Family Orientation

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

Parents an​d families of new students are invited to attend our Family Orientation program. Following move-in and check-in, parents and families can participate in a variety of programs and sessions to acclimate them to the Babson campus and community, and get a glimpse of the experience their students are about to embark on.​

Fall Orientation 2019

Move-In Day: 
Thursday, August 29 (International and Exchange Students)
Friday, August 30 (Domestic Students)

First-Year, Transfer, and Exchange Student Orientation​:
Friday, August 30–Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Family Orientation: Friday, August 30–Saturday, August 31

Classes Begin: Wednesday, September 4

Spring Orientation 2019

Move-In Day:
Friday, January 18 (International and Domestic Students)

First-Year, Transfer, and Exchange Student Orientation:
Saturday, January 18–Monday, January 21, 2019

Family Orientation: Saturday, January 19

Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22


Orientation Schedule & Information

Babson Orientation Schedule and App

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!

Download the New Student Orientation Schedule (pdf)

Download the New Family Orientation Schedule (pdf)

Download the Guidebook app

Students are required to attend all programs and sessions during the orientation program, unless otherwise noted in their orientation schedule. We ask that parents and families refrain from removing students from any session during the day. 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. 

Family Orientation Information

The Babson community is excited to welcome our new students and families for the coming semester. The orientation schedule is designed to introduce students and families to the community, academics, and campus life at Babson. All sessions for Family Orientation are optional.

Pre-Arrival Information

New Family Newsletters

The new Parent and Family Newsletter, which shares news, stories, events, and reminders from all aspects of the Babson experience is sent out each month leading up to new student and family orientation in August. As your student prepares to come to campus in the fall, please keep an eye out for these newsletters, as they contain important dates and information. For students arriving in January, one comprehensive newsletter is distributed to students and parents in December.
Please add to your approved list of email addresses. The newsletters over the summer are specifically for new Babson families. If you have not received the newsletter, and would like to be added to the distribution list, please contact Advancement Services.​ Include your name, your student's name, and your student's class year in your email request.​

The Babson Hub

The Babso​n Hub is your student's portal to all of the information needed to succeed at Babson. On the Hub, students will find important orientation resources, information on campus offices, and more. Encourage your student to explore the Hub, which is home to the following important pre-arrival items:
  • Important pre-arrival dates and deadlines
  • How to transfer Advanced Credits (AP, IB, etc.) before registration
  • Course registration timelines, guides, and tutorials

Move-In Day

Move-In and Check-In Information

Move-in and check-in for all new students is Friday, January 18. Students can receive residence hall keys as well as the Orientation schedule and information in the Reynolds Campus Center between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All new students are required to check-in at this time.

International Student Move-In

Students traveling to Babson internationally on Student Visas are able to move onto campus on Friday, January 18. Students can receive residence hall keys as well as Orientation information in the Reynolds Campus Center between 9 a.m.-noon. 

​Helpful Tips for Move-In Day

  • ​Orientation sessions for students are not optional. If your student has any conflict with attending orientation, please email the Student Activities and Leadership department, as soon as possible so that your student is accounted for prior to the start of classes.
  • Any student who has not turned in all medical records/proof of immunization, paid tuition balances, or completed necessary immigration paperwork must reconcile these requirements with the associated office before picking up their key. These offices will be available at Check-In to assist you in completing these requirements. For questions prior to your arrival please contact the offices directly:
    • ​Health Services: 781-239-6363
    • Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education: 781-239-4565
    • Student Financial Services: 781-239-4219 
  • All cars will follow instructions provided at check-in for unloading at designated areas based on your student’s housing assignment. Immediately following unloading, all cars will be required to park in Trim Lot. We recommend that the driver of each vehicle take the car to Trim Lot while your student and additional family/friends assist with the move-in process after unloading. 
  • If your student is not arriving by car, please have taxi’s or other transportation drop your student and their belongings at the luggage drop located at the Reynolds Campus Center. We will have staff there to load your student’s belongings into a campus van and drive them to their residence hall for move-in after they have completed the check-in process.
  • If your student arrives after the scheduled move-in time, their room keys will be available at the Reynolds Campus Center or at Public Safety​. Specific information about key pick-up locations and hours can be found on Housing's Hub page. If arriving late, your student should connect immediately with their Peer Mentor, who will have emailed them at their Babson email address with their cell phone number.


Contact Conor O'Brien​, Senior Program Manager, with any questions about Family Orientation.​​​​​​​​​​​


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