University of Dubuque


New Student Orientation

Welcome to the University of Dubuque! New Student Orientation is made up of various fun and exciting components to help you transition to University life. Here you will find important information regarding New Student Orientation.


New Student Orientation Spring 2015: Capture the Moment!

Spring classes begin on Monday, January 26, but please make plans to attend Spring Orientation on Friday, January 23.  Check-in for Orientation will take place in the Charles and Romona Myers Center lobby from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Light breakfast refreshments will be provided. Orientation activities will last from 10:00 a.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m.  Lunch will be provided at no cost for new students and their guests.

Many sessions are planned with your specific needs in mind. You will have the opportunity to learn more about resources that will support you and help you to have a successful experience.  There will be a technology orientation to acclimate you to campus technologies including your email account and network storage. You will also have the chance to meet with upper class student leaders in small groups to ask any questions you might have. Please see the schedule below for activities and events scheduled.


Schedule of Events
January 23, 2015

9:00 a.m.                 Orientation Check-In
Charles and Romona Myers Center, Steffens Hall (lobby)

Check in and pick up your orientation packet which includes a schedule of orientation activities, Student Handbook/Planner, giveaways, and more! Also enjoy a light breakfast buffet.


10:00 a.m.               University Welcome
Charles and Romona Myers Center, room 146

Join us for an official welcome to UD by University administration, faculty, staff, and students leaders and mentors.


10:30 a.m.               Campus Resource Fair
Charles and Romona Myers Center, Steffens Hall (lobby)

Meet with various campus resources like the Academic Success Center, International Studies, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, and more.


11:30 a.m.               Lunch
Heritage Center, Café

Enjoy a complimentary lunch in our café, then use this time to take care of any errands or details you’d like to accomplish before classes begin. Visit Security to register your vehicle or take your ID photo. Stop by Financial Planning to make sure your aid package is complete. Take a trip to the Bookstore to pick up textbooks or new UD apparel. Mentors will be available to guide you around campus.


12:30 p.m.               Afternoon Sessions
Charles and Romona Myers Center, room 146

Prior to afternoon sessions, please meet back in the Charles and Romona Myers Center, room 146, to be broken into groups and taken to three afternoon sessions. An upper class Mentor will stay with each group to guide them from session to session.


12:30 p.m.               Session One

1:30 p.m.                 Session Two

2:30 p.m.                 Session Three


Technology Orientation, Charles and Romona Myers Center, room 151
Learn how to access your campus email and network storage as well as other elements of campus technology.


Library and Academic Success Center Orientation, Charles C. Myers Library, room 106
Learn about the many services and useful tools the Library and Academic Success Center provide for all students.


Advising, Career, and Life Services Orientation, Peters Commons, Advising and Career Center (lower level)
Discover what our Advising and Career Center, as well as our Life Services Office has to offer you as valuable resources.


3:30 p.m.                  Optional Campus or Find-Your-Classes Tours
Charles and Romona Myers Center, Admission Office

If you haven’t had the opportunity to take a campus tour, now is your chance!