Spring Orientation 2021
With the health and safety of the Babson community as a top priority, Spring Orientation 2021 has been transitioned to a primarily virtual format. Even in this time of uncertainty, we remain focused in our efforts to support our new students and families in their transition to the Babson community. This dynamic virtual experience will be primarily hosted through the college's learning management platform, Canvas. All incoming students (first-year, transfer, and exchange) will receive information about virtual orientation and expectations in their Babson email.
Throughout Orientation, you will build connections with other new students, upperclassmen, and Babson staff that will create the foundation for your Babson experience. In January, every student will be assigned to an orientation group, led by a Peer Mentor who is an upperclassman available to answer questions and guide you step-by-step through the orientation and transition process. In addition to engaging with classmates and community members, Canvas will be home to all of the required Orientation content you will need to engage with to complete your enrollment.
The Undergraduate 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. We hope you will not be just a member of our Babson family but a truly engaged member who values the diversity our community brings to the experience.
Each Orientation module will focus on a different aspect of your transition to Babson and provide you opportunities to connect with the campus community through various modes. At the start of each module, content will be activated in Canvas. Students are required to complete all modules by Thursday, January 14th.
- Module 1: Life as a Beaver
- Module 2: Our Babson Community
- Module 3: Code of Ethics and Community Standards
- Module 4: Preparing for the Classroom
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How will Orientation content be delivered? Do I need to attend live?
Most of the orientation sessions 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.
Are there social opportunities for me to get to know classmates?
In addition to the required orientation content, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) will also offer social events leading up to the start of classes. Details about these events can be found on the Canvas site and at @BabsonCAB on Instagram.
What happens if I skip content or don't participate in Orientation?
All orientation content and sessions 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.
What if I have more questions?
If you have questions about virtual orientation, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage you to watch your email for the weekly #BabsonBound Bulletin that will contain useful information as you transition to our community!