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Orientation at UD

Welcome to UD, Flyers!

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

Orientation is shaped by two required programs: 

  1. Virtual Academic Meeting - dedicated time for you to learn about the advising process, navigate schedule changes, and connect with your academic unit. These meetings are held via Zoom, which you will get access to one week in advance (sent to your UD email). The link to the virtual orientation should only be accessed by one device, so that all registered students can join.
  2. In-Person Orientation - allows students to explore engagement opportunities and build connections with their peers. The focus of this program will be on experiences beyond the classroom, culminating with a campus resource fair. 

Register on Porches for both required programs.

  • Date options will be displayed based on your admitted academic major and space availability. Each program will fill on a first-come, first-served, basis.
  • The registration process will close 7 days prior to each session date. Changes can be made outside of the 7 days by revisiting this form.
  • Parents/family members (limit 2) are permitted to attend the in-person orientation; students will need to sign them up on the registration form.
  • If coming to campus presents a hardship, please register for both sessions and reach out to our office at stfp@udayton.edu to identify accommodations.

Prepare for your...

Virtual Academic Meeting

As we approach your virtual academic unit meeting, you will want to:

  • Activate your UD Zoom account at go.udayton.edu/zoom and update your profile picture and time zone.
  • Check your UD email regularly, as you will receive the Zoom link to your virtual academic meeting one week in advance.
  • Complete Course Preferences (if you are a first year, and it is available to complete).
  • Continue completing items in your Porches checklist.

In-Person Orientation

As you prepare for your in-person orientation, make sure you:

  • Mark your calendar from 1-4:30pm EDT (or 9am-11:30am for UD Sinclair Academy). Review the schedule. Note that meals are not provided, but you may want to check out the local area while you are in town!
  • Plan out your directions to campus; the program will start in the Kennedy Union Ballroom. Parking details will be provided one week in advance to your arrival.
  • "A Taste of Dining Services": Join us on campus early for lunch in Kennedy Union's Toss restaurant, 11:00 - 12:45pm EDT. Menu offerings include Salad Bar, Pizza, Burgers, Chicken Breast, and other ala carte selections. (Cost is not included in the orientation program, estimated at less than $10/meal).
  • Check your UD email regularly to receive program updates and review COVID-19 guidelines.

Orientation Date Options (Register in Porches):

As a first-year student, you are required to attend the virtual academic meeting and summer orientation in addition to our Welcome Weekend program. The dates below will be available for registration on Porches as long as they still have remaining seats available and it is more than 7 days in advance of the session.

  1. Virtual Academic Meeting
    1. Monday, June 6
    2. Tuesday, June 7
    3. Wednesday, June 8
    4. Monday, June 13
    5. Tuesday, June 14
    6. Wednesday, June 15
    7. Monday, June 21
    8. Tuesday, June 22
    9. Monday, July 11
    10. Tuesday, July 12
    11. Wednesday, July 13
  2. In-Person Orientation (please email STFP@udayton.edu if traveling to this session presents a hardship)
    1. Thursday, June 16 (1-4:30pm)
    2. Friday, June 17 (1-4:30pm)
    3. Thursday, June 23 (1-4:30pm)
    4. Friday, June 24 (1-4:30pm)
    5. Saturday, June 25 (1-4:30pm)
    6. Thursday, July 7 (1-4:30pm)
    7. Friday, July 8 (1-4:30pm)
    8. Saturday, July 9 (1-4:30pm)
    9. Thursday, July 14 (1-4:30pm)
    10. Friday, July 15 (1-4:30pm)
    11. Thursday, July 21 (1-4:30pm)
    12. Friday, July 22 (1-4:30pm)
  3. Welcome Weekend: August 19-21

Transfer students who join the UD community after attending another school or university are required to participate in both the academic meeting and the in-person orientation, but have the option to complete the orientation virtually at your own pace. The dates below will be available for registration on Porches as long as they still have remaining seats available and it is more than 7 days in advance of the session.

  1. Virtual Academic Meeting: Wednesday, July 20
  2. In-Person Orientation: Saturday, July 23 (1-4:30pm) OR at your own pace

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. The dates below will be available for registration on Porches as long as they still have remaining seats available and it is more than 7 days in advance of the session.

  1. Virtual Academic Meeting: Wednesday, July 20
  2. In-Person Orientation: Saturday, July 23 (9am-11:30am)

Other Orientation Information

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 incoming 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.


Arrival Info for International Students
CONTACT

Student Transitions and Family Programs - Student Orientation

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911
937-229-2229
Email