Virtual New Student Orientation and Onboarding
Tuesday, August 18 – September 3, 2020*
Welcome, and congratulations on your acceptance to the University of the District of Columbia. Student Orientation serves as a formal introduction to the Firebird Nation, and provides pivotal information for new Firebirds as you embark upon your higher education journey. This page is your one-stop hub for orientation.
Participation is mandatory for all new and readmitted undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree.
If you do not complete student orientation, you will not be allowed to register for classes.
|Activity||Required or Optional||Date||Time|
(Please ensure that you can sign into your MyUDC portal , my.udc.edu. No steps are required after logging in, we just want to be sure that you can access the platform where orientation will be conducted. If log in assistance is needed, please call 202.274. 5941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Have your student id number handy).
|Required||Mon. Aug. 10th through Fri., Aug. 14th||No set time. Complete when your schedule permits during the specified date range.|
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|Required||Tues., Aug. 18th through Thurs., Sept. 3rd*||No set time. Complete when your schedule permits.|
|Live Question & Answer Sessions (WebEx)||Optional Highly recommended that you participate in one session.||Fri., Aug. 21st
Fri., Aug. 28th
Fri., Sept. 4th
|Virtual Student Meet and Greet||Optional and is a great opportunity to meet your fellow firebirds.||Tues., Sept. 1st||3 p.m.|
|Student Club & Organization Fair||Optional but highly recommended that you participate to learn more about how you can get connected in the Firebird community.||Thurs., Sept. 24th||TBD|
* Orientation may be completed as your schedule permits over a two-week window. However, the total orientation experience will take approximately 4hrs.
What to Do before Orientation
STEP 1 – STEP 1 – Confirmation of Enrollment
STEP 2 – Submit Final Transcripts, email@example.com
STEP 3 – Submit Health Forms – Students under the age of 27 must complete the Immunization History Form and upload a copy of their immunization records by logging on to the Student Health Portal UDC Student Health Portal
STEP 4 – Apply for Residency Status (if applicable) – Students are required to provide proof of residency by the 1st day of class. If the documentation is not provided by the deadline, students will remain a Non-Resident for the duration of the semester. Click HERE to learn more.
Transforming the Way Course Materials are Delivered – Follett Access Textbook Program
The Follett ACCESS program takes the hassle out of course material buying because course material costs are covered as part of the Follett All Access Fee. This allows every enrolled student access to all required materials on day one. Click HERE to learn more.
Student Life – How to Get Involved!
Student Clubs & Organizations – If you want the total college experience, you need to get involved! There are plenty of clubs, organizations, activities, and events waiting just for YOU!
Click HERE for more information.
Parent & Family Program
Sending a child to college has an impact on the entire family. It’s our goal to provide you with the resources and support that you need to help your student succeed. Check out our Parent Corner for more information.