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Student Transitions and Family Programs

Summer Orientation - for students

Orientation registration is completed by the student through their Porches account. Once your student signs up for their virtual NSO experience, they receive a personalized link for their orientation. 

While parent(s) and/or family members can sit with their student throughout this experience, we are encouraging students to share the email of one parent/family member that will receive an invitation to join our virtual Parent/Family Lounge. Due to the capacity of our technology, we ask that each student only one parent/family email address to receive the login information. 

Parent/Family Lounges

Our Parent/Family Lounge is a space where you can get answers to your questions and connect with the Student Transitions and Family Programs staff. Your student had the ability to sign you up for an email invitation to attend the Parent/Family Lounge during orientation registration. 

If you were unable to join our lounges, click here to review the recording of content that we shared!

Dean of Students, Christine Schramm, shares how the university can partner with parents to support student development and growth.

Check out the video here

Complete your Family Profile 

Having accurate information for your family enables us to share direct communication about UD happenings on campus and throughout the country, and to connect you with the information, resources, and opportunities that will enhance your child’s UD experience.

View the video explaining some helpful information here!

Parent Engagement and Philanthropy

Greetings from the Health Center! Below are a few documents to help you as you support your students while they attend the University of Dayton: 


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.

To get started: Visit

Welcome Weekend (Aug 20-22)

Welcome Weekend occurs right before the start of Fall semester classes and is held virtually for parents/family members to participate in. Students will engage in a variety of scheduled activities over the course of the August 20 through August 22 weekend. Please encourage your student to check their email for Welcome Weekend information and Isidore site for access to programming.


All parent/family virtual engagement opportunities will include:


Student Transitions and Family Programs

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911