Welcome New Chargers!
Freshman and Transfer Orientation will take place Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, August 27, 2017. 

New Student Orientation is the first step of your Dominican College journey. The programs are designed to help you get off to the right start. You'll learn about campus programs and services, while you meet faculty and classmates. Attendance is required of all first year students.

+ Freshman Orientation Schedule

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 24 (resident students ONLY)

12 noon - 4:30 p.m. Resident Student Move In* ** (please see your room assignment for your assigned shift)
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner for Resident Students
6 - 6:30 p.m. Resident Student Check-In
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Introduction to Residence Life / Safety On-Campus
7:30 - 8 p.m. Module Meetings
8 - 9:30 p.m. Campus Activities / Ice Cream Social

* Please note that your student account must be clear, vaccinations received, and Haven online course completed in order to move in. Once you have unloaded your car, you will be redirected to another parking lot, in order to keep the line moving!
** After moving in, families may depart. All residents report to dinner with their Residence Life module and Resident Assistant. Please be prepared to separate from your family before dinner.

Friday, August 25 (all students)

8 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Commuter Student Check-In
9 - 9:30 a.m. Commuter Connections Session
9:30 - 10 a.m. Student Check-In & Line-Up
10 - 11:30 a.m. Freshman Convocation
11:30 a.m. Meet Your Academic Advisor
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with your AA, PM and OL
1:30 - 5 p.m. Charger Orientation Sessions 1 & 2
5 - 7 p.m. Welcome Dinner
7 - 10 p.m. Entertainment

Saturday, August 26 (all students)

8 - 10 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Charger Orientation Sessions 3, 4 & 5
12:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch
2 - 4 p.m. Charger Orientation Sessions 6 & 7 (Keynote Speaker)
4 - 8 p.m. Entertainment & Dinner

+ Transfer Orientation Schedule

Schedule of Events

Click here to register for Transfer Orientation now. Register by Wednesday, August 23.

Sunday, August 27

12 noon - 5:00 p.m. Resident Student Move In* (see correspondence from the Office of Residence Life for more info)
3 - 5 p.m. Auxiliary Services Available
• Visit the DC-1 Card office to get your ID card
• Stop by the Bursar and Financial Aid Offices to take care of your student account
• Take a personal tour and visit the buildings where your classes are taking place
• Pick up commuter parking passes in the Parking Center
4:30 - 5 p.m. Transfer Student Check-In – Receive your free DC welcome packet and giveaways!
5 - 8 p.m. Transfer Student Orientation
• Dinner for ALL transfer students
• Introduction and Welcome
• Overview of Services
• Resource Fair

* Please note that your student account must be clear, vaccinations received, and Haven online course completed in order to move in.

+ New Student Checklist

Before Orientation


+ For Parents and Guardians

Orientation is required for all students: please reinforce this with your student. As you can see, the program is jam-packed; we have planned sessions that will bring some very important topics to light, and convey crucial information for a positive and successful first year. Students will be with their Orientation Group for the entirety of Orientation, without much down-time. We encourage you to prepare for the separation, so that all students may experience Orientation with their group and our staff. Please know that we understand the anxiety that may accompany this separation, and we have resources on campus for your student and for you.

If you have any questions or concerns before your arrival in August, contact the Office of Student Development at (845) 848-4080. We look forward to welcoming you to campus in late August!

Contact Us

Office of Student Development

Phone: (845) 848-4080.

Useful Links

Virtual Tour

General Information

What to Bring
Setting up Your College Email Account
Submitting Vaccination Records

Important Resources

Student Handbook and Code of Conduct
Dining on Campus
Residence Life
College Bookstore
Campus Security
Student Health Center

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