2023 New Student Orientation

Welcome Chargers!
New Student Orientation is Saturday, August 26th

NSO is the first step of your Dominican University New York 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, and so much more! Attendance is required of all first-year students, but we ask that you please confirm your attendance by Friday, August 18th.

Confirm Your Attendance!

New Student Orientation Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2023 (for resident students)

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

12 – 2 PM

5:00 PM
Dinner for Residents | Granito Dining Area

5:30 PM
Residence Life Welcome | Granito Dining Area

6:00 PM
Resident Assistant Module Meetings | Various locations

6:45 PM
Charger Activities | Location TBA

8:45 PM
Outdoor Movie | Campus Quad

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2023 (for both commuter & resident students)

9:00 AM
Breakfast | Granito Dining Area
(for residents. Commuters are more than welcome, but not required)

9:30 AM
ALL Freshman Student Check-in | Hennessy Center, Lobby

10:00 AM
Welcome Class of 2027! | Hennessy Center, Auxiliary Gym

10:30 AM
Convocation | Hennessy Center, Auxiliary Gym
This ceremony is a tradition, officially denoting you as a member of the University Community.

12 PM
Meet Your Peer Mentor! | Various Locations
Get to know other new students from your freshman seminar class while learning more about DU!

1:00 PM
Lunch | Granito Dining Area

1:30 PM
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.

2:15 PM
Keynote Speaker, Marissa F. Cohen | Hennessy Center, Auxiliary Gym

3:30 PM
Friends in a Flash | Hennessy Center, Main Gym

4:30 PM
Living a Charger Life | Campus Quad
Dinner, activities, and entertainment. Connect with your fellow chargers or take the opportunity for an optional tour of campus.

*schedule is subject to change

New Student Checklist

Before Orientation

*in most cases; see Admissions materials for account information
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For Parents and Guardians

New Student 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. Our counselors will be present on move-in day and every day after that, so if your student needs support, that’s a good place to start!