Welcome Class of 2023!
Freshman Orientation is Friday, August 23 through Saturday, August 24, 2019.  Transfer Orientation is Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Orientation is the first step of your Dominican College journey.  The program is 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

Friday, August 23 

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Resident Student Move-In

  • Hertel Hall (A-L) – 12 noon – 2:15 p.m.
  • Hertel Hall (M-Z) – 2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Rosary Hall – 12 noon – 2:15 p.m.

College Offices Open: Students with incomplete paperwork and requirements can arrive early to hand in Immunization records. Computers will be available to students who must complete Sexual Assault Prevention and AlcoholEDU course in the Coreless Lounge in Granito. 

5:00 pm: Freshman Student Check-In | Granito Center Lobby

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Welcome Dinner for all Freshmen | Granito Center

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm: Intro to Residence Life / Safety on Campus | Main Gym, Hennessy Center

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm: Commuter Connections Session | Auxiliary Gym, Hennessy Center

7:15 pm: Comedian | Granito Center

8:15 pm: Ice Cream Truck | Campus Quad

9:15 pm: Resident Module Meetings | Various Locations

Saturday, August 24 

9:00 am: Breakfast Freshman Student Check-In (ALL) | Granito Center

10:00 am: Dean’s Welcome | Granito Center

10:15 am: Meet Your Peer Mentor & Orientation Leader | Various Locations

11:15 am: Student Convocation Line-Up | Front of the Convent

11:30 am: Freshman Convocation | Dominican Sister’s Chapel

1:00 pm: Lunch | Granito Center

1:45 pm: Meet your Academic Advisor | Various Locations

2:15 pm: Campus Tour with Orientation Leader | Various Locations

3:00 pm – 5:30: Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, & 3

5:35 pm: Charger Game Show

6:35 pm: Entertainment & Dinner


> Transfer Orientation Schedule

Schedule of Events

Click register below for Transfer Orientation by Wednesday, August 21.

Sunday, August 25

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
5 - 8 p.m.Transfer Student Orientation
•Dinner, Introduction and Welcome
• Overview of Services
• Resource Fair
• Ice Cream Social and Networking

* Please note that your student account must be clear, vaccinations received, and SAP 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!