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2021 Fall Orientation

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.

Orientation is the first experience you will have with your new classmates. Our staff, faculty, and current students will be available throughout the program to help guide and advise. We hope that through the Orientation experience you’ll begin to form a sense of belonging to our community!

For more detailed information regarding pre-arrival information, move-in, and orientation, visit the Babson Hub »

The Orientation program is designed with three objectives:

DISCOVER

We want you to discover all the resources and opportunities there are for you at Babson College to succeed academically and socially.

EXPLORE

Our goal is for you to explore your new community, meet new people, and see what options there are for you to create your own Babson journey.

ENGAGE

As part of our community we want you to engage with others, learn from people who come from different places and have different traditions.

Fall Orientation 2021

Monday, August 2 New Student Virtual Orientation Launch
Thursday, August 26 Move-in Day (New Students)
Thursday, August 26 Family Orientation Programming
Thursday, August 26–
Sunday, August 29
New Student In-Person Orientation
Monday, August 30 Classes Begin

Fall Orientation 2021

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 held on Canvas, Babson's learning management system (LMS).

Over the summer, students will be invited to the course and instructed on how and when to complete it. In addition to the asynchronous content on the Orientation course, new students will be invited to engage with each other through a variety of live programs and social opportunities.

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 other students while further engaging with campus staff, faculty, and resources.

Exact details of the virtual orientation program and move-in weekend schedules will be shared over the summer. All dates for the 2021-2022 academic year can be found on the Academic Calendar.

What to do Before Orientation

In the months leading up to the start of the semester, there are a number of items that you'll need to take care of before your arrival. This transition checklist will provide you all the important dates to remember for the summer before your first semester at Babson!

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Most of the orientation sessions in the virtual orientation program are asynchronous (pre-recorded) and designed for you to watch and participate in on your own time and at your own pace. Those sessions which are scheduled as live events will be announced in advance, but will also be recorded if you are unable to attend live.

In addition to the required virtual orientation content, the Orientation staff, Campus Activities Board (CAB), and other community members will also offer social and educational live events throughout the summer. Details about these events will be communicated through the weekly #BabsonBound Bulletin delivered to your Babson email address.

All orientation sessions and group meetings are a required part of your transition to Babson. The content within these sessions is designed to set you up for success right from the start of your Babson career, and you will be held accountable for knowing and understanding the material covered throughout Orientation. Your attendance and participation will be tracked, and you may receive reminders or notifications if you haven't completed the requirements.

If you have questions about virtual orientation, please reach out to us at ugradorientation@babson.edu. We also encourage you to watch your email for the weekly #BabsonBound Bulletin that will contain useful information as you transition to your new community!

Questions and Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact:
Undergraduate Orientation
Maribeth Flakes, Director, Student Engagement
Conor O’Brien, Associate Director, Student Engagement