First Year Students

All first year students are expected to participate in the New Student Orientation program. It is designed to help you get to know your fellow students, become more familiar with the campus, learn about Dominican history and traditions, and most importantly...have a great start to your college experience.

First Year Dominican Students

There will be sessions where we take care of the business of being a student, and there will also be fun sessions where you'll meet your fellow penguins. Peer Mentors will be your guides throughout the five-day event and they look forward to meeting you in August!  

Details and Dates

  • Orientation will be taking place from August 21nd - August 25th.
  • If you are not living on campus, you will need to arrive at Conlan Recreation Center by 11a.m. on August 21 to check-in for Orientation.
  • Our registration form has been sent to your Dominican email address.
  • Please register yourself and any guests and/or family members who will be in attendance. Orientation is completely free and is offered at no charge to you or your guests. There are sessions available for family members and guests during the first day of Orientation.
  • Register by Aug 1, 2019.


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