Orientation & Family Relations
Welcome 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!
Make sure you’re ready for arrival! Review the Admitted Student Checklist here for important tasks to complete.
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. Order your EAGLECard through ERNIE.
At any time, you are welcome to find out more information and connect with the O-Team by following us on social media!
2020 Eagle Takeoff Orientation
Parent & Family Orientation
Spring, 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: Please check back soon for updates.
Additional Information about New Student Orientation
The Orientation Team (O-Team) is a group of student leaders who volunteer each year to welcome new students to campus and help them successfully transition to college.
They are ambassadors for the campus community, and they coordinate and staff all Orientation activities.
O-Team members are available to answer questions from students and families, and they lead small Orientation group meetings that enable new students to meet each other and to learn about campus resources and student life at the Daytona campus.