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As a commuter student, you’re part of a unique group of students who choose to continue their education while living at home. You’re familiar with the University of Dayton and the surrounding area, which allows you to help other students find their way. However, college is a new experience for all students, including those who choose to commute. New Student Orientation will prepare you to be successful in this new environment.

Events at the UD Arena

New Student Orientation will officially begin with the Opening Ceremony at the UD Arena on Saturday, August 16, 2008, from 2 to 3 p.m. You and your family are invited to join the entire first-year class and their families as Dr. Curran and New Student Orientation’s student leaders welcome you to UD. Parents and families are encouraged to remain at the UD Arena following the Opening Ceremony for the Parent and Family Welcome by UD’s Provost and Vice President for Student Development, as well as the Parent and Family Resource Fair. If you will be driving on your own, you will need to drive yourself to campus after the Opening Ceremony for the Commuter Student Welcome. You may park in the College Park Center lot indicated on the map on the reverse side of this page. If you ride with your parents to the UD Arena, you will be bused to campus following Opening Ceremony. Your parents and family will need to drive themselves to campus following the parent and family orientation events for the Learning-Living Tailgate at 6 p.m. Please park in the College Park Center lot indicated on the map on the opposite side of the page. Directions to campus from the UD Arena are available on the opposite side of this page.

Notebook Computer and FlyerCard pick-up times Because of your close location to campus, you may want to beat the orientation weekend rush and take care of some details before move-in weekend. With a photo ID, you can pick up your computer and FlyerCard beginning Friday, August 15. See the family guidebook you received in midJuly (also available at for additional information about notebook and FlyerCard pick-up.

Notebook Computer O’Reilly Hall Rifle Range Friday, August 15 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 16 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, August 17 No pick-up Monday, August 18 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 19 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

FlyerCard Friday, August 15 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 102 Powerhouse Saturday, August 16 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chaminade Hall Basement Sunday, August 17 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 102 Powerhouse Students who have uploaded their photos may pick up their FlyerCards during the summer. The Campus Card Services office in 102 Powerhouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Commuter Student Welcome New Student Orientation at UD is designed to engage students while helping them develop new relationships and academic skills. The first NSO event for commuter students will be the Commuter Student Welcome on Saturday, August 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Kennedy Union’s Torch Lounge. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other commuter students and pick up your student guidebook with helpful information about orientation and UD. Campus representatives will also be available to inform you about important resources for commuters and to answer your questions.

Parking Information Be sure to watch your UD e-mail account for more information about parking permits for the upcoming school year.

Events at the UD Arena

To campus from the UD Arena

Opening Ceremony Saturday, August 16 2 p.m.

Travel north on Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to the Washington Street bridge. Turn right onto the Washington Street bridge and turn right onto Warren Street, which becomes Brown Street.

Parent and Family Welcome Saturday, August 16 3 p.m. Parent and Family Resource Fair and Deans’ Addresses Saturday, August 16 4:30 to 6 p.m. Welcome Mass Sunday, August 17 10 a.m.

College Park Center (CPC) lot is

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