Orientation FAQs

What is Orientation?

Orientation is your first chance to start building your Cardinal community here at MCPHS. It gives our incoming students and their families a chance to explore campus, connect with peers and learn about available resources.

When is Orientation?

MCPHS Orientation are one-day sessions that happen in July or August. Students will be able to choose the date that works best for them. Please note- some students have pre-assigned dates.

Will I be with my student or family member/guest during Orientation?

Yes and no. Incoming students and their family members/guests will start the Orientation program together but will then split up to attend separate programs. However, students and their family members/guests will reconnect for academic breakout sessions and “select-a-session” programs.

Is there programming available for siblings or children who attend?

Siblings and children will attend the same programming as adults. We understand it may be necessary for younger children to accompany you; however, if you can attend without them, that is preferred as the programming will be tailored to an adult audience.

Where can I park during orientation?

Parking for students and families attending on-campus orientation will be limited in the Boston Latin parking lot. These are first-come-first-serve. Additionally, there are numerous parking garages in the area.

Should I bring anything with me?

At check-in, you will receive a tote bag that will help when collecting handouts throughout the day. If you are a notetaker, we recommend that you bring paper to write on. We also recommend: wearing comfortable walking shoes because you will be traveling between buildings, bringing a sweater because it can get chilly inside campus classrooms, and bringing a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated.