Welcome Chargers!
New Student Orientation is Saturday, August 27th

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 19th

New Student Orientation Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2022 (for resident students)

9:30AM – 4:30PM
Resident Student Move-in

Dinner for Residents | Granito Dining Area

Residence Life Welcome | Granito Dining Area

Resident Assistant Module Meetings | Various locations

Evening Activity | Hertel Hall

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022 (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 seminar class while learning more about DU!

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

Line-Up | Campus Quad

Convocation | Convent
This ceremony is tradition, officially denoting you as a member of the University Community.

Class of 2026 Class Photo | Front Steps of the Convent

Optional Tour of Campus | Front of Convent

Charger Connections | Campus Quad
Walk around and connect with your fellow Chargers!

Living a Charger Life | Campus Quad
Dinner, activities, and entertainment

New Student Checklist

Before Orientation

  • Login to your Dominican University email account
  • Review housing assignment (if living on-campus), and contact your roommates to discuss who is bringing what!
  • Submit vaccination records on Medicat
  • Complete Vector Lesson Plan (online), as assigned- instructions sent via DC email
  • Review Freshman Orientation schedule and details!
  • Review Student Handbook and Code of Conduct
  • Download the DC Mobile App.
  • Click here for Android and click here for iOS.
  • Once you have downloaded the app, login to app with your DU Portal username (firstname.lastname1)* and password.
  • Turn on “Remember Me” for easy login for when you return to the app.
  • Submit needed requirements to obtain a Dominican University Student ID (requirements listed in tab below

*in most cases; see Admissions materials for account information
Load your DU email on your smart phone

For Parents and Guardians

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 29th. 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!