Orientation

About Orientation

Come to Orientation to meet your classmates, meet with your academic advisor, and interact with faculty, staff, and the rest of the Bison family!

Learn about academic life, involvement opportunities and athletics, Nichols College policies and connect with your future classmates.

Summer 2019 Orientation

For our incoming class of 2023, we will host an overnight orientation in June to help acclimate you to Nichols College – and get you ready and excited for the Fall Semester!

You may choose one of the following sessions:

Session A: Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14

Session B: Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19

Session C: Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23

Transfer Orientation: Thursday, August 29th

Family & Guest Orientation

Each session will host a one-day session for Families & Guests so all of their questions can be answered too!

*Session C will host Families and Guests for an Overnight Experience!

Registration for Orientation began on Wednesday, May 15th. The deadline to RSVP is June 1st!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Herd!

Orientation FAQs

What does BOLT stand for?

Bison Orientation Leader Team

What are the dates for Orientation?

Session A: Thursday, June 13 – Friday, June 14

Session B: Tuesday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 19

Session C: Saturday, June 22 – Sunday, June 23

Transfer Orientation: Thursday, August 29

Check-in will run from 9:00am – 9:45am on the Shamie Green. The session will conclude at 1:00pm on the second day.

How do you register for Orientation?

Orientation registration is completed online.

When can I register for Orientation?

Registration for Orientation will open on Wednesday, May 15 at 3:00pm

What is a typical Orientation day like?

All Summer Orientation sessions begin with check-in at 9:00am on our Shamie Green, followed by a series of activities and presentations for both students and their guests. Students and guests follow separate schedules and will be separated for the majority of the day.

Some of the information covered for families and guests will be financial aid, academic advising, food services, campus wellness and preparing your student for success.

Students will learn about academic life, meeting classmates and participate in a variety of social activities.

Are families & guests allowed to stay overnight?

Families & guests are encouraged to stay overnight during Session C as part of a Family/Guest Orientation session. (Saturday, June 22 – Sunday, June 23).

Families & guests will be housed in a Copper Beech residence hall. Overnight accommodations will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

The cost of overnight accommodations is $50.00 per person and will include the following:

  • Housing in the Copper Beech Residence Hall (apartment style housing, with private bedroom and shared bathrooms & common areas)
  • Linens (Bed sheets, blankets, pillows & towels)
  • Lunch & dinner on day one and breakfast on day two
  • An extended Family & Guest Orientation program that will run 10:15am – 11:00pm on day one and 9:00am – noon on day two.

What if I have other questions?

Please direct all calls to the Student Involvement Office.

Beth Gionfriddo, Director, 508-213-2113, or
Orientation@Nichols.edu

Your Orientation Team

Coming Soon!

Virtual Orientation

If you have any questions about Orientation, please reach out to Orientation@Nichols.edu

Links to presentations will be posted in July.

Advising 101: Building Your Academic & Professional Future

If you have questions regarding advising or class registration, you can contact the Advising Office here: Advising@Nichols.edu

Housing Information & ID Photos

If you have questions for Residence Life, you can contact the office here: ResLife@Nichols.edu

A little something ‘Extra’ with Dean Boggio

If you have questions for Student Life, you can contact the office here: Involvement@Nichols.edu

Information Technology

If you have questions for Information Technology, you can contact the office here: Helpdesk@Nichols.edu

Investing in your success at Nichols College

If you have questions for Student Financial Services, you can contact the office here: SFS@Nichols.edu

Student Involvement

If you have questions for Student Life, you can contact the office here: Involvement@Nichols.edu

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Contact Us

Contact Information

Orientation@nichols.edu
508-213-2480

Office Hours

M - F 8:30am - 4:30pm

Summer Office Hours

M - R 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed Fridays

Location

Fels Suite 301

Meet Our Team
elizabeth.gionfriddo@nichols.edu
508-213-2113

Beth Gionfriddo

Director of Student Involvement
cole.manarky@nichols.edu
508-213-2042

Cole Manarky

Graduate Assistant
laurence.larssen@nichols.edu
508-213-2042

Laurence Larssen

Graduate Assistant