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Thank you for joining us at New England College. We can’t wait for you to arrive on campus, and work hard to create orientation experiences that aim to connect you to our campus. Preparing students to succeed is what we are all about at NEC!

Welcome Weekend

Incoming students (first year and transfer) who are not playing a fall sport will move onto campus on Friday, August 26, 2016. A mandatory orientation program will take place Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28. Classes begin on Monday, August 29. New students who are commuting are also expected to participate in Welcome Weekend. A complete schedule of events for the weekend will be available on August 1, 2016.

If you are an incoming student and playing a fall sport, you should contact your coach directly to find out your move-in date.

Welcome Weekend is an opportunity for the incoming class to get to know the campus, their peers, and the policies at NEC before starting the semester.

Summer Orientation – The Pilgrimage

Connect with your classmates, your campus, and your academics by attending a Pilgrimage session! The Pilgrimage is an overnight orientation program designed specifically for deposited new students. There is no fee to attend. We can’t wait to meet you!

Once you are registered, all that’s left to do is attend! Check in for the Pilgrimage will open at 8:00 a.m., and our program will begin at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to arrive within that window so that you don’t miss anything. Parents and family members are invited to attend the program through 3:30 p.m., at which point the program will be for students only. Parents who wish to stay in the area can find a list of hotel accommodations here. The program will wrap up by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.

All students wishing to partake in the Pilgrimage must be a deposited student. If you are not a deposited student, please call the Office of Admission at 603.428.2223.

Want an idea of what the program will look like? Check out the Pilgrimage-Schedule. (updated 7/7/16)
Wondering what to bring? Check out the suggested packing list.
Do not forget to complete your Housing Contract for The Pilgrimage! Under 18 at the time of the Pilgrimage? Please have a parent sign the Housing Contract and bring it to the Pilgrimage!


Meet your peer leaders at orientation.

Come meet your peer leaders at orientation.