New Student Orientation

Welcome to the University of Dubuque! New Student Orientation is made up of a variety of fun and exciting components to help you successfully transition to University life. New Student Orientation is required for all incoming students, so please make plans to attend!

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New Student Orientation 2019

New Student Orientation Goals: 

  1. Create a welcoming environment that builds a sense of community for new students
  2. Foster and develop valuable connections for new students on campus
  3. Provide opportunities for new students to become acquainted with campus resources
  4. Build confidence of families of incoming students through encouragement and support

How will we meet these goals together? We offer a robust and welcoming orientation program that will give new students a small group of fellow new students to build initial relationships with as well as ample opporutnities to meet many other new students through social events. Each group is matched with an upper class peer mentor who will guide and advise new students, helping to acclimate them to new surroundings and connecting to resources and friends. New students who commit to participating in all of New Student Orientation are choosing success in their first days on campus and setting up great student success habits that will trickle into class attendance, involvement in leadership opportunities, and building relationships that last a lifetime. 

Save the date! 

Residential Student Move-In Day:  Sunday, August 18
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. University Welcome
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Family Welcome Picnic
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sessions for Students and Parents
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Family Friendly Social Events
New Student Orientation Days: Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 21
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Required Sessions for Students

Orientation activities are a part of the student's fall course credits. Please make plans to attend all events Sunday through Wednesday!

Watch for more information including the complete New Student Orientation schedule to be posted soon!