Welcome New Students!

This website and the Welcome Packet will be your portal to Lasell College. Please read all the information below to learn how to register for Orientation, obtain necessary forms, and complete placement exams. Welcome to the Lasell College community! For more detailed information please use the links on the right sidebar.

Should you have questions please feel free to contact the Office of Student Activities and Orientation at 617-243-2475 or via email at studentactivities@lasell.edu. The Office of Student Activities is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m during July and August and Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the academic year. Please note, during the month of June, the Office of Student Activities is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Orientation Quick Links

- Orientation Programs
- Lasell Email Information
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Placement Exams
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Health Forms
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Student Account Information
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Housing Forms
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Donahues Bookstore
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Nearby Hotels

Orientation Programs

Additional information, flyers, and pamphlets from various departments can be found here.

LASER LINK ORIENTATION

Laser Link Orientation is 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. - 9:30 A.M. The program will be completed around 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 2018 will run June 18-19, June 21-22, June 25-26 and June 28-29. 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 . 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 15, 2018. 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 Welcome Weekend

In order to prepare for your arrival on Saturday, we have closed registration for Lasell Laser Welcome Trips. You will be able to sign up for any available trips on site during registration.

Note: If you haven't yet attended an Orientation Program you will need to attend Advising and Registration at 9am on Sunday, September 3rd in the Winslow Academic Center.

Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend, taking place September 2-4, 2017 is the next phase of your introduction to Lasell College and the Boston community beyond our campus. During Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend there are a variety of trips that will take you into Boston, a Boston Harbor Boat Cruise, Advising and course registration for students who missed our summer Orientation Programs. Additionally, there are a variety of activities on campus that do not require pre-registration. A full schedule will be given to you upon your arrival to campus and we encourage you to be available for the entire weekend.

International Student Orientation

The program will begin with a visa information session and F-1 student registration. In addition to verifying important immigration paperwork, students will participate in an engaging and fun cultural training on American culture and what it is like to be an international student studying in the US. This is mandatory for all F-1 Visa holders regardless if you attended a previous orientation. You can register for International Student Orientation here. Please do not put @lasell.edu when inputting your username.


International students are encouraged to review the information and resources on the International Student Services webpage. If you have further questions regarding International Student Orientation please contact the Office of International Services at 617-243-2398 or iss@lasell.edu

Lasell Email Information

All Lasell students are provided with Lasell email accounts, and it is the primary means by which faculty and staff communicate with students. You are expected to check your Lasell College email regularly.

Your username and temporary password will be mailed with your Welcome Packet. To login to your Lasell student email, click here. This will take you to the Outlook login page, where you can login to your Lasell student email account at the Microsoft Account prompt. Directions are also below for how to change your password, how to set up email forwarding, and how to set up email access to your Lasell email account on your phone. Contact Information Technology with any questions at (617) 243-2200 or helpdesk@lasell.edu.

Placement Exams

Please complete tests by Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Use your Lasell user name and password to enter into the placement exam.

Please print and bring with you the score confirmation.

  • Math Placement Exam
  • Spanish and French Placement Exam (password is lasell)


    Math Placement Exams: All new students are required to take the Mathematics placement test before attending Orientation. Your placement score will help you and your advisor select your first math course at Lasell. When you take the Mathematics Placement Test you may use a calculator and take as much time as you need. However, the entire test should be completed on your own and in one sitting. Your math placement score and your SAT (if available) will determine your first math course at Lasell. If you do not complete the Math Placement Exam by Tuesday, June 13, 2017 you will automatically be placed into Math 106, Algebraic Operations (the core competency math course)

    Spanish and French Placement Exams: Students in the following majors have a foreign language graduation requirement: English, English with Elementary Education, English with Secondary Education, Global Engagement, History, History with Secondary Education, Humanities, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, and International Business. Students in these areas with previous coursework in Spanish or French should take the placement test for the language they have studied; students in other majors who are considering further Spanish or French study at Lasell should also complete the appropriate placement test.

    Writing Placement: At Lasell College, students in their first year take two writing courses, Writing I (choice of Eng 101 Writing I or ENG 101 Writing I Workshop) followed by Writing II. Please visit the writing program website at www.lasell.edu/writingprogram as soon as possible to indicate which course you plan to take in the fall. Seats are limited for the Writing I Workshops. For more information, please contact the Writing Program Director, Michelle Niestepski at (617) 243-2471 or at mniestepski@lasell.edu. For course descriptions please see the Welcome Packet.

