New Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to campus and having you join the Penguin family! Orientation is designed to prepare you for your academic life, and introduce you to the array of opportunities available to you as a member of the Dominican community.

Orientation with Chilly

Dates and Details

New Student Orientation typically takes place for five days in August including a Saturday, right before the first day of classes. During this time, you will connect with peers, faculty and staff. This is also an opportunity to take part in activities that will touch on the challenges and experiences most college students encounter.

Our goal is to have you walk away from Orientation feeling equipped to embark on your undergraduate journey and comfortable enough to call Dominican home.


Read our Orientation FAQs, or contact Student Life if you have additional questions.