Your life as a Flyer begins here.

Starting life at the University of Dayton is exciting and overwhelming, both for new students and for their families. That's why we developed a series of programs to help incoming students make the most of their college experience and facilitate a successful transition into the academic, social, and spiritual life of the UD community.

Beginning with Camp Blue and New Student Orientation, students are challenged and encouraged to take their first steps toward deep and meaningful academic and social engagement. These programs involve a rich combination of experiences that include meeting and working with faculty, staff and student leaders, service to the community, an introduction to academic coursework and co-curricular involvement and leadership.

Throughout the academic year, conversations of importance to first-year students are fostered through presentations on topics ranging from establishing healthy relationships to developing study skills.

The Office of New Student Programs is here to support your transition and answer any questions you have as orientation approaches and beyond. We hope that you will find our website to be a helpful and a convenient one stop shop that enables you to find answers to your questions as you prepare for your arrival to campus. We also request that you begin to check your UD email and porches account regularly. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.  

Moving into your First Home at UD

To ensure the most efficient move-in day possible, the Office of New Student Programs has created a two tiered approach which consists of our Early Drop-off opportunity and our Move-in Day Drop-and-Go process. 

Quick Facts 

Early Drop-off: Saturday August 16, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

First-year Move-in: Saturday August 23, 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Camp Blue...the perfect fit for YOU!

*Please note: Students interested in participating in Camp Blue can also attend Transitions and the Honors Welcome

Interested in jump starting your leadership development at UD? Looking for a way to ease your transition to UD? Want to meet fellow new students in a setting that is more intimate than New Student Orientation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then CAMP BLUE is for you!!!

Camp Blue is a high-energy and action packed week exclusively for University of Dayton's incoming class of First Year students. Camp focuses on leadership and the University of Dayton's philosophy of, "Learn Lead, Serve" and takes place between the University of Dayton's Campus and the Camp Ernst YMCA campsite in northern Kentucky. The schedule is jam-packed with a variety of leadership building sessions and activities. 

Whether it's high or low ropes, team time with upperclassmen counselors, discovering something new and exciting about Dayton, or simply learning what it means to be a UD Flyer, there is something for everyone at Camp Blue. Remember our motto...YOCO (You only Camp Once)!

Quick Facts

2014 Dates: August 16-22

Location: University of Dayton and Camp Ernst (Burlington, Kentucky)

Cost per Camper: $300

CAMP BLUE HAS REACHED CAPACITY

Wait list Registration Opens: July 16, 2014 at Noon E.S.T

Wait list Registration Closes: July 23, 2014 at Midnight E.S.T

Cancellation Deadline: August 1, 2014

***Please click on the Registration & Cancellation link in the blue box to your right for more information about the wait list registration process. 

THINK OF IT AS "UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON: 101"

Whether you are leaving home for the first time or transferring from another university, the transition can be exciting and challenging for everyone involved.  The Orientation experience at UD allows you to make friends and have fun while preparing for academic engagement and success.  New Student Programs has designed an orientation program to meet the transitional needs of each of the undergraduate populations of students we serve.  To learn more about the orientation experience awaiting you, please select from one of the following student populations/admission categories and then follow the appropriate link.

First-year Student:

Freshmen are called First-year Students here at UD.  UD's first-year class is composed of domestic and international students and the vast majority will live on campus.  There are a small population of commuter students who live at home and commute to campus from a short distance away.  

  • Fall Admittance:  If you were accepted to start classes in the fall semester then you are required to attend the fall orientation program which is called New Student Orientation or "NSO" for short.  If you are a fall admitted first-year student then click the First-year Student link to learn more about NSO.
  • Spring Admittance: If you were accepted to start classes in the spring semester then you are required to attend the spring orientation program which is called "January Orientation".  If you are a spring admitted first-year student then click the January Orientation link to learn more about the blended orientation program.

Transfer Student:

Transfer students are students who join the UD family after having attended another school or university.  Like first-year students, you are required to participate in an orientation program.  

