student Dinner: Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level
5:30–7:00 pm
DINNER: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:30–7:30 pm
“A Multicultural Taste of Boston”: Semel Theater, Tufte Performance Center, 10 Boylston Place, 3rd Floor
6:30–10:00 pm

Friday Night Social Programs! Various times and campus locations.

7:00–10:00 pm
A Midsummer Nights DreamBright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Fourth Floor

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Service Project- Multipurpose Room, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street, 1st Floor
11:00 am–12:30 pm
BRUNCH: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
12:30 pm SHARP!
Boston Experience: Meet in Multipurpose Room, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street, 1st Floor.
2:00pm
A Midsummer Nights Dream  Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Fourth Floor
3:00 pm
Paving the Road to Purple and Gold:  Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
4:00 pm
MTS "O" Show Ticket Pick Up, Lower Level Lobby, Tufte PPC, 10 Boylston Place
5:30–7:00 pm
DINNER: Dining Hall, 2nd Floor of 80 Boylston Street
7:00–8:00pm
MTS “O” Show: Tufte PPC, 10 Boylston Place, 3rd Floor, Semel Theater (tickets available in Lobby starting at 4:00 pm)
8:00pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream:  Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Fourth Floor

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

11:00am - 12:30pm
BRUNCH: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
1:00pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream:  Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Fourth Floor
5:30pm-7:30pm
Sunday Funday:  Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Classes Start

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Friday, September 9, 2016

12:00–3:00 pm
Organization Fair: Bobbi Brown & Steven Plofker Gym, 150 Boylston Street, Lower Level 3

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