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The Ƶ community prides itself in helping our first-year students become successful academically, emotionally, personally, and socially. Ƶ is a place for students to make new friends, develop new skills, and learn about themselves and the world. Parents/guardians need to be aware that their students are making many new transitions at this time in their life.

To help with this transition we would like to invite all parents/guardians of incoming first-year students to our Family Orientation being held August 30, 2024.

The Orientation is open to all parents and guardians and we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the services Ƶ offers, where to go when you have questions, and how to address concerns your student may have during their first year.


9:00am-12:00pm New Resident Student Move In (if applicable)
11:00am-2:00pm Family Orientation Check-in & Information Tent

New Student & Family Lunch

Free time get students settled, visit offices, relax and enjoy the campus.


Family Orientation 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm: Welcome & @ƵLife-Dr. Spicer (YSC Social Room)

1:50 pm - 2:45 pm: Meet The Experts Panel (YSC Social Room)

  • Dr. Kerry Spicer (Facilitator)
  • Robert Mead-Colegrove
  • Brian Kenline
  • Sabrina Fennell
  • Emilee Yormick-Denillo
  • Student Activities Rep (TBD)
  • Jessica Lively
  • Tiffany Hamilton
  • Jaclyn Herne

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Building Inclusive Communities: Fostering Connection and Belonging (YSC Social Room)

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm: Academic Expectations

  • College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (Undeclared) Shenck 107
  • College of Health Professionals (YSC Social Room)
  • College of Health, Human Sciences, and Business (Shenck 202)

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Choice Of):

  • Career Services (Shenck 107)
  • Accessibility Services (Shenck 202)
  • Supporting Your Student for Success (YSC Social Room)

Administrative offices will be open August 30, from 8:30am-4:30pm and August 31, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

(Registration will open in July)

Your student will need to log in with their Ƶ Ƶ login and password to make the reservation. 
Only students who have committed to Ƶ by submitting their tuition deposit will have permission to register for the orientation programs.


If you have questions regarding your reservation call contact the Student Affairs Office at 716-839-8200 Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm or email orientation@daemen.edu.