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Transfer Student Orientation

orientation for transfer students

Orientation is designed to make your transition to D'Youville a smooth one.

Transfer Orientation

You can look forward to many exciting challenges and opportunities as you begin your D'Youville college career. To help smooth the transition, we arrange summer and fall orientation sessions for transfer students, to help you prepare for the upcoming semester.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Meet with your academic advisor who will help you plan your fall course schedule.
  • Register for classes and leave with a printed schedule.
  • Learn about campus and take a tour
  • Get to know D'Youville people before your arrive for classes

At orientation, you'll hear from D'Youville staff who will fill you in on such practical matters as:

  • Living on campus and how to use your student ID card
  • How to purchase a parking hang tag and where to park
  • How to find your way around campus
  • Where to go for tutoring assistance and academic counseling
  • How we help you finance your education
  • Different payment plans that are available to you

Upcoming Transfer Orientation Dates 2016

  • Wednesday, June 29
    Check-in at 3:30pm, Session begins at 4pm
  • Friday, July 8
    Check-in at 8:30am, Session begins at 9am
  • Friday, July 15
    Check-in at 8:30am, Session begins at 9am
  • Tuesday, July 19
    Check-in at 8:30am, Session begins at 9am

Fall Entry

If you already hold a bachelor's degree, you are exempt from the Skills Assessment Inventory.

Spring Entry

  • You'll register for one of three orientation/academic advisement dates during the fall semester. Dates TBA.
  • Once you've been admitted and submitted your deposit, call the Connections Office at 716-829-7766 to make your academic advisement appointment.
  • Before attending your orientation you'll need to take the Skills Assessment Inventory and submit your Student Health Form (PDF) to the Health Center.

If you already hold a bachelor's degree, you are exempt from the Skills Assessment Inventory.

Tip: Register for the Skills Assessment Inventory at least two weeks prior to your scheduled orientation day. Space is limited. You won't be able to register for classes until you've taken it.

Photo: Transfer student orientation
At orientation you'll prepare for the upcoming semester.

How to register

You'll receive an invitation to attend via e-mail and print mail, in April (if you're starting in the fall semester). If your start date is spring semester, expect to attend an orientation in November or December.

Your invitation to New Student Orientation will have all the information you'll need to know on how to register for your session. Watch for your invitation, then reserve your spot right away.


Call us at 716-829-7766 or email

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations or information on accessible entrances and pathways, let us know by calling 716-829-7766.