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 new 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. - 6:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 at Rockwell Hall from 8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. The program will be completed by 3:00 P.M. on Day 2. The cost for this program is $60. New Students will receive additional information in the Welcome Packet which is mailed to all deposited students after May 1. Registration for Laser Link Orientation opens in May on the Welcome Site.
Parent and Family Orientation is a full day program that is offered concurrently with Laser Link Orientation on Day 2 of the program. 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. Check-in for Parents and Family Orientation takes place in the Winslow Academic Center, Glow Lounge 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 connclusion of the day. The cost is $15 per person (which includes lunch).
Laser Transfer Transitions takes place in August and is for 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. This one day program takes place in August and registration opens in Jully on the Welcome Site.
Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend is the second portion of our Orientation program for all new students (first year and transfer). This three-day program will take place prior to the start of classes in September. 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 in August. Registration for the weekend opens in August.
Laser Winter Orientation takes place in January and is focused on helping you adjust to Lasell College, meeting faculty, staff, and other students, and assisting you in the course registration process. Registration for this one day program opens in January.
Jennifer L. Granger
Director of Student Activities and Orientation
Sarah L. Richardson
Assistant Director of Student Activities
Coordinator of Student Organizations
Program Assistant for International Services and Student Activities
Click here for more information on the Office of Student Activities.
Click here for the new student welcome site.