The Daemen University community prides itself in helping our first-year students become successful academically, emotionally, personally, and socially. Daemen University is a place for students to make new friends, develop new skills, and learn about themselves and the world. Parents/guardians need to be aware that their students are making many new transitions at this time in their life.

To help with this transition we would like to invite all parents/guardians of incoming first-year students to our Family Orientation being held July 24 & 27, 2023*.

The orientation is open to all parents and guardians and we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the services Daemen offers, where to go when you have questions, and how to address concerns your student may have during their first year.

*Please note that all dates are subject to change. Schedule will be finalized February 2023.


Day One (full descriptions may be found here)

8:00am Family Check-in
9:15am Family Welcome
9:45am @DaemenLife
10:15am Ask the Experts Panel
11:20am Money Matters Presentation
12:15pm Luncheon w/ David Coleman

Choice of the following:

Career Services (repeats at 2:40pm)
Disability Services
First in Family 
Bookstore/Book Purchasing Info (repeats at 2:40pm)
Information Technology Services (repeats at 3:20pm)


Choice of the following:

Career Services
Athletics Q&A (repeats at 3:20pm)
Bookstore/Book Purchasing Info
Service Learning
Federal WS Jobs on Campus


Choice of the following:

Athletics Q&A
Global Programs/Study Abroad
Building an Inclusive Community
Information Technology Services

3:45pm Parent Reception
5:00pm Trustee Scholars & Families Reception

Day Two (full descriptions may be found here)

Administrative Offices Open for individual questions
Campus Store Open
Tour of Campus (optional)
Tour of Canavan Hall (optional)
4:15pm Student Check Out


Keynote Speaker: 
The Art of College Parenting (Navigating Uncharted Waters!) with David Coleman

Parent Orientation Keynote Speaker: David Coleman






Points of Discussion: Changes to expect as students progress through three major life changes • The three necessary losses adults face • Achieving academic excellence • Helping your student develop a sense of resiliency and coping skills •  Getting off to a fast start with campus involvement • Helping your student form, mend and sustain relationships • Learning to commute or live with a roommate • Fiscal responsibility (and how to help them avoid credit deception and spending temptations • The importance of maintaining consistent communication (and the $50 surprise letter!) • Being an exceptional empty nest parent • How to prepare your student to manage freedom (or be prepared to experience failure) • The importance of getting involved and engaged on campus • Helping sibs who remain at home adjust to and embrace the college experience. • Tips on helping your student embrace and master the Daemen University experience • Surviving and thriving our “New Normal”

Register for Parent Orientation Session 1: July 24*

Register for Parent Orientation Session 2: July 27*


Your student will need to log in with their Daemen Admissions login and password to make the reservation. 
Only students who have committed to Daemen by submitting their tuition deposit will have permission to register for the orientation programs.
*Please note that all dates are subject to change. Schedule will be finalized February 2023.


If you have questions regarding your reservation call contact the Student Affairs Office at 716-839-8200 Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm or email