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 Parent Orientation being held July 19 & 22, 2021.

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.

2021  AGENDA: PARENT ORIENTATION

Day One

8:00am Family Check-in & Health Clearance
9:30am Family Welcome
9:45am @DaemenLife
10:15am Ask the Experts Panel
11:20am Money Matters Presentation
12:15pm Luncheon w/ David Coleman
2:00pm

Choice of the following:

Career Services    
Disability Services
First in Family
Bookstore/Book Purchasing Info

2:40pm

Choice of the following:

+Plus Programs
Athletics Q&A
Service Learning
Federal WS Jobs on Campus

3:20pm

Choice of the following:

Global Programs/Study Abroad
Diversity at Daemen
Information Technology Services

3:45pm Parent Reception
5:00pm Trustee Scholar’s & Families Reception

Day Two

8:30am-
4:30pm
Administrative Offices Open for individual questions
Campus Store Open
2:00pm-
3:30pm
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 College experience • Surviving and thriving our “New Normal”

Reservations will open up in late April.

Questions?

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 orientation@daemen.edu.