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Orientation at UD

Welcome UD Flyers!

During orientation, you'll be introduced to the campus and learn about resources, Marianist traditions, tips to help you be successful and more.

Two required programs shape orientation: 

  1. Virtual Academic Meeting - dedicated time to learn about the advising process, navigating schedule changes and connecting with your academic unit. 
  2. Orientation - allows you to explore engagement opportunities and build connections with peers. The program focuses on experiences beyond the classroom, culminating with a campus resource fair. 

Incoming students can register on Porches for both required programs.

Prepare for your...

Orientation and Virtual Academic Meeting

As we approach your virtual meetings, you will want to:

  • Activate your UD Zoom account at and update your profile picture and time zone.
  • Check your UD email regularly, as you will receive the Zoom link to your meeting one week in advance.
  • Complete the Pre-Orientation Modules on Porches.
  • Continue completing items in your Porches checklist.

Orientation Day Schedule

  • 10:30am - 12:15pm: (Optional) On Your Own Lunch, Kennedy Union Ground Floor - Toss
  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm: Student and Guest Check-In, Kennedy Union 1st Floor
  • 1:00pm - 1:20 pm: Welcome to Campus
  • 1:20pm - 1:40pm: Introduction to Engagement
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm: Supporting Your Student + Q&A (Family)
  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm: Building Connections Large Group (Students)
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Flyer to Flyer Small Group Sessions (Students)
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Resource Fair
  • 3:15pm - 4:00pm: Campus Tours/Residence Hall Tours

Other Orientation Information

Graduate Student Orientation is through the University's Graduate School, or call 937-229-2390 for more information. 

The Global and Intercultural Affairs Center (GIAC) is the primary contact and point of service for all international students at UD. However, Student Transitions and Family Programs (STFP) and GIAC work together to help welcome 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 unsure of your international student status, please contact Global and Intercultural Affairs Center or call 937-229-3514.

Arrival Info for International Students

Student Transitions and Family Programs - Student Orientation

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911