  • Fall Admittance:  If you were accepted to start classes in the fall semester then you are required to attend the fall orientation program which is called New Student Orientation or "NSO" for short.  If you are a fall admitted transfer student then click the Transfer Student link to learn more about your orientation options.
  • Spring Admittance: If you were accepted to start classes in the spring semester then you are required to attend the spring orientation program which is called "January Orientation".  If you are a spring admitted transfer student then click the January Orientation link to learn more about the blended orientation program.

Parent and Families:

The orientation experience for parents and families members is linked to the orientation experience of your student.  To learn more about parent and family orientation, select the appropriate population of your student by clicking either the First-Year Student or Transfer Student link.

International Student:

The Center for International Programs (CIP) is the primary contact and point of service for all international students at UD.  However, international students who are classified as first-time, first-year students (Freshmen) are required to attend NSO in addition to any other transition programs required by CIP.  If you are an undergraduate first-year (non IEP) international student then click the First-year Student link to learn more about NSO.  If you are any other type of international student then click the International Student link to be directed to CIP's website.  If you are not sure of your exact international student status, please contact the Center for International Programs for assistance (937) 229-3514

Graduate Student:

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

LOTS OF THINGS CHANGE. BUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ONE OF THEM.

New Student Orientation may be over but the transition and community building continues!  There is so much more to learn about Flyer Life than can be shared in four days so the following programs have been designed to pick up where NSO left off.

Weeks of Welcome (WoW)

WoW is a three-week program that consists of educational and entertaining events designed to help you get acquainted with the University community and the city of Dayton.  As a first-year student, you are encouraged to attend as many WoW events as you can to meet new people and learn more about services, programs, and resources available to you as a member of the UD community.

 Quick Facts: Weeks of Welcome 2014
  • Date: August 27-September 18
  • Calendar of Events and program descriptions available: August 23

 To learn more about WoW 2014, click the WoW link in the blue box to your right

Family Weekend

Family weekend is a great time to return to UD to visit your student and experience UD community spirit first-hand.

 Quick Facts: Family Weekend 2014
  • Date: September 19-21
  • Registration Opens: August 12
  • Registration Closes: September 16
  • Cancellation and Refund Deadline: September 17

 To learn more about Family Weekend 2014, click the Family Weekend link in the blue box to your right

 

They're Taking their First Steps. You Know the Way by Heart.

Our office takes great pride in being a source of student leadership development. We employ, train and develop more than 80 student leaders during the course of an academic year. We have four levels of leadership opportunities and encourage any student interested in enhancing their leadership skills while giving back to new students, their families and the UD community to apply and join our team. The recruitment process begins each fall semester and includes an application and interview. Contact our office for more detailed information.

Recruitment Quick Facts

Opportunities for Undergraduate Students 

Student Coordinator

Team Leader

Blue Crew Counselor 

Orientation Leader

Recruitment Process

Fall Semester:

Our fall recruitment process consists of interviews to fill Student Coordinator, Blue Crew Counselor and Orientation Leader positions.  Student Coordinators participate in individual interviews while Blue Crew Counselors and Orientation Leaders participate in group interviews.  

Spring Semester:

Our spring recruitment process consists of interviews to fill any remaining Blue Crew Counselor and Orientation Leader positions.  Blue Crew Counselors and Orientation Leaders participate in group interviews. Team Leaders are selected from the pool of hired Blue Crew Counselors.

Opportunities for Graduate Students 

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Intern

Recruitment Process

The office of New Student Programs offers two distinct opportunities for graduate students, the Graduate Assistantship and the Graduate Internship.  The graduate assistantship is a year round contracted and paid position that is filled through the Division of Student Developments' Graduate Assistant Interview Conference.  The graduate internship is a non-paid credit based experience that satisfies graduate degree program requirements for Higher Ed and College Student Personnel graduate students.  The internships are secured by meeting with the Director of New Student Programs and are offered each semester.

For more information about the graduate assistantship and/or graduate programs at UD click the Graduate School Link in the blue box to your right

You're not transitioning to UD on your own. We're here to help.

New Student Programs
300 College Park

131 Gosiger Hall
Dayton, OH 45469-0911

phone: 937-229-2229
fax: 937-229-4600

office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
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