New Student Orientation Programs

We are excited that you have decided to join our community. We have four different Orientation programs here at Lasell College: Laser Link Orientation and Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend for first year students planning to start in the fall, Laser Transfer Transitions in August for transfer students planning to start in the fall, and Lasell Laser Winter Orientation for those students planning to start in January. Please refer to the program description that is designed for you below. You can also visit our Welcome Website for more information about upcoming orientation programs, including registration, important college forms, placement exam login, and email information.

Orientation is organized by the Office of Student Activities. The Office of Student Activities is located in the Arnow Campus Center, on the 2nd floor, and is open Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.  during the academic year and Monday - Thursday 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. during the summer. You can also reach us by telephone at (617) 243-2475 or by e-mail at studentactivities@lasell.edu .

Laser Link Orientation
, our June program, is a two-day overnight program that introduces students to Lasell and all the resources available to help you be successful. Students attending this program will meet many of their classmates, members of the faculty and staff, learn about meal plans, housing options and select courses for the fall. On Day 1 of each session student check-in takes place from 8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. The program will be completed between 3:00 P.M. and 3:30 P.M. on Day 2. New Students will receive additional information in the Welcome Packet which is mailed to all deposited students after May 1. The sessions for 2014 will rune June 16-17, June 19-20, June 23-24, June 25-26. Each session costs $60 per student.

Parent and Family Orientation is a program that complements Laser Link Orientation. A variety of information sessions and other events are planned for your visit. Registration for Parent and Family Orientation is processed concurrently with your student's registration for Laser Link Orientation if you choose to participate.

A full day Parent and Family Orientation is offered concurrently with Laser Link Orientation on Day 2 of the program. The dates for  2014 Parent and Family Orientation are June 17, June 20, June 24 and June 26.  Check-in for Parent and Family Orientation takes place from 9:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. The entire program runs from 9:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M., with an optional campus tour offered at the conclusion of the day. The cost is $15 per person (which includes lunch).

Laser Transfer Transitions is scheduled for August 13, 2014. All students transferring to Lasell College will have the opportunity to meet classmates and members of the faculty and staff during the program. In addition, students will choose their courses for the fall and learn about dining options, housing options, and information technology.

Laser Link Orientatino 2.0 is scheduled for August 14, 2014. This is a one-day make-up orientation program for first year students who were unable to attend one of the four Laser Link Orientation sessions in June. Students will get to meet current students, classmates, faculty and staff. All students will also meet with faculty for advising and register for courses and learn about living on campus or commuting, how to get involved and information technology.

Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend
is the second portion of our Orientation program for new students. This three-day program will take place September 5-7, 2014. During Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend you will learn how to navigate the Lasell campus as well as the great city of Boston. Part of this program is focused on adjusting to your new community, learning where your classes will take place, meeting with faculty members and discussing your common reading. You will also have the opportunity to explore Boston with faculty and staff members and/or join the first year class on an evening cruise of Boston Harbor. A description of the trips available during the weekend will be posted closer to the weekend. Registration will be available August 2014.

Lasell Laser Winter Orientation
takes place January 20, 2015 and is focused on helping you adjust to Lasell College, meeting faculty, staff, and other students, and assisting you in the course registration process.

Jennifer L. Granger
Director of Student Activities and Orientation 
jgranger@lasell.edu

Sarah L. Richardson
Assistant Director of Student Activities
srichardson@lasell.edu

Justin Bruce
Coordinator of Student Organizations
Jbruce@lasell.edu 

Kyle Benedict
Program Assistant for International Services and Student Activities
kbenedict@lasell.edu

Click here for more information on the Office of Student Activities.

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