Family Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation 2017

August 19-20, 2017 (Attendance is optional but highly recommended)

What to Expect

Orientation Programming:

  • Dean’s address for your students’ academic area of study
  • Parent’s session and resource fair
  • President's welcome for families and students
  • Welcome Mass:  All are welcome
  • Parent and family reception

The first step to preparing for New Student Orientation (NSO) is registering. Your student will be responsible for including any parent/family members that will be attending NSO when they register.  Registration will begin at 1 p.m. (EDT) on July 7th and close at 11:59 p.m. on August 11th.  Registration can be completed through Porches or this website.  If you have any questions or concerns about the registration process contact New Student Programs at (937) 229-2229. 

Know Before You Go

Your student is responsible for attending to all of the following. Your assistance in making sure your student complies is greatly appreciated.

  • FY G.P.S. (Online Pre-Orientation Assignment)
    • First-year students are required to complete all FY G.P.S. online pre-orientation modules prior to arriving on campus.
    • The G.P.S. will launch on August 1, 2017.
    • Failure to complete the modules will adversely affect you academically.
    • To access the G.P.S. click here or click G.P.S link in the blue box on your left.
  • AlcoholEdu & Haven
    • All incoming first-year students are required to complete AlcoholEdu, a two-part online science-based course used by more than 500 campuses nationwide.
    • Failure to complete both parts will adversely affect you academically.
    • For more detailed instructions and directions, click here or click AlcoholEdu link in the navigation box on your left.
  • Health Insurance and Immunizations
    • All incoming students born after 1956 (domestic and international), are required to submit proof (dates) of two MMR vaccines (measles, mumps and rubella), and do a tuberculosis (TB) screening. Students can click here to download and print the required form for completion by a health care provider.
    • For questions or concerns regarding health insurance and immunizations, contact Health Services at (937) 229-3131.
  • Orientation Service Project
    • Every year the incoming class partners with a Dayton area community service organization to donate needed items.  This year we are excited to partner with Brigid's Path, a newborn recovery center for babies born drug exposed.  The Dayton region has been hit very hard by the heroin epidemic. Brigid's Path is Ohio's first newborn recovery center for babies born drug dependant. We will also wrap services and provide resources for mothers and caregivers. Brigid's Path wants to make an impact on this epidemic while helping the most innocent victims.
    • The list of needed items includes:
      • Diaper Newborn
      • Diaper Ointment
      • Newborn Girl and Boy Cotton Sleepers
      • 0-3 Month Girl and Boy Cotton Sleepers
      • SwaddleMe Blankets Size small/Medium
      • Baby Wash, Baby Lotion, Baby Powder
      • Non-latex gloves all sizes
      • Baby (mini) band-aids
      • Q-tips
      • Alcohol Swabs
      • Paper Towels
      • Toilet Paper
      • More information about Brigid's Path can be found on their website.
    • First year students are encouraged to participate in this community service initiative!

Schedule at a Glance

2017 Schedule

The University of Dayton New Student Orientation Parent/Family Orientation Schedule is available for download here.  When you arrive on campus for move-in on Friday, you will receive a printed move-in day guide that includes the Parent/Family Orientation schedule.


The University of Dayton New Student Orientation NSP App is available for download here .  The most comprehensive schedule will be available on August 1, 2017.

NSO Information Center

New Student Orientation Information Center is located in the office of New Student Programs and serves as a central location for you to go if you need directions or have any orientation related questions.  You can also call the NSO Information Center at (937) 229-2229.  The Center is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 20.

Program Highlights

NSO and President's Welcome

Join your fellow new Flyers and their family members for an introduction to the spirit of the University of Dayton. You will experience just a taste of what life as a Flyer will be like at one of the largest family gatherings at the University.  Enjoy the important and inspiring message from President Eric Spina, Vice President for Mission and Rector Father James Fitz, S.M. and Provost Paul Benson.

Dean's Addresses

Parents and Families have the opportunity to attend the Dean's Address for their student's School or College.  Join the Dean and other administrators and to learn more about the benefits and resources available to your student. 

Parent Social

Join us for this parent and family orientation tradition.  Come enjoy some light refreshments with your fellow new parents and family members and wind down after the busy day in a casual, relaxed, and fun filled environment. 

Parent Resource Fair

Representatives from many offices around campus will be available to provide information and answer questions about resources UD offers. 

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Contact Us

New Student Programs

Gosiger Hall 131 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911