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!
Fall Orientation 2020
With the health and safety of the Babson community as a top priority, Fall Orientation 2020 has been transitioned to a 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 is centered around our virtual orientation and engagement platform, Wisr. Earlier this summer, all new students received an invitation to join this platform in their Babson email.
On Wisr, you will build connections with other new students, upperclassmen, and Babson staff that will create the foundation for your Babson experience. Every student is 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, this platform will be home to all of the required Orientation content you will need to engage with to complete your enrollment.
The virtual Orientation program is now underway! Each week will focus on a different aspect of your transition to Babson and provide you opportunities to connect with other new students through live virtual meet-ups. Each Monday, content will be loaded into the Wisr Orientation community and Events page. Students have the week (Monday through Friday) to complete the content for each week. Each orientation week will conclude with a live virtual Orientation group meeting hosted by your Peer Mentors (days & times vary).
- July 27-31: Welcome to Babson!
- August 3-7: Life as a Beaver
- August 10-14: Community
- August 17-21: 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. Orientation group meetings will also take place live, and students should make every effort to work with their Peer Mentor to find a time that works for you and the rest of your group for your meet-up.
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 a social event each week. Details about these events can be found on the Events page of Wisr, the virtual orientation platform.
What happens if I skip content or don't participate in Orientation?
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. Additionally, participation data will be shared with First Year Seminar instructors who may choose to factor your Orientation participation into your class participation grade.
What if I have more questions?
If you have questions about virtual orientation, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We also encourage you to watch your email for the weekly #BabsonBound Bulletin that will contain useful information as you transition to our community!
Spring Orientation 2021
Babson College and the Orientation team will continue to monitor and follow state and federal guidelines related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) that may affect Spring Orientation 2021. We will update this site and communicate directly any changes.
Undergraduate Orientation 2018 Album on Flickr
The Babson community welcomed the Class of 2022, transfer and exchange students, and families to campus on August 23, 2018.