Moving In & Orientation


Moving in to your new residence hall can be a tiring experience for you and your family, which is why we do our best to keep it as fun and stress-free as possible! If you are moving into Dayton Hall, we invite you to join us for The Big Move, a designated time during which we’ll have staff, faculty and current students available to help you carry things to your room.

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation Schedule

Move-in Dates

  • Fall Sport Athletes (be watching for more details from your coach)
    • Football and Volleyball – Aug. 4; 9-10:30 a.m. 
    • Soccer and Cheer – Aug. 6, 1-2:30 p.m.
    • Golf – Aug. 10, 9-10 a.m. 
    • Cross Country – Aug. 11 
  • Big Move – Aug. 18, 10-11 a.m.; NSO officially begins at 2 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 18

10-11 a.m. – Big Move – Dayton loop *NSO team will carry everything to your room* (tip: approach Dayton from the south via Norway Street)
10 a.m. – Free Time – University offices open to finish last-minute forms/business; make a quick run to the store for those last-minute items; grab some lunch (DWU cafeteria is an option); settle into your room.
12:45-1:45 p.m. – Root Beer Floats – Vist the McGovern Library for a quick break.
1:30 p.m. – Parents Depart – No orientation events include parents past this point. Parents are asked to depart.
1:55 p.m. – Prizes/Welcome – Sherman Center ***All new students***
                  NSO Activities – Campus
5:30 p.m. – Dinner – Weston Food Court
7 p.m. – Floor Meeting – Meet with your R.A. ***All Dayton residents***
8 p.m. – Games/Movie – Dayton Lawn

Saturday, Aug. 19

9 a.m. – Light breakfast – Jackson Plaza
9:30 a.m. – Teams Assemble – Jackson Plaza ***All new students***
                  NSO Activities – Campus
Noon – Lunch – Weston Food Court
1 p.m. – Food Drive – Jackson Plaza ***Wear the official NSO T-shirt***
3 p.m. – NSO Activities – Campus
5 p.m. – Closing Session – Sherman Center
5:30 p.m. – Dinner – Weston Food Court
7 p.m. – Free Bowling – Village Bowl ***All students***

Sunday, Aug. 20

10 a.m. – Fusion Church – Sherman Center *optional*
11 a.m. – Lunch – Weston Food Court Lasagna/Pasta Bar Adviser meetings (check your email for confirmation details)
Noon – Free Time – Prepare for classes to begin, nap, plan your schedule
5 p.m. – Dinner – Weston Food Court

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We’re here to make your DWU transition as smooth and simple as possible. Give us a call at 800-333-8506, or contact us online with any questions you might have.