Welcome New Students!

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Welcome to the Lasell College Community. This website and the New Student Guide 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. 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 Friday 9:00a.m. - 6:00pm during the academic year. Our summer hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note the college is closed on most Fridays during the summer months.

Orientation Quick Links

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

NEWBURY ORIENTATION

We are excited to welcome students transferring from Newbury College to the Lasell Community. We have put together a one day transfer orientation specifically for you. Taking place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. During this program you will get to meet curent students, faculty, staff, learn about campus resources, receive academic advising, register for clases, and have all of your questions answered. If you are unable to attend Newbury Orientation, see information regarding Laser Transfer Transitions below. To register for Newbury Orientation please click here. All confirmation emails will be sent to your Lasell email. 

LASER LINK ORIENTATION

Laser Link Orientation is our summer orientation program for first year students. During this two-day program you will stay on campus, receive academic advising, register for classes, and meet other new students. It is an opportunity to connect with your new classmates, learn about the campus, and help prepare you for the fall semester. 

Space for each summer session is limited and will be on a first-come first-served basis. Please note: there is no particular advantage to comming to the first session; an equal number of spaces will be set aside in all first year classes for each session. The cost of the two day program is $60. This cost includes meals, lodging, and entertainment. Check-in will take place at Rockwell Hall begining at 8:30a.m. on the first day and the program concludes on the second day around 3:00p.m. 

Before registering, please see if any family members will be attending the Parent & Family Orientation Program taking place on the second day of the two day program. There is a $15 cost for the Parent & Family Orientation Program, which includes the cost of lunch. 

To register for Laser Link Orientation as well as Parent & Family Orientation please click here. All confirmation emails will be sent to your Lasell email address. 

2019 Laser Link Orientation Session Dates
Session 1: Wednesday, June 19th - Thursday, June 20th
Session 2: Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th
Session 3: Thursday, June 27th - Friday, June 28th

LASER TRANSFER TRANSITIONS

Laser Transfer Transitions is scheduled for Wedneday, August, 14, 2019. All students transferring to Lasell College will have the opportunity to meet classmates and members of the faculty and staff during the one day program. Students will participate in advising and course registration, learn about dining opetions, housing options and information technology. 

To register for Laser Transfer Transitions please click here. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

International Student Orientation is scheduled for Thurday, September 5, 2019. 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.

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

To register for International Student Orientation, please click here. 

LASELL LASER WELCOME WEEKEND

Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend takes place September 6-8, 2019 for all new students. This is the next phase of your introduction to Lasell College and the Boston community.  A large part of this program is focused on adjusting to your new community, and learning where your classes will take place. 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.  Registration for Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend will be open at the end of August.

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  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 Friday, June 14, 2019. 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)
  • Writing Program Placement Exam 


    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 Friday, June 14, 2019 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, Psychology, 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 WRT101 Writing I or WRT101 Writing I Workshop) followed by Writing II. Please visit the writing program website at www.lasell.edu/writingprogram to see the course descriptions and 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 

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 Thursday, August 1, 2019  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.

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 chosen 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.

Information regarding both of these programs will be available in the summer. 
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 thoroughly read the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Billing Policies and Fee Schedule linked below. It contains important and helpful information regarding your financial responsibilities and options while attending Lasell College. Additional information is available 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.

2019-2020 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 Monday, July 8, 2019. 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 Science and Technology 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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