The first step on your road to Commencement

Embarking on your college journey is like starting a marathon; a strong finish relies on a powerful start. At Emmanuel, we understand the importance of laying a robust foundation for your academic journey, setting the stage for four years—and beyond—of triumphs and growth.

Our new student programs are more than just an introduction to Emmanuel College – they are a collaborative partnership. We're here to guide you towards academic excellence, seamless community integration, and holistic wellbeing and success.

Once you’ve been admitted, your pathway to success begins with a series of engaging opportunities that will connect you with the vibrant Emmanuel community.

Here's what's in store:

June Orientation Program: Kick off your Emmanuel experience with a comprehensive two-day overnight program at our home at 400 The Fenway. This intentionally crafted program aims to seamlessly guide you into the world of college-level living and learning. Designed for our newest Saints (and their supporters), it provides a unique learning experience with opportunities to connect with fellow students, dedicated staff, and esteemed faculty. These connections foster the building of strong relationships within our community.

Attending the June Orientation allows you the opportunity to:

  • Connect with campus support services and resources and increase your college knowledge

  • Explore your academic plan with course registration and goal-setting conversations

  • Engage and build relationships with peers and learn about involvement opportunities 

  • Discover what Emmanuel and the Fenway have to offer support to your wellbeing and success

Summer 2024 Orientation Dates

Session 1

June 12-13

Session 2

June 17-18

Session 3

June 20-21

What can you expect during Orientation?

What we’ll provide:

An introduction to support services and resources, so you will be prepared to begin your college journey meaningfully, knowledgeably and successfully.

What we ask:

Bring your curiosity (and your questions), as well as an open mind and an eagerness to embrace this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

July Virtual Info-Sessions: Need more info? We've got you covered with optional virtual info-session presentations throughout July. Stay informed, ask questions, and prepare yourself for the start of the fall semester.

Fall Social Opportunities & Workshops: The first six weeks of your semester will be filled with exciting social opportunities and workshops. Dive into student life at Emmanuel, engage in meaningful conversations, explore the heart of Boston, and set the foundation for the next four years.


To the incoming Class of 2028 and transfer students: Stay tuned for more details about the registration process in May, as well as checklist items and other tips as you prepare to join us at 400 The Fenway in the Fall!