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When you attend orientation you will:                        

  • Make valuable connections with peers, student leaders, and campus staff 
  • Discover Daley’s academic support services and degree programs.
  • Learn how to select and register for classes– leaving campus with your first semester schedule in hand!
  •  Learn how to navigate the responsibilities of college (e.g. college academics, financial obligations, and personal development)
  •  Explore opportunities to get involved in student organizations and athletics
  •  Become energized and excited about being a student at Richard J. Daley College! 


 Visit the Welcome Center to schedule a New Student Orientation or you may schedule your Orientation online by visiting As a reminder, COMPASS Placement exams must be completed at least a week before your scheduled orientation. Be sure to stop into the Welcome Center for information regarding testing and to retrieve your testing acknowledgement​ sheet!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



New Student Orientation Checklist                         

[ ] Complete the Online Admissions Application, if you have not already done so.                        

[ ] File the FAFSA                        

· If applying for financial aid complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA application at as soon as possible. Daley’s school code is 001649.                        

[ ] Submit or send in ACT scores, final high school, and/or college transcripts to the Admissions & Records office in room 1408.                        

[ ] Take your placement tests or submit sufficient ACT scores/transfer credit                        

· Review the COMPASS Placement Exam information inside your new student guidebook. Tests MUST be completed a week before your orientation date! Remember to bring a photo ID and your testing acknowledgement sheet.                        

[ ] Create your username and password                        

· Students must retrieve their log-in credentials prior to attending orientation. Click here to retrieve your username or reset your password.​ Instructions are located on the right hand side underneath "Other Resources".                


​No cost to students.


New Student Orientations are held in the Beattie Theatre from 9:00am-5:00pm. Please be sure to only attend on your scheduled date.


​New students seeking a degree or certificate.

Contact Information

(773) 838-7599
7500 South Pulaski Road
Room 1408
Chicago, IL 60652
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