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January Orientation

January Orientation

Student Transitions and Family Programs plans and facilitates the January orientation experience for all UD students beginning their college journey in the spring semester. The January program is a one-day blended program designed to transition domestic first-year and transfer students and their family members.

All new incoming first-year students are required to attend the in-person experience, while all new incoming transfer students have the opportunity to choose between attending the in-person experience or completing the online program.

January Orientation 2020

In-person ORientation (highly recommended)

  • Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Move-in (if attending in-person orientation): Thursday, January 9, 2020
What to Expect
  • At check-in students and their guests will receive their nametag and meet the Student Transitions and Family Programs staff.
  • Students will receive a formal welcome from the University administration and participate in the new student pinning ceremony.
  • Students will review the schedule, participate in breakout sessions and learn about the optional social activities available for them to participate in.
  • Guests will attend most sessions with their student. There is a breakout session designed specifically for parents and family.

TRANSFER only Online orientation (virtual experience)

  • Deadline to complete the online experience: Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Move-in: Sunday, January 12, 2020
What to Expect
  • You will gain access to the online orientation program either on January 7th or as you register (if you did not register before January 7th). 
  • The online orientation program allows students the opportunity to learn about a variety of different resources our campus has to offer for students' academic and non-academic lives.
  • The online transfer orientation experience provides an alternate way for transfer students to complete the orientation requirement if you're not able to attend the January Orientation program in person due to work commitments. The modules can be taken at your leisure as long as they are completed by January 13, 2020.

Student Transitions and Family Programs

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911