Welcome to New Student Orientation

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the New Student Orientation Program at The University of the District of Columbia (UDC).

Orientation is required for all students admitted to UDC who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and serves as your formal introduction to all that UDC has to offer.

We encourage you to ask questions, actively participate, make new friends and learn what will be expected of you as the newest member of the Firebird Nation!!

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – First Time in College students
Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Transfer/Readmit students


prospective students taking a tour

What to Do before Orientation

STEP 1 – Confirmation of Enrollment
STEP 2 – Submit Final Transcripts
STEP 3 – Submit Health Forms
STEP 4 – Apply for Residency Status (if applicable)
Please click this link to learn more.

families at orientation


The RSVP form is now closed. Please contact us for more information.

orientation student smiling

Student Life – How to Get Involved!

If you want the total college experience you need to get involved! There are plenty of activities and events around campus; clubs, organizations, and Greek life waiting just for YOU!

Click HERE for more information.

miss firebird at orientation

Orientation Leaders

If you would like to apply to be an Orientation Leader, please click here.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 28, 2017.

leadership answering questions at orientation

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.

leaders at new student orientation

Contact Us

Building 39, Room A-12
Phone: 202.274.6604
E-mail: studentorientation@udc.edu
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