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welcome to massart, new students!

Summer Updates 
  • You will receive a link to our virtual, asynchronous Orientation program on July 19th to your MassArt email address (also to your personal email address if you are an International student).  This program is required and must be completed by August 25th.
New Student Move-In 
  • All new students who will be living on-campus will move-in on Sunday, August 29th.  More details will be sent to you via email from the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Questions about on-campus housing can be directed to

In-person Orientation
  • In-person Orientation for first-time college students and Foundation Transfer students will occur from August 29th-September 1st.

  • In-person Orientation for Upperclass Transfer students (those transferring directly into a major). Move-in will be August 29th for Upperclass students.

graduate students

Questions about Orientation for Graduate students can be directed to the Graduate Programs Office. • 617.879.7189


If you are a parent/guardian/family member of an incoming student and would like to receive email communication during the summer, including a virtual asynchronous Family Orientation program later this summer, please fill out the form below to provide us with the best email address to reach you at.

Communication Form


A Primer is a student leader who will serve as an Orientation guide and support you throughout the academic year. During Orientation in late August, every first-year student and foundation transfer will be assigned to a Primer who will accompany you to sessions, answer your questions and help you transition to the MassArt community.

Primers represent a wide range of academic disciplines and are extremely resourceful. They are excited about getting to know you and assisting you in any way they can. Each Foundation student will be placed in a group with other new students that is led by a Primer during Orientation. Upperclass Transfer students will not be assigned a specific Primer but the Lead Primers will be reaching out to you and will serve as a resource for you.

Meet the Primers


Undergraduate students with questions can contact:

Laura Flynn
Senior Director of Student Engagement • 617.879.7723

Graduate Programs • 617.879.7189