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Student Transitions and Family Programs

2022 Welcome Weekend

Dates: August 19-21, 2022
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.)

Print a copy of the schedule here

Transfer students are invited to attend Welcome Weekend programming, with specific events highlighted(**) in the schedule below. If transfer students would like to be in a team with first-years, please reach out to stfp@udayton.edu to be assigned to a team.

Welcome Weekend schedule

Move-In will take place throughout a majority of the day, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Parents/Families
  • 7:30 p.m. - Address from the Dean of Students and Public Safety, ending with a meet and greet from campus leadership (RecPlex, Main Gym)
Students
  • 7:30 p.m. - Residential Floor Meeting (Residence Halls)
  • 7:30 p.m. - Commuter Meeting (Kennedy Union)
  • 9 p.m. - Affinity group meet-ups and social programming from the Residential Housing Association
    • 9 p.m. - Affinity Group: Students of Faith (Kennedy Union, Torch Lounge)
    • 9:15 p.m. - Affinity Group: Multi-Ethnic Students (Alumni Hall, Room 104)
    • 9:30 p.m. - Affinity Group: LGBTQ+ Students (Kennedy Union, 222)
    • 9:45 p.m. - Affinity Group: First Generation (Kennedy Union, Torch Lounge)
    • Boardgame Social (Kennedy Union 1st floor dining area)
    • Bowling (Kennedy Union Ground Floor, Hangar)
    • Founders Hall Social (Founders Hall outdoor space near Kennedy Union field)
    • Marycrest Hall Social (Marycrest Lawn near Kennedy Union field)
    • Stuart Hall Social (Stuart Complex, Volleyball Courts)

Buses will leave transport students from campus to the Arena beginning at 8:15 a.m. The last bus will leave at 9:30 a.m.

  • 10 a.m. - New Student Convocation (UD Arena)
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Resource Fair and Break for Lunch (UD Arena)**
  • 1 p.m. - College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Address (UD Arena)
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Brook Center Open (ArtStreet)
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Roam Roesch (Roesch Library)
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Global and Intercultural Affairs Center Open (Alumni Hall, 211)
  • 1:30 p.m. - School of Education & Health Sciences Dean's Address (KU Ballroom)
  • 1:30 p.m. - School of Business Administration Dean's Address (RecPlex, Main Gym)
  • 1:30 p.m. - Multi-ethnic Engineers Program Address (Humanities, Sears Recital Hall)
  • 2:15 p.m. - Women Engineering Program Address (Humanities, Sears Recital Hall)
  • 3 p.m. - School of Engineering Dean's Address (RecPlex, Main Gym)
  • 5 p.m. - Mass (RecPlex, Main Gym)**
  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Break for Dinner and Goodbyes to Parents/Families
  • 7:30 p.m. - Team Time #1 (various locations, TBA) - students only
  • 8:30 p.m. - Rudypalooza (various locations, TBA) - students only**
    • 8:30 p.m. - Dayton Athletics says Welcome! (Kennedy Union, Torch Lounge)
    • 8:30 p.m. - Sung Beats (Humanities Plaza)
    • 8:30 p.m. - Kyla Jenee Lacey, Slam Poet (Kennedy Union, Hangar)
    • 8:30 p.m. - Escape Rooms (Kennedy Union, 222, 211 & 207)
    • 9 p.m. - Boom Boom Bingo (Kennedy Union, Central Mall Tent)
    • 9:30 p.m. - Free Money Game Show (Kennedy Union, Boll Theatre)

**denotes events open to transfer students


Students only: 

  • 9 a.m. - Residential Floor Meeting (Residence Halls)
  • 10 a.m. - Find your Classes Tour**
  • 11 a.m. - Team Time #2 (various locations, TBA)
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Break for Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. - Academic Meetings (various locations, TBA)
  • 3 p.m. - Table Topics (RecPlex, Main Gym)
  • 4:30 p.m. - Team Time #3 (various locations, TBA)

**denotes events open to transfer students


Operating Hours

Bookstore will be open: 

  • Friday, August 19th, and Saturday, August 20th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21st, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Monday, August 22nd, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Brook Center will be open: 

  • Saturday, August 20th, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21st, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Card Services will be open:

  • Friday, August 19th, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Counseling Center will be open:

  • Friday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20th, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Flyer Spirit will be open:

  • Friday, August 19th, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21st, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Flyer Student Services will be open:

  • Friday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Global and Intercultural Affairs Center will be open: 

  • Friday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20th, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Housing and Residence Life will be open:

  • Friday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21st, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Kennedy Union Info Center will be open: 

  • Friday, August 19th, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21st, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Office of Learning Resources will be open:

  • Friday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20th, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Student Transitions and Family Programs will be open: 

  • Friday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20th, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21st, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

UDit will be open: 

  • Walk-In: Friday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Call Center: Friday, August 19th, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Walk-In: Saturday, August 20th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Call Center: Saturday, August 20th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Call Center: Sunday, August 21st, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m
CONTACT

Student Transitions and Family Programs

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911
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