Orientation 2020

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 takes place in June. All first year students must stay overnight, even if you intend to commute to college during the semester. Plan to be on campus for two full days to register for classes and learn everything you need to know about Emmanuel. Registration for orientation will open on Wednesday, May 6 and is done online on a first come, first served basis.

Students are required to attend one orientation session and can choose from the following session dates:

  • June 15 + 16
  • June 18 + 19
  • June 22 + 23
  • June 25 + 26
  • Transfer students must attend a one-day orientation session on June 15

During Orientation, all campus offices will be open (i.e. Residence Life & Housing, Student Financial Services, Admissions, etc.) to answer your questions. You will take a photo for your student ID and will receive this ID when you come back in the fall. All of your meals will be provided while you are on campus, but you may want to bring a small amount of spending money if you wish to purchase any Emmanuel gear from our bookstore. Parking is available for you while you are staying on campus!

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 2024 Facebook group.


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