This program, offered free of charge, is open to all new first time students and provides an opportunity for self-identified students of color to build community with each other. Our program is particularly relevant for students from traditionally underrepresented groups/backgrounds.

Read more on Emerson Today: Emerson Offers Pre-Orientation to Incoming Students of Color

What happens at Pre-Orientation?

You will:

  • Engage with new and returning students students of color
  • Attend informational and social sessions with staff, faculty and students of color
  • Learn about resources available to you on campus

What are the benefits of attending?

You’ll get an early start at:

  • Strong campus connections
  • Leadership development
  • Community building
  • Intercultural exploration
  • Establishing a network of peer support

Student of Color Pre-Orientation Schedule

Once you are accepted to Student of Color Pre-Orientation, we will invite you to our private itinerary via our Slack channel and will share schedule information and details on how to connect to our virtual events.

Join the Orientation Slack here!

Accessibility and Technology Requirements

Please note that to fully participate in virtual Orientation sessions, students will need a laptop, tablet, or cell phone (with access to platforms like Zoom and an internet browser), in addition to having a reliable internet connection. It is suggested that these devices be audio- and video-enabled to participate in sessions. If you are unable to access this technology, please reach out to the Office of Student Success at studentsuccess [at]

Interested? Register here