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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 2019 Orientation Dates

  • June 13-14
  • June 27-28
  • July 18-19
We'll let you know when you can sign-up for your weekend! 


What to Expect

  • Student Schedule SAMPLE

    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. Here's a look at a sample student schedule, subject to change.

    Day 1
    Check In (Lynam Hall) 4:30 - 6 p.m. 
    Dinner (Griffin student center) 5 p.m. 
    Orientation Kickoff (Alumni Hall Community Room) 6:30 p.m. 
    Student Connection (Alumni Hall Community Room) 7 p.m. 
    Peer Advisor Time (Griffin student center) 8 p.m. 
    Late Night Recreation (Griffin student center) 9:30 p.m. 
       
    Day 2
    Mass (Sansbury Hall, Christ the King Chapel) 8 a.m. 
    Breakfast (Hamilton Hall) 8 a.m. 
    Workshop Sessions (Griffin student center) 9:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
    Financial Aid Presentation (Griffin student center) 10:45 a.m. 
    Key Return / Checkout (Erskine Hall, Residence Life Office, room 145) 11:25 a.m. 
    Lunch with Faculty (Hamilton Hall) 11:35 a.m. 
    Academic Division Meeting & Registrar's Office Presentation (St. Albert Hall) 12:30 p.m. 
    Peer Advisor Time (Various locations) 2 p.m.
    Closing Ceremony (Griffin student center) 2:30 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 SAMPLE

    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. Here's a look at a sample parent schedule, subject to change.

    Day 1
    Check-In (Lynam Hall) 4:30 - 6 p.m. 
    Dinner (Griffin student center) 5 p.m. 
    Orientation Kickoff (Griffin student center) 6:30 p.m. 
    What to Expect in your Student's First Year (Griffin student center) 7 p.m. 
    Parent Reception (President's Dining Room, Griffin student center) 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* (Griffin student center) 9:30 a.m. 
    Workshop Session B* (Griffin student center) 10:05 a.m. 
    Financing Your Student's Education (Griffin student center) 10:45 a.m. 
    Workshop Session C* (Griffin student center) 11:45 a.m. 
    Lunch (Hamilton Hall) 12:30 p.m.
    ODU and Parents Partnering for Success (Griffin student center) 1:45 p.m. 
    Closing Ceremony (Griffin student center) 2:30 p.m. 
    *Read Workshop Descriptions

    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.
  • 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. 
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