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!
New Students, Transfer Students, and Exchange Students:
Friday, August 24–Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Families: Friday, August 24–Saturday, August 25
Classes Begin: Wednesday, August 29
G.A.P Students, Transfer Students, and Exchange Students:
Saturday, January 20–Monday, January 22, 2018
Families: Saturday, January 20
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 23
Orientation Schedule & Information
Each year, we are pleased to offer the Orientation schedules and transition information through the Babson Orientation app, available on the web and on iOS and Android devices. The Babson College Orientation app will be your one-stop-shop to Orientation and your first few days on campus.
View the schedule now!
Student Schedule (pdf) | Family Schedule (pdf)
Web (App) |
iOS (App) |
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
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 2016 Album on Flickr
The Babson community welcomed the Class of 2020, transfer and exchange students, and families to campus on August 26, 2016.