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New Student Orientation Programs

Lasell University Summer OrientationWelcome, from the Office of Student Activities and Orientation!

We are very excited that you are joining our Lasell University community. Orientation Programs for you and other new students are organized by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation.

The Office of Student Activities and Orientation is located in the Arnow Campus Center, on the 2nd floor. Note that staff members are currently working remotely and may be reached Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by telephone at (617) 243-2475 or via e-mail at Specific staff contact information is listed at the bottom of this page. 

We have four different Orientation Programs here at Lasell University:

  • Laser Link Orientation in for first-year students (NOTE: Day 2 is Parent and Family Orientation*)
  • Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend in September, for new students planning to start in the fall
  • Laser Transfer Transitions in August, for transfer students planning to start in the fall
  • Laser Winter Orientation for students planning to start in January

Please refer to the program description that is designed for you below. You can also visit our Welcome, New Students site for easy step-by-step instructions about registering for orientation programs, submitting important university and health forms, housing selection, placement exam requirements, email information, and more.

Laser Link Orientation

Our June orientation program introduces you 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. During Laser Link Orientation is Parent and Family Orientation*. New students will receive additional information in the New Student Guide Spring 2020 (downloadable PDF). Registration for Laser Link Orientation opens in May on the Welcome, New Students site. 

*Parent and Family Orientation takes place during Lasell Laser Link Orientation. A variety of information sessions and other events are planned for your family's visit. If families chose to participate, registration for Parent and Family Orientation is processed concurrently with your student's registration for Laser Link Orientation. 

Laser Transfer Transitions 

This orientation takes place in August and is for all students transferring to Lasell University. You'll have the opportunity to meet classmates and members of the faculty and staff during the program. In addition, you'll choose your courses for the fall and learn about dining options, housing options, and information technology. Registration for Laser Transfer Transitions opens in July on the Welcome, New Students site.  

Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend

This three-day orientation for new students takes place prior to the start of classes in September. During Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend, the focus is helping you adjust to your new community — learn how to navigate campus, learn where your classes will be held, meet with faculty and staff members, and enjoy time with other new students. You'll explore and learn more about campus departments; meet in small groups; come together to discuss diversity and inclusion; and enjoy social activities during each day and evening. The program will accommodate all new students: resident, commuter, and online. Parts of the program are required, and parts are recommended. Registration for Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend opens in mid-August on the Welcome, New Students site.

Laser Winter Orientation 

This one-day orientation takes place in January and is focused on helping you adjust to Lasell University by having you meet faculty, staff, and other students. You'll also have assistance in the course registration process. Registration for Laser Winter Orientation opens in January on the Welcome, New Students site.

Contact Us

Jennifer L. Granger Sullivan
Director of Student Activities and Orientation

Santina Antoshak '14
Assistant Director of Student Activities and Orientation

Kailin DeLeo
Coordinator for Student Organizations