Welcome Weekend 2018 is an extension of the orientation program for Dominican University. The University welcomes new resident students to campus on Friday, August 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There is a full day of programming on Saturday, August 25, designed for students and their families. Guests will choose from a variety of workshops offered throughout the day, enjoy lunch with others new to the Dominican community, participate in a resource fair featuring many departments at the university, attend mass and join President Donna Carroll at a reception for new students and their families. Saturday night and Sunday provide multiple social events for new and continuing students to meet and get excited about starting the school year together.

*Please note: online registration for this event has closed. Please contact new2du@dom.edu or Mark Carbonara at (708) 524-6458.

Friday, August 24

Residential Student Move In
Coughlin Commons

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, August 25

Check-in for the Welcome Weekend Program
Lewis Hall

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Students and their families will check-in for the Welcome Weekend program in Lewis Hall. You will receive a detailed schedule of the Welcome Weekend activities and tickets for meals that you registered to attend.

President's Welcome
Lund Auditorium, Fine Arts Building

10–10:30 a.m.
President Donna M. Carroll will welcome students and their families joining the Dominican University community in the fall of 2018.

Morning Workshops
10:45 a.m–12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Resource Fair
Lunch: Mazzuchelli Hall, Resource Fair: Shaffer Silveri Atrium, Parmer Hall

12:30–2 p.m.
Enjoy lunch in the Dining Hall with Dominican’s newest community members. Over 20 different departments will be available at the Resource Fair for students and families to ask questions and learn about the resources available to support student success at Dominican University.

Afternoon Workshops
2–3:45 p.m.

Mass of the Holy Spirit (and blessing for all new students joining the DU community)
Lund Auditorium, Fine Arts Building

4 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join us as we bless our new students and their families, and welcome all to the DU worshipping community. Everyone is welcome to join us in this Eucharistic celebration.

Welcome Reception for New Students and Families: Hosted by President Donna M. Carroll
Mazzuchelli Hall

5:30 p.m.
Join together as a community for a Student and Family Reception to welcome our newest students.

Welcome Weekend Performer: Comedy Hypnotist Daniel James
Martin Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building
7–8 p.m.
Come join the DU community to watch students dance, laugh, and act silly while under hypnosis. Comedy Hypnotist Daniel James is guaranteed to make you laugh! 

Incoming Student Ice Cream Social
The "L"
(community space between the bookstore and Social Hall)
8:30–10 p.m.

Sunday, August 26

DU Fest (students only, please bring student ID)
3 p.m.
Students will join the Dominican University community in the Quad to kick off the new school year! The festival will include food trucks, live music and lots of free activities for the student community.