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Welcome Week

Welcome to MCPHS! It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in Welcome Week 2021 at MCPHS scheduled from Tuesday, August 31 - Saturday, September 4.

During Welcome Week, we are offering a series of events to provide an opportunity for students to meet new people and enjoy the city of Boston. Below you will find a list of the Welcome Week events along with information about the events such as important dates and prices.

Registration is required for all Welcome Week Programing. Ticket sales for Welcome Week begin on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 10 p.m.. and will end on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

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Welcome Week Schedule 

Convocation Day

Convocation is the final step of orientation and marks the start of your University journey. This year’s Convocation is virtual, hear from administrators and student leaders to welcome you into the MCPHS community and formally open the academic year.

Welcome Tours | Free

Campus Tours: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

Tours will meet at Matricaria Lobby, please meet at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Spaces are limited.

COF/Fenway Tours: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Tours will meet outside at 101 Palace Road Entrance, please meet at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Spaces are limited.

Get to know our ca.m.pus! MCPHS has spaces on ca.m.pus for studying, socializing, and shared spaces in the Colleges of the Fenway for dining and recreational spaces. You can learn all about them on this tour led by our student leaders. Tours will give you an opportunity to get oriented to ca.m.pus, to meet other students, and to learn more about opportunities to get involved on ca.m.pus.

Registration is required for all tours.

Cardinal Day

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. | Evans Way Park
Free

Join CAB in Evans Way Park as we kick off the semester with our first Cardinal Day of the year. Cardinal world will be taking a spin on the infamous astroworld festival, and will include food, ga.m.es, activities, and prizes! This carnival experience has something for everyone, so grab a friend and come celebrate!

Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians

7:10 p.m.. | Fenway Park
$15/student + service fee

Come join us at Historical Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox take on the Cleveland Indians.

Registered students will meet in the Atrium at 6:15 p.m.. to walk over to Fenway Park!

Codzilla

12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
$15/ student + service fee

Check-in: 10:30a.m. | Atrium
Students will be taking public transportation and will leave promptly at 10:45 a.m.. to board Codzilla at 12 p.m.

Check-in: 12:30p.m. | Atrium
Students will be taking public transportation and will leave promptly at 12:45 p.m.. to board Codzilla at 2 p.m.

Check-in: 2:30p.m. | Atrium
Students will be taking public transportation and will leave promptly at 2:45 p.m.. to board Codzilla at 4 p.m.

This is no ordinary boat ride. True to its name, Codzilla is monstrously fun—a thrill a minute as you scream. across the water at up to 40 MPH, with a few hairpin turns and 360-degree spins thrown in for evil measure.

Sit back and relax? Not on this cruise.

Museum of Science
10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
$12/student + service fee

Check-in: 8:45a.m. | Atrium

Students will be taking public transportation and will leave promptly at 9:05 a.m. to be at the Museum of Science at 10 a.m.

Check-in: 10:45 a.m. | Atrium

Students will be taking public transportation and will leave promptly at 11:15 a.m. to be at the Museum of Science at 12:30 p.m.

Check-in: 1:45p.m. | Atrium

Students will be taking public transportation and will leave promptly at 2:05 a.m. to be at the Museum of Science at 3 p.m.

For over 180 years, the Museum of Science has evolved to meet the needs of society and has become one of Boston's leading cultural institutions in the process.

New England Aquarium
9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m.
$12/ student + service fee

Check-in: 8:15 a.m. | Atrium

Check-in: 11:15 a.m. | Atrium

Check-in: 2:15 p.m. | Atrium

The group will meet in the atrium and depart promptly at 8:30 a.m. to arrive at the New England aquarium at 9 a.m. Train transportation will be provided to and from the event and the group will travel together.

The group will meet in the atrium and depart promptly at 11:30 a.m. to arrive at the New England aquarium at 12 p.m. Train transportation will be provided to and from the event and the group will travel together.

The group will meet in the atrium and depart promptly at 2:30 p.m. to arrive at the New England aquarium at 3 p.m. Train transportation will be provided to and from the event and the group will travel together.

Visit the New England Aquarium located on Boston’s historic Waterfront! Along with its beautiful scenery, come visit the aquatic animals at the aquarium! You’ll be able to see the penguins, exotic fish, and explore awesome exhibits.

Six Flags New England

8:30 a.m.
$25/ student + service fee

More Flags, More Fun! Spend your Sunday riding roller coasters and exploring all Six Flags New England has to offer! Please note if you choose this activity you are not able to choose one of the other Sunday activities.

Bus transportation is mandatory and registered students should check-in at 8:30 a.m. to depart promptly at 9:00 a.m. Students will arrive at the park around 11:00 a.m. and will leave the park at 5:30 p.m.

Yoga with FitRec
10 a.m., 3 p.m.
Free for students

Check-in: 9:45 a.m. | Evan’s Way Park

Check-in: 2:45 p.m. | Evan’s Way Park

You deserve a break- Free your mind, body, and spirit a.m.ongst the chaos of your first week of classes with some Yoga outside at the Evan’s Way Park! Whether you’re a beginner or yogi expert, come join us!

Kayaking on the Charles
10 a.m.
Price: $20/person (double occupancy); $10/person (single occupancy)

Check in: 9 a.m. | Atrium

Transportation via train will be provided both to and from the location. The group will depart the atrium promptly 45 minutes prior to the event time.

Grab a kayak and take a ride down the Charles River! Explore your new city with a guide and enjoy a fun ride.

When can I purchase tickets for Welcome Week events?

Ticket sales for Welcome Week begin on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 10 p.m. and will end on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Tickets are first-come, first-serve. You must reserve and purchase your tickets to any of the events by either credit or debit card. Each paid ticket will have a service fee upon payment.

Is there a limit on tickets?

Please know that due to time constraints, students will not be able to attend some of the activities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as they are scheduled for the same time. Please plan accordingly.

Please note, any walking tours in which less than 10 tickets are sold will be canceled. There are no refunds once you purchase a ticket. No outside guests are allowed as these are for MCPHS-Boston students only.

Can I receive a refund?

There are no refunds once you purchase a ticket unless the event is canceled by the Center for Ca.m.pus Life. No outside guests are allowed as these are for MCPHS-Boston students only. This is a reminder that Welcome Week is an MCPHS hosted event; as such, the Code of Conduct does apply. MCPHS University expects its students to act in a mature and responsible manner.

Please note, should tickets remain we will allow students the opportunity to purchase additional event tickets.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Students who are planning on attending any off-ca.m.pus trips during Welcome Week must sign an MCPHS waiver. Waivers will be available for students online.

Who should I contact if I have any questions about Welcome Week?

Contact us at mcphs.orientation@mcphs.edu if you have any questions about Welcome Week! Contact us or call us at (617) 732-2876.

Center for Campus Life Policies

Ticket Policy

MCPHS students may only purchase one ticket per event. No purchasing tickets for staff, faculty, or non-MCPHS friends or family members. If students purchase more than one ticket, they will be refunded.

No refunds or exchanges.

Waiver Policy

For any University-sponsored off-campus trip, all students participating must have a waiver signed. Any student who is under 18 years of age will need a parent/guardian called for permission to attend the event/activity. Waivers must be completed and submitted to the Center for Ca.m.pus Life in Boston at least 24 hours before the event.