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Welcome new Panthers! Orientation is the kickoff for your college experience. You’ll meet other students, register for classes and experience life at Ohio Dominican.
Attendance at one orientation session is required:
  • July 17 & 18, deadline is July 10.

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Students are required to stay in ODU's residence halls during orientation. Rooms are also available for parents and guests (see below).

In addition to making new friends, meeting faculty and exploring ODU’s vibrant campus community, you’ll take care of details like taking your ID photo and buying books. 

Students should bring a notebook and pen/pencil, comfortable clothing and shoes, and an umbrella (just in case).

Schedule Overviews

  • Student Schedule

    During orientation, students will get to know their classmates, talk to peer advisors about what to expect during their first year, and take care of academic details before classes begin.

    Day 1
    Check In  4:30 p.m. 
    Dinner 5 p.m. 
    Orientation Kickoff 6:30 p.m. 
    Student Connection  7 p.m. 
    Peer Advisor Time  8 p.m. 
    Late Night Recreation 9 p.m. 
       
    Day 2
    Mass 8:30 a.m. 
    Breakfast with Staff 9 a.m. 
    Workshop Sessions (read workshop descriptions) 10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
    Key Return 11:15 a.m. 
    Lunch with Faculty  11:30 a.m. 
    Academic Division Meeting & Registrar's Office Presentation 12:30 p.m. 
    Peer Advisor Time 2 p.m.
    Closing Ceremony 2:35 p.m. 
    Ohio Dominican staff will be taking photos and video during Orientation. Please let the staff member know if you would prefer not to have photos or video of you taken.
  • Parent Schedule

    During ODU orientation, parents receive information about tuition, billing and financial assistance, academic advising and registration, health and safety, and valuable support services for their student.

    Day 1
    Check In  4:30 p.m. 
    Dinner 5 p.m. 
    Orientation Kickoff 6:30 p.m. 
    Parents Partnering with ODU to Support Students 7 p.m. 
    Parent Reception 8:30 p.m. 
       
    Day 2
    Mass 8:30 a.m. 
    Breakfast with Staff 9 a.m. 
    Workshop Sessions (read workshop descriptions) 9:45 - 11:35 a.m. 
    Financing Your Student's Education 11:45 a.m. 
    Lunch  12:45 p.m.. 
    Important Notes for Parents for Curriculum / Co-Curricular Success 1:30 p.m. 
    Closing Ceremony 2:35 p.m. 
    Ohio Dominican staff will be taking photos and video during Orientation. Please let a staff member know if you would prefer not to have photos or video of you taken.

Accommodations for Students & Guests

  • Stay on Campus
    All students are required to stay on campus during orientation. 
    • There is no cost for students to stay on campus.
    • Please bring your own linens, towels, pillows and toiletries.
    • All beds are regular-sized twin beds.
    Overnight accommodations are also available on campus for out-of-town parents and guests. 
    • The cost to parents and other guests is $30 for a room with a single bed.
    • All guests must bring their own linens, towels, pillows and toiletries.(Beds are regular-sized twin beds.)
    • Students can reserve a room for parents/guests when they register for orientation. You can have the cost charged to your student account, or pay by check or cash when you arrive.
    • Deadline to reserve a room is the Friday the week prior to orientation

    Register for Orientation

  • Local Hotels
    Parents and guests can also stay at a hotel near campus.

    The two hotels below are offering special rates for ODU guests during orientation.

    Just mention you are staying for Ohio Dominican University Orientation when you call to reserve a room.
    • Staybridge Suites
      2890 Airport Drive
      Columbus, Ohio 43219
      (614) 473-9888
    • Courtyard Marriott 
      2901 Airport Drive 
      Columbus, Ohio 43219 
      (614) 475-8530
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