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Arrival Information

Arrival Information

Arriving at Babson

Exchange students should plan to arrive at Babson no earlier and no later than one day before orientation.  Students that are living on campus will be allowed to move into their campus housing the day before orientation. If the student plans to arrive in the U.S. before that date, they will be responsible for their own accommodation.

Planning Travel

Students booking their return flight should consult the Academic Calendar to determine the last day of final exams before purchasing tickets. Students living on campus must move out of their housing by 8:00 PM on the last day of exams.

Please note: Students in J-1 Visa status are allowed to arrive in the U.S. a maximum of 30 days before the program start date listed on their DS-2019 and remain in the U.S. for a maximum of 30 days beyond the program completion date to gather their belongings and make arrangements to return home. However, students will be responsible for their own accommodations and travel before the program arrival date and after the last day of exams at Babson.

Getting to Babson

Babson College is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The campus is approximately 14 miles (22.5 km) west of Boston.  You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from campus.

  • Click here for information on getting to Babson College by car, public transportation or taxi/car service.
  • Click here for an interactive Campus Map.  Download a printable version here: Babson Campus Map.pdf

Should students encounter any problems en route to Babson, or have trouble finding the College or a specific building, please call Babson Public Safety at 1-781-239-5555.


Students will receive specific instructions regarding your arrival at Babson before the start of your program. This will include information on checking in with Campus Life to obtain a room key, and completing an immigration check-in with International Student and Scholar Services, during which students must present their passport, visa, Form DS-2019 and I-94 card.