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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.


Summer 2020 Orientation Dates

  • June 11-12
  • June 28-29
  • July 16-17
Registration for Summer Orientation will begin later this spring.

What to Expect

While we finalize details for our 2020 Summer Orientation events, sample schedules for students and parents can be found below. If you have any questions, be sure to contact your Admission counselor.

  • Sample Student Orientation 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 - 6 p.m. 
    Dinner 5 p.m. 
    Orientation Kickoff 6:30 p.m. 
    Student Connection 7 p.m. 
    Orientation Leader Time 8 p.m. 
    Late Night Recreation 9:30 p.m. 
    Day 2
    Mass (Sansbury Hall, Christ the King Chapel) 8 a.m. 
    Breakfast (Hamilton Hall) 8 a.m. 
    Workshop Session A* 9:20 a.m.
    Workshop Session B* 9:50 a.m.
    Workshop Session C* 10:20 a.m.
    Financial Aid, Business Office, and Registrar Presentation
    10:50 a.m. 
    Key Return 11:50 a.m. 
    Lunch with Faculty (Hamilton Hall) Noon 
    Academic Division Presentation 12:45 p.m. 
    Orientation Leader Time 1:45 p.m.
    Closing Ceremony 2:30 p.m. 
  • Sample Parent Orientation 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 - 6 p.m. 
    Dinner 5 p.m. 
    Orientation Kickoff 6:30 p.m. 
    What to Expect in your Student's First Year 7 p.m. 
    Parent Reception 8:30 p.m. 
    Day 2
    Mass (Christ the King Chapel, Sansbury Hall) 8 a.m. 
    Breakfast (Hamilton Hall) 8 a.m. 
    Workshop Session A*  9:30 a.m. 
    Workshop Session B*  10:15 a.m. 
    Financial Aid, Business Office, and Registrar Presentation 10:50 a.m. 
    Workshop Session C*  11:55 a.m. 
    Workshop Session D*  12:30 a.m. 
    Lunch (Hamilton Hall) 1 p.m.
    ODU and Parent Partnership: Tips You Need To Know 1:45 p.m. 
    Closing Ceremony
    2:30 p.m. 
  • What to Bring

    Incoming students should bring the following:

    • A pillow, sheets and blanket for overnight stay
    • Overnight toiletries, towel and washcloth  
    • Notebook and pen or pencil
    • Comfortable clothing and shoes (air conditioned buildings)
    • Umbrella in case of rain
    • Driving directions to campus
  • Where to Stay
    Students—Students, get the most out of your visit to campus by staying in our comfortable residence halls. All students will spend the night on campus whether you're planning on living on campus or commuting.

    Parents—you have the option of staying in an area hotel, commuting, or staying overnight on campus for $30 per person; if staying on campus, please select this option on the RSVP form. Parents stay in Lynam Hall which has 4 small single rooms in each suite. Rooms are not supplied with amenities over the summer. There are no TV’s  microwaves, blankets etc. You can opt to have ODU supply the linens and towels or you may opt to bring your own.

    You may also wish to visit this page on our site to see options on where to stay, shop and eat while in Columbus during Orientation weekend. 
At Ohio Dominican, life is about more than just hitting the books. There is plenty of time and opportunities for fun, friends and enjoying our beautiful campus.
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