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 2018

(In person experience highly recommended)

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Student Move-in: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Registration

The first step to preparing for January Orientation is registering. Registration is open from November 27, 2017 - January 10, 2018.  The link to the registration form can be accessed by logging into Porches at go.udayton.edu/admission or clicking here to register you and your family members. 

Important Registration Reminders:

  • Please be aware that it could take up to 7-10 business days for the check mark to appear on your check list. 
  • The receipt of both confirmation emails demonstrates that you have completed the checklist step. 

Please read the following registration instructions prior to beginning the registration process.  We recommend that you save and/or print a copy to refer to as you complete the process. 

January Registration Instructions

If you have any questions or concerns about the registration process contact New Student Programs at (937) 229-2229. 

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.
  • 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 11, 2018.
    • 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.

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 15, 2018.

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. 

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

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

JANUARY ORIENTATION PROGRAM         

Friday, January 12, 2018 9 am – 5 pm

CHECK IN - First Floor Lobby

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & CAMPUS RESOURCE FAIR – Torch Lounge                    

WELCOME – West Ballroom                                               

GENERAL INFORMATION SESSION ROTATION

LUNCH - East Ballroom

BECOMING ENGAGED AND INVOLVED AT UD - West Ballroom

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

LIBRARY 101 & CAMPUS TOUR

Related Links

Contact Us

New Student Programs

Gosiger Hall 131 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911

937-229-2229