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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. 
    (For incoming Spring semester students the Virtual Academic Meeting will take place during your orientation on January 6, 2023)
  2. 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. 

For incoming Spring semester students, 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. Register on Porches for both required programs. Registration will open November 1 2022.

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.
  • Review the January 6th schedule for the day.
  • Complete the Pre-Orientation Modules on Porches.
  • Continue completing items in your Porches checklist.

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

Student Transitions and Family Programs - Student Orientation

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911