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Freshman Orientation

Orientation is one of the most important parts of your transition to MCPHS and college life. From learning about your academic program to making new friends, you will get the full MCPHS experience—and gain the tools you need to succeed during your time at MCPHS.

And, because we also offer special programming for families during Orientation, everyone gets to participate.

Choose between four sessions, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, July 16 - Wednesday, July 17
  • Session 2: Friday, July 19 - Saturday, July 20
  • Session 3: Sunday, July 21 - Monday, July 22
  • Session 4: Wednesday, August 28*

Registration for Freshman Orientation will be available through your applicant portal in mid-May. You will receive an email when registration is open.

Students must attend one of the three July Orientation Sessions. If you have a serious conflict with the dates listed, please contact admissions as soon as possible.

Orientation Session 4

Orientation Session 4* is only available to international students and students living outside New England, New York, and New Jersey.

Students who are attending Session 4 on Wednesday, August 28 and will be moving in to University-sponsored housing may request transportation from the airport to campus by filling out our Airport Transportation Request Form, which will be available soon. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation with details about scheduled airport shuttle times.

Airport Pickup and Move-In Day for Session 4 domestic students (not attending International Resource Days) will be held on Tuesday, August 27Move-In Day will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Airport Pickup and Move-In Day for Session 4 international students will be held on Sunday, August 25 so that they may attend International Resource Days. Move-In Day will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Other Important Dates

Some additional important dates to note are:

  • First Year Student Move-In Day (Orientation Sessions 1 - 3): Thursday, August 29
  • Welcome Weekend: Saturday, August 31 - Sunday, September 1
  • First Day of Classes: Tuesday, September 3

Orientation Leaders Chat About Orientation

2018 Orientation Leaders.

Missed our Facebook live about all things Orientation? Check out the video recap to hear from our Orientation leaders.