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Orientation at UD

Welcome to UD, Flyers!

As you begin your journey at UD, we have virtual orientation sessions to introduce you to the campus and help answer questions you might have. During virtual orientation, you'll learn about campus resources, Marianist traditions, and tips to help you be successful.

Whether you're a first-year, transfer, graduate, or international student, we have an orientation program to assist with your transition needs.

Registration for 2021 orientation is now open on PorchesIf you were accepted to start classes in the fall semester, you are required to attend the summer Virtual New Student Orientation in addition to our Welcome Weekend program.  

Summer Orientation Dates by Academic Unit

College of Arts and Sciences

Majors in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts

Social Sciences: Criminal Justice, Communication, Economics, Human Rights Studies, International Studies, Pre-Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, Sustainability

Humanities: English, History, Religion, Philosophy, French, German, Spanish, Women's and Gender Studies

Fine Arts: Art and Design, Art Education, Graphic Design, Art History, Music Composition, Music Education, Music Performance, Music, Music Therapy, Photography, Theatre, Dance, Performance Theatre, Visual Arts

  • June 23
  • July 21
  • July 27
  • July 28

Majors in Discover Programs

Discover Arts and Discover Sciences

  • June 29
  • July 14
  • July 20

Majors in Science

Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Predentistry, Environmental Biology, Environmental Geology, Geology, Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Premedicine, Applied Mathematical Economics, Mathematics, Physics-Computer Science, Physics, Physical Science

  • June 22
  • July 1
  • July 13

School of Business Administration

Majors in School of Business Administration

Accounting, Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, International Business Management, Marketing, Operations Management

  • June 30
  • July 13
  • July 14
  • July 20
  • July 21
  • July 28

School of Education and Health Sciences

Majors in School of Education and Health Sciences

Adolescence to Young Adult Education, Community Health, Dietetics, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy, Exercise and Movement Science, Foreign Language Education, Health and Fitness, Integrative Physiology, Intervention Specialist, Middle Childhood Education/Intervention Specialist, Nursing, Occupational and Behavioral Studies, Secondary Catholic Religion Education, Sport Management

  • June 22
  • June 23
  • July 1
  • July 13
  • July 21

School of Engineering

Majors in School of Engineering

Discover Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Discover Engineering Technology, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • June 22
  • June 23
  • June 29
  • June 30
  • July 1
  • July 27

Check out the sample NSO schedule here

Transfer students who join the UD community after attending another school or university are required to participate in an orientation program. As a transfer student, you have the option to choose from one of our orientation experiences:

  1. Virtual Orientation on July 29, 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. EDT
  2. Virtual Orientation on August 7, 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. EDT
  3. Online Orientation (content to review at your own pace)

Registration for 2021 orientation is now open on PorchesRegistration closes 7 days prior to the program.

Move-in (If Living in UD Housing)

  • You will receive specific instructions about where to report and how to receive your keys from Housing and Residence Life.
  • If you have any housing and/or move-in related questions, contact Housing and Residence Life directly at 937-229-3317.

Check out the sample TSO schedule here

Graduate Student Orientation is handled by UD's Graduate School.  For detailed information please contact the UD Graduate School for assistance 937-229-2390.  

The Center for International Programs (CIP) is the primary contact and point of service for all international students at UD. However, Student Transitions and Family Programs (STFP) and CIP work together to help welcome and orient new first-year international students.

Each program is built to support international students and address their specific needs. Please review the programs offered for each population below:

If you are not sure of your exact international student status, please contact the Center for International Programs for assistance 937-229-3514.

Fall 2021 Info for International Students

Student Transitions and Family Programs plans and facilitates the orientation experience for students as they begin in the UD Sinclair Academy program. All students new to the academy are required to attend the orientation experience and will plan to attend Transfer Orientation when they enroll as an incoming UD student.

Registration for 2021 summer orientation is now open in PorchesRegistration will close 7 days prior to each program.  

Check out the sample UDSA program here

Accessing your virtual program

Pre-/post-orientation: Using Isidore

Prior to the virtual orientation session, students will be expected to login to Isidore (UD's learning management system) at to review pre-orientation modules and post-orientation homework that will help with complement the synchronous session.

Day of the virtual session: Using Zoom

In order to gain access to the virtual session, students will be expected to login to their UD Zoom account at with their UD login information and test their audio/visual capabilities. 

If you need help with Zoom, check out the UDit guides for using the software.

Join the Flyer Zones

We understand that building community and finding a support system is an important part of a successful incoming student experience. Flyer Zones provide an opportunity for you to connect with other incoming students before beginning classes. 

First Year Flyer Zone (Live Zoom Experience) Details:

  • All students will receive an invitation to participate after they have completed their Orientation
  • Mark your calendars for Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (EDT)

Parent and Family Lounges

Parents and family members are important support systems for their incoming student, and should be knowledgeable about the expectations that UD has of its students. The Parent and Family Lounges are designed to educate family members about the resources available to their student(s) and answer questions that family members might have about topics such as academics, health and safety, and student support services. 

During registration, students will have the opportunity to sign one parent or family member up to receive orientation/transition communications and an invitation to register for the Parent/Family Lounge.


Student Transitions and Family Programs - Student Orientation

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911