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!

For information on What to Bring, you may find this handy: 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. 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!


2019 Eagle Takeoff Orientation

In fall, there are several programs that hold a Pre-Orientation session prior to the start of Eagle Takeoff programs on August 21. ERAU Check-in is offered over a 3-day period, from August 19-21, 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 21 – Sunday August 25, 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 21-22. Fall semester classes begin on Monday, August 26. 

ERAU Check-in and Move-in Dates: ERAU Check-in will take place between 9 a.m. and noon each day on August 19-21. 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 19: ROTC students, international students, student athletes
  • August 20: Flight students, Honors program, Living Learning Communities
  • August 21: All other students

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: The Parent & Family programs will take place on Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22. The final program for parents or family members will be the Family Farewell Social on Aug 22. Please refer to the schedule for information on specific sessions and locations.

Additional Information about New Student Orientation