Welcome Chargers! New Student Orientation is Saturday, August 28th
Orientation is the first step of your Dominican University journey. The program is designed to help you get off to the right start. You'll learn about campus programs and services, while you meet faculty and classmates. Attendance is required of all first year students
> REGISTER for Orientation by August 20th!
> New Student Orientation Schedule
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021 (for resident students)
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Resident Student Move-in
Dinner for Residents | Granito Dining Area
Resident Assistant Module Meetings | Various locations
Evening Activity | Campus Quad
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2021 (for both commuters & residents)
Breakfast | Granito Dining Area
(for residents. commuters more than welcome, but not required)
ALL Freshman Student Check-in| Hennessy Center, Lobby
Brief Welcome & Intro| Hennessy Center, Auxiliary Gym
Meet Your Peer Mentor! | Various Locations
Get to know other new students from your freshman class while learning more about DC on a tour of campus!
Meet your Advisor! | Various Locations
This session will provide you with the opportunity to meet your advisor and help you to learn about the Freshman Seminar course.
Lunch | Granito Dining Area
Charger 101 | Various Locations
Review the basics for the day-to-day of a Charger with your peer mentor
Convocation| Convent (Rain Location: Hennessy Center, Auxiliary Gym)
This ceremony is tradition, officially denoting you as a member of the University Community.
Class of 2025 Class Photo | Front Steps of the Convent
Friends in a Flash | Hennessy Center, Auxiliary Gym
Orientation is required for all students: please reinforce this with your student. We have organized virtual resources to explore over the summer, and planned in-person sessions that will provide the most crucial information for a positive and successful first year, come August 28th. We hope you will encourage your student to attend and engage with our staff and their peer group.
Please know that we understand the anxiety that may accompany the changes that this time brings, and we have resources on campus for your student and for you. If/when it is time to separate from your child, we will be right there. Under normal circumstances, you would have visited our campus by now and met Sr. Barbara McEneany, our Director of Campus Ministry. Regardless of your faith tradition, Sr. Barbara is always available for your call; if you are missing your child, feeling nervous about being apart, or struggling with any other aspect of your job as a parent. Keep her contact info handy: 845-848-4031, Barbara.McEneany@duny.edu. Our counselors will be present on move-in day and everyday after that, so if your student needs support, that’s a good place to start!