Division of Student Affairs > Student Life > For New Students > Freshman Orientation
Office of New Student & Family Engagement implements new student orientation to aid in the transition of students and families into the university. The information provided here is designed to make students feel confident and excited as they begin their first quarter at DePaul!
Freshman orientation includes two required portions: an academic advising appointment and a Premiere DePaul orientation session. Together these orientation portions provide students with the tools for a successful first year.
When an admitted student registers for their academic advising appointment, they will have the option to choose an online or in-person meeting. This appointment will last approximately one hour and includes course registration.
Premiere DePaul orientation must be attended in-person. The program includes an introduction to DePaul's campus, important resources for success, and the opportunity to meet other new students. Admitted students will have the option to choose a two-day overnight program (dates in July and early August) or a one-day program (dates immediately prior to the start of school).
Incoming students can choose an in-person or online option for the academic advising appointment. The Premiere DePaul orientation will be in-person only. All incoming students must attend an academic advising appointment and Premiere DePaul orientation prior to starting at DePaul.
Yes, attendance at all portions of orientation is required. This is how all first time DePaul students register for their first quarter of classes. Orientation enables you to learn more about the requirements of your college program, meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, interact with current DePaul students, and find out more about being a student at DePaul.
During the advising appointment portion of orientation, you will meet with an advisor from your college. This meeting will be the first of many advisor meetings you will have as a student at DePaul and will focus on getting you set up with classes for your first quarter. While there will not be time to dive into your graduation plan, once you start at DePaul you will be matched with your permanent advisor and can begin those conversations.
To help you prepare for advising appointment and course registration we recommend reviewing the registration and degree planning tools available here.
Before attending orientation, you are required to submit your official, final transcript(s) to the Office of Admission. Your academic advisor can help you better select classes if your final transcript information has been evaluated before you attend orientation.
Academic advising appointments and Premiere DePaul sessions are based on your college of enrollment. Please note that a limited number of students can attend each session and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Orientation registration will be available in early April 2022.
Attendance at both your academic advising appointment and Premiere DePaul is required. The information shared during the program sessions is critical to your success.You can modify your registration in Blue Demon Domain up to 7 days prior to the session If you need to cancel your registration within the week prior, kindly contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org, 773.325.7360) before your orientation session so that we can try to reschedule you for another program
Students complete their required placement process online before registering for orientation. The results of this process will be shared during academic advising to determine proper course selection.
The placement process will be completed online. When you are ready to begin your placement process, log on to the Blue Demon Domain and click the next steps to complete placement.
For detailed information about the placement process and exemptions, visit here. For specific questions about the placement process, please contact Student Records at email@example.com or 312.362.8610.
Students who take action early and select an earlier orientation date do have an advantage when it comes to selecting classes. While every student will leave their academic advising appointment with a complete class schedule with classes that will fulfill Liberal Studies or major requirements, the greatest selection of course offerings will be available to those who attend orientation early.
Parent(s) or family member(s) can assist you when reviewing the Degree Planning Tools prior to coming to orientation. However, when meeting with an advisor during the academic advising appointment, parents/guests are discouraged from attending sessions with their students.
If you have decided not to attend DePaul University, please update your application in Blue Demon Domain, inform the Office of Admission (firstname.lastname@example.org), and New Student and Family Engagement (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
New Student and Family Engagement can answer your questions about freshmen student orientation at DePaul. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 773-325-7360.