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Family Orientation

Family Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation 2019

August 17-18, 2019 (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 9th and close at 11:59 p.m. on August 4th.  Registration can be completed through Porches or this website.  If you have any questions or concerns about the registration process contact Student Transitions and Family 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 July 23, 2019.
    • Failure to complete the modules may adversely affect your student academically.
    • Students should click here to access the G.P.S. site or click G.P.S. link in the list on the right side of the page.
  • Community Education Modules
    • All incoming first-year students are required to complete three online courses which make up the Community Education Modules*. These modules assist students in developing a shared understanding of the values that we embrace as a Catholic Marianist University. Failure to complete all courses in their entirety will result in a hold being placed on your student account.
    • AlcoholEdu is a two part course which educates students on the impacts of alcohol and provides information needed to make healthy decisions.
    • Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) is a two part course which educates students about healthy relationships, the importance of consent, and the role of bystander intervention.
    • Created for students by students, UDiversity is a one part course which prepares students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse global society
    • *International students will only complete the SAPU module.
    • Click here for more detailed instructions on the modules or click the Community Education Modules link in the navigation box on your right.
  • Health 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 access the Health Requirements Form here to download and print for completion by a health care provider.
    • For questions or concerns regarding health immunizations, contact the Health Center at (937) 229-3131.
  • Orientation Service Project
    • Every year the incoming class partners with a Dayton area community service organization to donate needed items.  The community service project for 2019 is the Dakota Center.  Please click here to learn more!
    • First year students are encouraged to participate in this community service initiative!

Schedule at a Glance

2019 Schedule

2019 University of Dayton New Student Orientation Parent/Family Orientation Schedule  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.

1850 Orientation Schedule Apps

University of Dayton 1850 Orientation Schedule Apps available here.  The most comprehensive schedule will be available on August 1, 2019.

NSO Information Center

New Student Orientation Information Center is located in the Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs (Gosiger Hall 131) 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 17 and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 18.

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. 

Resource Fair

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


Student Transitions and Family Programs

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911