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 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.
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!
For information on What to Bring, you may find this handy: 2018 New Student Checklist.pdf.
Make sure to order your EAGLECard before you arrive on campus! We will have it waiting for you when you arrive. That will speed up your process through ERAU Check-in, and if you are a Flight student, it will speed up the on-boarding process for you as well. You can order it through ERNIE here.
At any time, you are welcome to find out more information and connect with the O-Team by following us on social media!
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. A Fall Schedule Overview is provided in the Orientation Resources area to the right. 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.
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.
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.