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Congratulations to those of you who have been accepted to Daemen University. The faculty and administration have been busily preparing for your arrival on campus.

We have planned a First-Year Student Orientation program which include social activities and exposure to your academic program. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty from your academic department, academic support services personnel and student affairs staff. At first year student orientation you will:

  • Meet with your academic department.
  • Receive your Daemen University I.D.
  • Meet your orientation leaders, current students who will share their experiences at Daemen and help mentor you in your first year.
  • Meet other new first year students who will be starting in the Fall.
  • Meet with representatives from each of the academic and student services on campus who will provide you with answers to frequently asked questions and provide you with information on how to best use their services and be successful at the College.
  • Participate in fun activities that acquaint you with the University, the staff, and students.


Register for Session 1: July 24/25*

Register for Session 2: July 27/28*


Please note that only students who have committed to Daemen by submitting their tuition deposit will receive the email providing them access to register for the orientation programs.

*Please note that all dates are subject to change. Schedule will be finalized February 2023.


2023 Tentative Agenda

Day One


 Check-in for Students & Families

9:15am  Student & family Welcome & Presentations
11:00am Orientation Leader Meetings
12:10pm Lunch
12:55pm Meet the Class
1:45pm @DaemenLife
2:45pm Commuter Student Meetings
Resident Student Meetings
3:20pm Orientation Leader Meetings
4:10pm Get a Goal
4:40pm Wildcat Roar

Break or Choice of:
Honors Reception
Trustee Scholars Reception

6:00pm Dinner & Entertainment with David Coleman
8:00pm Wildcat Bash
11:00pm Pizza delivery

Day Two

8:30am Breakfast for all students
9:30am Orientation Leader Meetings
9:45am Making the Rounds
2:15pm Blackboard Orientation & Schedules 101
3:00pm Academic Department Meetings
4:00pm Orientation Leader Meetings
4:15pm Check out

Student ID

Getting your student ID is an important part of starting your college life at Daemen.  Your student ID is used for many aspects of campus including the residence halls, library loans, and event attendance.  Your ID is required for use during orientation and for access to residence halls.  After you make your reservation for orientation you will receive an email with instructions on how to start the process of creating your official Daemen University ID card. You will receive your ID at check-in. ​


A one-time first year student fee of $175 will be added to your fall tuition bill. This fee covers the cost of food, lodging, activities, staffing, and all materials used during first year student events including First-Year Orientation, Welcome Back Programs, and first year student programming through the academic year.

Daemen Student Welcome Guide

Daemen's annual Information Guide for New Students is packed with information (please note the 2022 Guide will be published in July 2022.  Use this guide to learn about upcoming events (both required and just for fun), get information on services available to you, as well as information on how to order text books and get the Bookstore coupon for discounted Daemen apparel. 

Feel Free to Contact Us!

Do you have a question that was not answered above? Feel free to contact the Student Affairs Office at 716-839-8200 or at


Students at Orientation