Family Orientation

The student and family orientation programs help you and your student adjust to the Babson lifestyle and ease the transition into college by providing information and answers to any academic, personal, and social questions.

At Babson, we use the term “Family Orientation” to recognize that support for our students comes from more than just parents. We invite parents, guardians, extended family, partners, and friends to take part in this program to discover how best to support your enrolled student in their time at Babson. Sessions are designed to acclimate you to the Babson campus and get a glimpse of the experience your student is about to embark on.

Fall Orientation 2023
Tuesday, August 1   New Student Virtual Orientation Launch
Thursday, August 24 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. New Student Move-in Day
Thursday, August 24–Friday, August 25   Family Orientation Programming
Thursday, August 24–Sunday, August 27   New Student In-Person Orientation
Monday, August 28   Classes Begin

Parent and family orientation programming will be offered on the afternoon of Thursday, August 24 and Friday August 25, following new student move-in. Families will be invited to hear from the various campus administrators, staff, and faculty, who will have a role in facilitating student success on campus, in and out of the classroom. 

Students are required to attend all programs and sessions during the student orientation program, Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27 unless otherwise noted in their orientation schedule. We ask that parents and families refrain from removing students from any session during the day. Free time is built into the student schedule throughout each day and all evening programs are optional for students.

Families looking for overnight accommodations before or after move-in can find a number of local hotels near Wellesley and Boston.

Any student expecting to miss any part of orientation should email Undergraduate Orientation prior to the start of orientation to make necessary arrangements.

Family Orientation Registration

While pre-registration is not required to attend, we ask that each family expecting to be on campus on Thursday, August 24th and/or Friday, August 25th completes the family orientation registration to help us accommodate everyone on campus to the best of our ability. Register Now » 


Email Conor O’Brien​, Associate Director of Student Engagement, with any questions about Family Orientation.​​​​​​​​​​​