Student Orientation

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First-Year & Transfer Student Orientation

Friday, January 7, 2022
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Check in will begin at 8:30am in the Education & Technology Center (ETC) Lobby

Unable to attend Orientation in-person? Email orientation@holyfamily.edu for more information about our virtual Orientation options. 

Orientation FAQ

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.

When is orientation?

Orientation for students starting Spring 2022 will be Friday, January 7, from 9am - 1pm.

How long does orientation last? What does the schedule look like?

Orientation is scheduled from 9am - 1pm, with registration opening at 8:30am. All information sessions will take place in the ETC Auditorium, followed by a Campus Mixer in the Library.

Throughout the day you will hear from different campus representatives, such as Financial Aid, Career Development, and Academic Advising. You will also have the opportunity to mix and mingle with faculty and other incoming students.

What if I cannot attend Orientation?

If you are not able to attend Orientation in-person, we encourage you to tune in virtually. The Orientation program will be able to be viewed online in addition to attending in-person. You can contact orientation@holyfamily.edu for more information.

Will there be food at Orientation?

Yes, light refreshments will be served during Orientation. At the conclusion of the information session there will be a Campus Mixer in the Library, where you can meet faculty and staff from across campus. At this event light refreshments will be served.

Do my guests get food?

Yes, all participants attending Orientation will get food. Please make sure you include guests in your Orientation registration.

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. Throughout the day you will be in information sessions with other incoming students and have opportunities to meet one another.

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 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: https://www.holyfamily.edu/about-holy-family-u/our-campuses-in-philadelphia/parking

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 final questions?

If you have additional questions, contact us at:

Website: holyfamily.edu/Orientation
Email: Orientation@holyfamily.edu
Office: 267-341-3351