We are excited to welcome you to Northeastern’s family! First-Year Orientation is your first step to familiarizing yourself with Northeastern, meeting our students, staff and faculty, and getting used to college life.
All freshmen must attend First-Year Orientation. It’s important that you attend Orientation after taking your placement tests, as you will need your scores to register for your first semester of classes when you meet with an advisor.
First-Year Orientation is a full day of activities. Be sure to check out the schedule on the next tab. Remember to come prepared to enjoy the whole day – there’s a lot to learn!
Once you complete your placement test, you will receive a link to register for orientation. You can find the link on your Individual Score Report from your test. If you did not register for your Orientation date during Placement Testing or need to reschedule, please contact New Student and Family Programs, (773) 442-5373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, there is a non-refundable $70 orientation fee that will be charged to your NEIU account.
We look forward to seeing you at First-Year Orientation. Congratulations, Golden Eagle, you’re on your way to academic success!
If you have decided that you will NOT attend Northeastern or Orientation, you must cancel your registration so you are not assessed the non-refundable Orientation fee. You may cancel by sending an email to email@example.com at least 48 hours before your Orientation date. Phone calls will not be accepted for cancellations.
Please note: If you attend Orientation and later decide to not attend Northeastern, you will still be assessed the non-refundable Orientation fee.
The schedule of activities below is for students entering in Fall 2019 at the Main Campus.
All activities begin with check-in held in the Student Union, Alumni Hall.
Check-in and Pre-event Activities
(Please arrive on time in order to have your Northeastern ID photo taken)
Welcome and Opening Activities
College Q & A
Advising, Financial Aid, Freshman Meetup
First-Year Orientation is held on the Main Campus, the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and El Centro. Please see the locations and dates below.
First-Year Orientation is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northeastern's Main Campus in the Student Union, Alumni Hall.
First-Year Orientation at the Carruthers Center is only for students enrolled at the Carruthers Center.
First-Year Orientation at El Centro is only for students enrolled at El Centro. Orientation is held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at El Centro.
Please allow extra time for traffic and unforeseen circumstances, etc. Campus maps and directions are below:
Have a healthy breakfast before you arrive!
The Orientation day will include ice breaker activities and tours. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Part of the tour will be outdoors, make sure you are prepared for the weather with sunscreen, umbrella, etc.
Be prepared to meet and speak to new people.
Here are some items that will help you prepare for the upcoming semester: