Getting to Know D'Youville!
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 orientation sessions, usually in July, to help you prepare for the fall semester.
What Happens at Orientation?
Summer Orientation is a two-night, two-day program. You arrive prior to 5 p.m. on the first evening. You are finished usually by 2 p.m. on the last day. Here's what you can expect:
- Take a Skills Assessment Inventory to help identify needed coursework.
- Meet with your advisor who will help you plan your fall course schedule.
- Register for classes and leave with a printed schedule.
- Meet D'Youville students involved in clubs and organizations. Sign up for a couple!
- Get to know a friendly face on the DYC staff. He or she will become your mentor.
- Update your housing interest form – you might even meet your future roommate!
- Have fun staying overnight with other new students in a residence hall.
- Have fun getting to know the rest of your class!
D'Youville Freshman Experience
If you're feeling a little anxious about your first days and weeks on campus, it's perfectly natural. That's why Summer Orientation begins the D'Youville Freshman Experience (DFX).
At orientation, you'll be matched with a college mentor, who's a member of the D'Youville staff. They are someone who you can turn to with any kind of question. They'll serve as a resource for you throughout your first semester and even beyond. We also sponsor plenty of activities throughout the year to connect you with other students.
Freshman Orientation Dates
|Start Date||Start Time||End Date||End Time|
|June 30||4:00 PM||July 2||2:00 PM|
|July 7||4:00 PM||July 9||2:00 PM|
|July 10||4:00 PM||July 12||2:00 PM|
Registering for Orientation
Admitted students receive invitations via e-mail and print mail, to attend New Student Orientation starting in mid-April. You can register by using the link in the email, starting April 15.
Information for Families
Families of incoming freshmen are welcome to attend the first day of orientation. If you are unable to attend the same session as your son or daughter, come to another session this summer. Find out where to stay when visiting Buffalo.
Parent/Family Orientation Dates
|Start Date||Start Time||End Time|
|July 1||8:30 AM||4:30 PM|
|July 8||8:30 AM||4:30 PM|
|July 11||8:30 AM||4:30 PM|
Registering for Parent/Family Orientation
Register online or by contacting Connections.
Contact the Connections Office, your information and resource center. We also coordinate student orientations, the D'Youville Freshman Experience and the Student Mentor Program. Phone (716) 829-7766 or email email@example.com.
Jeffrey Platt, Associate VP, Student Affairs
Campus location: BFAC 101
Office Hours Mon-Thurs., 8:30 AM to 7 PM; Fri., 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: (716) 829-7766
The Connections Office is your information and resource center. This is where you get your student ID card, parking pass, and much more.
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Get step-by-step instructions to gain wireless internet access in the dorms or on campus.
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