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Dragon Orientation for New Students (D.O.N.S.)


Dragon Orientation for New Students (D.O.N.S.) is Donnelly's two-day all-encompassing orientation for new and incoming students. The purpose of orientation is to ensure students are prepared before their first day of classes. Fall orientation is August 12 & 13. Both days are mandatory.

Monday, August 12

  • Students must arrive between 9-10 a.m. to get registered and meet peers at a free breakfast.
  • Today’s events will include learning about Donnelly, meeting other students, faculty and staff, eating food, activities and games on-campus.
  • Full schedule: 

    9:00-10:30 a.m. – Registration, Welcome, and Breakfast

    10:30 a.m. – Student Info Session 1

    12:45 p.m. – Lunch Provided

    1:45 p.m. – Student Info Session 2

    4:00 p.m. – Ice Cream and Ice Breakers

    5:15 p.m. – Student Senate Panel

6:00 p.m. – Parents and Guests Arrive, Dinner Provided

7:00 p.m. – Family Programming and Games on the Quad

Tuesday, August 13

  • Students must arrive by 10 a.m.
  • This day will consist of breakfast, the last of our information sessions, lunch and Donnelly’s Day of Service.
  • Day of Service is an annual tradition in which new students, faculty and staff volunteer with local organizations and non-profits around Kansas City, KS. This will last up to three hours.
  • Full schedule:

10:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Opening Prayer

10:30 a.m. – Student Info Session 3

12:00 p.m. – Lunch Provided

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Donnelly Day of Service


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Donnelly College Admissions

Meet the Admissions Team
(913) 621-8706

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John A. Vargas

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