Undergraduate Students

Emerson College is a community of passionate, driven, and hard-working individuals who foster an education grounded in inclusion, diversity, and creativity. The Undergraduate Orientation program aims to empower new students to begin their journey at Emerson with a sense of confidence and a system of support.

The Orientation Program is designed by 6 Undergraduate Students who are advised by the staff in the Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs and a planning committee of Emerson staff members. The program is backed by over 100 inspiring Orientation Leaders who have been trained to help guide new students into our community. Learn more about our Orientation Program mission.

Here are some important Orientation dates - please mark your calendars now!


Date Activity 
21 to 24

New Student Move-In (On-Campus Students)

International and Student of Color (SOC) Pre-Orientation programs

Housing assignments and move-in assignments will be shared on July 17

Parent/Family Orientation programs will take place online

21 to 30 All New Student Orientation (First Time and Transfer/Experienced Students)
31 First Day of Fall Classes (virtual)


Date Activity 
2 First Day of Fall Classes (in-person)

Parents and family members of new students: learn more about your dedicated orientation program.
If you have questions, please call the Orientation Hotline at 617-824-8638 or email us at orientation [at] emerson.edu. The Orientation Staff is happy to answer any and all questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us!