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 first-year students and highly encouraged for all transfer students, so please make plans to attend!

Schedule at a Glance | Detailed Schedule | Student Resources | Parent Resources

Welcome to UD!

On behalf of the entire Student Life department, I want to welcome you to the UD family!  This is an exciting time as you prepare for the beginning of your academic career at the University of Dubuque.

Spring classes begin on Monday, January 23, but please make plans to attend Spring Orientation on Friday, January 20.  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 3:00 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. A tentative schedule of the day has been included for your reference.

Students living on campus will receive their housing information from the Office of Residence Life.  To make arrangements for move-in, or for any questions specific to Residence Life, please contact them by phone at 563-589-3160, 563-589-3163, or by email, rmerfeld@dbq.edu.

Should you have any other questions prior to your arrival, feel free to contact the Office of the First-Year Experience by phone at 563-589-3866 or by email at fye@dbq.edu. For access to a campus map and directions, please click here.

Schedule at a Glance

New Student Orientation - Friday, January 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

12:30 p.m. - Informational Session I
        Charles and Romona Myers Center, room 146

1:30 p.m. -  Informational Session II
        Various Locations

2:30 p.m. - Wrap up and Question and Answer
       
Charles and Romona Myers Center, room 146

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

Detailed Schedule

New Student Orientation - Friday, January 20, 2017

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

Check in anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and pick up your orientation packet which includes a schedule of orientation activities, a free gift, and more! Also enjoy a light breakfast buffet.

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

Join us for the official welcome to UD by University administration, staff, and student leaders and mentors.

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

Meet with various campus resources like the Academic Success Center, Study Abroad, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, and more. This is your chance to ask any questions you may have and discover services and resources available to you as student.

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 throughout the break to guide you around campus.

12:30 p.m. - Informational Session I
         Charles and Romona Myers Center, room 146

Prior to departing for the first information session of the afternoon, please plan to meet back in the Charles and Romona Myers Center, room 146 to be broken into groups and taken to several different afternoon sessions. Students will rotate through a Myers Library tutorial and a technology training. Mentors will guide student groups to their sessions.

1:30 p.m. - Informational Session II
        Various Locations

2:30 p.m. - Wrap up and Question and Answer
        Charles and Romona Myers Center, room 146

You’ll meet a few more campus resources who have brief announcements for the group, then you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have of the student Mentors before you depart for the day.

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

If you haven’t had the opportunity to take a tour of campus, stop by the Admission Office and experience a tour with our Student Ambassadors who can show you around and answer any last questions about campus you may have. If you just want to see a building or two, our Mentors would be happy to guide you on an individual basis.

 

 

Updated 12/6/16