Family Orientation

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 an​d families of new students are invited to attend our Family Orientation program. 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.

Fall Orientation 2019

Thursday, August 29
2–5 p.m.
Move-in Day (International Students)
Friday, August 30
9 a.m.–Noon
Move-in Day (Domestic Students)
Friday, August 30–
Saturday, August 31
Family Orientation
Friday, August 30–
Tuesday, September 3
First-Year, Transfer, and Exchange Student Orientation
Wednesday, September 4 Classes Begin

Spring Orientation 2020

Friday, January 17
9–11 a.m.
Move-in Day (International Students)
Friday, January 17
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Move-in Day (Domestic Students)
Friday, January 17–
Monday, January 20
Orientation
Saturday, January 18 Family Orientation
Tuesday, January 21 Classes Begin

Orientation Schedule & Information

Babson Orientation Schedule and App

Each year, we are pleased to offer the Orientation schedules and transition information through the Babson Orientation app, available on the web and on iOS and Android devices. The Babson College Orientation app will be your one-stop-shop to Orientation and your first few days on campus.

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 email Undergraduate Orientation prior to the start of orientation to make necessary arrangements.

Babson Orientation Fall 2019 (pdf) »

Family Orientation 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. All sessions for Family Orientation are optional.

Spring 2019 Family Orientation Session Presentations (pdf) »

Pre-Arrival Information

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 (for students arriving in January, one comprehensive newsletter is distributed to students and parents in December). 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. The Fall 2019 newsletters will be sent on the following schedule:

June 4 Student & Family Newsletter
June 25 Family Newsletter
July 23 Family Newsletter
August 20 Family Newsletter
August 27 Student & Family Newsletter

Please add families@babson.edu 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 Advancement Services.​ Include your name, your student's name, and your student's class year in your email request.​

The Babson Hub

The Babso​n 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. Encourage your student to explore the Hub, which is home to the following important pre-arrival items:

  • Important pre-arrival dates and deadlines
  • How to transfer Advanced Credits (AP, IB, etc.) before registration
  • Course registration timelines, guides, and tutorials

Move-In Day

Move-In and Check-In Information

Move-in and check-in for all new students is Thursday, August 29 (International Students) and Friday, August 30 (Domestic Students). Students can receive residence hall keys as well as the Orientation schedule and information in Knight Auditorium. All new students are required to check-in at their designated time.

​Helpful Tips for Move-In Day

  • Orientation sessions for students are not optional. If your student has any conflict with attending orientation, please have them email Undergraduate Orientation 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 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 taxis or other transportation drop your student and their belongings at the luggage drop located outside the check-in location. 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. *This service is intended only for those students and families arriving by car service with minimal luggage and belongings (2–3 items). If you have a large amount of belongings, you should make arrangements to arrive separately after the check-in process is complete or prepare the driver to wait until your student completes the check-in process (approximately 30 minutes).
  • If your student arrives after the scheduled move-in time, their room keys will be available at the Reynolds Campus Center or at Public Safety​. Specific information about key pick-up locations and hours can be found on Housing’s Hub page. 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.

Questions?

Email Conor O’Brien​, senior program manager, with any questions about Family Orientation.​​​​​​​​​​​

Accommodations

​Hotel accommodations are available on campus at the Babson Executive Conference Center. Make reservations online at www.babsonecc.com or by calling 781-239-4000.

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