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New Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to campus during our orientation program. You will have the opportunity to meet other members of your class, engage with current Endicott students, interact with various faculty and administrators, and learn about Endicott's academic and community expectations.  

Questions? We’re here for you! Email us anytime at orientation@endicott.edu with any questions.

2024 Orientation Dates 

Summer Orientation 

June 24, June 25, & June 26, 2024

Please choose only one orientation day to attend. Registration will open in May. 
 

Fall Orientation 

August 24–27, 2024

New Student Checklist

Stay on top of your to-dos with our new student checklist. Check back each month to make sure you're up to speed on the items you need to complete before you begin your Endicott experience. Notice that while only some tasks are required, all are encouraged.
  • May

    May 1: Get Connected! Join the "Official Endicott College Class of 2028" group on Facebook.

    May 15: Keep a look out for the New Student Welcome Packet that will be mailed out on May 12. This will include a welcome letter, a new student checklist, health form, orientation postcard, and Living Learning Community information. 

    May 20: Review housing options for new students. Visit endicott.edu/residencelife to read about each residence hall.


  • June

    *Required

    June 1: Reminder to activate your Endicott email. The email address used throughout your Admission process will receive an email with instructions on how to set up your Endicott email. If you are having trouble setting up your email please start a ticket here. This ticket process will enable IT to assist you with your account. 

    June 5: Housing selection form sent out. 

    June 19: Summer Orientation Registration Deadline. The link to register can be found on endicott.edu/orientation.

    June 24: Check for an email from your Orientation Leader (OL). Your OL is an important resource for you throughout the summer and your first semester at Endicott.

    June 24, 25, or 26: Attend Summer Orientation. This day-long session will be an opportunity to familiarize yourself with campus, meet faculty and staff, and get to know your future classmates. Attendance at the Summer Orientation session is strongly encouraged for new students and their family members.

    June 30: Review Payment Plan Options for Tuition. Visit endicott.edu/bursar for more information.

    June 30: Onboard Retreat Registration Deadline. The three-day, two-night retreat is for new students to create friendships and prepare for life at Endicott. The cost of participation is $150. Six retreats will be offered throughout June, July, and August. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Visit endicott.edu/onboard for dates and more information.

  • July

    *Required

    *July 1: Health Form and Immunization Record Deadline. Submit the health form and immunization record form by email to: wellness@endicott.edu or fax: 978-998-8004. Forms can also be mailed to the Wellness Center at Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915.

    *July 2: Submit your Gull Card picture. Log into your Gull Card Portal and upload your photo using your Endicott email address and password at gullcard.endicott.edu. If you have any questions or need the link resent, contact the Gull Card office at gullcard@endicott.edu.

    *July 3: Housing Preference Form Deadline. The link to complete the form can be found on endicott.edu/orientation

    July 10: If you are a student applying for ADA housing for the fall 2023 semester, you need to submit your application and documentation by July 10. For academic accommodations, Accessibility Services recommends that students submit an application and supportive documentation as soon as possible before the academic year to request academic accommodations. However, academic accommodations are approved on a rolling basis and continue into the semester.  

    July 16: Sign up for Academic Coaching. Consider signing up to meet regularly with a professional academic coach. Set goals, build skills, and discover your unique path to academic success. This is a fee-for-service program. Visit endicott.edu/academicresources to sign up.

    July 20: Get your passport! Endicott students are encouraged to study abroad during their time at the Nest, and getting your passport is an important first step. Currently it takes 8–12 weeks to obtain a new passport so it never hurts to get the process started early. If you're interested in starting the application, visit travel.state.gov

    *July 26: Complete the online health insurance waiver. You will be billed for health insurance if you do not complete the online waiver form at universityhealthplans.com/endicott.

    July 26: Review Endicott FERPA Policy. Visit endicott.edu/registrar and review the Annual Dependency Disclosure Statement.

  • August

    *Required

    *August 1: Tuition Payment Deadline. Please visit endicott.edu/bursar for payment options and policies. You may also use the "Pay Now" link at the bottom of your online bill. 

    *August 1: Health Insurance Waiver Deadline. If you already have a U.S. Based health plan and do not want the schools insurance then you will need to complete the waiver at  to have the cost removed.

    August 6: Plan Ahead. When roommate and housing assignments are sent, contact your roommate(s) to discuss expectations and decide who is bringing certain amenities. Visit endicott.edu/residencelife to review what to bring and what not to bring.

    August 9: Review Textbook Information. Review your class schedule for textbook information and review book rental and purchasing options with the Endicott Bookstore. Visit https://endicott.bncollege.com for more information. 

    August 10: Sign up for GradGuard Tuition Refund Insurance. Being unable to complete the semester as planned is not something you can predict. Tuition refund insurance provides a financial safeguard for students and families. Visit endicott.edu/about/key-offices-departments/bursars-office/academic-insurance-plan for more information.

    August 12: Explore Off-Campus Transportation Options. No car, no problem! Visit endicott.edu/shuttle to review the off-campus shuttle schedule and learn about Zipcar at Endicott.

    *August 15: Submit Your Official High School Transcript. Request your official high school transcript that shows your graduation date to be submitted to the Admission Office.

    August 18: Review Counseling and Health Services. Visit endicott.edu/student-life/health-wellness to learn more.

    August 20: Review Federal Work Study Eligibility. If you were offered Federal Work Study as part of your financial aid package, please plan on attending the Federal Work Study Job Fair in September and complete the forms required to work on campus (I-9, W-4, and Direct Deposit). Forms can be found on MyEndicott under Financial Aid. Please remember that the I-9 form requires an original passport, birth certificate, or social security card (copies will not be accepted).

    August 22: Add Money to Your Gull Card. Visit endicott.edu/student-life/student-services/gull-card to learn about all the ways you can use your Gull Card and access the Gull Card Portal.

    *August 23: Review Move-In Information. The move-in day schedule and information can be found at endicott.edu/orientation.

    *August 24–August 27: Attend Fall Orientation. Attendance at the Fall Orientation session is mandatory for all new students

    *August 27: Sign up for ECAlerts. Stay up-to-date on campus and weather emergencies. Visit endicott.edu/ecalerts to sign up.

    August 28: Happy First Day of Classes!

  • September

    September 3: Join an Intramural Team. Visit ecgulls.com/sports/intramurals-recreation to learn more about intramurals and how to sign up.

     

    September 5: Attend New Student Convocation in the Post Center. 

     

    September 6: Get Involved. Attend the Community Involvement Fair to meet representatives from all the clubs and organizations on campus. 

     

    September 10: Make a Tutoring or Writing Center Appointment. Develop quality study skills, master course content, and reap the benefits of an individualized learning experience. Peer and professional tutors are available to assist all students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to revising and presenting. Appointments are free and offered online. Visit tutortrac.endicott.edu to sign up for an appointment.

     

    September 15: Complete Roommate Agreement Form. Contact your Resident Assistant (RA) to complete this form with your roommate(s). 

     

    September 15: Deadline to Change Meal Plan Selection. Visit endicott.sodexomyway.com/my-meal-plan to review your meal plan selection for the fall semester. 

  • October
    October 13–October 15: Attend Homecoming & Family Weekend. Invite your family to join the weekend festivities. Visit endicott.edu/homecoming for more information.