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Student Transitions and Family Programs

2024 Welcome Weekend

Dates: Friday August 16 - Sunday August 18, 2024
All incoming first-year students are expected to attend Welcome Weekend programming, which includes the following: 
  • New Student Convocation
  • Small group meetings led by a Welcome Team Leader (upper-division student)
  • Meeting the Academic Deans
  • Table Topics, a series of scenarios that highlight the student experience
  • Resource Fair
  • Late night programming (live music, activities, etc.)

If you have any questions regarding Welcome Weekend 2024 please reach out to stfp@udayton.edu

Welcome Weekend Schedule 2023

Curious about Welcome Weekend? View last year's schedule to gain an understand about what to expect during your first weekend on campus.

First-Year Move-in (Marycrest and Stuart): 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Honors Welcome (RecPlex, Main Gym): 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Audience: Honors FY and Transfer Students

Welcome Weekend Check-in (Central Mall Tent): 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • First-year students are required to check-in at the tent to receive their name badge, a Welcome Weekend schedule, and their team assignment.

Residential Floor Meetings (First-Year Halls): 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Required for Resident FY Students

Commuter Meeting (Kennedy Union, Torch Lounge): 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Required for Commuter FY Students.

Parent Meeting with Dean of Students & Public Safety (RecPlex, Main Gym): 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • We invite parents and families to hear from the Dean of Students and Public Safety.

Frolic on the Field (Central Mall): 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

  • A fun, social event for first-year students.

New Student Convocation (UD Arena): 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Audience: First-year (FY) students and parents/families. Required for students. 

Resource Fair (UD Arena): 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Audience: FY and Transfer Students and Parents

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean's Address (UD Arena): 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

  • Audience: FY College of Arts and Sciences Students and Parents. Required for students.

School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) Dean's Address (Kennedy Union, Ballroom): 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

  • Audience: FY School of Education and Health Sciences Students and Parents. Required for students. 

School of Business Administration (SBA) Dean's Address (RecPlex, Main Gym): 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

  • Audience: FY School of Business Administration Students and Parents. Required for students.

School of Engineering (SOE) - Multi-Ethnic Engineers Program (MEP) Address (Humanities, Sears Recital Hall): 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Audience: FY School of Engineering (SOE) MEP Students and Parents

School of Engineering (SOE) - Women Engineering Program (WEP) Address (Humanities, Sears Recital Hall): 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

  • Audience: FY School of Engineering (SOE) WEP Students and Parents

School of Engineering (SOE) Dean's Address (RecPlex, Main Gym): 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

  • Audience: FY School of Engineering (SOE) Students and Parents

New Student and Family Welcome Mass - Sunday Vigil Mass (RecPlex, Main Gym): 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  • All are welcome.

Dinner and Goodbyes: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Team Time #1 (Various Locations): 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Required for FY students in groups 1-40.

Team Time #1 (Various Locations): 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Required for FY students in groups 41-80.

Dayton Athletics says Welcome! (Kennedy Union, Torch Lounge): 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Audience: FY and Transfer Students

Rudypalooza (Humanities Plaza, Kennedy Union, Central Mall Tent): 8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

  • Audience: FY and Transfer Students

Table Topics (RecPlex, Main Gym): 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

  • Required for first-year (FY) students. 

Team Time #2 (Various Locations): 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Required for FY students in groups 1-40.

Team Time #2 (Various Locations): 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

  • Required for FY students in groups 41-80.

Academic Meeting & Service Project - School of Business Administration (SBA) (Check the 1850 App for locations): 2:30 p.m. 

  • Audience: FY School of Business Administration Students. Required session.

Academic Meeting- College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) (Check the 1850 App for locations): 3:30 p.m.

  • FY College of Arts and Sciences Students. Required session. 

Academic Meeting- Nursing (Fitz Hall, room 630): 3:30 p.m.

  • FY School of Education and Health Sciences - Nursing Students. Required session. 

Academic Meeting - School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) teacher education (Fitz Hall, room 676): 3:30 p.m.

  • FY School of Education and Health Sciences - Teacher Education Students. Required session. 

Academic Meeting - Health & Sport Science (HSS) Peer Groups (Check the 1850 App for locations): 3:30 p.m.

  • FY School of Education and Health Sciences - Health & Sport Science Students. Required session. 

Academic Meeting- School of Engineering (SOE) Departments (Check the 1850 App for locations): 3:30 p.m.

  • FY School of Engineering (SOE) Students. Required session. 

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