Babson College's Undergraduate Orientation program consists of two parts, (1) online courses students must complete prior to the start of classes, and (2) in-person programming experiences over the course of move-in weekend.
All Orientation content, both virtual and in-person, is required for all students to participate in and complete. Exact details of the virtual orientation program and move-in weekend schedules will be shared in the months leading up to the start of the semester. All dates for the 2021-2022 academic year can be found on the Academic Calendar.
Part 1: Virtual Orientation
In the weeks leading up to the start of classes, new students will be introduced to the resources, expectations, and traditions of Babson College through a virtual Orientation and onboarding course.
Students will be able to access the "New Student Orientation 2021-2022" course on their Canvas dashboard, Babson's learning management system (LMS). The course is completely asynchronous, meaning students can progress through the content in their own time, and at their own pace. Students can expect to spend approximately 3 hours completing the videos, content, and activities which make up this course.
Part 2: In-Person Orientation
Once on campus, the fun begins when new students meet their Peer Mentor, an upperclassman student leader, and the rest of their Orientation group. Orientation weekend will provide new students with the opportunity to engage and socialize with each other while further engaging with campus staff, faculty, and resources.