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Undergraduate Orientation

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Meet your fellow classmates, explore the campus, prepare for your classes, and begin your education at D'Youville with a great start at Undergraduate Orientation.

At Undergraduate Orientation, we'll make sure you're ready for a great education and a new stage in your life. Whether you're just starting out or changing schools, we provide the resources necessary for a successful transition - not just for students, but for families as well.

Find your Undergraduate Orientation: Freshmen | Transfer Parent & Family

Undergraduate Orientation Events

 If you require special accommodations or information on accessible entrances and pathways, let us know by calling 716-829-8199.

Orientation Overview

Learn everything you need to know regarding health documentation, scheduling, maps, and check-in.

Freshmen

The transition to college can be a big step, but we're here to make sure it goes smoothly. If you're feeling a little anxious about your first days and weeks on campus, it's perfectly natural. Just remember, you're a Spartan now and you'll find a whole family of fellow Spartans to help you along the way.

At Undergraduate Orientation, we'll make sure you're ready for a great education and a new stage in your life. And since you'll be spending a lot of time with your classmates in the coming years, you'll also get to know them through our Spartan Games and the Spartan Feast.

freshman orientation
Connect with current, former, and soon-to-be Spartans using D'Youville's social networks.

What You Will Learn and Do

Transfer

Each year transfer students come to D'Youville for a wide range of reasons: a change of program or career, a desire for student-focused education designed for their success, a return to higher education after a break. Regardless of the reason, we're here to ensure you are successful and that starts with Transfer Orientation. 

At Transfer Orientation, you'll meet your fellow students, talk to alumni and current students who've been in your situation, and explore all the resources at D'Youville designed to make your experience rewarding.

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At D'Youville, you'll find answers to your questions in our two, centrally-located student centers.

What You Will Learn and Do

Parents & Family

Sending a family member to college is a big life event, and you probably have some questions. That's great, we'll have staff and current students ready to answer them. Though orientation is not mandatory for parents and guardians, we encourage all parents and families to attend. We look forward to meeting you.

As a parent or guardian of a student, your support has helped them succeed. They've chosen a student-focused school dedicated to their safety and success. They're a Spartan now. But we consider you a part of the Spartan family, too, and we want to ensure you can continue your support.

At our day-long parent and family orientation, you'll learn about what resources are available to your student and how to stay connected with D'Youville. 

What You Will Learn and Do