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Student Transitions and Family Programs

Arrival on Campus

The transition to campus life comes with many exciting traditions at UD! 

  • Fall move-in is the day that all first-year students gain access to their residence hall prior to the start of classes. This day also kicks off the start of Welcome Weekend.
  • Welcome Weekend is a complement to the orientation program first-year students attended over the summer months. During this weekend, students take a deeper dive into campus resources and academic preparation, while beginning to meet fellow classmates.
  • Weeks of Welcome (WoW) extends the introduction to UD past the first day of classes. WoW identifies various programs throughout the first weeks of the semester that may support students in their transition to life at UD.

BreakShuttle: Get Home and Back to the University of Dayton During School Breaks


Need a ride home and back to campus? BreakShuttle provides safe, direct, and reliable motor coach trips during Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Easter breaks. Since 2013, we have been helping University of Dayton students and families save time and money and avoid the hassle of getting home on our route to Chicago.

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Student Transitions and Family Programs

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911