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

    Be sure to check your email regularly. Beginning April 16, those who have secured a spot for themselves at Daemen by submitting their tuition deposit will receive information on how to:

    • Complete the Course Registration Questionnaire and be registered for your fall classes.
    • Sign up for the virtual Schedules 101, Academic Department meetings (required to receive your fall course schedule)
    • Upload your Daemen University I.D. picture
    • Activate your Daemen computer account and have access to your offical Daemen email.
    • Complete their New Student Orientation acknowledgement form (access opens on July 16).

    We have planned a First-Year Student Orientation program which include social activities and exposure to your academic program. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty from your academic college, academic support services personnel, and student affairs staff.

      At Orientation you will:

      • Meet with the Dean of your your academic college to review academic expectations.
      • Met with your learning community to discuss discuss the learning outcomes required of all new students.
      • Receive your Daemen University I.D.
      • Understand the best practices as a resident or commuter student at Daemen.
      • 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 University.
      • Meet your orientation leaders, current students who will share their experiences at Daemen and help mentor you in your first year.
      • Meet other new first-year students who will be starting in the Fall.
      • Participate in fun activities that acquaint you with the University, the staff, and students.

      2023 Tentative Summer Programs Agenda

      July 13 Academic Kick Off (repeated Juy 19):

      Schedules 101 (virtual)

      12:00pm-1:00pm Academic Department Meetings (virtual)
      July 19: Academic Kick Off

      Schedules 101 (virtual)

      2:00pm-3:00pm Academic Department Meetings (virtual)
      July 25:

      Virtual Accessibility Services Presentation & Q&A for students and families (repeated August 10)

      August 10:

      Virtual Accessibility Services Presentation & Q&A for students and families

      September 1: Wildcat Welcome Day

       Move In for New Resident Students**

      11:30am-1:30pm Student & Family Lunch
      1:30pm-2:30pm Welcome Home: New Resident Student Meeting**
      2:30pm-3:15pm Making the Most of Commuter Experience: Commuter Student Meeting*

      New Student Convocation* & Reception
      (open to all new students and their families)
      Watch the 2022 Convocation

      6:00pm-7:00pm New Student Dinner
      7:00pm-8:00pm New Resident Student Floor Meetings**
      8:00pm-11:00pm Wildcat Bash for New Students
      September 2: Orientation Day 1
      11:00am-1:00pm Brunch for New Resident Students
      1:00pm-5:30pm Various Orientation Sessions*
      Academic Expectations Meeting*
      Orientation Leader Group Meetings*
      9:00pm-11:00pm Welcome Back Carnival for All Students
      September 3: Orientation Day 2
      11:00am-1:00pm Brunch for Resident Students
      1:00pm-5:30pm Various Orientation Sessions*
      Learning Community Meetings*
      Orientation Leader Group Meetings*
      9:00pm-11:00pm Campus Activities Team (CAT) Event for All Students

      * Required of all new first-year students
      ** Required of all new resident students

      More detailed information will be sent over the summer to all students who have made a reservation for orientation.

      2023 First-Year Student Timeline

      Want to know what to expect as you prepare to begin classes this fall? To make the process as seamless as possible, we have designed a timeline to show you what to expect over the next few months. Be sure to check your email regularly as detailed information will be sent to you regarding each of the events listed on the timeline.

      Student ID

      Getting your Student ID is an important part of starting your college life at Daemen University.  Your Student ID is used for many aspects of campus including the residence halls, library loans, and event attendance. After you complete your Course Registration Questionnaire you will receive information on how to activate your Daemen computer account and be able to start the process of creating your official Daemen University ID card


      A one-time first year student fee of $175 will be added to your Fall tuition bill. This fee covers the cost of food, lodging, activities, staffing, and all materials used during First-Year student events including First-Year Orientation, Welcome Back Programs, and First-Year student programming throughout the academic year.

      Daemen Student Welcome Guide

      Daemen's annual Information Guide for New Students is packed with information (please note the 2023 Guide will be published in July 2023).  Use this guide to learn about upcoming events (both required and just for fun), get information on services available to you, as well as information on how to order text books and get the Campus Store coupon for discounted Daemen apparel. 

      Feel Free to Contact Us!

      Do you have a question that was not answered above? Feel free to contact the Student Affairs Office at 716-839-8200 or at orientation@daemen.edu


      Students at Orientation