Below are frequently asked questions regarding all Orientation programs.
Q: Who should Attend?A: All first year students and transfer students new to the University are required to attend.Back to topQ: May I bring guests to the Summer Orientation Program?A: While we recognize that the support of family and friends is critical to your success as a student, we regret that we do not have space to accommodate guests in the residence halls during Summer Orientation. However, there are hotels located close to campus. A list of accommodations will be enclosed in your confirmation packet that was sent by mail to your home address. A family program is offered during the first day of each Summer Orientation session.Back to topQ: When is Summer Orientation held?A: First-year students are asked to attend one of the following sessions:
Session 1 -- June 15-16, 2016Session 2 -- June 20-21, 2016Session 3 -- June 23-24, 2016
Transfer students can attend the full overnight Session 3 (June 23-24, 2016) or a one-day session (June 23, 2016). A separate one-day session will also be available in August.
Session size is limited and assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please rank-order your preferences when responding..Back to topQ: Where will I stay during Summer Orientation?A: All students will stay in a Lesley University residence hall. Additional information on what to bring will be in your confirmation packet. Please contact the Office of Student Activities if you live far away and need to come a day early before your Summer Orientation.Back to topQ: When and where do I report for my Orientation?A: Check-in for Orientation is at the Margaret A. McKenna Student Center between 8:45am to 9:45am.Back to topQ: I'm a First Year Commuter student, am I expected to stay overnight?A: Yes, because the June programs run over two days and late into the evening, we require all students to stay overnight.Back to top
Q: Is there an Orientation Program for parents and family members?A: Yes there is an Orientation Program for families for Orientation Sessions 1-4! We encourage you to bring your parents and family members that will be supporting you financially and emotionally during your four years here. For planning purposes, the Family Program is offered on the first day of the two-day program. It will be necessary to reserve your spot in advance to get your first choice of dates. If you have immediate Family Orientation questions, please do not hesitate to call the Office of Student Activities 617.349.8565. At this time, we do not offer a family orientation for Fall Orientation.Back to topQ: Do students have to pay to participate in Orientation?A: No Payment is required at this time. The one time $125 New Student Fee that covers all your costs for orientation will be included in your first bill. Back to topQ: Will I meet with an advisor and have my class schedule completed during Orientation?A: Yes! You will go home with your class schedule at the end of the program after meeting with an academic advisor.Back to topQ: Do I need to bring money to pay for my classes?A: No, as long as you can attend one of the June sessions, you will not need to pay for classes at orientation. During the month of July you will receive a bill for the classes for which you have registered during the Sumer Orientation program. However, you may want to bring money if you would like to buy something at the bookstore.Back to topQ: Will there be overnight accommodations provided?A: Yes, all students are required to stay overnight in the residence hall during the orientation program. The overnight stay is an important part of the overnight experience for all students. Sessions will go into the evening hours and early the next day. You will also be developing your class schedule overnight with the Orientation staff and peers. In addition you may enjoy any social events that will be taking place. Lastly, as a guest in the residence halls during the academic year, you will be held accountable for Residence Life policies, regardless of your residency status. This is a perfect opportunity to be come familiar with them. Keep in mind that as a student, we want you to feel welcome to all aspects of campus life, whether you are a commuter or resident.Back to topQ: What if I can't attend this date?A: You should make every effort to attend one of the June Orientation dates if you are a First Year student or the August date if you are a transfer student. If there is a non-negotiable conflict with all of these dates, please call the Office of Student Activities 617.349.8565 to let us know.Back to topQ: Which Orientation Program is for International students?A: International students should plan to attend the International Student Orientation program on Sunday, September 1st, (if a resident student you are able to move in on Saturday, August 31st) which is a facet of the larger University orientation beginning on September 1st - 3rd. More information from the International Student programs office will be forthcoming.Back to top
Contact the Office of Student Activities at 617.349.8565 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you this summer!!!
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McKenna Student Center
29 Everett Street, OSA
Cambridge, MA 02138