Graduate Student Orientation

Preparing for Your First Semester

We want to make sure you experience a smooth transition to D'Youville. Before you begin your first semester, you'll be invited to attend a student orientation. At orientation, you'll get to know D'Youville people and become part of our community right away!

Make Your Reservation

Master's and doctoral students entering in the fall may register for a half-day orientation session in May, June or July. Our Connections Office coordinates these orientation sessions, in addition to a variety of other student services.

If you are starting D'Youville at any time other than September, contact Graduate Admissions for an orientation appointment. If you're a graduate physical therapy or occupational therapy major, you are required to attend our May orientation.

Registering for Orientation

Admitted students receive invitations to Graduate Student Orientation by email, starting in mid-April. You can register for Orientation by using the online registration link or by contacting the Connections Office.

  • Occupational Therapy students should contact Donna Bronschidle to register for orientation.
  • Physical Therapy students should contact Laura Aurelio to register for orientation.
  • Graduate nursing students will attend an individual advisement session over the summer.
    • Community Health Nursing and Choice of Clinical Focus students should contact Dr. Mitchell to register for classes.
    • Family Nurse Practitioner students should contact Dr. Dunford to register for classes.

What Happens at Orientation

We understand that working professionals have busy schedules. So, we target orientations to address your specific needs. Group sessions begin promptly at the designated time (see dates & times below), include lunch and end with registration for classes. Here's what you can expect:

  • Meet with your academic advisor to plan your course schedule.
  • Find out about any program-specific requirements during your first semester.
  • Register for classes and receive a printed schedule.
  • Hear from D'Youville staff who will cover such practical matters as:
    • where to park and getting around campus
    • accessing library, information technology, and other services
    • how to finance your education
    • different payment plans available to you

Graduate Orientation Dates

  • Wednesday, May 28
    Check-in at 8:30am
    Session begins at 9am
  • Tuesday, June 24
    Check-in at 3:30pm
    Session begins at 4pm
  • Tuesday, July 1
    Check-in at 8:30am
    Session begins at 9am
  • Friday, July 11
    Check-in at 8:30am
    Session begins at 9am
  • Tuesday, July 15
    Check-in at 8:30am
    Session begins at 9am

Questions?

Contact the Connections Office at (716) 829-7766 or email connections@dyc.edu.

Helpful Links

Contact Us

Connections Office
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
Email: connections@dyc.edu

Resources

  • Connections

    The Connections Office is your information and resource center. This is where you get your student ID card, parking pass, and much more.
    Read more

  • Internet Access

    Get step-by-step instructions to gain wireless internet access in the dorms or on campus.
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  • Map & Directions

    See a campus map, get directions to campus.
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  • Campus Dining

    At D'Youville, you'll eat healthy great-tasting food, and enjoy a flexible meal plan.
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