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Honors Student Welcome

Welcoming the Newest Honors Students

The Honors Student Welcome introduces incoming Honors students to the University Honors Program (UHP), giving you the opportunity to meet other students already part of the UHP. Honors Student Welcome is led by current Honors students who will serve as leaders and mentors throughout the day and beyond. Incoming Honors students will also learn what it’s like to be first-year Honors students as well as ease their transition into life at the University of Dayton.

Why Should You Attend?

There are some great reasons...

  • Meet your fellow Honors classmates
  • Meet current Honors students
  • Get an early start on building some amazing relationships with your peers
  • Get important information about the Honors Program and the University of Dayton
  • Learn how to receive direct support from UHP staff and students
  • Ease your transition to college life

Registration is Required

Admitted incoming Honors students that have accepted our invitation to join the University Honors Program may register for the Honors Student Welcome beginning June 15 through your UD Porches account.

Registration for Honors Student Welcome 2020 closes July 31. 


For 2020, Honors Student Welcome will take place virtually on Friday, August 21, from 11AM - 1PM.  Below is a tentative schedule for the event:
  • 11:00 AM-11:50 AM: Small Group Session with HSW Leaders via Zoom
  • 12:00 PM-12:25 PM: Optional Panel Discussion 1 via Zoom
    •  Topics: Honors Credits/Taking Classes OR Life at UD
  • 12:30 PM-12:55 PM: Optional Panel Discussion 2 via Zoom
    • Topics: Honors Thesis OR Honors Signature Programs
*We will be reaching out at the beginning of August with more information and Zoom links for the event.

FAQ’s for Honors Student Welcome

Who are the people in different colored shirts?

The people in different colored shirts are the student leaders and coordinators of Honors Student Welcome--feel free to ask them any questions you may have throughout the event.

If my roommate is NOT an Honors Student, can he or she also move in when I move in?

If your roommate is not an Honors student, he or she will need to follow the instructions provided by Student Transitions and Family Programs and Housing and Residence Life.

Where do I go if I lose my ID?

Campus Card Services is located on the second floor of Kennedy Union, across from Au Bon Pain. They can replace your ID for $20, but make sure to bring an alternate form of ID (i.e. driver's license).

Where do I go if I don’t remember my group number?

There will be a table in the lobby of the RecPlex. You can find your group number and pick up a new nametag, or find someone in an Honors polo.

Will I be provided lunch at Honors Student Welcome?

No, we will not be providing lunch for students; however, your meal plan will be activated, so you can have lunch at one of UD’s dining halls. You can also try one of the local restaurants on Brown Street with your family.

Leadership Opportunity for Honors Students

Existing Honors students may volunteer to lead during the Honors Student Welcome. There are opportunities to serve as a Small Group or Logistics Leader. A Small Group Leader serves with a partner to lead a group of Honors students throughout Honors Student Welcome. In this position, you will be leading small group activities with students to facilitate their welcome experience. A Logistics Leader serves more behind the scenes, as you will assist with setting up events as well as ensuring activities run smoothly. There are also opportunities to serve as a Small Group or Logistics Coordinator, who oversees student leaders and helps plan and implement Honors Student Welcome. If you are interested in any of these positions, watch for email alerts about information sessions held each spring semester with details about what your role could be and how to apply.


Honors Program

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0311