Holy Family University Orientation

Student Orientation

Welcome, Class of 2026!

Join us for the 2022 First Year and Transfer Student Orientation.

  • Friday, July 22, 2022
  • Friday, July 29, 2022
  • Friday, August 5, 2022

All Orientation days will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration the morning of Orientation will open at 8:15 a.m. 

Registration Link: https://holyfamily.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3gDalasD8GPrjWS


Have questions about Orientation? Look through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for some answers to your questions. If you do not find your answers here, please feel free to email orientation@holyfamily.edu, or call 267-341-3351 if you have any questions.

Orientation: Time/Schedule

When is orientation?
We will have three days for First-Year and Transfer Orientation: July 22, July 29, and August 5. Each student is able to choose which day they want to attend. Spots are first come, first serve, and will fill up quickly. Sign up as soon as you can!

How long does orientation last? What does the schedule look like?
Orientation will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have informational sessions for students and guests providing information necessary to begin your journey at Holy Family. Throughout the day you will get a chance to meet with the Dean of your school, other new and current students, and various offices on campus like financial aid and security, which offer support services for you. You will also have time to visit on-campus offices if needed.   

What if I cannot attend any of the Orientation Dates?
If you are not able to attend Orientation in-person, we encourage you to tune in virtually. Our July 29 Orientation date will be available to join remotely for those who are unable to make it to campus. If you need this accommodation please email orientation@holyfamily.edu.

Can I leave early?
If you are anticipating needing to leave early, please contact us at orientation@holyfamily.edu so we can make sure you get all the appropriate information. We do not recommend leaving early.

Can I show up late?
Registration for the morning sessions starts at 7:15 a.m., with the official welcome happening at 8:00 am. 
If you are anticipating being late, please contact us at orientation@holyfamily.edu so we can make sure you get all the appropriate information (Ex: schedule, registration folder, etc.).

Orientation: Food

Will there be food at Orientation?
Yes, light refreshments will be served during Orientation. Before the morning session, there will be a continental breakfast available, and there will be a lunch option available at the end of the day. Coffee and water will be available throughout the day.

Do my guests get food?
Yes, as long as they are properly registered. Registration is necessary to ensure there is enough food for everyone.

Orientation: People/Guests

Can I bring my family?
Each student is able to bring up to two guests with them to Orientation. Your guests can be a parent, guardian, or anyone else who helps to support and guide you through your college career. These guests will go through a separate Orientation schedule.

Do I need to bring anything with me?
Students will be provided with any items they need for the day. We want to encourage students to bring any items they need that are essential to their daily life: medications, sunscreen, sunglasses, inhaler, etc.

Will I have the chance to meet other incoming students?
Absolutely! We want all incoming students to meet other incoming students along with current Holy Family student leaders to start building connections before the start of classes in the fall. Throughout the day you will be in information sessions with other incoming students and have opportunities to meet one another.

Orientation: Other FAQs

Do I have to go to Orientation?
Orientation is a great first step to your journey at Holy Family University. We encourage all incoming students to attend Orientation and to build relationships with other incoming students, current students, faculty, and staff at Holy Family. It is very highly recommended that you attend Orientation.

How do I register for Orientation?
You can find registration on the Orientation Website at https://www.holyfamily.edu/orientation.

I want to get some awesome Holy Family University swag while I am at Orientation? Will the bookstore be open? 
Yes! The bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on days of Orientation.

How do I register for a parking pass? Will I be able to get my parking pass during Orientation? 
Yes, if you have already registered for a parking pass you can pick it up at Orientation. First, students can sign up for a parking pass online at: Commuting to Campus

Once the request is made, Campus Security will process the request and have the parking permit ready to be picked up at Orientation.  Parking permits must be picked up in person at the Command Center in the Campus Center lobby, and you have to show your HDU ID (Tiger Tag)  in order to receive the permit.

Have any other questions? Contact us at:

The HFU Orientation Staff

Leaders for the 2021 Orientation Program

Sammie Davis


Sammie Davis, MA

My name is Sammie Davis (she/her), and I serve as your Director of Student Success! I have my Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design from Centenary University, and a Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs from Montclair State University. Within my role at Holy Family, I manage the Office of Student Success, supervise our Student Success Counselor Team, and create University initiatives aimed at reducing barriers to success. Our Office’s goal is to help you thrive - however that means to you! I coordinate our Orientation, Transition, and Retention programs, First Year Student Success Course, Success Through Academic Readiness (STAR), Mentoring Programs, and support referrals and resources. I look forward to working with you as you begin your Holy Family journey!

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