Orientation 2021

At Emmanuel, you will be welcomed into a dynamic and driven community that engages in all of its pursuits with a shared sense of purpose. You will consider new perspectives, discuss ideas openly and vibrantly and prepare for a lifetime of meaningful work. Classmates will become friends, professors will become mentors and champions, and Emmanuel College will always be a place you can call home. And it all begins at Orientation.

So, what’s next? Well, as you’re about to learn, that’s up to you. Welcome to Emmanuel!

About Orientation

To welcome you into our community, we provide an Orientation program that is designed to make the transition to Emmanuel as seamless as possible for you and your family.

This comprehensive program will include course selection, academic advising, educational sessions and a chance to meet your classmates. It will also provide you with the information you will need to become an active, successful and contributing member of the Emmanuel College community!

Summer Orientation

Orientation for all incoming students will take place in June. This year we are offering both in-person orientation sessions, as well as synchronous virtual sessions. These sessions will cover the same content, including academic advising and course registration. First year students will have 6 in-person session dates to choose from, as well as the 3 virtual session dates. Transfer students will have 1 in-person session date, or they may choose to attend any of the 3 virtual sessions.  Registration for orientation is done online through the New Student Enrollment Portal. Registration for in-person sessions is done on a first come, first served basis. Due to state and city COVID restrictions, session capacities will be strictly enforced and exceptions to the maximum capacity cannot be made. Please register early to ensure that you get into your preferred session. Orientation registration will open on Thursday, May 6 and the deadline to register is Tuesday, June 1.

All new students are required to attend one summer orientation session and can choose from the following session dates:

In-Person Sessions:

  • First Year Session 1: June 14
  • First Year Session 2: June 16
  • First Year Session 3: June 21
  • First Year Session 4: June 23
  • First Year Session 5: June 25
  • First Year Session 6: June 28
  • Transfer Session: June 29

Synchronous Virtual Sessions:

  • Virtual Session A: June 17
  • Virtual Session B: June 22
  • Virtual Session C: June 30

Meet Your OLs

When you arrive for Orientation, you will be greeted by student Orientation Leaders (OLs). These students have been selected to welcome you, answer questions and introduce you to Emmanuel's beautiful 17-acre campus and all of the College's student services. OLs come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, including different class years and majors, and participlate in a variet of co-curricular activities.

We're Here to Help.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Orientation Hotline at 617-735-9817 or at orientation@emmanuel.edu.

Other important dates and deadlines can be found here. If you haven't done so already, check out and join the official Emmanuel College Class of 2025 Facebook group.



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