Health Forms

The Health Services Staff welcomes you to Lasell College. Required Health Forms should be completed online using our Patient Portal:

To access the Patient Portal click here.

The deadline for completing and uploading these required health forms is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Please obtain a copy of your up-to-date immunization record and most recent physical exam from your healthcare provider's office as soon as possible. You will not be able to complete the health forms or register for classes without a current immunization form on file.

Health Services strongly prefers that you complete your health forms online so the information is automatically added to your electronic medical record. There are easy to follow instructions on the Patient Portal to help you with this process. If you are unable to access the patient portal website and upload these forms electronically, you can use the link below to access hard copies of these forms and return them to our office via fax at (617) 243-2339 or mail to the following address: Lasell College Health Services, 1844 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA 02466.

Health Forms

College Athletes are required to complete additional information, which can be found on the New Athlete Information webpage.

HAVEN AND ALCOHOL EDU

Lasell College is deeply committed to the health, welfare and ultimate success and happiness of all members of our College Community. As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts for new students, Lasell College expects you to complete two online courses: AlcoholEDU® for Colleges and Haven.

Whether or not you abstain from Alcohol, it is most likely that it has some influence on your life or on the lives of your family and friends. We have chosent AlcoholEDU® for Colleges, because it is a thoughtful and educational program for young adults. This course is designed to help you make well informed decisions about alcohol, and help you to reflect upon and consider issues related to drinking at college.

Haven is an online course designed to increase your understanding of what constitutes healthy relationships, and to prevent/deter the incident of sexual assault. The course provides the opportunity to learn about the importance of consent and of being a good communicator, and the many ways you can help to create the safe, positive campus in which you will want to be a member.

Membership in the Lasell College Community comes with a shared commitment to the health and welfare of others. Just as you have throughout your life, you will have a special opportunity to impact the lives of your peers in positive and producitve ways, and we want to assist you in any way that we can. This is why Lasell College has partnered with EverFi, whose missions is to help students address critical life skills, such as alcohol abuse prevention, and sexual assault prevention. Each year over half a million students complete these courses.

Lasell College requires that EVERY NEW STUDENT joining the Lasell Community completes HAVEN and AlcoholEDU® before arriving on campus in the Fall. New Transfer Students are only required to complete HAVEN.

Questions regarding these programs can be emailed to Scott Lamphere, Coordinator of Student Conduct at slamphere@lasell.edu

Student Account Information

The Lasell College Office of Student Accounts is here to serve your needs as they relate to your tuition account. They are responsible for providing students and their families' accurate and timely billing and payment information. The office issues ebilling statements and collects payments for tuition, housing, meal plans and any other applicable fees. When you register at Lasell College, you are thereby agreeing to pay all charges when the account is due, on a semester-by-semester basis. Please be sure to read the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Billing Policies and Fee Schedule linked below. Please be sure to read this document thoroughly, as it contains important and helpful information regarding your financial responsibilities and options while attending Lasell College. Additional information is avalable on the Student Account Website. Feel free to contact the Office of Student Accounts at studentaccounts@lasell.edu, or (617) 243-2103, with any questions.

2017-2018 Billing and Fee Schedule Information
Look here for: Payment due dates, Health Insurance Waiver information, Explanation of tuition and fees.

Housing Forms

Resident students, please complete housing information by Friday, July 7, 2017. More information regarding Residential Life can be found by clicking the Residence Life Information link on the side bar of this page.

Donahue's Bookstore Information

Donahue's Bookstore at Lasell College carries all course materials required for your classes. We are pleased to offer many affordable textbooks options to Lasell College students including new, used, digital, and rental texts. Your books may be purchased in the store or through our online website. If you purchase online, you can choose to have your books shipped to you, or pick them up in the store when you arrive on campus! We also carry an assortment of Lasell College clothing and gifts, school and residence hall supplies, snacks and technology products. Accepted forms of payment include; cash, check, credit or debit card, Barnes & Noble Gift Card, and your Lasell "Torch Card". We are located in the Arnow Campus Center. If you have questions about the bookstore or purchasing your books, you can call (617) 243-2182 or email lasellbookstore@lasell.edu.

Hotel Information
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