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 Family Orientation on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27. 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.
New Students, Transfer Students, and Exchange Students:
Friday, August 26–Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Families: Friday, August 26–Saturday, August 27
Classes Begin: Wednesday, August 31
G.A.P Students, Transfer Students, and Exchange Students:
Saturday, January 21–Monday, January 23, 2017
Families: Saturday, January 21
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 24
Access the Spring 2017 Undergraduate Orientation Schedule now »
Family Orientation Schedule & 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. Our Family Orientation takes place on Saturday, January 21. All sessions for Family Orientation are optional and the full orientation program for families will end at dinner time on Saturday.
Each year, we are pleased to offer the Orientation schedules through the
Guidebook app, available 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.
New Student Orientation Schedule & Information
The New Student Orientation program will take place Saturday, January 21 through Tuesday, January 24. 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
Melissa Beecher or
Conor O'Brien prior to the start of orientation to make necessary arrangements.
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.
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:
- How to transfer Advanced Credits (AP, IB, etc.) before registration
- New Student Roadshow videos, which highlight different offices and programs
- Course registration timelines, guides, and tutorials
Move-In and Check-In Information
Move-in and check-in for all new students is Saturday, January 21. Students can receive residence hall keys as well as the Orientation schedule and information in Reynolds Campus Center 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 25. Students should reference communication with the Glavin Office regarding move-in times and locations.
Helpful Tips for Move-In Day
- Orientation sessions for students are not optional. If your student has any conflict with attending orientation, please email
Melissa Beecher, Director of Student Activities and Leadership, 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 Knight Auditorium. 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 1 p.m., their room keys will be available at the Reynolds Campus Center information desk until 4:30 pm and at
Public Safety after that. 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.