Fall Orientation

Fall 2014 Transfer Orientation Schedule

Read important information regarding housing and orientation for transfer students »

(July 9, 2014)

Transfer students are encouraged to participate in the full new student orientation program that begins on August 25.

If you are unable to attend the New Student Orientation program from Monday, August 25 to Sunday, August 30 due to a September 1 off-campus lease start date, you are invited to attend a one-day Fall Orientation session on Tuesday, September 2.

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 one-day 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 17.


A detailed Orientation schedule will be provided to you upon arrival at the Orientation Welcome Center, Monday, August 25 or Tuesday, August 26. If participating in the September 3 session, you will receive your schedule upon arrival. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Transfer students are encouraged to participate in the new student orientation program. Please RSVP by August 17.


Monday, August 25, 2014

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: Young & Hungry: A Night of Comedy with the Brokeass Gourmet Gabi Moskowitz - 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 26, 2014

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)
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
10:30 am–3:45 pm
Parent Orientation
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 - Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level
5:30–7:00 pm
DINNER: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
6:30 pm SHARP!
Multicultural Meet and Greet: Multipurpose Room, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street
7:30 pm
Meet with Orientation Leaders in lobbies of eash residence hall and walk to Cutler Majestic Theatre
8:00 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 27, 2014

7:30–9:30 am
BREAKFAST: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
9:00–10:00 am
I.D. Central: Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
9:00–9:45 am
Off-Campus Student Coffee Break: Student Lounge, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 2nd Floor
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Orientation Info Center: Office of Student Life, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 2nd Floor
9:00 am–5:00 pm

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

9:45 am SHARP!
President’s Welcome and Convening of the New Class: Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street
10:45 am SHARP!
The Mind/Body Experience at Emerson and Sane, Safe & Strong: Creating a Safe and Healthy Sexual Culture at Emerson wth Jaclyn Friedman: Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street
12:15–1:00pm
Meet with OL Groups (Group A)- see your OL letter for your assigned meeting time and location.
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!: The Castle at the Park Plaza, Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza
4:00–5:00 pm
Berkeley Beacon Info Session: Room 417, 120 Boylston St, 4th Floor
4:005:30 pm
Off Campus and Transfer Student Gathering Place - Student Lounge, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:00–6:00pm
Sustainability at Emerson Info Session: Room 210, 120 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:30–6:30 pm
Freshman Class Council Leadership Program Info Session: Room 233, 120 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
5:30–6:15 pm
Transfer Student Reception - Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level
5:30–7:00 pm
DINNER: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
6:15–7:00 pm
Off-Campus Student Reception: Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level
7:00–7:45pm
Meet with OL Groups (Group B) - see your OL letter for your assigned meeting time and location. 
7:45 pm
Meet with OLs to walk to Cutler Majestic Theatre
8:00 pm SHARP!
Making and Maintaining Healthy Relationships with the Date Doctor David Coleman: Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

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: Office of Student Life, 150 Boylston Street, Campus Center, 2nd Floor
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.

Communication Sciences and Disorders – Mezzanine Level Room 03, Union Savings Building, 216 Tremont Street, Mezzanine Floor
Communication Studies - Room 210 ,120 Boylston Street, 2nd floor
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), 555 Washington Street, 4th Floor
11:30 am–1:30 pm
LUNCH: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd 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
12:30–2:30 pm

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

1:00 pm SHARP!
International Student Writing & Oral Exams (for late International student arrivals only): WARC, 216 Tremont Street, 5th Floor
1:00–2:30 pm
Wellness Fair & Fitness Center Open House: 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, 2nd Floor
3:30 pm SHARP!
Career Services and Alumni Relations Info Session: Backpack to Briefcase: 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
5:30–7:00 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 Pre-Dance Meet Up: Student Lounge, 150 Boylston Street, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 2nd floor
7:00–9:30pm
EC4Life Presents So You Think You're a Lion: Multipurpose Room, Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street, 1st Floor
7:00–10:00pm
Monty Python Live (Mostly): Bright Family Screening Room (Room 402), Paramount, 555 Washington Street, 4th Floor
*Please note tickets are required and there is a charge for this event*
8:00–10:00 pm
Orientation DANCE!: Courtyard Marriott Tremont Boston Hotel, 275 Tremont Street

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Friday, August 29, 2014

7:30–9:30 am
BREAKFAST: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Orientation Info Center: Office of Student Life, 150 Boylston Street, Campus Center, 2nd Floor
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 SHARP!
Bridge Transfer Orientation - WARC, 216 Tremont Street, 5th Floor
9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 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

Drop in Tour of the Iwasaki Library: 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

10:00 am–1:00 pm
WERS, WECB, ETIN Open House: WERS Studio, Lower Level, 180 Tremont Street
11:00 am–1:00 pm
Athletics Open House: Skybox, Brown-Plofker Gymnasium, 150 Boylston Street, Lower Level 2
12:30–1:30 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
2:00–5:00 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
4:00–5:30 pm
Greek Life Info Session: Room 210, Walker Building, 120 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
4:30–5:30 pm
International Student Dinner: Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level
5:30–7:30 pm
“A Multicultural Taste of Boston”: Semel Theater, Tufte Performance Center, 10 Boylston Place, 3rd Floor
5:30–7:00 pm
DINNER: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
7:00–10:00 pm

Friday Night Social Programs! Various times and campus locations

7:00 & 8:30 pm Comedy Troupe Performances: Bill Bordy Theater & Auditorium, 216 Tremont Street
7:00 - 10:00pm Monty Python Live (Mostly): Bright Family Screening Room (Room 402), Paramount, 555 Washington Street, 4th Floor
*Please note tickets are required and there is a charge for this event*
7:30–10:00 pm Campus Center Carnival: Various locations in the Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street
7:30–10:00 pm Open Mic: Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Lower Level

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Saturday, August 30, 2013

8:30 am SHARP!
Community Service Project - TBA: Meet in Lobby of the Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston Street 
11:00 am–12:30 pm
BRUNCH: Dining Hall, 80 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
12:30 pm SHARP!
Boston Experience: Meet in Lobby of the Max Mutchnick Campus Center, 150 Boylston 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)
7:00–9:00pm
Open Gym: Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gymnasium, 150 Boylston Street, Lower Level 3
7:00–10:00pm
7:00–10:00pm Monty Python Live (Mostly): Bright Family Screening Room (Room 402), Paramount, 555 Washington Street, 4th Floor
*Please note tickets are required and there is a charge for this event*

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Classes Start

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Friday, September 5, 2014

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

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