Orientation FAQs


What does BOLT stand for?

Bison Orientation Leader Team

What are the options for Summer Orientation?

We are excited to welcome you to the Nichols Community through Orientation!

In-Person Session Dates:

  • Session 1:Thursday, June 17
  • Session 2: Friday, June 18
  • Session 3: Saturday, June 19
  • Session 4: Monday, June 21
  • Session 5: Tuesday, June 22
  • Session 6: Wednesday, June 23

Virtual Session dates:

  • Session 1: Thursday, June 17
  • Session 2: Friday, June 18
  • Session 3: Saturday, June 19

Virtual Sessions will take place from 2:00pm – 3:oopm via Zoom.

How do you register for Orientation?

Click on the session you would like to register for on the home page.

When can I register for Orientation?

Registration is now open.

What if I can’t make it to a summer Orientation Session?

That’s ok, we know the dates won’t work for everyone! We will work with you to make sure you receive all the information you will need to start your career at Nichols College!

All new students will be added to our Orientation Canvas Page – where they will have access to handouts, presentations, videos and more.

If you can’t make it in person – we are offering virtual sessions as well!

Are there sessions for Guests and Families?

Yes! Sessions for Families and Guests will run in person from 9:00am – 2:00pm each session day!

When is Fall Opening?

New students will move in for Fall Opening on Friday, August 27th and Fall Opening will take place from Friday, August 27th – Sunday, August 29th. Students will have time with their peers, hear sessions and even take an early class!

When is the first day of class?

The first day of Class is Monday, August 30th.

What if I have other questions?

Please direct all calls to the Student Involvement Office.

Email: Orientation@Nichols.edu

Phone: 508-213-2480