Orientation & Family Relations

eagle takeoff logoWelcome New Students & Families!

We want you to have a smooth and successful transition to Embry-Riddle! Orientation is meant to provide you with a chance to connect with other students and to learn about opportunities and services both in and out of the classroom, so you can make a strong start on your journey here at the Daytona campus.

Eagle Takeoff New Student Orientation

Eagle Takeoff New Student Orientation is a required program for all new students (both freshman and transfer students). It is run by the Student Engagement & Student Union department, in partnership with the academic colleges and departments, Admissions, and others in the division of Student Affairs.

  • The program begins with ERAU Check-in, where students officially check in to the university, receive their residence hall room keys, and get information about all that’s happening during Orientation.
  • During this time, students will learn about the community and the resources available, finalize their class schedule, meet with their academic advisor and get a chance to meet both new and continuing students at Embry-Riddle.

We run Eagle Takeoff New Student Orientation at the start of each semester, so whenever you begin at Embry-Riddle, we will be glad to welcome you and help you start off with what you need. Dates and other information on these sessions are below. We look forward to meeting you here in Daytona soon!

At any time, you are welcome to find out more information and connect with the O-Team by following us on social media!

2018 Eagle Takeoff Orientation

For students starting in the Summer A term, Eagle Takeoff Orientation will be held on May 13-14, 2018. ERAU Check-in will take place between 9 a.m. and noon at the Student Center on Sunday May 13. You will be able to check in for housing, orientation, and international student services all in one place. After ERAU Check-in, you will have a chance to move into the residence halls, if you are planning to live on campus. For an overview of the schedule, please see the document under the Orientation Resources at the right side of this page.
For students starting in the Summer B term, Eagle Takeoff Orientation will be held July 1-2, 2018. ERAU Check-in will take place between 9 a.m. and noon at the Student Center on Sunday July 1. You will be able to check in for housing, orientation, and international student services all in one place. After ERAU Check-in, you will have a chance to move into the residence halls, if you are planning to live on campus.

In fall, there are several programs that hold a Pre-Orientation session prior to the start of Eagle Takeoff programs on August 22. ERAU Check-in is offered over a 3-day period, from August 20 - 22, to accommodate the different programs. Please see below for the Check-in date that is the right one for you.

Eagle Takeoff Orientation programs will be held Wednesday August 22 – Sunday August 26, 2018. More detailed information on the schedule will be provided in May 2018. Parent and Family Orientation programs will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday, August 22-23. Fall semester classes begin on Monday, August 27.

ERAU Check-in and Move-in Dates: ERAU Check-in will take place between 9 a.m. and noon each day on August 20 - 22. You will be able to check in for housing, orientation, and international student services all in one place. After ERAU Check-in, you will have a chance to move into the residence halls, if you are planning to live on campus.

  • August 20: ROTC students, international students, student athletes
  • August 21: Flight students, Honors program, Living Learning Communities
  • August 22: All other students

Parent & Family Orientation

Summer A & B Eagle Takeoff: The Parent & Family programs will take place on the afternoon of day one. Please refer to the schedule for information on specific sessions and locations. 

Fall Eagle Takeoff: The Parent & Family programs will take place on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23. The final program for parents or family members will be the Family Farewell Social on Aug 23. Please refer to the schedule for information on specific sessions and locations.

Additional Information about New Student Orientation

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The Orientation Team (O-Team) is responsible for coordinating and staffing all Orientation and Family Relations programming held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The emphasis of an Orientation Ambassador (O.A.) is meeting and greeting every new student and their family to the University, while helping facilitate the answer to all of their questions about Embry-Riddle.

An O.A. is a student representative who assists in a variety of programs which help new students transition to college life. O.A.s seek to create an atmosphere that minimizes anxiety, promotes positive attitudes, and stimulates excitement for learning and involvement within our community.

As an O.A., student leaders have the opportunity to meet new students and their families and welcome them to Embry-Riddle. An O.A. does this by actively participating in showing new students and their families the campus, engaging in meaningful conversations with new students at meals and in smaller insight groups and selflessly serving to ignite a passion for ERAU in each new student.

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