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January Orientation

New student programs plans and facilitates the January orientation experience for all UD students beginning their college journey in the spring semester. The January program is a one-day blended program designed to transition first-year and transfer students (domestic and international) and their family members. All new incoming first-year students are require to attend, while all new incoming transfer students still have the opportunity to choose between attending the in-person experience or completing the online program.

January Orientation 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015 

New Student Move-in: Thursday, January 8, 2015

REGISTRATION

The first step to preparing for January Orientation is registering. Log into Porches at go.udayton.edu/admission to register you and your family members. If you have any questions or concerns about the registration process contact New Student Programs at (937) 229-2229. 

Opens: November 1, 2014

Closes: January 5, 2015

What to Expect
  • At check-in students and their guests will receive their nametag and meet the new student programs staff.
  • Students will receive a formal welcome from the University administration and participate in the new student pinning ceremony.
  • Students will review the schedule, participate in breakout sessions and learn about the optional social activities available for them to participate in that evening and the next day.
  • Guests will attend most sessions with their student. There is a breakout session designed specifically for parents and family.
Know Before You Go …
  • Move-in (If living in UD Housing)
    • Begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015
    • 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
  • First-Year Students
    • FY G.P.S (Online Pre-Orientation Assignment)
      • First-year students are required to complete all pre-orientation online modules
    • Health Insurance and Immunizations
      • All incoming students born after 1956 (domestic and international), are required to submit proof (dates) of two MMR vaccines (measles, mumps and rubella), and do a tuberculosis (TB) screening. Students may go to Health Center to download and print the required form for completion by a health care provider.
  • Transfer Students
    • Health Insurance and Immunizations
      • All incoming students born after 1956 (domestic and international), are required to submit proof (dates) of two MMR vaccines (measles, mumps and rubella), and do a tuberculosis (TB) screening. Students may go to Health Center to download and print the required form for completion by a health care provider.
  • Parent and Family Year Round Support 
    • The office of student success and parent engagement (OSSPE) is here to serve your parents and family members and assist them with any questions or concerns that arise once orientation is complete.  The OSSPE staff can be reached by calling (800) 427-5029, option 2, or emailing success@udayton.edu. You may also visit their website at udayton.edu/flyersfirst/success.

Online Transfer Program (virtual experience)

The online transfer orientation experience provides an alternate way for transfer students to complete the orientation requirement if you're not able to attend the January Orientation program in person due to work commitments. The modules can be taken at your leisure as long as they are completed by January 12, 2015.

REGISTRATION 

If you are sure you are unable to attend the recommended in-person experience and need to choose the virtual experience, you will follow the same registration process by logging into Porches at go.udayton.edu/admission.  You will then choose the online option and follow the prompts from there. If you have any questions or concerns about the registration process contact New Student Programs at (937) 229-2229. 

Opens: November 1, 2014

Closes: January 5, 2015

Completion Deadline: January 12, 2015

Know Before You Go …
  • Health Insurance and Immunizations
    • All incoming students born after 1956 (domestic and international), are required to submit proof (dates) of two MMR vaccines (measles, mumps and rubella), and do a tuberculosis (TB) screening. Students may go to Health Center to download and print the required form for completion by a health care provider.

Schedule at a Glance

Please check back in November for the January Orientaion schedule.