The Daemen College Community prides itself in helping our first-year students become successful academically, emotionally, personally, and socially. Daemen College 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 Virtual Parent Orientation being held August 17-19, 2020.

The information sessions are 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.


August 17, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:30pm

Parent Welcome  

This session hosted by Dr. Greg Nayor, V.P. for Strategic Initiatives will cover an introduction the college experience with a focus on student independence, resources available on campus, and supporting students in their success.

Ask the Experts 

This informative session will introduce parents to the various support services that are available on campus. Representatives from each department will explain how their office supports the student body and answers any questions parents/guardians have regarding services for their students.

Money Matters

The Director of Financial Aid and Bursar will discuss polices and procedures for loans, tuition payments, and payments plans.

August 18 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

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 College experience • Surviving and thriving our “New Normal”

August 19, 2020 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Choice of programs:  They will each be presented twice
Career Services

The Director and Assist Director of Career Services will talk about how to secure internships and the assistance and services available to help students make the most of their college careers before they start their professional careers.

Disability Services

The Director of Disability Services will speak with parents/guardians about policies/procedures and support for students requiring special accommodations while attending Daemen.

Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology will tell you everything you need to know about computers and technology at
Daemen College.

Bookstore/Book Purchasing The Bookstore Manager will give you information on the best ways to purchase textbooks and Daemen merchandise.
Federal Work Study Jobs on Campus Learn about the policies and procedures for students to work on campus.
Building an Inclusive Community This session will highlight opportunities for engagement and education as it relates to understanding each other, recognizing each person’s life experience and how those experiences come together to create community.


Make your reservation today!  (Your student will need to login with their admissions login and password).


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