New Student Orientation

Orientation serves as your first first-year experience on the Emmanuel campus. Meet faculty, staff and student leaders—as well as your new classmates—during this two-day comprehensive program. You will register for your fall semester classes, meet your academic advisor, learn about job opportunities, chat with faculty and more.

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Summer Orientation 2020

For the safety and well-being of all involved, the new student orientation sessions that typically take place in June have been postponed. Emmanuel staff are currently working on alternate plans for orientation and will communicate directly with accepted students once that information becomes available. In the meantime, we look forward to engaging virtually with our new students as they begin to prepare for their transition to the Emmanuel Community.

Meet your Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a select group of current students dedicated to welcoming you, answering questions and introducing you to everything Emmanuel. These students will serve as a resource to you throughout Orientation and be familiar faces around campus when you return for the fall semester.

Meet your Academic Advisors

Our academic advising staff works hard to get you registered for classes in the fall. They provide the support you need to attain your academic goals as well as help you transition into life as a college student. 

Meet the Dean of Students

Before the conclusion of Orientation, you'll have the opportunity to meet Emmanuel's Dean of Students, Jennifer Forry—a great resource for all our students. Through this interactive workshop, Dean Forry will address Emmanuel's academic policies and procedures with the help of the OLs.

Succeeding in the Classroom

The sense of community at Emmanuel is as much academic as it is social. Our goal as a liberal arts and sciences college is to develop your intellectual potential and to position you for success at the college level and beyond. You will be introduced to members of our faculty who will inform you about the academic support that is available to you as an Emmanuel student.

Student Resource and Involvement Fair

What interests you? Is it athletics? Studying abroad? Internships? Alternative Spring Break? It will all be on display at the Student Resource + Employment Fair. Student leaders and staff members will be on hand to inform you about the opportunities available to you as an Emmanuel student. Offices include: Athletics, Bon Appétit, Campus Ministry, Counseling Office, Campus Safety, Information Technology, Residence Life & Housing, Student Activities & Multicultural Programs and the Career Center.

Explore Emmanuel

Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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Jessie Wang '19: Head of the Class

What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration. 

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