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 and 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.
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Fall Orientation 2018
Thursday, August 23 (International and Exchange 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
Friday, January 18 (International Students)
Saturday, January 19 (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
Babson Orientation Schedule and App
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. 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.
Register for Family Orientation
Please take a moment to register yourself and any family members joining us at Family Orientation.
Register for Fall 2018 Family Orientation »
Review copies of the presentation slides from the sessions delivered during Family Orientation. Please note, since these are actual copies of the slides, they may not provide complete context since much of that was conveyed by the presenters in the sessions.
Spring 2018 Family Orientation Presentation Slides (PDF)
Fall 2018 Family Orientation Presentation Slides (PDF)
Pre-Arrival InformationNew 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.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org 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
. Include your name, your student's name, and your student's class year in your email request.
The Babson Hub
The Babson 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. This summer, 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 and Check-In Information
Move-in and check-in for all new students is Friday, August 24. Students can receive residence hall keys as well as the Orientation schedule and information in Knight Auditorium between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. All new students are required to check-in at this time.
International Student Move-In
Students travelling to Babson internationally on Student Visas are able to move onto campus on Thursday, August 23. Students can receive residence hall keys as well as Orientation information in Knight Auditorium between 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
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.
Conor O'Brien, Senior Program Manager, with any questions about Family Orientation.