The Orientation Director, Jade Leitzel and Assistant Director, Liz Keller, along with their advisor, Sean Weaver, Director of Special Student Services and Freshman Development, traveled to San Antonio, Texas in early November for the annual National Orientation Directors Association Conference. Continue reading
At the weekend retreat in January, the Orientation Directors and Chairs developed the 2013 Orientation theme. The new theme is “Branch Out!” The team is very excited to begin developing the weeklong Orientation program based on their new theme. The Directors and Chairs held their annual “Launch Event” in February where they announced the new theme to their 200 Team Leaders. Planning for Orientation 2013 will continue through the summer until Orientation begins with Move-In Day on Tuesday, August 20 through Sunday, August 25.
As a student-run program, developed for students by students, Orientation at Duquesne is uniquely positioned to welcome the newest members of the University to the Duquesne family.
On the weekend of Jan. 18-20, 2013, the Orientation Directors and Chairs went away on their annual retreat to Oglebay in West Virginia to decide the theme for Orientation 2013. The retreat was successful and a theme was decided upon. The theme will be revealed on March 13. The staff is excited to begin work with the theme and to welcome the incoming class of 2013.
The Orientation program at Duquesne University has achieved success at the national level once again. The 2012 program was led by Director Becca Kopcie and Assistant Director Brian Bost. The program was awarded by the National Orientation Directors Association for Outstanding Use of Theme and Outstanding Clothing Item. The awards were presented at the NODA Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The theme for Orientation 2012 was “It’s Your Time – Capture The Moment!” This encompassed a new student’s transition perfectly, ensuring one makes the most of the great experience of college. As Duquesne’s award-winning and entirely student-run Orientation program continues to grow and innovate, they are aiming even higher for Orientation 2013!
The University’s annual Orientation program kicked off with Freshman Move-In on August 21. Orientation, an award-winning, five-day program, is designed by upperclassmen to help incoming freshmen and transfer students acclimate to the University. This year’s Orientation theme was It’s Your Time: Capture the Moment.
Below are photos from Move-In Day on August 21, 2012.
“It’s Your Time: Capture The Moment!” has been selected as the theme for Duquesne University’s 2012 Orientation. A year-long effort, the Orientation staff is preparing for Orientation Week, Aug. 22-26. Summer mailing responses will be done online.
Last year’s Orientation program received two awards for Outstanding Use of Theme and Outstanding Novelty Item at the 34th annual National Orientation Directors Association Conference.