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Fall Orientation

The undergraduate orientation program helps you adjust to the Babson lifestyle and eases the transition into college. Our sessions provide information and answers to any academic, personal, and social questions you may have before starting your undergraduate education and pursuing your bachelor's degree in business administration.

Fall Orientation for the Class of 2028

August

TBD

Virtual Orientation Launch


August

22

Move-In by 1 p.m.


Students will be assigned move-in times by Residence Life over the summer.

August

23-25

Orientation


New student orientation is the first experience you will have with your new classmates. Our staff, faculty, and current students will be available throughout the undergraduate orientation 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, the Babson Academic Calendar, and first-year student orientation:

ORIENTATION IS ABOUT THREE THINGS:

Discovering

We want you to discover all the resources and opportunities available as part of our undergraduate programs at Babson College to succeed academically and socially.

Exploring

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.

Engaging

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

Orientation Consists of Two Parts

Babson College’s Undergraduate Orientation program consists of two parts:

In the weeks leading up to the start of undergraduate classes, new students will be introduced to the resources, expectations, and traditions of Babson College through a virtual Orientation course, and other topic-specific courses. The full virtual orientation experience consists of these four programs:

  1. Student Life at Babson (Canvas Course): an introduction to the various resources and opportunities available to undergraduate business students across campus, including academic advising, community standards and policy, health and wellness, public safety, multicultural and identity programs, and welcome messages from campus administrators.
    1. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Learning Platform (Paradigm Platform): an online experience to launch your DEIB learning journey here at Babson that will empower you to cultivate a culture where you lean into difference. The platform and ongoing learning opportunities will give you some knowledge and an appreciation of your peers, staff, and faculty, who represent a myriad of lived experiences, better preparing you to enter the workforce with a core career competency.
  2. Gender-Based Misconduct (Canvas Course): a program addressing Babson policy and process regarding sexual and relationship violence under the Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and the Title IX Policy.
  3. Watch Your BAC Part 1 (Canvas Course): a program addressing culture and policy around alcohol and other drugs at Babson.

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

All orientation content, both virtual and in-person, is required for all students to participate in and complete. Exact details of the virtual orientation program and move-in weekend schedules will be shared in the months leading up to the start of the semester. All dates for the academic year can be found on the Babson Academic Calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will orientation content be delivered? Do I need to attend live?

Orientation content will be delivered both virtually and in person. In the virtual format, launched in the weeks leading up to move-in, all the content will be asynchronous and designed for you to watch and participate in on your own time and at your own pace. After moving to campus, students will take part in a required in-person orientation program throughout the weekend. Both virtual and in-person business school orientation content is required for all students to participate in and complete.

Are there social opportunities for me to get to know classmates?

We aren’t just an undergraduate business school! The Campus Activities Board (CAB), a student-run organization that plans social events and programs throughout the year, will provide welcome undergraduate programs to our new and returning students during Orientation and into the first week of the semester. Follow @BabsonCAB on Instagram for all the latest updates on upcoming events!

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 and our undergraduate business program. The content within these sessions is designed to set you up for success right from the start of your Babson career. As part of your undergraduate learning, 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.

More Questions?

More information can be found below or feel free to email Conor O’Brien‚Äč, Associate Director of Student Engagement.