Freshman Orientation 2015



All students who have paid their tuition deposits may make their reservations at the link below.




Congratulations to those of you who have been accepted to Daemen College. The faculty and administration have been busily preparing for your arrival on campus.

We have planned two summer orientation programs which include social activities and exposure to your academic program. You will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty advisor, academic support services personnel and student affairs staff. At freshman orientation you will:


  •  Receive your fall course schedule.
  • Meet with your academic department.
  • Receive your Daemen College I.D.
  • Receive your Daemen computer account and be trained on Blackboard, the online site used by all courses for submitting homework assignments, course discussions, and downloading course documents.
  • Be trained on Webadvisor, the College’s online site for registering for classes, viewing your schedule, monitoring your course grades, and much more.
  • Meet your orientation leaders, current students who will share their experiences at Daemen and help mentor you in your first year.
  • Meet other new freshmen who will be starting in the Fall.
  • Meet with representatives from each of the academic and student services on campus who will provide you with answers to frequently asked questions and provide you with information on how to best use their services and be successful at the College.
  • Participate in fun activities that acquaint you with the College, the staff, and students.


Every freshmen student must choose one of two session on either July 13/14 or July 16/17. Attendance is mandatory but there are a limited number of spaces available at each session.


Dress comfortably and casually for all events.

What to Pack

Be sure to remember to pack your sleeping bags/bed linens, blanket, pillow, towels/necessities, alarm clock and a small fan.


All freshmen pay a one-time freshman student fee of $175 that is added to your fall tuition bill. This fee covers the cost of food, lodging, activities, staffing, and all materials used during freshman student events including Summer Orientation as well as Welcome Back Programs, and first year student programming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have additional questions about orientation?  For more information go to the Orientation FAQs page.


2015 Tentative Agenda

Day One

9:00am      Check-in
10:00am     Student & Family Welcome
10:40am     Health & Insurance Services/Counseling Services
11:00pm     Service Learning
11:15pm     Career Services
11:40pm     Freshmen Activities
12:30pm     Lunch
1:15pm     Orientation Leader Meetings
2:15pm     Commute/Resident Student Meetings
3:00pm     Introduction to Core Competencies
3:45pm     Orientation Leader Meetings
4:15pm     Game On!
5:00pm     Break or choice of:
                Honors Reception/Presentation
                  AAA Meeting
6:00pm     Dinner & David Coleman
8:00pm     Party
11:00pm     Pizza delivery

Day Two

9:00am      Breakfast for all students
                 Vison Student Breakfast (by invitation only)
10:15am     Orientation Leader Meetings
10:40am     Making the Rounds
2:30pm     Schedules 101 
3:00pm     Academic Department meetings
3:50pm     Orientation Leader Meetings
4:15pm     Closing Remarks  
4:30pm     Checkout

Have questions or want more details?  Go to the Frequently Asked Questions Page.  

(You will need your login and password to sign into Daemen Connection. If you do not know yours feel free to contact the admissions office (716-839-8225) to request them.)


Feel Free to Contact Us!

Do you have a question that was not answered above? Feel free to contact the office of Orientation & Student Leadership at 716-839-8494 or at the orientation information request page. Do you have a question that was not answered above? Feel free to contact the office of Orientation & Student Leadership at 716-839-8494 or at


Reservation Information:

In May orientation materials will be made available to all students who have paid their tuition deposits. See link above to make your reservation.

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