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Spring 2019 Orientation

Orientation is a mandatory event and one of the most important parts of your transition to MCPHS. During Orientation you'll meet your future classmates and professors, familiarize yourself with campus, finalize your schedule, learn more about your program expectations, and discover what it's really like to be a student at MCPHS.

Register for Orientation

Date: Friday, January 4, 2019
Check-In: 8 – 8:45 a.m.
Location: Matricaria Lobby, 179 Longwood Avenue
End: 5:15 p.m.

All international students will have sessions going until 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact us at We look forward to meeting you soon! 

Take advantage of discounted rates at local hotels

To make staying close to campus easier for families attending Orientation, we have arranged for special room rates at The Inn at Longwood Medical. The Inn is located at 342 Longwood Ave, Boston MA 02115.

Available Dates and Rates:

  • Thursday, January 3, 2019: Standard Room, $189 per night
  • Friday, January 4, 2019: Standard Room, $189 per night
  • Saturday, January 5, 2019: Standard Room, $189 per night
  • Parking Rate: $25 per night

To make a reservation, please call directly at 1.800.468.2378 or 617.731.4700, or book online. Reference the code MCSO0104 to access the group rate.The reservation deadline has been extended to Monday, December 10, 2018!

Please note: Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at time of check-in.

Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is a series of events designed to help you kick off a successful and fun semester. During Welcome Weekend, you have the opportunity to connect with other incoming students and make new friends. Immerse yourself in exciting, off-campus activities and take advantage of opportunities to explore the city of Boston.

All events are free to incoming students but you must register to reserve a spot. 

Register for Welcome Week

Paint Night at MCPHS!
Friday, January 4, 2019
Tap into your creative side by painting your own masterpiece for you new home with guidance from Roscoe, our resident artist! Painting will be in the Atrium at 6:30 p.m. All supplies will be provided.

Shopping Trip
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Whenever you move somewhere new, there’s always a need for a few new items! Bring your shopping list and join us on our way to Target to pick up all the essentials for the coming semester. Students will meet in the Atrium lobby at 11 a.m. to walk to City Target in the Fenway area. This trip requires you to bring your own money if you wish to purchase anything.

Ice Skating at Frog Pond
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Boston wouldn’t be a winter wonderland without a little bit of ice! Strap on some skates (provided) and join us on Frog Pond to make the most of a New England winter. Transportation, rentals, and admission included. Students will meet in the Atrium lobby at 12 p.m. to take the “T” to the Boston Common. This trip requires you to bring your own money if you wish to purchase food or drink at the event space.

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Faneuil Hall Boston

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Get to Know Boston: Great Outdoors

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