The Orientation program helps you adjust to the Babson lifestyle and eases the transition into college by providing information and answers to any academic, personal, and social questions.

Babson’s staff, faculty, and current students will be available throughout Orientation to help in this process. Orientation is the first experience you will have with your new classmates. You’ll have the opportunity to meet those living in your residence hall, in your Orientation groups, and others during organized events. The experience will definitely be a time to remember! We hope that during your first few days here, you’ll begin to form a sense of belonging to our campus and consider it your new home!

Fall Orientation 2018

Move-In Day:
Thursday, August 23 (International Students)
Friday, August 24 (Domestic Students)

First-Year, Transfer, and Exchange Student Orientation​:
Friday, August 24–Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Family Orientation: Friday, August 24–Saturday, August 25

Classes Begin: Wednesday, August 29

Spring Orientation 2019

Move-In Day:
Friday, January 18, 9am-11am (International Students)
Friday, January 18, 11am-2pm (Domestic Students)

First-Year, Transfer, and Exchange Student Orientation:
Saturday, January 19–Monday, January 21, 2019

Family Orientation: Saturday, January 19

Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22

Orientation Schedule & Information

Each year, we are pleased to offer the Orientation schedules and transition information through the Babson Orientation guide, available via the Guidebook app on the web and on iOS and Android devices. The Babson College Orientation guide will be your one-stop-shop to Orientation and your first few days on campus.

Student Schedule (PDF) | Family Schedule (PDF) | Guidebook (App) | Guidebook (Web)

Students are required to attend all programs and sessions during the orientation program, unless otherwise noted in their orientation schedule. Scheduled free time is built into the student schedule throughout the day, and all evening programs are optional for students.

Any student expecting to miss any part of orientation should contact Maribeth Flakes or Conor O'Brien prior to the start of orientation to make necessary arrangements.

Undergraduate Orientation 2018 Album on Flickr

The Babson community welcomed the Class of 2022, transfer and exchange students, and families to campus on August 23, 2018.